Peace Anyiam Osigwe, the AMAA founder and current president of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) is dead.
iexclusivenews reports that the founder of the prestigious film award s ceremony, the African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA), Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe has passed away.
This online news outlet learned that Peace Anyiam Osigwe died at St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Monday night, January 9, 2023.
Confirming that the respected and influential filmmaker breathed her last, Obi Emelonye, the producer of Last Flight to Abuja said: “Thank you and good night dada Peace,” in a short tribute to her on the social media network, Facebook.
Mike Nliam, another Nollywood icon, songwriter, and filmmaker, queried, “How can 2023 start like this?”
“The founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA) and president of the Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria, Peace Anyiam Osigwe, is gone to be with d Lord!
“Nollywood was everything to her! Oh, what a tragic news!
“Life indeed is so fickle! May her soul rest in d bosom of d Lord.”
What You Should Know
Previously known as Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima before her short-lived marriage crashed, iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that until her death, Peace was referred to as the ‘queen of Nollywood films.’
Peace, who was born into the prominent Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State, southeast Nigeria.
She had a degree in law and political science from Oxford Brookes University before abandoning the legal profession for the world of make-believe.
The late AMAA Founder pioneered the screening of Nollywood films at international film festivals, and most people are unaware that she directed P-first Square’s music video in 2012.
The Nigerian government named Peace Anyiam Osigwe a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic for her contributions to the entertainment industry.
Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of the prestigious film awards ceremony, the African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA), has left the Nigerian film industry in a state of confusion.
According to conflicting reports, the respected filmmaker died on Monday at St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos after a brief illness.
While others claim she is still in a coma, with friends and family members hoping she wakes up.
Meanwhile, as of the time of filing this report, the cause of Peace Anyiam Osigwe’s death had not been disclosed.
However, iexclusivenews understands that she had previously been in a coma.
She founded the African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA) and served as president of the Nigerian Association of Movie Producers.
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