Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pedro Obaseki's Touching Eulogy To Amaka Igwe! Toe-To-Toe She Stood With Men

Don Pedro Obaseki has expressed his sadness over the passing away of Amaka Igwe who made Nollywood what it is today. He says Mrs Igwe will not be missed, because everywhere they turn in Nollywood is a reflection of her. What he said;

AMAKA Ene Igwe, MFR(1963-2014) - A Brief Elegy. Born 2nd January 1963, Amaka Igwe (nee Isaac Ene) may be the singularly most important WOMAN in the creation & evolution of Nollywood. Starting out as a young Lecturer Assistant at the then Anambra State University, Amaka Isaac Ene dedicated her young adult life to the creation of CHECKMATE (a Soap-Opera that leveraged on the previous success of Lola Fani-Kayode's MIRROR in The SUN). Her star actors were the 1st Stars of Nollywood. 
Her RATTLESNAKE movie trilogy, though came out a few weeks after Living in Bondage, was the 1st artistic success of Nollywood's videography. With her FUJI House of Commotion, Amaka redefined the landscape of Situation Comedy on national TV. Married to ex-banker-turned-Film producer/marketer Charles Igwe in April 1993, Amaka was Nollywood's female colossus.

And together, Amaka & Charles Igwe strove to evolve a seismic paradigm shrift in Entertainment Content provision in Nigeria, the latest being TOP FM Radio, Lagos. Toe-to-Toe with men she stood! In recognition, she was awarded national honours as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). 

Last night, Amaka was on set of her current movie! And Last Night, Amaka Died, still working on a Movie! 

Goodnight, great woman! Goodnight!! :'( Tears rain down. Rest in Peace, Great Amazon. Rest. We Won't Miss you, because everywhere we turn in Nollywood, we see you! We feel you, Amaka!! I remain ur friend, even in the afterlife! - Don Pedro OBASEKI, PhD (Enogie-Isi of Benin Kingdom).. Your body of work will be an inspiration to many generations.. Adieu Aunty Amaka till we meet to part no more.. #Nollywoodmourns


32 comments:

  1. Ok we don hear. Y u neva tAlk am since she dey alive. Dts hw u guyz kip waitin till pipo die b4 sayin gwd bout em

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    1. U sound too stupid to be alive. GOSH!

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    2. You can say that again!!!
      Some people are inhuman

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  2. Eyaa, that is why will have to live a good life to be remembered because we will all die one day ! All our beauty will vanished and decay in the soil. RIP ma I pray you will be in a better place. DERA MI

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  3. So was it rita or don pedro that paid d tribute? That's why they keep saying u bloggers are dumb..all in the bid to be the first to report a news u create blunders!

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    1. You re a big fool. Read the piece again then tell us whose name ϊȿ written in the tribute. Ode oshi

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  4. Rita I can see the pain all over u. You ve spoken so well. Cry no more. U friend has left this sinful world. Come to think of it,it is a must go for every one of us. Take heart honey. ----- The Moon !

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  5. Nice write up....may the soul of the dead rest in peace



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  6. Nice tribute but she spoilt it with her comment that she stood toe-to-toe with men. She was too great to be qualified like that.

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    1. She did not spoil it with that comment. The comment was a demonstration of Amaka's great presence within an industry that is usually governed by men. How many female producers can you think of in comparison with the number of male producers. For a woman to be described in that manner shows that she was tough, determined, successful and respected in a society that still treats women as second class citizens in comparison to men.

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    2. Toe ţọ toe ϊȿ an adverbial phrase modifying the word 'stood'. Meaning she didn't allow the stereotype of gender 2 define her. She prove 2 the men that she ϊs equally better

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  7. oh nooo, i don't even know her but her reputation is huuuuuuge. i was at her studios a couple of times, and i know she did a lot to organize the film heads in this town/country. Rest in peace, Madam. Wow, just like that.

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    1. I was scared to say I didn't know her too. May God rest her soul

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    2. Obviously you were born in the 90s. Abbi, did you watch checkmates?

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  8. Nigerians and hypocrisy....why didn't he praise her when she was alive

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    1. Why do Nigerians always feel a need to over analyse everything, who cares who wrote what and when it was written? How on earth would you know that they did not tell her these things while she was alive, were you a part of their friendship? or did you hang out with them so much that you know.
      Most of you on here are so bitter within that the first thing that reels of your tongues are hurtful and horrible things, and I cant blame you much for being that way it all stems forth from your country Nigeria.
      The least you can do is respect the dead and her family in mourning and shut the h*** up if you never have anything good to say. Mtschewwwwwww!

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  9. Ok nah from Rita to Don pedro. RIP to Amka

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  10. Rest in peace legend

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  11. to say that this is a tragedy is an understatement. RIP

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  12. Amaka RIP you shall be dearly missed and you were a woman of great talent

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  13. I agree that it is sad that people only recognize there greatness of peers after their demise, but as the saying goes 'you don't know what you've got until it's gone'. So sad. She is undoubtedly in a better place

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  14. I'm so sick of people using unacceptable circumstances to keep themselves relevant. just shut it and let the deceased's real loved ones grieve in peace

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  15. pele Rita, i know these things hurt. May Amaka rest peacefully and may her family seek solace in the Lord

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  16. Most likely died from Congestive heart failure or left ventricular heart failure...so sad

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  17. This pathetic asthma of an illness is troublesome. H-Code died of the same ailment this year. Chei! Why won't you miss her because she isn't dead.

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  18. Touching tribute

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  19. Amaka Igwe is truly an icon.May her soul rest in perfect peace

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  20. It pains us all.Take heart Rita

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  21. RIP : Amaka

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