The ancient town of Amokwe Item, in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State will come alive today with songs and dances as the remains of the legendary actor, James Kelechi Iroha popularly known as Gringori will be laid to rest.
Gringori died on February 28, after a protracted illness at a hospital in Onitsha, Anambra State. His final burial this weekend will mark the end of an era for a man who lived and touched many lives through his creativity.
Until his death, the legendary actor was one of the finest and most gifted humour merchants this country ever produced in recent times. Iroha was known for his role in the now rested TV series, The New Masquerade.
In a burial arrangements released by his family members, the departed actor began his final journey home yesterday, after a service of songs was held at his residence, Obioma quarters, World Bank Housing Estate, Umuahia, Abia state.
This morning, his body leaves, in a motorcade to Methodist Church Mission Hill Umuahia for church service. After the church service, his body will make a brief stop over at the Rich Club, Umuahia, en- route to his home town in a motorcade. While his home town, Iroha’s body will be lying in state for service and ceremony at the Central school Amokwe Item.
Interment takes place at his country home Iyiamayi Amokwe item by 3pm .The Umuahia-based actor would be remembered for his role as ‘Gringori Akabogu’ in the now-defunct ‘The Masquerade’, a T.V series he actually created.