Some celebrities in the leisure business have sympathised with the household of the well-known Nigerian filmmaker and founder of the globally acclaimed movie ceremony, Africa Movie Academy Awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
Peace Anyiam, who was popularly referred to as ‘the queen of Nollywood films,’ handed away on Monday in Lagos, at the St. Nicholas Hospital, after a short sickness.
Following the announcement of her demise, celebrities like actress Joke Silver, Ramsey Nouah, Toyin Abraham, Yul Edochie, Rita Dominic and comic AY have taken to social media to mourn the late filmmaker.
Mourning her demise on her Instagram web page, actress Joke Silva who famous how Peace tried to battle for her life earlier than demise, stated ”demise, you are bloody impolite. R.I.P. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.”
Ramsey Nouah stated, “My dearest Peace, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, and I wish that just maybe it’s all a nightmare I will wake up from. You had plans, there were so many grounds to break, so many heights to reach, and so many destinies waiting to take flight on the wings of your platform. The news of your death is a huge shock. You were a force, an icon and a visionary leader in Nollywood. You have written your name in the sands of time, and your legacy continues to live on. RIP dear sister.”
Actress Toyin Abraham wrote, “Goodnight ma @digitalpmoglobal you chatted with me on Thursday to encourage me and promised to pop champagne for me. You told me I am so focused and hardworking. I know heaven gained an angel. Thank you so much ma, and I promise to always be focused and continue to be my own competition. Goodnight”.
While sharing his final second with the deceased, Yul Edochie stated, “Life is so uncertain. Just a few weeks ago, I had a conversation with her on the phone, where she told me her plans for Nollywood in 2023 and commended me for my work. Today she’s gone. Rest well Madam Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. May God grant your family the strength to bear the loss.”
Rita Dominic wrote, ”It is so tough to say goodbye and to write RIP beneath your image. This is not a good begin to the New Year, but who I’m i a mere mortal to query the almighty. Your contributions to the development of African cinema and Nollywood will by no means be forgotten. You empowered me and so many creatives in Africa by way of your platform. Thank you for all sis. Adieu until we meet to half no extra.”
Comedian Ayo Makun wrote, ”Only a girl of substance and integrity brings out everybody that I am seeing speaking about you on social media and completely different platforms right now. I can not clarify how much I’d miss all your skilled recommendation. Peace Anyiam Osigwe was an inspiration to the entire business. Always prepared to assist. Everything you requested me to do about Almajiri began falling in place final 12 months. We want you farewell in your journey to eternity. You’d by no means be forgotten. Rest in peace.”