Nigeria: Google Doodle Honours Amaka Igwe On 57th Posthumous Birthday
Google’s homepage on January 2, 2020, features no other face than that of Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive, Uzoamaka ‘Amaka’ Audrey Igwe born in Port Harcourt, 2 January 1963 and died in Enugu, 28 April 2014.
The tech giant company also included their favourite quote by the late Top Radio 90.9 Lagos and Amaka Igwe Studios owner.
“I will give you all I have, so you can add it to what you have and be better than me.” -Amaka Igwe
The Doodle was designed by a female Nigerian-raised, Brooklyn-based guest artist Data Oruwari,
The biography of Igwe, one of the prominent figure in the Nigerians video film era of Nigerian cinema read. “At an early age, Amaka showed deep interest in the performing arts, as she organized her school’s variety shows, taught performance dance, as well as wrote, acted, and directed plays.”
“During her postgraduate studies, Igwe started focusing on theatre and what she considered to be her first gift: writing. She developed her first television series screenplay, Checkmate, widely considered the best Nigerian soap opera of the 1990s.”
The biography on Google Doodle official page continues;
“This led to her directorial debut in the feature film Rattlesnake (1995 for Crystal Gold Limited), a smash hit in her home country, followed by films like Violated (1995 for Crystal Gold Limited) and A Barber’s Wisdom (2001 for Mnet), which helped set a higher production standard for “Nollywood” at the time. She wrote and directed the phenomenally successful Fuji House of Commotion (2001-2012 for Crystal Gold Limited), which gave her dominance of the national television series industry.