In Memoriam: JT Tom-West

In Memoriam: JT Tom-West

JT Tom-West, a foremost actor, singer, dancer and film director, died after a ghastly motor accident on 28 September 2006 at the age of 41. JT Da Godfather, as he was fondly called by those he mentored selflessly, came into limelight through the now defunct soap opera, Fortunes, before starring in several movies, including: State of Emergency, Heart of Love, She Devil, 11th Hour, and Born 2 Suffer. He was also in numerous musicals and promos, the most prominent of them being the NTA 2 Channel 5 Theme Song.
The following events have been lined up to mark the tenth anniversary of his death:
1.    March: Theme song
2.    19 April: Endurance trek
3.    May: Documentary on his biography
4.    June: Short film on his last days
5.    9 July (his birthday): Novelty match
6.    30 July: Snooker competition
7.    27 August  : Rivers Day dance
8.    28t September (the fateful day): Memorial concert
9.    29 September: Health seminar and moments with J. T.
10.  30t September: Unveiling of the J. T. Tom-West  Foundation and fundraising dinner
Members of the committee include: Taryywest, Bekinbo Briggs, Covenant Child, Nat Georgewil, George Davidson, Kamaa Eke, Jaycee Ekwunife, Isaac David, Dqueen Adesuwa and Sandra Bello.
Also partnering on the project are Johnson Davidson, Matthew Nwankwo, Elvina Ibru, Kate Henshaw, Cillo Bankole, Mellambi Ileogbeh, Coach Cosmos Ubani, Shola Onomor, Shola Akinbo, Tolu Agienoji, Precious Obadara, Oscar Iheanacho, along with Heavy Metals Studios, Hot & Spicy eatery, Klink Studio, and O’jez Restaurant and Bar. Members of the Board of Trustees include Gloria Ibru, Chris Tom-West and Millicent Jack.

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Also in his memory is a Foundation set up for showbiz practitioners called the J. T. Tom-West Foundation.
J. T. Tom-West is survived by a son, Mario, aged mother, and brothers and sisters

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