Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu have both mourned the death of Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA)s, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
This was contained in statements signed by their media aides Tunde Rahman and Gboyaga Akosile respectively.
Tinubu in the statement said the late Anyiam-Osigwe will be fondly remembered for her work in the film industry across the continent and nurturing of creative talents through AMAA and Africa Film Academy.
“I am sad to hear about the sudden and unexpected death of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, a notable leader in Nigeria and Africa’s entertainment industry. Her commitment to the growth of the creative sector in Nigeria and across Africa where she was a a trailblazer through nurturing of talents and credible award platform will forever be cherished and remembered.
“I have a personal relationship with Peace since my association with her illustrious family. I express my deepest condolences and sympathy to her aged mother, brothers, her professional colleagues and friends. May God grant her soul peaceful rest,” the statement said.
Sanwo-Olu also described the late Peace Anyiam-Osigwe as an Amazon of the creative sector, a trailblazer and visionary leader, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the creative industry in Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole during her lifetime.
He said the death of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is a great loss to Lagos State, considering the unique role the deceased was playing in the actualisation of the various commitments and programmes of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration to the entertainment industry through the Africa Film Academy and Lagos Committee on Film Production Empowerment, which the deceased was a member.
The governor also commiserated with the deceased family, friends and associates, as well as movie producers, directors, actors and other practitioners in the Nollywood sector over the demise of the renowned filmmaker, urging them to continue the good legacy of the late Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.