Nigerian film-maker and Nollywood icon Amaka Igwe has shockingly passed on at 51. The sad incident occurred in Enugu where she had gone, in company of her husband, for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap.
She suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to a teaching hospital where doctors were on strike.
She was confirmed dead at a private clinic in Enugu. Read More after the cut... Mrs Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children Ruby, David and Daniel, an aged mother, siblings and a large extended family. Born Amaka Isaac-Ene, the deceased was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher.
She is the founder of BOB TV expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks. A visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV and film, she hit national limelight as the writer of award-winning TV soap 'Checkmate' and its off shoot 'Fuji House of Commotion'.
Her Nollywood projects include Rattle Snake and Violated - two critically-acclaimed movies that set apart Amaka Igwe Studios in the much-criticised Nollywood industry.
Amaka Igwe studied Education/Religion at the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University). She had her early education at All Saint School (Now Trans Ekulu Primary School), Girls High School Awkunanaw, Enugu and Idia College Benin. She worked as a lecturer at the Anambra State University of Technology and briefly in oil and Gas, before settling for the motion picture industry.
Source: Top Radio 90.9