The passing on of prolific Nollywood Icon and film maker, Amaka Igwe came as a huge blow to the Nollywood Industry. Amaka Igwe who is survived by her husband, 3 children, an aged mother and siblings died from complications from asthma at the age of 51.
A tribute website www.amakigwe.ng dedicated to her memory has been created for goodwill messages and pictures. the site will also contain past pictures and videos of the late icon and her contributions to the film industry. Mrs Igwe who is the founder of BobTV, Top radio 90.9fm, Amaka Igwe Studios and the newly launched Q network was a visionaire in modern Nigerian TV which she captured through her award-winning TV soap, Checkmate and and its off-shoot, The Fuji House of Commotion which have been featured as throwbacks on our blog (click here and here if you missed it).
Various events preceding her funeral as announced by the family include;
– A tribute evening and Lagos service of songs will hold on the 9th of June, 2014 at Havens Garden, GRA Ikeja
– Enugu service of songs will hold on the 12th of June at Okpara Square, Enugu , 2014 and then proceed to her husband’s home town at Ndiuche Arondizuogu, Imo State on Friday 13th of June, 2014, where she will be finally laid to rest.
May her soul keep resting in peace