Late Nollywood icon, Amaka Igwe, to be buried in June

A memorial website has been launched

Late Nollywood icon and film-maker, Amaka Igwe, who died on April 28, will be laid to rest on Friday, June 13 at Ndiuche Arondizuogu in Imo State, her marital home.

Various events preceding her funeral as announced by her family include: A tribute evening and Lagos Service of Songs at Haven Gardens G.R.A Ikeja on June 9, and an Enugu Service of Songs at Okpara Square, Enugu on June 12.

A tribute website,, has been created for goodwill messages and pictures. The site will also contain tweets and Facebook messages celebrating Amaka Igwe. Past pictures, videos and speeches of Amaka Igwe will also be uploaded onto the site continuously.

Amaka Igwe, who is survived by her husband of 21 years, Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother and siblings, died from asthma complications at 51.

She contributed immensely to the development of indigenous television drama and Nollywood over the past 25 years.
She was rewarded with the national honour of Member of the Federal Republic, MFR, in 2011.

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She is the founder of BoBTV Film and Television Programmes Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly launched Q Entertainment Network.

Some of her popular works include award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its off shoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’; as well as RattleSnake and Violated – two critically acclaimed movies that set apart Amaka Igwe Studios in Nollywood.

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