The death of veteran filmmaker, Amaka Igwe on Tuesday came as shock to many in the creative industry. She was an embodiment of knowledge, dignity, respect and others in the industry, especially Nollywood, which was seen as her constituency.
Her death has generated various reactions from Nigerian celebrities, who have continued to eulogise her exemplary life.
Read below what some celebs said about the late Nollywood icon;
This is the darkest day of my entire career. That I believe sums up how I feel right now. Your legacy will leave on Aunty Amaka. I promise you. RIP
I am still in Shock! oh! How we have lost a Great one, Rest In Peace Amaka Igwe.
A great woman who dared where men tread has passed on, RIP Aunty Amaka!!!!our prayers are with you Uncle Charles
Another icon gone too soon! RIP Amaka Igwe! Sad News!
She has gone home. God rest her soul, for the rest of us here, well I wonder what the future holds or how long we have, I would rather spend each working day towards my salvation. Death does not have a clock.
Last night, Amaka was on set of her current movie! And last night, Amaka died still working on a movie! Goodnight, Great woman Goodnight, your body of work will be an inspiration to many generations. Adieu Aunty Amaka till we meet to part no more
RIP to an amazon.. Amaka Igwe..u taught us all. God bless your soul.
described her as a risk taker, a trail blazer, film maker, pioneer. "You left your mark, you dared to dare, rest well Amaka 'fearless' Igwe My heart sincerely goes out to your family. May God comfort you.
Amaka Igwe passes on. It is appointed to man. What will you be remembered for, she positively affected her generation
RIP Amaka Igwe! One of Nigeria's media Icons. Gone too soon
Steve 'Yaw' Onu:
All the world is a stage and all of us are just players, we have our exists and our entrances- William Shakespeare, RIP Amaka Igwe, Sadnews
Death visits the wrong home at the wrong time and snatches the person. Amaka Igwe veteran writer, producer, director and creator of 'Checkmate', 'Fuji House of Commotion', gave me my first movie role in Nollywood as Peter Jnr. in her blockbuster 'Rattle Snake', may Almighty God grant her family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. RIP Aunty Amaka.'
Her death is a big loss to the entire industry because of the significant role she played not only as a employer of labour but as a mother. RIP
"She left when the industry needs her most. You will live a million years more. We will miss you. TMA sympathy goes to Mr Charles, the children, her family, in-laws, colleagues and friends. A national icon is gone. Nigeria will miss you.
Two Amakas that are my best friends. They both forgive my excesses and take me as I am... Aunty Amaka, short one. Adieu.
Aunty Amaka will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to Uncle Charles and the family. R.I.P great woman, very shocking indeed.
Met her in once, 7/8 years ago at a private dinner in Cape Town. She has no idea how much her story inspired my career and her work inspired my childhood...I guess now, she will never know, RIP Amaka Igwe.
Andrea Chika Chukwu:
I have no words to express how I feel right now, why!why!why! All I hear is silence!!!
Words are not enough to say goodbye to this awesome woman that carved my yesterday and defined my today as a film maker. Farewell Mrs Igwe.
An elephant has fallen! A gem and icon of Nigeria motion pictures. What a giant loss to Nollywood! Adieu Amaka Igwe....We'll miss you in the entertainment house.
Adoca Foundation: Whatever your hands finds doeth, do it diligently. You came , saw and ruled...Saddest note, Amaka Igwe, She was an amazing writer, RIP
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