Patience Ozokwo Organizes Candle Night For Peace Anyiam-Osigwe; Nkem Owoh, Others Attend [VIDEO]

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On Tuesday, Nollywood stakeholders held a candlelight vigil in memory of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

Many actors, actresses, and film producers attended the event in Enugu, which was organized by actress Patience Ozokwo.

The candle procession began at Enugu’s Okpara Square and finished in Independence Layout’s Golden Valley Lounge, where prayers and tributes were offered in memory of Anyiam-Osigwe, who passed away on January 9.

Patience Ozokwo, who spoke at the event, said the candle night was their way of thanking and honoring the deceased for her contributions to the film industry.

In a tribute to her, Anyiam-Osigwe was described as “a great woman, so organized, articulate, and a kind-hearted person.”

She went on to say that because of her generosity, many Nollywood actors and actresses have been lifted and taken to places they never expected to go.

Patience Ozokwo Organizes Candle Night For Peace Anyiam-Osigwe; Nkem Owoh, Others Attend [VIDEO]

“Her interest is to take others where never dreamt of, including older persons who had not achieved a lot in the industry.

“When I heard of her demise, I was shocked because we are like sisters but in all, I thank God for a life well spent.

“I said she cannot be buried without doing something like this for her,” Ozokwo said.

Actor Nkem Owoh, who spoke at the occasion as well, claimed Anyiam-Osigwe was a unique woman in the film industry.

He continued by noting that she had had an industrial influence that will last.

“I have great respect for her works through AMAA.”

Owoh said “Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is irreplaceable and her contributions to the movie industry can never be erased.”

He said the Nollywood family gathered to give her their last respect and to her family,

“I say may God give them the fortitude to bear the loss”.

The late Anyiam-Osigwe was described as a friend, mother, and teacher by the chairman of the Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria (AMP), Enugu chapter, Johnpaul Nwanganga, and her death is a huge loss to the industry and the entire nation.

“We will immortalise her by keeping and building on those legacies she left behind,” Nwanganga said.


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