Charles Igwe and their children
You may recall that Nollywood tragically lost a bundle of talent when Nollywood icon/producer Amaka Igwe passed away on April 29 from a fatal asthma attack. Yesterday (June 9th 2014) family, friends, colleagues and Nollywood practitioners, gathered for a special Service of Songs/Tribute Night in honour of the late Amaka Igwe.
Her husband Charles Igwe and their three children led the memorial service.
The event took place at the Haven Events Centre in Ikeja, Lagos. Some of those in attendance were Abike Dabiri and husband, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Kate Henshaw, Onyeka Onwenu, Tunde Kelani, Bimbo Akintola, Ego Boyo, Bukky Ajayi, Wunmi Obe, Olu Jacobs, Kunle Bantefa, Ngozi Nwosu, Sola Onaiga, Nobert and Gloria Young, Patrick and Ireti Doyle, Tony Umez, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, Ali Baba, Teju Babyface, Tosyn Bucknor and many others.
Waje gave a heartfelt rendition of Jesus Loves Me. While Amaka Igwe’s teenage daughter Ruby Igwe also gave a moving Bible reading. Some of those who spoke during the night of honour were Ego Boyo and Kunle Bantefa who both could not hold back the tears, RMD, Ireti Doyle and Chris Ihindero.
Amaka Igwe will be buried on Friday, June 13th 2014 at Ndiuche Arondizuogu in Imo State at her marital home.
See photos from the celebration of life after the jump.