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BREAKING: Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA) founder Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is dead

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.

According to reports, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, who was on of Nigeria’s respected filmmakers breathed her last on Monday, January 9, 2023, at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after a brief illness.

While colleagues and close friends, some of whom went to see her at hospital wouldn’t believe news of her demise, maintaining that she was merely in the ICU, notable movie maker, Zik Zulu broke the news.

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“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 writes on a Nollywood platform.

Award-winning producer, Obi Emelonye also confirmed her passing-on on his social media handles even though the family was trying to be courteous with releasing the information.

The industrious woman would be remembered as one of those who shaped the face of the new Nollywood, as her contributions to the industry can not be overemphasized.

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was not only the Founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, she was also the President of the Association of Movie Producers, AMP and one of the most prominent figures in Nollywood.

She directed the music video for hip-hop sensation, P-Square.[2] In 2012, and was bestowed a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry.

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