Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has expressed shock over the sudden death of Nigeria’s foremost film producer and entertainment icon, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
The governor asserted that the Nigerian film and entertainment industries would be badly affected by her demise.
Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe, lawyer, philanthropist, entertainment executive and founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) died on Tuesday, according to a statement from her family.
The family described her as an epitome of creative transcendence, an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative and visionary leader in the film and television industry.
“Peace left 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 family said.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Uzodimma, Oguwike Nwachuku, said his principal could not agree less with the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe family that Peace was God’s gift to humanity and the creative industry.
It added that while she was alive, she acquitted herself creditably, giving proper account of her creative ingenuity.
The governor said Peace was passionate about giving back to the society and worked hard to serve God through humanity.
Governor Uzodimma noted that with the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the Africa Film Academy, among other bodies that the deceased birthed, Peace impacted lives in Imo State, Nigeria, Africa.
According to the governor, Peace took the international community by storm with the harvest of talents from the black race at her disposal who competed favourably with their counterparts in Europe and America.
The governor regretted that Peace died when her services were needed most, but urged the family, friends, well wishers, as well as the film and entertainment industries, to take solace in the positive variables she was associated with that will outlive her