Popular The New Masquerade actress, Ovularia, dies at 81


By Kamsi Anayo 

Exactly four and a half years after her rumoured death on Nov. 5, 2019, Madam Elizabeth Evoeme, popularly known as Ovularia in the popular‘The New Masquerade’, has passed on at the age of 81.

Born on Dec. 1, 1942, a family member said that she died in Port Harcourt, on Sunday, surrounded by loved ones.

A statement by the Evoeme Emekalam family on her death  read: “Friends, fans, colleagues, the family of the legendary actress, Elizabeth Lizzy ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme, would like to notify the public, all those who loved her and her work in ‘The new Masquerade,’ of her passing. Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme will be dearly missed and was extremely loved by her family and also by you, her fans.

“We thank you all for your support and for respecting our privacy at this time. God bless you all and may our dear Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme rest in perfect peace, now and always.”

Her daughter, Justina Ngozi Evoeme, who is based in London confirmed Ovularia’s demise, which she described as painful and shocking, adding “I need to get my head around what has happened.”


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