President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu are among prominent Nigerians that have sent condolences to the family of founder/Chief Executive Officer of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
A statement by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media, says the President shares the pain of loss with the music and movie industry, particularly Nollywood and teeming followers of her career, knowing a huge gap had been created by Anyiam-Osigwe’s exit.
President Buhari affirmed the contributions of the industrious and creative artiste and administrator to the growth of the film industry in Nigeria, using the award platform to engage and inspire many.
“The President believes the strong institutions Anyiam-Osigwe built for discovery and promotion of African talents, AMAA and African Film Academy, will carry on her legacies.
President Buhari prays for the repose of her soul.”, the statement read.
On his verified handles, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state said, “My sincere condolences are with the family, friends and associates of Peace Ayiam-Osigwe on her demise”.
“Her death is indeed a great loss, as she played various roles in the actualization of many programs in the entertainment industry”.