Foremost producer, writer, director and a leading player in the Nigerian
motion picture industry, Amaka Igwe has passed on. She died last night
April 28th in Enugu after an asthma attack. Mrs Igwe had gone to Enugu
in company of her husband for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo
soap when the sad incident occurred.
She suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital
after initial intervention had failed but sadly died before getting there. Mrs Igwe
is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother.
Her Biography reads: 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.