Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, CEO of the esteemed Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), has reportedly passed away.

The “Queen of Nollywood films,” a prominent figure in the Nigerian film industry who was also a director, passed away in the early hours of January 10th.

This was stated in a statement made public by the deceased’s family on January 10, 2023.

The statement read, “Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe: An epitome of creative transcendence.” The family of the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe clan, in thanksgiving to God and in the belief that God is good and everything He does is good, and in accordance with His divine will, pattern, and plan, announce the passing to the eternal glory of our illustrious and beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and great aunt, Ms. Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe (MFR).

Peace, the Ada of the Anyiam-Osigwe family, was an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industries. Peace leaves indelible imprints on the sands of time. 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 programs 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.”

The renowned filmmaker was acknowledged as an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, and humanitarian.