Ghanaian filmmakers held a ceremony in Accra to honour Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the late founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), ahead of the 2023 ceremony. 


Anyiam-Osigwe died in Lagos on January 10, after she was in a coma for three days.

The 19th edition of the awards ceremony will take place on October 29 in Lagos.

Last month, the award organisers re-appointed Keith Shiri as jury president for this year’s edition.


At a recent media parley held in Accra, AMAA organisers said the tribute night was “dedicated to reflection, celebration, and cherishing” Anyiam-Osigwe’s memory.

The award organisers said the presence of the filmmakers in Ghana showed their “dedication to the art of cinema and the legacy of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe”.

Some of the Ghanaian filmmakers in attendance include Jakie Appiah, Lydia Forson, and Majid Michel.


Other showbiz executives like Segun Arinze, Tony Anih, and Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe were also at the event.

“As we approach the highly anticipated 19th edition of this prestigious event, scheduled for October 29, 2023, in Lagos, we are filled with joy as we commemorate this incredible journey alongside our esteemed Ghanaian colleagues, who have been steadfast companions throughout the years,” AMAA wrote on Instagram.

“This evening was dedicated to reflection, celebration, and cherishing her memory.

“This remarkable evening, graced by a constellation of stars, served as a befitting homage to Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, a true African icon who devoted her life to advancing African cinema.


“Their presence and support at this event were a testament to their dedication to the art of cinema and the legacy of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. We are truly honoured by their participation in this memorable occasion.”

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