Nollywood Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, To Be Buried On June 13

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Amaka-Igwe

Late Nollywood icon and filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, will be buried on June 13 in her marital home, Ndiuche Arondizuogu in Imo.

The burial date is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Lagos.

The statement listed the programme of events to include an evening of tribute and Service of Songs at Haven Gardens, Ikeja GRA on June 9 and at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, on June 12.

It stated that a tribute Website; http://www.amakaigwe.ng, had been created for goodwill messages and pictures.

The site would also contain tweets and Facebook messages to celebrate the late film producer.

Also, past pictures, videos and speeches of the late veteran would be uploaded onto the site continuously.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Igwe, 51, died on April 28 from complications resulting from an asthmatic attack.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother and siblings.

Igwe had contributed immensely to the development of indigenous television drama series and Nollywood for 25 years and was conferred with an MFR in 2011 by the Federal Government.

She was the founder of BoBTV Film, Television Programmes Expo, Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly launched Q-Entertainment Network.

She was a visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV drama and film, who first hit national limelight with the award-winning TV soap “Checkmate’’ and “Fuji House of Commotion’’.

Her Nollywood productions include “RattleSnake’’ and “Violated’’.

Igwe studied Education and Religion at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.

She worked as a lecturer at the Anambra State University of Technology and had a brief stint in the oil and gas sector, before she settled down in the motion picture industry. (NAN)

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