An Icon Gone Too Soon

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Amaka Igwe, veteran Nollywood Director and Producer sadly passed on early hours of the 29th of April 2014 in Enugu allegedly of an asthma attack.

Amaka Igwe founded the Amaka Igwe Studios which was responsible for creating shows like Checkmate, Fuji House of Commotion and movies like Violated, Rattlesnake and Tempest.

In 2011 she was awarded MFR (Member of the Federal Republic) by the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.

She is survived by her husband Charles Igwe, and three children. .

For in dept information about her early life and career visit

The African film and TV industry has lost a true gem. May God comfort her family and may she RIP.