Founder of Silverbird Group Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says the late founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was like a little sister to him.
The 66-year-old said this in a message posted on social media on Tuesday, a day after Ms Anyiam-Osigwe died.
“Anyiam-Osigwe was like my little sister. Her death breaks my heart. Nollywood and the Nigerian entertainment industry has lost a gem. May God comfort her family, loved ones and the entertainment industry. May He grant her soul eternal rest,” Murray-Bruce wrote.
Anyiam-Osigwe’s death was officially announced by her family on Tuesday.
The family described the deceased as “an outstanding personality, trailblazer, titan, pathfinder, go-getter, humanitarian, one-of-a-kind creative, and visionary leader in the film and television industry.”
Additionally, veteran actress Joke Silva has mourned founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Peace Anyiam-Osigwe who died in a Lagos hospital on Monday.
In a message posted on Instagram on Tuesday, the 61-year-old called on the deceased to greet fellow filmmaker Amaka Igwe who died in 2014.
“2023…you have started! Rest dear aburo. You tried. May the Lord strengthen your family to bear this irreplaceable loss. Greet Amaka Igwe. Chai. Death you are bloody rude. R.I.P. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe,” the actress wrote.
Joke Silva won “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the second AMAA awards in 2006 for her performance in Women’s Cot.
She won “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” at the fourth edition in 2008 for her performance as a grandmother in White Waters.