Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Nollywood Filmaker Amaka Igwe Is Dead

Veteran filmmaker, Amaka Igwe is dead.

Confirming the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja, Mr Agility Onwurah, Chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Abuja Chapter, said Amaka’s demise was a big blow to the Nollywood industry.

“Amaka had gone to Enugu in company of her husband for a pre-production preparation for a new Igbo soap when the sad incident occurred.

Mrs Amaka died last night after suffering an asthma attack while in Enugu with her husband. She was working on a new Igbo soap. She had the asthma attack, was immediately rushed to the hospital after initial help failed. Unfortunately, she gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital.  

Mrs Amaka Igwe, who hails from Obinagu, Enugu, had just celebrated her 21st wedding anniversary last week. Left to mourn her are her husband Charles Igwe, their 3 kids and an aged mother.

Born Amaka Isaac-Ene, the deceased was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher. She founded the BoB TV Expo, and was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Top Radio 90.9 FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks.

“Her Nollywood projects include `RattleSnake’ and `Violated’, two critically-acclaimed movies that set apart Amaka Igwe Studios in the much-criticised  Nollywood industry.

May her soul RIP. AMEN

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