It’s been one year since the sudden death of renowned filmmaker Amaka Igwe, and her family, friends and fans are celebrating her memorial with tributes.

Africa honours Amaka Igwe at AMVCA 2015

Amaka Igwe

Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

‘Tinsel’ star, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi,  took to social media to pay tribute to her late friend and colleague.

“Wow! It’s been a year already? Time waits for no one… It’s also been 19 years since you kick started my professional acting career with the movie – Violated.

It was not a major role but it was a special role that set the pace for everything else that has come my way by way of work since then (1996).’

The Figurine and Tinsel actress went further by writing: ‘Thank you for believing in me and my talent. Thanks for the mentorship, words of encouragement and scolding as at when required.

You were a Director and Producer to me before becoming a Friend and a Mother. Even when we didn’t see, we exchanged messages via sms and social media.

 I will forever hold on to your advice as well as cherish the memories of our interaction over the years. Thank you for EVERYTHING, especially for being YOU!! We love you Amaka Igwe but GOD loves you more.

Continue to RIP as the Lord continues to protect your family.  #RIP #PeaceAndLove #Thankful#Violated #FilmMaker #Legend #Love #Friend.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.