The family of Nigerian filmmakers and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe has confirmed her passing.
In a statement titled; Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe: An epitome of creative transcendence, the family described the late Ada of the Anyiam-Osigwe family as 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.
The statement reads, “We as a family and clan will continue to 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 guides 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 asked the public to respect the privacy of the family as they contemplate God’s love for his children.”
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe reportedly gave up the ghost on Tuesday at St. Nicolas Hospital, Lagos after being in a coma for days.
“Our President, Peace, has passed. As at Saturday, she was reported to be in coma at Saint Nicholas. But now her family has confirmed her transition. May the memory of her life be a blessing. Rest in peace, dear Peace,” film maker Zik Zulu broke the news of her demise on via a Nollywood platform.
The Nollywood icon was from the notable Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State, and the only girl in a family of eight children. She had a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University. She died aged 53