The staff and crew of popular television soap, The Johnsons, have joined millions of their fans across the globe in mourning the sudden death of their matriarch, "Emu Johnson" real name, Ada Ameh.
The director of the TV programme, Charles Inojie, shared the mourning note via his Facebook handle.
He writes: "It is with deep sense of loss, total submission to the will of God, that Native Media Tv, cast and crew of @theofficialthejohnsons painfully announce the passing of our dear sister, friend, colleague and Matriarch of The Johnsons clan Ada Obande Ameh (aka Emuakpor Johnson).
To all our teeming fans around the world, we have truly lost a rare and vibrant gem, but celebrate the life of an icon who daily put smiles on every face and spread love in every home. Together, we join our voices with yours to offer prayers on behalf of the family. May God grant them the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. ADA, You will be missed but your memory will live on in our hearts forever. We love you."
Ada Ameh died in the wee hours of Monday, she was aged 48.