Madina Nalwanga

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Madina Nalwanga (born February 2, 2002)[1] became famous for her lead role in Disney's Queen of Katwe. The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe.[2] For her role in the film, she won most promising actor award at 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.[3]

Early life[change | change source]

Born in the poor Kampala's slum of Katwe, she spent their childhood selling corn on the streets of Katwe.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Hagan, Michael (2016-10-02). "Ugandan premiere of girl's slum-to-chess-champ story". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  2. "Madina Nalwanga". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  3. "Queen of Katwe Actress Madina Nalwanga wins an award at the African Movie Academy Awards 2017". theugandatoday.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. "How Nyong'o, Oyelowo bonded with their 'Queen of Katwe'". amp.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.