Nollywood Icon, Amaka Igwe Dies Of Asthma Attack

April 29 14:58 2014 Print This Article

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Facts have emerged on how Nollywood icon, Amaka Igwe, died. Family and industry sources indicate that she died on Monday in Enugu State where she had gone, in company with her producer/marketer husband, Chief Charles Igwe. They were said to have gone for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap.

According to a statement by the Chief Executive Officer of Black House Media, Ayeni Adekunle, she suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital after initial interventions had failed.

She passed on before getting to the hospital.

The deceased was the producer of acclaimed and popular films/soaps such as ‘Checkmate’, ‘Rattle Snake’, ‘Violated’ and ‘Fuji House of Commotion’.

A hardworking producer and advocate for professionalism, Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother, siblings and a large extended family.

Born Amaka Isaac-Ene, the deceased was an accomplished writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and teacher.

She is the founder of BoBTV Expo, founder and CEO of Top Radio 90.9FM, Amaka Igwe Studios, and the newly-launched Q Entertainment Networks.

A visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV drama and film, she hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its offshoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’.

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