The family of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe has pronounced the late Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), who died in a Lagos hospital an epitome of creative transcendence.
In a statement confirming her passage, the Anyiam-Osigwe family described the late prolific director as an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industry.
“We as a family and clan will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that her legacy lives on – the Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Africa Film Academy, along with their training programs across Nigeria and the African continent will carry on seamlessly by institutions she set up and with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other Institutions and Government Agencies with whom she has worked over the years.
“Her numerous charities across different religious denominations and other communities will also be continued. We will miss the love and companionship we shared with her and we pray that your Chi guides you on the path to God’s everlasting love into the light of his consciousness.”
“We also pray God our Father of all mercies to grant you eternal rest in his heavenly kingdom where his perpetual light will continue to shine on
“We believe you are alive in the life of God because as our father said, ‘all is life and life alone”. And you continue to live in the hearts of all who love you”.
Anyiam-Osigwe was recognised as one of the pillars of Nollywood. The Nollywood icon was from the notable Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State, and the only girl in a family of eight children. She had a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University
The family will announce the details of her rites of passage in due course.