Popular Nollywood Star, Sylvester Madu Cheats Death As Gunmen Storm Film Location In Cameroon


Gunmen are said to have stormed a movie set where Nigerian Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu had been invited, killing four persons and injuring more than ten others.

On November 23, 2023, the Nigerian actor who almost dodged death by whiskers reportedly traveled to Bamenda, Cameroon, to engage on a film production.

On Saturday night, he was attacked.

According to witnesses, Cameroonian fans greeted him enthusiastically, unable to contain their joy at finally seeing the star.

But on Saturday, November 25, at around 10 pm, some unidentified gunmen stormed a drinking joint where Madu and a few others were hanging out, causing chaos among those in attendance.

It was discovered that the attack claimed the lives of four people and left over ten with serious injuries.

Fortunately, Sylvester Madu escaped unharmed because the Cameroonian police moved quickly to resolve the issue.

The horrible incident was further confirmed in a press release issued by the film company that invited Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot.


A statement by the company partly read: “DAMA Films received Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu aka Shina Rambo on Thursday the 23rd of November 2023 in Bamenda for a Movie shoot advocating against hard drug addiction. While concluding the movie, we received an invite for a guest appearance at BIG G VIP located at Mile 3 Nkwen.

“The snooker championship organised by Big G began at 3 pm, everything went well with fans meeting Sylvester Madu, at past 10pm we heard gunshots from outside, and many ran helter-skelter leading to the death of 4 civilians and over 10 wounded.

“The police intervened securing the safety of the Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu and dispersed the crowd.

“From Midnight, in the spirit of goodwill, onlookers carried the wounded to the nearest hospitals PMI Nkwen and Regional Hospital, where they are presently receiving treatment. The Police are currently conducting investigations to this effect.

“They promise the safety of Nollywood Actor Sylvester Madu and his subsequent excursion to his country Nigeria. DAMA Film sends a heartfelt condolence to the parents, siblings, and friends who we join in mourning the deceased.

“DAMA Films acknowledges the unfortunate happenings and regrets not taking better measures. These grave effects go into consideration in future projects. For more information contact +237654903405.”


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