Google celebrates Nollywood legend, broadcasting executive Amaka Igwe with Google Doodle

Google celebrates Nollywood legend, broadcasting executive Amaka Igwe with Google Doodle

Late Nollywood filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, has been honoured with a Google Doodle on her 57th posthumous birthday.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of Google's homepage logo meant to commemorate special holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures.

The doodle went live on Thursday, January 2, to celebrate late Igwe’s contributions to the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, on her posthumous birthday.

Amaka Igwe was a Nigerian filmmaker, broadcasting executive, and the owner of Top Radio 90.9 Lagos and Amaka Igwe Studios.

She was recognised as one of the second-generation filmmakers who helped begin the video film era of Nigerian cinema.

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Legit.ng reported that the Nollywood icon passed on April 29, 2014, in her home town at the age of 51, a few weeks to her launching a new TV channel.

The Nigerian filmmaker and Nollywood amazon's death occurred in Enugu where she had gone with her husband for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap.

The cause of her death was given as an asthma attack, unfortunately, she died before getting to the hospital.

In another news, Legit.ng reported that an eight-year-old boy, Harry, who lost his mum wrote a letter to her on Christmas.

When his grief counsellor asked him to write a letter, he wrote to his dead mother: "I will never be happy Harry again”, adding that he would eat his broccoli and clean his room if she comes back."

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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