Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the Nollywood’s prestigious film awards ceremony, the African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA), Ms Peace Anyiam Osigwe, is dead.
According to reports gathered, the respected filmmaker breathed her last at St Nicholas hospital, Lagos on Monday, after being in a coma since Saturday, January 8.
An award-winning movie producer, Mr Obi Emelonye, confirmed the demise of Ms Osigwe.
“Thank you and good night dada Peace,” the producer of Last Flight to Abuja said.
Zik Zulu Okafor, who also confirmed the news, said:
“Our President, Peace, has passed. As at Saturday, she was reported to be in coma at Saint Nicholas. But now her family has confirmed her transition. May the memory of her life be a blessing. Rest in peace, dear Peace,” he wrote on a Nollywood platform, according to Vanguard.
Another Nollywood icon, Mr Mike Nliam, queried, “How can 2023 start like this?
The founder of 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.”