Nigerian Born Actress, Wunmi Mosaku Wins at BAFTA Awards

Kenyans and Africans at large felt very proud when Lupita Nyon’go won a Grammy for the best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave. This made us feel that we could indeed achieve anything we would want and just like she said ‘’your dreams are valid.’’

This past weekend Africa added another diamond to her crown when Nigerian- born British Actress, Wunmi Mosaku won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Damilola, Our Loved Boy’’ a British Drama, beating contendors for the prize like Siobhan, Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Nicola Walker (Last tango in Halifax).

Mosaku was born in Nigeria, and subsequently moved to Manchester where she attended Trinity Church of England Highschool and Xaverian Sixth Form College. She also sang for eleven years in the Manchester Girls’ Choir.

She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artin 2007 and made her stage debut at the Arcola Theatre in a production of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s The Great Theatre of the World. She also appeared in the legendary Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The ceremony was hosted by Sue Perkins (The Great British Bake Off) and attended by Great entertainers such as Thandie Newton (Rogue) and Olivia Colman (The Night Manager) amongst others.

Watch her receiving the award below:

 

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Fiona Olali

Fiona Olali

I love art and music and appreciate the small things that make a difference in how we view the world.

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