Osang Abang, one of the top scriptwriters in M-Net, has reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident. The University of Calabar graduate passed away in a bus accident on Thursday night at the age of 30.
Until his demise, Abang was co-writing content for Tinsel, a popular Nigerian soap opera and he was also the head writer of the series, BattleGround.
Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi took to her Instagram handle to mourn his demise, she wrote:
‘Thank you for soooooo many dramatic twists in all the Africa Magic TV shows(Tinsel, Hush, Battleground and more) R.I.P. Osang Abang, we must not question God but this one is too painful!! Nigeria just lost another..’
Abang joined M-Net in 2013 as a scriptwriter working on content and storyline development on ‘Tinsel.’
He also worked on Africa Magic’s telenovela ‘Forbidden,’ ‘Hush,’ ‘Hustle,’ ‘Jemeji’ and ‘Ajoche.’
Mourning his death, Iretiola Doyle, an actress, wrote: “All you ever see are the actors but in truth, it takes a small village to put up any type of production; for one the size and scale of #AmTinsel it takes 2.
“Osang Abang was one of the names at the top left-hand corner of many scripts, not just for this particular show, but several other major Mnet productions.
“I met him only once or twice but he was one of ours…it takes a sad, sudden incident like this to bring it home.”
Multichoice, a digital satellite television platform and owners of Africa Magic, wrote: “The Dstv family joins the Nigerian creative community to mourn the super talented Osang Abang whose shocking passing away has left us shattered. May his good soul rest in peace.”