Nollywood Icon and filmmaker, Amaka Igwe who died on the 28th of April will be laid to rest on Friday, June 13, at her marital home in Ndiuche Arondizuogu , in Imo State.
According to a statement by a media consultant, BHM,various events preceding her funeral as announced by the family include; A tribute evening and Lagos Service of Songs at Haven Gardens G.R.A Ikeja on the 9th of June, and Enugu Service of Songs at Okpara Square, Enugu on the 12th of June, 2014.
Also, the statement said that a tribute website,www.amakaigwe.ng, has been created for goodwill messages and pictures to celebrate
Amaka Igwe, who is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother and siblings, died from complications from asthma at the age of 51.
She contributed immensely to the development of indigenous television drama and Nollywood over the past 25 years, for which His Excellency, Mr. President graciously awarded her an MFR in 2011.
She is the founder of BoBTV Film and Television Programmes Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly launched Q Entertainment Network.
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’.
Amaka Igwe studied Education/Religion at Obafemi Awolowo University, had her Master’s Degree at University of Ibadan. She had her early education at All Saints School, Girls High School Awkunanaw, Enugu and Idia College, Benin.
She worked as a lecturer at the Anambra State University of Technology before settling for the motion picture industry.
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