Nollywood actor Charles Inojie has opened up about the profound impact of Ada Ameh’s death on the popular family sitcom series, ‘The Johnsons.’
Ameh, renowned for her portrayal of ‘Emu’ in the TV show, passed away on July 17, 2022, after revealing her battle with a mental health issue.
In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, Inojie, who played Ameh’s onscreen husband in the comedy-drama, shared insights into their relationship on set.
He expressed the significant loss he has felt since Ameh’s passing, describing it as “irreplaceable.”
According to Inojie, Ameh’s death was so impactful that it could have spelled the end of the show.
However, in a collective decision by the cast, crew, and production company, it was decided to continue ‘The Johnsons’ as a tribute to Ameh’s memory.
“Ada was a lover of people. This has been her greatest fear, that things should not end this way because you could see it coming,” Inojie said.
He revealed his efforts to encourage Ameh to seek help, acknowledging the challenges she faced.
Inojie shared, “Many times, I will hold her and say: Ada, let people help you. It got to a point I just told myself that indeed Ada wants to go and rest. She was carrying so much.”
He admitted that Ameh’s demise had the potential to bring the show to an end, but the decision to continue was made out of respect for her love for ‘The Johnsons.’
The collective agreement to honor her memory through the continuation of the series reflects the cast and crew’s acknowledgment of how deeply she cared for the show.