Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, MFR
If you refer to AMAA Awards as the ‘Oscar” of Africa, you are not far from it.
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, MFR is a Nigerian filmmaker and entertainment executive. She is the founder of globally acclaimed film ceremony, Africa Movie Academy Award. The Guardian documents that she pioneered the screening of Nollywood films at international film festivals. She directed the first music video of hip-hop sensation, P-Square. she was bestowed a Member of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry.
According to Wikipaedia, Anyiam-Osigwe founded the Africa Film Academy, a body that governs the film ceremony since 2005. The award ceremony is reputed to be one of the most recognized awards for Africans in film-making. In 2015, she began the AfricaOne initiative to commemorate Africans in the entertainment industry.
Anyiam-Osigwe was born on March She is from the notable Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe family in Nkwerre, Imo State. She is the only girl in a family of eight children. She has a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University.