Entertainment industry guru and Founder of the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.
Peace died at St. Nicolas Hospital in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, after being in a coma since Saturday.
Peace before her death was also the President of the Association of Movie Producers, AMP, and a prominent figure in Nollywood.
Her colleagues and close friends, some of whom went to see her at the hospital wouldn’t believe the news of her demise, as they maintained that she was merely in the ICU.
According to popular filmmaker, Zik Zulu, who broke the news, Peace was said to be in a coma since Saturday, but now the family has confirmed her passing.
He wrote on a Nollywood platform “Our President, Peace, has passed. As of Saturday, she was reported to be in a 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,”.
Award-winning producer, Obi Emelonye also confirmed her passing-on on his social media handles.
“Thank you and good night dada Peace,” the producer of Last Flight to Abuja said.
The AMAA founder would be remembered as one of those who shaped the face of the new Nollywood, as her contributions to the industry cannot be overemphasized.
Peace was a graduate of Law and Politics from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, and through the Africa Film Academy, she trained over 5000 young people across Africa in different aspects of filmmaking.
For over 18 years, AMAA has become the biggest and most consistent platform to celebrate and recognise filmmakers from Africa and Diaspora.