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Friday, 23 May 2014

Nollywood Icon and filmmaker, Amaka Igwe to be buried June 13th

Nollywood Icon and filmmaker, Amaka Igwe who passed away on the 28th of April 2014 will be laid to rest on Friday, June 13th 2014 at Ndiuche Arondizuogu in Imo State, her marital home.

Various events preceding her funeral as announced by the family include; A tribute evening and Lagos Service of Songs at Haven Gardens G.R.A Ikeja on the 9th of June, and Enugu Service of Songs at Okpara Square, Enugu on the 12th of June, 2014. Continue...
 
A tribute website, www.amakaigwe.ng, has been created for goodwill messages and pictures. The site will also contain tweets and Facebook messages celebrating Amaka Igwe. Past pictures, videos and speeches of Amaka Igwe will also be uploaded onto the site continuously.

Amaka Igwe, who is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother and siblings, died from complications from asthma at the age of 51.

She contributed immensely to the development of indigenous television drama and Nollywood over the past 25 years, for which His Excellency, Mr. President graciously awarded her an MFR in 2011, one of the proudest moments of her life.

She is the founder of BoBTV Film and Television Programmes Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly launched Q Entertainment Network.

A visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV drama and film, she hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap 'Checkmate' and its off shoot 'Fuji House of Commotion'.

Her Nollywood projects include RattleSnake and Violated - two critically acclaimed movies that set apart Amaka Igwe Studios in the much-criticized Nollywood industry.

Amaka Igwe studied Education/Religion at the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University). She had a Master's Degree from the University of Ibadan. She had her early education at All Saints School (Now Ekulu Primary School), Girls High School Awkunanaw, Enugu and Idia College, Benin.

She worked as a lecturer at the Anambra State University of Technology and briefly in oil and Gas, before settling for the motion picture industry.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE AMAKA IGWE.


CoolDiva speaks!

Zenki Moye Brown said...

awwwwww... beautiful woman.... may her soul cont to rest in peace

Zenki Moye Brown said...

awwwwww... beautiful woman.... may her soul cont to rest in peace

mcFloil selowo said...

may she rest in peace. amen

Anonymous said...

REST IN PERFECT PEACE MA'AM

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace mam

bonita bislam said...

God rest her soul!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May her soul continue to rest in peace

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Debbie Chelsea said...

Eya....Rip ma

Bony bony said...

May her soul RIP

Bony bony said...

May her soul RIP

Olaleye Adisa said...

Gone so soon! May her soul continue to rest in PEACE. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Anonymous said...

Choi!..an icon indeed..so touching

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace..Aunt Amaka

Pamela Ugochi Orji said...

May her soul rest In perfect peace. Amen

pearly queen said...

I'll miss her...she was indeed an icon...may she awake to joyful activities...

@edDREAMZ said...

May her soul R.I.P...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Lady kim kim said...

RIP

chukukere chikaodi said...

What?! Had no idea about her death. This is so sad.. May God grant her eternal rest and her family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.. Very sad indeed.

Anonymous said...

Words alone cannot explain how we feel about your passing on! Adieu to a GEM !!

Tovia babe said...

May her soul rest in eternal peace. All those wealth will be vanity upon vanity

Truthfulness pays said...

Rest in peace.









Truthfulness pays!

Anonymous said...

May ur soul rest in peace Amén.

Anonymous said...

Eiya! I luvd ds woman. A gud actress indeed. May ha soul rest in peace. Adieu Mama

Anonymous said...

Nollywood has lost a gem. RIP Amaka Igwe.

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace

Shoutozone said...

May her soul cntinually RIP

MY TURN said...

RIP Amaka

Anonymous said...

God rest her soul.

David (dave_gino) said...

She's dearly missed. Rest On Mr Amaka

GloriaIfy said...

Rest in piece Mama Fuji!!! Gonna miss u tho.. #Agreatfanofurs#

divaPAT said...

God bless her soul, RIP ma

Anonymous said...

RIP Amaka Igwe, you will be greatly missed. May God console her family.

DOBY DOBY said...

May her soul rest in peace.. nd d good lord wil strengthen your lovd ones nd family u left behind

Amarachukwu. said...

RIP ma.

Anonymous said...

She was indeed a woman of substance. Rest in peace ma'am.
Shygal.

Anonymous said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace *fashionista LeOnOrA*

halimsy said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

My GOD!may your soul rest in peace.....😢

APPLE said...

R.I.P

Chidinma Igwe said...

Linda u no post my comments

Peter Dada said...

R.I.p



#Pesty

Anonymous said...

D̶̲̥̅̊ last tym we met in church u tld ♍ε 2 keep up wit my studies nd mak D̶̲̥̅̊ best result i love u

Anonymous said...

ok so why photoshopping the woman's nose now. that's just silly

Obinna onuorah said...

Rip Amaka Igwe; the entire Nollywood body will miss another Icon who has giving her entire career in the growth and popularity of movies

Vivian Chekwube said...

An great woman has fallen. . RIP

MECURY said...

Good Night Mrs Igwe. A great Iroko.

Sharonade said...

Just hearing this. Such a beauty - brain & physique! God uphold ur family as u rest in peace.

Rita Usman said...

May her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP Dearie.may d gud Lord console ur family and tkia of ur children

Anonymous said...

So sad,rest in peace

Anonymous said...

So sad, rest in peace,amen.From anonymous


Anonymous said...

Rest in the bossom of the Lord

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

May ur soul RIP

Anonymous said...

May her gentle soul rest in the bosso of the lord Amen

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