The death of the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, has been announced to the dismay of scores of stakeholders in the movie industry.
The Nigerian filmmaker and entertainment executive who was called “the queen of Nollywood films reportedly passed away at the St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, on Monday, January 9, after a brief illness.
Her demise was made known by her colleague in the movie industry, Obi Emelonye, who shared a short tribute to her after she ventured to the great beyond.
“Thank you and good night dada Peace,” he wrote.
As a parting shot, we serve you eleven things you may not know about Peace Anyiam Osigwe, who in 2015 began the AfricaOne initiative to commemorate Africans in the entertainment industry.
1.) Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR (previously Peace Anyiam-Fiberesimawas born 30 March 1969.
2.) She is from the notable Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State.
3.) She is the only girl in a family of eight children.
4.) She has a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University.
5.) She was a filmmaker and entertainment executive who was called “the queen of Nollywood films”.
6.) She was the founder of globally acclaimed film ceremony, Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- )She directed the first music video of hip-hop sensation, P-Square in 2012.
8.) In 2019, She was honoured with African Film Pioneer Award at the African Film Festival, TAFF.
9.) In 2020, she emerged as the National President of The Association of Movie Producers (AMP). This made her the seventh to hold that post succeeding Mr. Ralph Nwadike.
10.) Anyiam Osigwe was the Initiator of 100 films project aimed at improving the quality of films produced in Nigeria.
11.) She was bestowed a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry.