Amaka Igwe 2 years gone: 10 things you should know about late filmmaker

Two years ago, the creative industry lost one of its foremost film producers, writer, director and a leading player in the motion picture industry.

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On April 28, 2014, renowned and talented filmmaker Amaka Igwe passed away at the age of 51, creating a massive vacuum in the film industry, Nollywood.

It's two years today since the creative industry lost one of its foremost film producers, writer, director and a leading player in the motion picture industry.

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Africa honours Amaka Igwe at AMVCA 2015

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Check out 10 things you should know about the late filmmaker;

1. Amaka Igwe was born on January 2, 1963 in Port-Harcourt. She was the fifth child among seven children.

2. Amaka met her husband, Charles Igwe, in September 1992, and they got married in April 1993.

3. The late Amaka was a proud mother of three kids;  Ruby, David and Daniel.

4. Thanks to Amaka Igwe, Nigerians got to watch some interesting, entertaining and unforgettable TV series. The filmmaker wrote and produced "Checkmate," and its spin-off "Fuji House of Commotion."

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Late Amaka Igwe

 

5. She also produced the critically acclaimed films "Violated" and "Rattle Snake."

6. The filmmaker was the founder of BOBTV Expo, Top Radio 90.9FM station, Amaka Igwe Studios, and Q Entertainment Networks.

7. She studied Education/Religion at the now Obafemi Awolowo University, before proceeding to get a master's degree in Library and Information Services from University of Ibadan.

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Cross section of Family members

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8. The late Amaka was opposed to the controversial Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON) Bill, which was created over 10 years ago.

9. On April 28, 2014, the filmmaker passed away after an asthmatic attack in Enugu,  where she had gone for a pre-production preparation for a new Igbo soap.

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Amaka Igwe

 

10. In 2011, she was awarded with the Nigerian National Order of 'MFR' (Member of The Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Watch "Fuji House of Commotion" below.

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