The Kenya Film Commission published the list of Nominees for the 10th Edition of Kalasha International Awards and top-noted acts in the Film and TV industry are set to battle out for the prestigious awards.
This year’s edition has 31 categories up for contest, with 17 under Film, 8 under Television, and 6 under Special Awards.
Some of the big names nominated this year for Kalasha Awards include; Sarah Hassan (40 sticks), Nick Mutuma (Sincerely Daisy), Brian Ogana (Maria), Reuben Odanga (Selina), Trisha Khalid (Kovu), Daudi Anguka (Pete), Enos Olik, Yassmin Said (Maria) among others.
TV Drama, Telenovela and other programs that air on Show max and Maisha Magic have got a total of 14 nominations. Commenting on the news, Maisha Magic Head of Channel, Margaret Mathore, said; “We are living up to the brand’s promise of being truly Kenyan, and also living up to our deliberate strategy to develop, improve and invest in the independent film industry in Kenya.”
Kalasha Awards is an annual event by the Kenya Film Commission that celebrates exceptional talent in the Film and TV industry.
Here is the full list of nominees
Best TV Drama
Pete (Maisha Magic East) – Daudi Anguka
Majuto (Web Series) – Elijah Girimani and Robert Ndwiga
Kovu (Maisha Magic Plus) – Rashid Abdalla
Selina (Maisha Magic East) – Reuben Odanga
Maria (Citizen TV) – Rashid Abdalla
Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama
Leon Ongaya (Mbura) – Pete
Maxwell Simba (Amo) – Majuto
Brian Ogana (Luwi) – Maria
Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama
Yassmin Said (Maria) – Maria
Trisha Khalid (Ruby) – Kovu
Alice Wangari (Bella) – Kina
Riziki Ambrose (Sarah) – Pieces of Us
Wakini Njoroge – Majuto
Best TV Documentary
Road to Trauma – Sam Munia
Widow Cleansing – John Allan Namu
Mkorogo – Makena Ngondi
Stalker in my Life – Peris Gachahi
Best Student Feature Film
The Case – Eastmond Mwenda
The Scientist – Edward Ndungu
Stocoma – Brian Bwire
Reverie – Moses Mwathi
Best Performance in a TV Comedy TV Comedy
Mukami Njiru (Mrs. Wang’ombe) – Varshita
Matayo Keya (Makokha) – Hullabaloo Estate
Eve D’ Souza (Varshita) – Varshita
Fahamu Kazungu (Nyanya Rukia) – Nyanya Rukia
BEST TV DOCUMENTARY
Road to Trauma
Stalker in My Life
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST HOST IN A TV SHOW
Nick Ndeda – The Great Kenyan Bake Off
Amina Abdi – The Turn Up
Ruth Mueni – Abled Differently
Remmy Majala and Nick Ndeda – What’s Good Africa
Pierra Makena – Tano Kali
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A FILM
Gitaru Kamau – Family meeting
Bilal Mwaura in Uradi
Sam Psenjen – Sincerely Daisy
Robert Agengo – 40 sticks
Emanuel Mugo – Pillow Talk
LEAD ACTRESS IN A FILM
Ella Maina – Sincerely Daisy
Nduta Sailo – Family meeting
Ruth Maingi – Midlife Crisis
Lina Sande – Hatina
Aisha – Nambwa FMk
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM
Cajetan Boy – 40 sticks
Manasseh Nyaga – Uradi
Raymond Ofula – Family Meeting
Juma Maurice – Who Cares
Arabon Nyyneque – 40 sticks
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM
Alison Nyawira – Midlife Crisis
Foi Wambui – Sincerely Daisy
Mbeki Mwalimu – Sincerely Daisy
Rehema Juma – Nambwa Fm
Njoki Ndirangu – Retirement Package
Victor Gatonye – 40 sticks
Simiyu Barasa – Family Meeting
Nick Mutuma – Sincerely Daisy
Dr. Zippy Okoth – Midlife Crisis
Kang’ethe Mungai – Uradi
Best Original Score
Nambwa FM – Nelmo Needing
40 Sticks – Lucas Bikedo
Sincerely Daisy – Tim Rimbui
Uradi – Ngala Oreyo
Family Meeting – Karanja Kiarie
Midlife Crisis – Alison Nyawira & Dr Zippy Okoth
Best Feature Film
Nambwa FM – Alice Kidding
Who Cares – Wilson Osiolo
Family Meeting – Betty Kathungu
Uradi – Kangethe Mungai
Sincerely Daisy – Nick Mutuma
Pillow Talk – Alice Kombani
40 Sticks – Sarah Hassan
Best Production Designer
Siteiya Warui – 40 Sticks
Njoki Githinji – Sincerely Daisy
Wakarima Wangui – Midlife Crisis
Ciru Njoroge – Family Meeting
Scadded Orina – Pillow Talk
Edwin Nyongesa – 40 Sticks
Roy Mutonga Murichu – Sincerely Daisy
Simiyu Barasa – Family Meeting
Roselidah Taabu – Midlife Crisis
Nelly Maina – Uradi
Best Sound Designer
Lucas Bikedo – 40 Sticks
Mercy Adundo – Midlife Crisis
George Audi – Family Meeting
George Audi – Sincerely Daisy
Ngala Oreyo – Uradi
Best TV Advertisement
Dr. Pamoja – Darren Collins
Eden Tea – Mwendwa Mutua
Lishe Bora – Mugoya Mokua
KMPDU – Ali Mwacho
