Internet giant, Google, is celebrating late Nollywood filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, with a 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.
The doodle went live on Thursday as an honour of late Igwe’s contributions to Nollywood.
She was a Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive. Igwe was the owner of Top Radio 90.9 Lagos and Amaka Igwe Studios.
She was recognised 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 in 2014.
Igwe hit national limelight as the writer and producer of award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’ and its offshoot ‘Fuji House of Commotion’.
Her Nollywood projects include ‘Rattlesnake’ and ‘Violated’, which set Amaka Igwe Studios apart in the Video film era of Nigerian cinema.
‘I will give you all I have, so you can add it to what you have and be better than me,” is one of the better known quotes of Amaka Igwe.
Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Nigerian-raised, Brooklyn-based guest artist Data Oruwari, celebrates award-winning filmmaker.