The news of the death of Legendary filmmaker Amaka Igwe took us all by suprise but her husband has shed some light on what happened. The husband, Mr Charles Igwe was talking with delegates from the National Executive of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) and told them if there was no Doctors Strike his wife would be alive.
Mr Charles Igwe said, “We were in Enugu preparing for her new soap, and Amaka was taking some of the people through acting when she had an asthma attack.
After using her inhaler without success, she was taken to a nearby hospital, but we were told that the doctor was not around. We then went to the teaching hospital in Enugu, where we were again told that the Doctors were on strike. It was while we were taking her to another hospital that she died.”