Best TV Comedy
Varshita (Maisha Magic East) – Lucy MwangiNyanya Rukia (Maisha Magic East) Daudi Anguka
Hullabaloo Estate (Maisha Magic East) Dennise Kibis
Best Children Production:
Ndemwa – Michael Mutahi
Boom Na Wabi – Kaburo Kobia
Earth’s Children – Michael Mutahi
Best Animation Production
Lady Moran – Albert Omwenga
The Legend of Lwanda Magere – Wanzilu Maingi
From Here To Timbuktu – Godfrey Mwampembwa and Ross Frank’s
The Wonderful Story of Aisha, Ali & Flipflopi – Wanzilu Maingi
Best Student Documentary
Mombasa – Riccardo Waruinge
Bleeding Love – Irungu Nduati
Retirement Package – Peterson Kariuki
Midlife Crisis – Dr Zippy Okoth
40 Sticks – Grace Murema
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source : pulse.co.ke
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Adina, J. Derobie, Sentini, Khalifina, Skillz 8Figure, Jay Nice, Gyakie, and Darko Vibes graced the stage with dope performances that lightened up the event. Last year’s awards show had 11 categories but this year’s had 12 to mark Y FMs 12th anniversary.
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Golden Movie Awards Africa Revokes Raquel Ammah’s Nominations
The Board and Grand Jury of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) has, effective November 26, 2020, revoked the nomination of Madam Raquel Ammah in three categories in the 2020 edition of the awards. The decision to revoke her nomination was prompted by a number of reasons, which clearly violate the rules of the scheme.
She was guilty of using unprofessional language in her correspondence with the GMAA team, the use of defamatory language that seems to suggest that the GMAA is not a credible awards scheme, thus bringing the scheme’s image into disrepute, disrespecting the Grand Jury, which is made up of men and women of high repute and disrespecting the entire African film industry.
Based on this revocation, Madam Raquel Ammah is not eligible for any Golden Movie Awards Africa nomination for the next two years. Madam Raquel Ammah was nominated in the “Golden Actress in a Drama”, “Golden Most Promising Actor” and Golden Discovery Actor categories, after a film she starred in, “Gold Coast Lounge” was submitted to the scheme for possible nomination.
The Director/Executive Producer of the film, Mr. Pascal Aka has been duly informed about the revocation. However, all other nominations for “Gold Coast Lounge” remain valid. He therefore advised the general public to disregard any publication or promotional material that acknowledges Madam Raquel Ammah as a nominee of the 2020 edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa.
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Magugu reportedly currently produces his garments locally as part of his own socio-economic responsibility. The International Woolmark Prize might boost productions as finalists have the opportunity for their designs to be picked up by international brands.
The other four top finalists are Bethany Williams and Matty Bovan from the UK, Marie-Eve Lecavalier from Canada and Charaf Tajer from France. The six finalists were selected from 380 applications across 55 countries. Former supermodel, Naomi Campbell, was part of the selection committee. Winners will be announced early next year.
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Akel Adjudged ‘Best Female DJ’ Of The Year At Ghana DJ Awards – 2020
The winners of the eighth annual Ghana DJ Awards were announced in Accra on 21 November. The event happened at the Silver Star Towers and had massive industry personalities in the entertainment sector representation.
DJ Akel was the winner for the Best Female DJ of the Year 2020 at the Ghana DJ Awards. In the category were DJ Nyce, Dj Prytty, DJ MJ, DJ Switch, The Mask DJ, DJ Jay Jay and in the end DJ Akel emerged the winner. She was a nominee for last year’s event as well but wasn’t able to win. Finally this year was her chance and she grabbed it.
DJ Akel is known as Emmanuella Akelentugna Afulani by birth. She is a graduate of University of Professional Studies. She has worked with A1 Radio in Bolgatanga, Onua Fm and 3Fm here in Accra. She also worked with Kwese Tv as a DJ for Home Run and Arena which were live tv shows.
Get familiar with her on her socials
Instagram @dj_akel, Facebook Dj Akel and Twitter @DJ_Akel
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