The founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.
A statement from her family confirmed the unfortunate incident on Tuesday morning. They, however, didn’t reveal the cause of her death.
Describing the late filmmaker as an epitome of creative transcendence, the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe clan described Peace as an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industry.
“Peace left indelible imprints on the sands of time. We as a family and clan will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that her legacy lives on,” the statement read.
The statement added that the Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Africa Film Academy, along with their training programmes across Nigeria and the African continent will carry on seamlessly the institutions she set up and with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other institutions and government agencies she has worked with over the years.
The family added that they would announce the details of her rites of passage in due course.
May her gentle soul keep resting in power.