Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Obituary - Amaka Igwe Passes On After Asthma Attack

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Amaka Igwe, one of the most prominent figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry, a producer, writer, director and mentor, died April 28th in Enugu after an asthma attack. Amaka Igwe had gone to Enugu in company of her husband for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap when she suffered the asthma attack. First aid was given but failed to revive her, and she died before they could get to the hospital. Amaka Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother.

Biography from the family;

Born Amaka Isaac-Ene, the deceased was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher.

She is the founder of BoBTV Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks.

A visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV drama and film, she hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap 'Checkmate' and its off shoot 'Fuji House of Commotion'.

Her Nollywood projects include RattleSnake 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 a Master's Degree from the University of Ibadan. She had her early education at All Saints 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.

This is so shocking to me, and so depressing. Amaka Igwe and her stories motivated me for the longest time, and I was the star struck teenager when I met her late last year and couldn't even say much. She will definitely be missed.

May her soul rest in peace, and may God comfort her family.


  1. May her soul rip. So sad!

  2. May her gentle soul rest in peace ..wats happening in Noollywood nd Nigeria in general

  3. May her soul RIP

  4. OMG!!! Tot asthma attacks has a million n one remedy now. Quite sad we can only find amaka on shelves from now on. Ammy,u left a great legacy rest in peace. ma.

  5. Dis is very sad .rest in de bossom of our lord Jesus til we meet to part no more .


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