Late Veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, has been honoured with a Google Doodle on her posthumous birthday, January 2nd.
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures. The doodle went live on Thursday as an honor of her contributions to Nollywood. The Google Doodle Twitter team shared post-humous birthday wishes via twitter.
Amaka Igwe was a Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive. Igwe was the owner of Top Radio 90.9 Lagos and Amaka Igwe Studios. She was recognized as one of the second-generation filmmakers who helped begin the video film era of Nigerian cinema and remained a prominent figure in the industry until her death in 2014.
Amaka Igwe hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its offshoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’. Her Nollywood projects include ‘Rattle snake’ and ‘Violated’, which set Amaka Igwe Studios apart in the Video film era of Nigerian cinema.
May Her soul continue to rest in peace!