The death of pioneering Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, was announced Tuesday morning.
Anyiam-Osigwe, who was also president of the Film Producers Association, died in a hospital in Lagos state.
Here are 10 things to know about Anyiam-Osigwe;
1. Anyiam-Osigwe was born on March 30, 1969
2. She was the only girl of eight children.
3. He Came From Nkwerre In Imo State
4. He had a degree in Law and Political Science from Oxford Brookes University in England.
5. Anyiam-Osigwe founded the African Film Academy in 2005, and the award ceremony is reputed to be one of the most recognized awards for Africans in filmmaking.
6. In 2015, the AfricaOne initiative began to commemorate Africans in the entertainment industry.
7. In 2020, she emerged as the National President of the Film Producers Association.
8. Anyiam-Osigwe was an author of poetry written with three books to her credit.
9. In 2019, she was honored with the African Film Pioneer Award at the African Film Festival.
10. Anyiam-Osigwe’s television career began with her talk show, ‘Piece off my mind’
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