Colleagues of the late production designer Pat Nebo have expressed sadness over his death.
Aderemi Ogunpitan, also a production expert, praised Nebo for his craftsmanship, adding that though the deceased was not a billionaire, he made others rich through his ingenuity.
“This one pain me Pat! A great artist. A wonderful mind. We started way back in 1989. We did so much together. Your brilliance in your craft was unmatched. Your intellect profound, running so deep.
“There was no subject that your creative remit couldn’t influence. You were not a billionaire, but the people you touched became rich beyond money. What you gave made us wealthy. Rest in Peace GIANT (Pat Nebo) that is what you will always be,” Ogunpitan wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
Film editor Steve Sodiya wrote on Facebook and Instagram that the movie industry would miss Nebo
“RIP Uncle Pat 😢 the industry will miss you,” he said.
According to reports, Nebo was bedridden with an undisclosed ailment before his death.
He started his career in 1993 as a production designer with the movie Ti Oluwa Ni Ile. In the same year, he worked in two sequels of the movie.
In 2009, Nebo made his maiden cinema appearance in The Figurine where he acted as the marriage registrar.