AMAA Founder, Peace Anyiam Osigwe is dead
Founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam Osigwe, is dead.
Reports say she died late Monday, January 10, in Lagos, after being in a coma since Saturday.
Although the family is yet to make an official statement, movie producer, Obi Emelonye, confirmed Osigwe’s death, when the producer of Last Flight to Abuja wrote: “Thank you and good night, Dada Peace,” on his Instagram page.
Also, another Nollywood icon, Mike Nliam, said, “The founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and president of the Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria, Peace Anyiam Osigwe, is gone to be with d Lord!
Anyiam-Osigwe is known as one of the pillars of Nollywood. She founded the Africa Film Academy which organises AMAA yearly in 2005. Last year, during a press conference to unveil plans for the 2023 edition of the awards, Anyiam-Osigwe hinted at her plans to focus more on training young filmmakers.
She is from the notable Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State, and the only girl in a family of eight children. She has a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University.