LAGOS, South-West, Nigeria – Founder of Africa Movie Academy Awards, (AMAA), and President, Association of Movie Producers, (AMP), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is dead, her family has announced.
This is according to a statement issued by the Anyiam-Osigwe family in the early house of Tuesday.
The family described the late filmmaker as “the Ada of the family and an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative”.
While the statement did not disclose the cause and time of her death, close family sources said the boisterous movie enthusiast died at a Lagos hospital.
“It is necessary to ensure that her legacy lives on – the Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Africa Film Academy, along with their training programmes across Nigeria and the African continent will carry on seamlessly by institutions she set up and with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other Institutions and Government Agencies with whom she has worked over the years,” the statement noted.
Anyiam-Osigwe’s death has been generating reactions from the movie world with industry practitioners pouring out tributes on their respective social media pages.
She was also the founder of the African Movie Academy Awards and the President of the Association of Movie Producers.
“Meanwhile, the Family respectfully asks, at this time, for the public to respect the privacy of the family as we contemplate God’s love for his children,” the statement further stated.