The movie world is mourning the passing of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, founding father of the African Film Academy (AMAA), who died on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Anyiam-Osigwe was a pioneer within the African movie trade. Those that have seen her masterpieces or been recipients of her plaques have appreciated her expertise and beauty.
After the discharge of the information of her separation, buddies and colleagues of the movie amazon haven’t stopped sharing her fond recollections. Listed here are excerpts:
It is arduous to say goodbye
-Rita Dominic, actress
We’ve got misplaced an enigma, an icon, a pioneer. We misplaced a sister. We’ve got misplaced the founder and director of the African Film Academy (AMAA). It is so arduous to say goodbye. It is so arduous to jot down RIP below your image. This isn’t a great begin to the New 12 months, however who am I a mortal to query the Almighty? Your contributions to the expansion of Nollywood and African cinema won’t ever be forgotten. You empowered so many creators in Africa by your platform, together with me. Thanks for every part sister. Thanks. Farewell, till we meet to half no extra.
Her legacy lives on
-Ramsey Nouah, actor
I want perhaps it is all a nightmare I will get up from. You had plans. There have been so many heights to achieve, so many terrains to interrupt and so many destinies ready to fly within the wings of your platform. Life is certainly short-term!
The information of your breakup is one other huge shock. You have been a power, an icon and a visionary chief in Nollywood. You will have written your identify within the sands of time and your legacy lives on. Relaxation in peace pricey sister and should God give your family members the braveness to bear this loss. You’ll be remembered eternally.
Dying, you might be impolite!
– Shaka Silva, actress
You tried. Might God give your loved ones power to bear this irreplaceable loss. Say hey to Amaka Igwe. Dying, you bloodthirsty brute! Might you proceed to relaxation in peace, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
I’ll miss her skilled recommendation
-AY Makun, comic/actor
Solely a girl of substance and integrity brings out all these I see speaking about you as we speak. I can’t clarify how a lot I’ll miss all of your skilled recommendation. The Anyiam-Osigwe peace was an inspiration to the trade.
She was full of religion, braveness and power. At all times prepared to assist. Every thing she requested me to do for Almajiri began falling into place since final 12 months. We want you farewell in your journey to eternity. You’ll by no means be forgotten, relaxation in peace Peace.
Useless, however what she created can’t die
-Mary Njoku, head of ROK TV
Life is brief, very quick. We expect we have now time. We do not. Nothing in life is promised besides demise. We are going to all die. So the purpose is to create one thing that won’t die. And you probably did. You’ll be celebrated. Relaxation in peace.
Peace fought the great struggle
-Dakore Egbuson-Akande, actress
My dearest ‘ND Sis’ as we used to name one another, you fought the great struggle, empowered many and constructed a long-lasting legacy by the AMAA Awards (of which I’m a proud recipient) and different coaching packages .
You will have made your mark and I’m actually grateful to have recognized you. I am unable to consider I am saying ‘Relaxation in Peace’ however God actually is aware of greatest. I hope that sudden deaths like this remind us of the shortness of life and the necessity to present like to these round us; as a result of the day is certainly not promised, however a present from God.
She performed an necessary function in our profession
Mrs. Peace, as we fondly name her, other than being one of many largest advocates and promoters of Nollywood worldwide, performed an necessary function in our profession. For which we stay grateful. The story of P-Sq. can’t be written with out the point out of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. Our hearts and prayers exit to the complete Anyiam-Osigwe household, AMAA, the African movie trade, AMP and the assorted charities she was part of. You don’t bear this nice loss alone; we’re with you. God bless you and preserve you, Mrs. Peace. Relaxation effectively.