Renowned filmmaker, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe dies in Lagos

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Notable Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, is dead.

Anyiam-Osigwe reportedly died at St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos State after being in a comma since Saturday.

The demise of President of the Association of Movie Producers was confirmed by her colleague, Obi Emelonye, via his Instagram account on Tuesday. Sharing her picture he wrote: “Thank you and good night dada Peace.”

Another notable movie maker, Zik Zulu also lamented the passage of the renowned filmmaker.

“Our President, Peace, has passed. As at Saturday, she was reported to be in coma at Saint Nicholas. But now her family has confirmed her transition. May the memory of her life be a blessing. Rest in peace, dear Peace,” Zulu wrote on a Nollywood platform.

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The deceased was in 2012 conferred with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR, by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry.