Google Doodle Honors Late Nigerian Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe On 57th Posthumous Birthday

Prolific film-maker and Nollywood icon Amaka Igwe who shockingly passed on at 51, some years old, has been honoured with a Google Doodle to celebrate her 57th posthumous birthday.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures.


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

Igwe hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its offshoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’.

She was recognised as one of the second generation filmmakers who helped begin the video film era of Nigerian cinema, and has remained a prominent figure in the industry until her death in 2014.

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