The Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NEC) Live has expressed sadness over the death of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the filmmaker.


Anyiam-Osigwe, who founded the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), passed away on Monday in Lagos state.

Her death has continued to elicit a wave of reactions from public figures and showbiz moguls who attested to her great work.

In a statement, NEC Live described Anyiam-Osigwe as an “extraordinarily talented creative and visionary leader” who blessed the world with her gifts in writing, poetry, film, television, and so much more.


“The organisers of Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) are saddened by the passing of Nigerian filmmaker, humanitarian, and founder of Peace Maria Ogechi Anyiam-Osigwe,” the statement reads.

Ayeni Adekunle, NECLive convener, said the testimonials and tributes since her demise are a demonstration of how impactful her life and work were and the many industries, especially Nollywood, that she helped build.

“She was also an early supporter of NEC Live and one of our most remarkable participants. Her passing has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill,” the convener added.


On his part, Femi Falodun, the CEO of ID Africa, owners of NECLive, said: “Peace Anyiam-Osigwe’s notable contributions to the development of the Nigerian film and entertainment sector will forever be remembered and lauded.”

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