Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Amaka Igwe
 Mrs. Amaka Igwe, died yesterday in active service. She, together with her husband, was the brain behind CHECKMATES and FUJI HOUSE OF COMMOTION, two renown TV series that took the Nigerian viewers by storm. Both old and young can relate to either or all of these soap operas.

Her death was confirmed by the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja, where Mr Agility Onwurah, Chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Abuja Chapter, had said,

“Amaka had gone to Enugu in company of her husband for a pre-production preparation for a new Igbo soap when the sad incident occurred.
Amaka Igwe at work

Amaka and a Crew member

“She suffered asthmatic attack and was immediately rushed to a hospital, but died before getting there.

“Amaka is survived by her husband of 21 years, Charles Igwe, three children, and an aged mother.

An excerpt from her biography reads that she "...was also the driving force behind BOBTV an acronym for the Best of the Best African Film and Television Programmes market and CEO of Amaka Igwe Studios an outfit that is best known for dropping off quality television and video offerings, Amaka Igwe’s vision of providing a common access point for good and authentic movies and television programmes led to her conceptualizing and eventual staging BOBTV, an annual event that has clearly facilitated the buying and selling of audio-visual content, the brokerage of production deals as well as the facilitation of world class skill transfer and training for African producers".   

We cannot really say enough of this Nollywood Icon, but the little we can say will go a long way to encourage the husband, mother and three children she has left behind. Please, sign in your name and your message in the space for comment below. Long live Charles Igwe and the children! Long live Nollywood!

Amaka Igwe


Kym Eden said...

I still cannot believe that you are gone,u have been an inspiration to me n d pple who appreciate great works.i have alwz admired you n wil ever do.As a woman u stood out.May God give ur family d fortitude to bear this great loss. 4EVA IN MY HART.

Felix Maduka said...

Just a shocking news about your demise Amaka, you had really done great things in entertainment industry, and had touched lots life positively. May your sou; rest in perfect peace.

Saint Augustine said...

Candle in the wind, extinguished when needed most. Adieu.

Lillygold said...

Gone too soon for sure Aunty Amaka, but your Legacy in the industry will never die, I have watched you and your work all this years. We pray that the women in the industry you have left behind will keep the light shinning and make you smile when you look down. God knows best, He will strengthen your lovely hubby, keep and watch over your children and the family of Nollywood. REST IN PERFECT PEACE.