Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, who founded the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), has passed away. Her family verified the tragedy in a statement on Tuesday morning. But they withheld the reason for her passing.
The Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe clan described Peace as an exceptional personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industry, describing the late filmmaker as the epitome of creative transcendence.
“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,” read the statement.
The statement went on to say that the institutions she established—the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the Africa Film Academy, and their training programs throughout Nigeria and the African continent—will continue with the full support of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and other organizations and governmental agencies she has collaborated with over the years.
The family said that her rites of passage would be announced in due order. The late Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe was a director and entertainment executive from Nigeria. She reportedly directs her debut music video for the hip-hop vocal duet P-Square. She received a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2012 due to her work in the entertainment sector, which the Nigerian government recognized.