Friends, families, Nollywood thespians and fans on Monday evening thronged the New Haven Event Centre, Enugu, for the service of songs that heralded the final journey of late Nollywood icon, Amaka Igwe.
The event, tagged “Night of Tributes,” was well attended by notable Nollywood icons like Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ego Boyo, and Kunle Bamtefa.
Others include Patrick Doyle, Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Iretiola Doyle, Wangi Mba Uzuokwu, Ejike Asiegbu, Keppy Ekpeyong-Bassey, Tunde Kelani, Wunmi Obe, Henrietta Kosoko, Waje, Onyeka Onwenu, and a federal lawmaker, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Amaka Igwe’s friends left glowing tributes for her.
“There must be a huge vacancy in heaven that no one could fill but Amaka Igwe,” Chris Ihidero, her former colleague, said
“We mourn her, yes, but we also celebrate her,” said Gloria Ene, another friend.
“Like Johnny Walker, she kept pressing on even in the face of discouragement”, Thelma Utigwe Oti said.
“I am mourning your absence not your present location, I will see you again but not very soon,” Ruby Igwe said.
“If she’s probably shooting a movie in heaven, it will be titled “The Heavenly House of Serenity”, Bola Oyeleye said.
“Precious is the death of Amaka, she was a saint,” Bernard-Oti said.
“Amaka’s legacy will never die,” Dewunmi Ogunsanya said.
“Her legacy lives on, and Africa Magic will make sure that what she did produce will be highlighted and she will be celebrated always,” Wangi Mba Uzoukwu said.
“After working with Amaka I didn’t feel like working with another producer again,” said Kunle Bamtefa.
“She brought out the talent in me, she’s my sister and my friend,” Ego Boyo said.