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Tributes pour in for global film Amazon Peace Ayiam Osigwe

By Guardian Editor
14 January 2023   |   12:00 pm
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has reacted to the death of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR, a legendary Nigerian film stakeholder which has left Nigeria’s movie industry in a state of mourning. Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director described her death as heart wrenching, painful and saddening, saying that indeed the film industry has lost one of its…

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has reacted to the death of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR, a legendary Nigerian film stakeholder which has left Nigeria’s movie industry in a state of mourning.

Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director described her death as heart wrenching, painful and saddening, saying that indeed the film industry has lost one of its finest, most dedicated, consummate and hardworking stakeholder who contributed so much to the growth of Nigeria’s film industry.

Madueke further described the death of the founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) ‘’as a robbery of a legend whose impact within Nollywood shall continue to be referenced’’. Maduekwe also said, ‘’Peace Osigwe caught the fancy and interest of Nigerians and indeed Africans especially youths and upcoming filmmakers, given the sustained and annual film training and mentorship opportunities she provided through the AMAA. 

Her role in uplifting the professional competencies of filmmakers, content development for the small and big screen; film distribution and marketing, film festivals and awards, film policy development are remarkable’’ The NFC MD surmised that her contributions to the professionalization and growth of the various film industry guilds and associations knew no bounds due to her deep participation and leadership support for Federal Government Film Development initiatives.

Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has mourned the passage of the AMAA founder and President of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) who died on Monday at a private hospital in Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu described the 53 year old filmmaker as an amazon of the creative sector, a trailblazer and visionary leader, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the creative industry in Lagos state and Nigeria as a whole.

Also, Chairman of the Audio Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) Mahmood Ali-Balogun described Peace Osigwe as an amazon and a passionate leader who walked the talk and ran her race.

In a terse tribute he shared on Filmic, the influential Whatsapp group for creatives, Ali-Balogun wrote: ‘a meteor gone back to its Maker, the unquestionable God. You walked the talk, ran your race and now with the heavenly choir singing the haleluyah chorus to the Master. Adieu’’.

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