The death of Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, has put the entertainment industry in mourning

Anyiam-Osigwe, whose death was announced Tuesday, was also president of the Film Producers Association.

Peoples’ Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar mourned the pioneering filmmaker on his Facebook page.

He wrote: “Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was not only a pillar of the entertainment industry in Nigeria, but also a renowned filmmaker and founder of the African Film Academy Awards.

“His death is a huge blow to Nigeria and, above all, to the entertainment industry as a whole.

“May God continue to comfort his family, loved ones, colleagues and the entire Nigerian entertainment industry and grant his soul eternal rest.”

Anambra Broadcasting Service CEO Uche Nworah said: “It is sad to read about the passing of Pmo Anyiam-osigwe on Obi Emelonye’s Facebook wall. She was a kind soul.

“I was her special guest at the 2022 AMAA Awards. She always showed me kindness. She did a lot for the movie and entertainment industry. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.”

Virtual Entertainment Network CEO Femi Aderibigbe, also known as Kwame, said: “No, peace! Not now! He fought a good fight. You took on massive projects, even with health issues.

“AMAA was your baby and you gave it your all! Ironically, the last time I saw you was at the last AMAA awards ceremony, but we couldn’t go on as usual, because you were being pushed in different directions by different people.

“I’m glad our paths have crossed. I’m glad I was able to add value to your AMAA, in my own way. I’m glad you gave your best to life, despite your challenges.”

Veteran filmmaker, Charles Novia, wrote on Instagram: “You came to Nollywood in the early 2000s and from the very beginning you inspired the industry with your passion for its progress and development.

“You wanted the best for all of us. You used your connections with government officials and diplomats to boost and boost the industry.”

Sharing a photo with the deceased on his Facebook page, film and communication expert Fidelis Duker said: “She insisted that I take this photo with her on November 10, 2022 at Radison Ikeja.

$I remember her saying she doesn’t know when we’ll have another photo opportunity and Amb Queen Blessing Ebigieson also joined in the photo. In truth, that opportunity will not arise again.

“After the photo, she looked at my bag on the floor and said, ‘you and this is your coke,’ and I laughed because she loved coke too.

“A week later, I was out of the country for more than a month and during that trip she spoke to me once or twice on WhatsApp.

“Unfortunately the sad news leaked yesterday that the iconic Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe had left to be with the maker. May her soul find rest.”