The Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood has again been thrown into mourning, following the demise of award-winning production designer and art director, Mr Pat Nebo.
His death was confirmed by a movie journalist, Shaibu Husseini on Thursday on his X account.
Husseini said, “I have been reliably informed that foremost Nigerian Production Designer Pat Nebo has passed on. He has been bedridden for a while now. Journey well Master of the Craft of film production design.”
According to reports, Nebo is credited as a production designer on acclaimed Nollywood productions like October 1, ’76, Being Mrs Elliot, Okafor’s Law and Citation.
He also worked as the art director for The Figurine, Phone Swap, and Half of a Yellow Sun.
Pat Nebo began his career in 1993 with a home movie titled “Ti Oluwa Ni Ile,” where he worked as a production designer. That same year, he contributed his creative talents to two sequels of “Ti Oluwa Ni Ile.” In 2009, he made his debut in mainstream cinema with the film “The Figurine,” in which he played the role of the ‘Marriage Registrar.’ However, he didn’t limit himself to acting; he remained committed to his role as a production designer in various films, such as “Araromire,” “Arugba,” “Alero’s Symphony,” and “Being Mrs. Elliot.”