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The sudden death of veteran Nigerian film-maker, Amaka Igwe, is indeed a sad news for everyone connected to Nollywood -- one way or the other. Just few weeks ago, the NMN team discovered and re-broadcasted to our global audience -- several episodes of the popular-hit Nigerian soap opera "Fuji House of Commotion", which was produced by the legendary (now late) filmmaker, Amaka Igwe.
The soap opera, which was aired on TV in the 90s back then, brought back some good ol' memories of the Nollywood-Nigeria of yesterday -- compared to now; in terms of storytelling/film-making. We couldn't help not praising the now-late filmmaker for creating such a timeless classic that Nigerians/Africans both now and the coming generations; would live to appreciate.
According to information gathered by Nigeria Movie Network, Amaka Igwe, died on April 28 while on a production set in Enugu at the age of 51. Several online reports mentioned she suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital, but passed on before getting to the hospital for treatments.
Though Amaka Igwe is no longer with us physically, her creativity lives on. She is survived by 3 children, her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, an aged mother, siblings and a large extended family.
- Memorial photos of late Nollywood film-maker, Amaka Igwe [NollywoodSocial.com]
Below is a biography reportedly from the family:
Born Amaka Isaac-Ene, the deceased was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher.
She is the founder of BoBTV Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks.
A visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV drama and film, she hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap 'Checkmate' and its off shoot 'Fuji House of Commotion'.
Her Nollywood projects include RattleSnake and Violated - two critically-acclaimed movies that set apart Amaka Igwe Studios in the much-criticized Nollywood industry.
Amaka Igwe studied Education/Religion at the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University). She had a Master's Degree from the University of Ibadan. She had her early education at All Saints School (Now Trans Ekulu Primary School), Girls High School Awkunanaw, Enugu and Idia College, Benin.
She worked as a lecturer at the Anambra State University of Technology and briefly in oil and Gas, before settling for the motion picture industry.
Continue to rest in perfect peace, Amaka Igwe, while your creativity lives on forever! Our condolences go out to her loved ones.
Watch all episodes of Amaka Igwe's "Fuji House of Commotion" on NMN.
P.S: There are few reports that suggests Amaka Igwe was 60 years of age at the time of death.
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