Wednesday, June 11, 2014


A service of songs and tribute night was held on Monday (June 9, 2014), for late filmmaker and media entrepreneur, Amaka Igwe. She died in Enugu on April 29, 2014, at the age of 51, after suffering from an asthma attack. The service of songs was attended by many of her friends, associates, and collaborators.

Present at the service of songs were Kunle Bamtefa, Ngozi Nwosu, and Sola Onayiga, who all starred in Amaka Igwe's popular sitcom, Fuji House of Commotion. Also at the service were Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ego Boyo, who both starred in Amaka Igwe's wildly popular soap opera, Checkmate, as well as her movie, Violated. Olateju Oyelakin (Teju Babyface) who was in Amaka Igwe's TV show, Solitaire, was also at the service.
Kunle Bamtefa and Olu Jacobs
Others who were at the service are Olu Jacobs, Tunde Kelani, Patrick Doyle, Norbert Young and Gloria Young, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kate Henshaw, Edward Arewa and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Ekpenyong Bassey Inyang, Iretiola Doyle, Tony Umez, Bimbo Akintola, Yemi Shodimu, Atuyota Akpobome (Ali Baba), Tunde Adewale (Tee A), Khabirat Kafidipe, and  Adekunle Ayeni.

Richard Mofe-Damijo and Norbert Young

Edward Erewa, Kate Henshaw, and Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Kate Henshaw and Olateju Oyelakin

Ekpenyong Bassey Inyang

Charles Igwe and Kanayo O Kanayo

Patrick Doyle

Atuyota Akpobome (aka Ali Baba) and Richard Mofe-Damijo

Bimbo Akintola

Gloria Young

Richard Mofe-Damijo and Iretiola Doyle

Ego Boyo

Charles Igwe, Ruby Igwe, and Danny Igwe

Kunle Bamtefa

Onyeka Onwenu

Ngozi Nwosu and Sola Onayiga

Tony Umez

Tunde Kelani and Khabirat Kafidipe

Tunde Adewale (Tee A), Olateju Oyelakin, and Adekunle Ayeni.

Yemi Shodimu

Waje Iruobe