Late veteran 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 the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures.
Amaka Igwe was a Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive.
She was recognised as one of the second-generation filmmakers who helped begin the video film era of Nigerian cinema.
The doodle went live on Thursday as an honour of late Igwe’s contributions to Nollywood.
Amaka Igwe remained a prominent figure in the industry until her death in 2014.
she hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its offshoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’.
Amaka Igwe won a number of awards during her career. In 2011, Nigeria recognized her substantial efforts and immense contributions to the creative industry by awarding her with the Nigerian National Order of ‘”MFR,” which stands for “Member of The Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Her Nollywood projects include ‘Rattlesnake’ and ‘Violated’, which set Amaka Igwe Studios apart in the Video film era of Nigerian cinema.