Uganda’s Anne Kansiime beats Basketmouth, others to clinch coveted ‘African Oscar’

Uganda’s Anne Kansiime has been named the Favorite Comedian in the Nollywood & African People’s Choice Award.

She beat top African comedians like Basket Mouth, Klint the Drunk and Nkemi Owoh to bag the award.

She took to Instagram to thank her fans for the win: “Just won Favourite Comedian in the NAFCA Prestigious Film and Honorary Awards. Like I always say, you my Ninjas have helped me stay on the top. Thank you for the love and confidence in me,” she posted.

The award will be presented to Kansiime on September 12th at the iconic The Orpheum Theatre Broadway, Los Angeles, and U.S.A where the 5th edition of the awards will be held.

The NAFCA awards commonly referred to as The African Oscars are US awards designed to globally promote African Cinema, stage performance and culture.

NAFCA Honors are also aimed at recognising outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments over a couple of years.

The 28 years old Kansiime has been doing comedy for the last 8 years and still counting, where she has had to cope up really well with the industry that has been overwhelmed with male counterparts.

She started while still an undergraduate at Makerere University, Kansiime began to participate in drama skits acted by the theatre group Theatre Factory, who played at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala’s central business district.

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