Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was born Marc 30th
She is from Nkwerre, Imo, Nigeria. A graduate of Oxford Brookes University
Occupation filmmaker, lawyer, philanthropist
Quite recently, Africa Move Academy Award mother company, the Africa Film Academy (AFA) Founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe partnered with the government of Imo State to train youths from Eastern Nigeria state who desire a career in film making.
The event was a huge success at the end of the training which covered script-writing, photography, editing, acting, cinematography, sound, lighting etc
The training introduced prospective youths to how they can start a career in the film industry and technical production and open them to possibilities that exist. The training held at My People’s Hall behind Villa Garden Hotel, New Owerri Imo State.
It is in recognition of her indelible services to the people and for impacting positively in the life of people, enterprise and youths that she was carefully selected to be among the Award recipients at the prestigious Arise Afrika Awards 2017 scheduled for 29th July at Benchmark Hotels
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, MFR (born 30 March) is a Nigerian filmmaker and entertainment executive. She is the founder of globally acclaimed film ceremony, Africa Movie Academy Award She pioneered the screening of Nollywood films at international film festivals. She directed the first music video of hip-hop sensation, P-Square. In 2012, she was bestowed a Member of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry.She is a TED fellow.
She is the only girl in a family of eight children. She has a degree in Law and political science from Oxford Brookes University.
Africa Movie Academy Awards
Anyiam-Osigwe founded the Africa Film Academy, a body that governs the film ceremony since 2005. The award ceremony is reputed to be one of the most recognized awards for Africans in film-making. At the 10th edition, she stepped down as CEO of the AMAAs. In 2015, she began the AfricaOne initiative to commemorate Africans in the entertainment industry.
Anyiam-Osigwe is an author of written poetry. She has three books to her credit. In an interview with Alana Herro, she described poetry as one of the avenues for expressing her perception and understanding of things around her. Prior to entering the university, she published a magazine, Clicks, specifically written to accommodate the black population in England. Her works are centered on advocacy causes.
Anyiam-Osigwe career on television began with her discussion show, Piece off my mind, that focuses on people\’s reaction to societal issues that are not regularly seen in the mainstream media.Her talk show was centered on issues of advocacy for individuals that the society usually give little attention or neglected. She cited African cast system, child trafficking and women equality as areas of interest to her in film and television. At the early stage of music duo, P-Square career, Anyiam-Osigwe was responsible for managing them. In 2016, she stated that she represents Somkele Inyamah.