As 2018 rolled into a new year, ace filmmaker and producer Charles Novia lost his mum. She died on December 31 and although the cause of her demise wasn’t revealed, Novia took to Facebook to make the announcement in which he briefly eulogised her. He wrote: “She passed away in the early hours of 31st December, 2018. Mummy. Mother. Friend. And a mother to all. Teacher. My rock. My world. Your memories will forever remain. And that glowing smile…Clara Osayuware Uwaifo…Rest, Mother, Rest.”
Novia is known for works like The Covenant Church (2006), Missing Angel (2004), Alan Poza (2013) and became controversial for his social commentaries on entertainment and culture.