Nigeria, May 11 -- Nollywood has lost one of its finest actors, Chizoba Boye.

The movie star died on Sunday after complaining of ill health on Saturday, associates said. She was 52.

The late actress, who was the wife of the filmmaker, Sam Boye, was known for her role television series, 'Tinsel where she played 'Aunty Abike'.

She was a strong advocate for Nollywood Igbo, and would be remembered for her pioneering role in 'Living in Bondage,' 'Checkmate,' 'Scandals,' and other Nollywood hits.

Aside from her role in Tinsel, she was also a producer and presenter. Her Igbo comedy series, 'Ka Anyi Si Ebi, was a star feature on DSTV's Igbo Channel.

It was the first Nigerian Igbo Series set in modern-day Lagos. She produced the drama series ...