Founder of globally acclaimed film awards, African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.
The respected and influential filmmaker breathed her last at St Nicholas hospital, Lagos on Monday.
“Thank you and good night dada Peace,” Obi Emelonye, thr producer of Last Flight to Abuja said in a short tribute to her while confirming her demise.
Another Nollywood icon, songwriter and film maker, Mike Nliam, queried, “How can 2023 start like this?”
Previously known as Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima before her short lived marriage crashed, Peace until her death was referred to as the ‘queen of Nollywood films.’
From the notable Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State, Peace had a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University but the allure of film made her abandon the legal profession for the world of make belief.
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe pioneered the screening of Nollywood films at international film festivals and what most people do not know is that she directed the first music video of hip-hop sensation, P-Square In 2012.
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was bestowed a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry.