Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar mourns the death of nollywood icon A,aka Igwe, who passed from asthma attack on Tuesday, 29th April, 2014 in Enugu. Paying tribute to the prolific actress, writer, producer and director, Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) called her a jewel of the movie industry.
The official recalled Igwe's award-winning "Decrees of Fate", the popular productions "Rattle Snake" and "Violated" touching upon important family issues, so as other outstanding works by the top Nollywood star.
"Amaka was one of the pioneers of the movie industry. Her presence in Nollywood grew to become quite impressive as she amassed a number of well received movies."
Atiku expressed condolences to Igwe's family and colleagues.
Amaka Igwe died at the age of 51, having been survived by an elderly mother, husband and three children.