Filmmaker Edgard Leroy has died in a car crash barely a month after winning his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA).

According to his partner and friend, David Akande, Leroy was involved in the auto crash that occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Shagamu Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Just Months After Winning AMCVA, Filmmaker Edgard Leroy dies in auto crash Nige

He wrote on Instagram: “Good night Edgard Leroy. My brother, friend and partner. I love you. On the 11th day of June 2022, a ghastly motor accident on Lagos Ibadan Expressway, precisely at Shagamu, cut short the life of one of Africa’s fast-rising filmmakers, Cameroonian Born Edgard Le Roy Nouke Ngedemon.

“Edagard Leroy who won an Award at the just concluded African Magic Viewers Choice Awards ( AMVCA) in the Best Indigenous Movie ( Yoruba) Category, was on his way for a movie shoot in Ibadan, Oyo State, southwest Nigeria from his base in Lagos when the sad incident happened.

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