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Even In Death, Amaka Igwe Shines

BY ESE DIBEBI

The late iconic Nollywood filmmaker  is the most searched person in Nollywood in 2014.

The respected filmmaker passed on on Monday 28th April 2014, yet topped the list of the most googled people in the industry, as released by Google last week. Creator of Nigerian television drama classics such as Checkmate and its spinoff, Fuji House of Commotion, are generally credited with being some of the greatest Writer-Producer-Director ever in Nollywood’s history. Her films, such as Rattlesnake, Violated and Forever are on every respectable list of the greatest films of Nollywood.

Born Amaka Isaac-Ene, she studied at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife and the University of Ibadan. For her worthy contributions to both the television and film industries in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan honoured her with an MFR in 2012.

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