Amaka Igwe is a Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive.
Born 2 January 1963, she was the owner of Top Radio 90.9 Lagos and Amaka Igwe Studios. She was recognized as one of the second generation filmmakers who helped begin the video film era of Nigerian cinema. She remained a prominent figure in the industry until her death 8 April 2014.
Indeed, she will be remembered for raising the bar in movie and TV production in Nigeria; setting, attaining and maintaining high standards with her company at a time when Nollywood was not taken seriously; for not conforming to low standards as a means to achieving success and for inspiring many Nigerian movie makers; Nigerians, and the world as a whole.
A sense of duty to and respect for God, her family, excellence in everything, the integrity and quality of her work, and tradition in general was an integral part of Amaka. She loved her family, and resolved to always be there for them. Amaka Igwe invested in people, and they remain her testimony.
She often told those she directly trained that she would give them what she has so they could add to what they have and be better than her. She never thought she was indispensable, and she was committed to the growth and sustenance of the Creative Industries.
Amaka Igwe died from an asthma exacerbation; leaving her husband of 21 years, Charles Igwe; three children – Ruby Igwe, Daniel Igwe, David Igwe, an aged mother, siblings and a large extended family.