The founder of the African Film Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigweis dead.
A statement from his family confirmed the unfortunate incident on Tuesday morning. However, they did not reveal the cause of his death.
Describing the late filmmaker as an epitome of creative transcendence, the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe clan described Peace as a standout personality, trailblazer, titan, trailblazer, entrepreneur, humanitarian, unique creative, and visionary leader. in the film and television industry.
“Peace left indelible marks on the sands of time. We, as a family and clan, will continue to do everything necessary to ensure that his legacy lives on,” the statement read.
The statement added that the African Film Academy Awards and the African Film Academy, along with her training programs in Nigeria and the African continent, will continue smoothly with the institutions she created and with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other institutions. and government agencies with which she has worked over the years.
The family added that they would announce the details of their initiation rites in due course.
The late Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe was a Nigerian filmmaker and entertainment executive.
He is said to have directed the first music video for hip-hop singing duo P-Square.
In 2012, he was awarded a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for his contribution to the entertainment industry.
He had a BA in Law and Political Science from Oxford Brookes University.
In 2005, Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe founded the African Film Academy, which governs the AMAA film ceremony.
In the 10th edition, he left the position of CEO of AMAA. In 2015, he started the Africaine initiative to commemorate Africans in the entertainment industry.
In 2020, she emerged as the National President of the Association of Film Producers (AMP).
His last public appearance was in December 2022 at the launch of the AMAA calendar for its 19th edition at the Radisson Hotel in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
On the occasion, the late filmmaker announced the plans and activities for the 19th edition of the continental film awards.
It also announced a call for participation before the 2023 edition of the AMAA.