Nollywood and African film Industry loses an Icon Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. Family releases statement.
The Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe clan in thanksgiving to God and in the belief that God is good and everything He does is good and in accordance with His divine will, pattern and plan, announce the passing to eternal glory of our illustrious beloved daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt *Ms. Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe* (MFR)
Peace, the Ada of the Anyiam-Osigwe family, was 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 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 programmes 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 guide 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.
The family will announce the details of her rites of passage in due course.
Meanwhile, the Family respectfully asks, at this time, for the public to respect the privacy of the family as we contemplate God's love for his children.
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Anyiam-Osigwe was born on 30 March. She is from the notable Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State. She is the only girl in a family of eight children. She has a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University.
Africa Movie Academy Awards
Anyiam-Osigwe founded the Africa Film Academy, a body that governs the film ceremony since 2005. The award ceremony is reputed to be one of the most recognized awards for Africans in filmmaking. At the 10th edition, she stepped down as CEO of the AMAAs. In 2015, she began the AfricaOne initiative to commemorate Africans in the entertainment industry.
In 2020, she emerged as the National President of The Association of Movie Producers (AMP). This made her the seventh to hold that post succeeding Mr. Ralph Nwadike.
Anyiam Osigwe was the Initiator of 100 films project aimed at improving the quality of films produced in Nigeria.
As the President, she worked on building capacity of film producers in the country through seminars and trainings.
Anyiam-Osigwe was an author of written poetry. She had three books to her credit. In an interview with Alana Herro, she described poetry as one of the avenues for expressing her perception and understanding of things around her. Prior to entering the university, she published a magazine, specifically written to accommodate the black population in England. Her works are centered on advocacy causes.
Television and film director
Anyiam-Osigwe career on television began with her discussion show, Piece off my mind, that focuses on people's reaction to societal issues that are not regularly seen in the mainstream media. Her talk show was centered on issues of advocacy for individuals that the society usually give little attention or neglected. She cited the African caste system, child trafficking and women equality as areas of interest to her in film and television. At the early stage of music duo, P-Square career, Anyiam-Osigwe was responsible for managing them.In 2016, she stated that she represents Somkele Iyamah
In 2019, She was honoured with African Film Pioneer Award at the African Film Festival, TAFF.
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