Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe has confirmed the death of their daughter Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the Founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
Anyiam-Osigwe had reportedly died after a brief illness at St. Nicholas Hospital on Monday in Lagos.
She was one of the pillars of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
The Anyiam-Osigwe mark: In a statement, the family described her as an epitome of creative transcendence, who left indelible imprints on the sands of time as the AMAA.
The statement further pictured her as an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industry, her family said they would continue to do all that was necessary to ensure that her legacy lived on.
More on her legacies: The statement pointed out that the AMAA and the Africa Film Academy (AFA), along with their training programmes across Nigeria and the African continent, will carry on seamlessly, with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other agencies she has worked with over the years.
Confirming her passing on social media, her colleague in the movie industry, Obi Emelonye, shared a short tribute to her
He wrote: “Thank you and good night dada Peace”.
Part of the statement said:
“Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe: An epitome of creative transcendance
“The Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe clan in thanksgiving to God and in the belief that God is good and everything He does is good and in accordance with His divine will, pattern and plan, announce the passing to eternal glory of our illustrious beloved daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt *Ms. Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe* (MFR)
“Peace, the Ada of the Anyiam-Osigwe family, was an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industry. Peace left indelible imprints on the sands of time.
“We as a family and clan will continue do all that is necessary to ensure that her legacy lives on – the Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Africa Film Academy, along with their training programmes across Nigeria and the African continent will carry on seamlessly by institutions she set up and with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other Institutions and Government Agencies whith whom she has worked over the years.* Her numerous charities across different religious denominations and other communities will also be continued.
“We will miss the love and companionship we shared with her and we pray “that your Chi guide you on the path to God’s everlasting love into the light of his consciousness.”
“We also pray God our Father of all mercies to grant you eternal rest in his heavenly kingdom where his perpetual light will continue to shine on
“We believe you are alive in the life of God because as our father said “ALL IS LIFE AND LIFE ALONE”. And you continue to live in the hearts of all who love you.
AMAA founder Peace Anyiam-Osigwe dead
One of the pillars of the entertainment industry in Nigeria and the Founder of the prestigious AMAA Awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.
She reportedly gave up the ghost at St. Nicolas Hospital, Lagos, after being in a coma since Saturday.
While colleagues and close friends, some of whom went to see her at the hospital, wouldn’t believe the news of her demise, maintaining that she was merely in the ICU, notable movie maker Zik Zulu broke the news.
“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.
He shared her picture and wrote, “Thank you and good night dada Peace. 🕯🕯🕯🕯”
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.