Sarah Hassan Wins Big at Colourful Night in Lagos

  • Anita Nderu and Sarah Hassan pictured at a product launch on July 19, 2018.
    Anita Nderu and Sarah Hassan pictured at a product launch on July 19, 2018.
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  • The highly anticipated 7th Edition of the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) went down on Saturday night, March 14, in Lagos.

    Nigerian media personality, IK Osakioduwa, and popular Kenyan media personality, Amina Abdi Rabar, were the hosts of the glitzy event that saw several Kenyans bag prestigious awards.

    Gifted Kenyan actress, model, and TV host Sarah Hassan led the way as her production Plan B won Best Movie East Africa.

    Kenyan actress Sarah Hassan strikes a pose.
    Kenyan actress Sarah Hassan strikes a pose.

    "OMG we wooonnn. Best Movie East Africa at the AMVCA7 Lowla Dee you talented and creative, thank you for creating a masterpiece. Thank you to all the cast and crew for making this happen & Africa Magic, DSTV Kenya and every single one of you for all your support," she tweeted upon learning of her huge win.

    The 60-minute movie which was shot in Nairobi, is a typical love story starring Kenyan actresses Sarah Hassan as Lisa Waweru, Kate Kamau Karanja as Joyce and Nigerian actor Daniel Ettim as Dele.

    The movie showcases Nairobi’s beautiful scenery and indie music scene boosting Kenya’s movie industry a notch higher through high-quality production. It has received rave reviews with many asking for a sequel or a mini-series.

    Kenya's renowned actor Pascal Tokodi, who was present at the star-studded show walked away with the highly coveted Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series for his role in Disconnect.

    With a silk blue shirt emblazoned with golden coloured print, Tokodi looked right at home in the glitz and glamour of the red carpet as he went up to receive his award.

    "We did it! Blessings fam!Thank you! Thank you so much!!" an excited Tokodi posted on Instagram.

    Disconnect is a 2018 Kenyan romantic comedy film directed by David 'Tosh' Gitonga and Michael Jones. The film stars Kenyan actress Brenda Wairimu and actor Nick Mutuma who lead a diverse cast that explores the dating scene in Nairobi.

    Pascal Tokodi poses with his Best Supporting Actor Award on March 14, 2020.
    Pascal Tokodi poses with his Best Supporting Actor Award on March 14, 2020.
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    The film revolves around a secret romantic attraction between two best friends, Celine (played by Brenda Wairimu) and Josh (Nick Mutuma), and their closest friends in the Kenyan capital. 

    Raveet Sippy Chadha was the third Kenyan who walked away with the golden trophy. Her movie Subira won in the Best Indigenous Language/TV Series category.

    The Kenyan writer-director, based in Nairobi, has written and directed 4 short films. 

    Her award-winning film is based on the personal experiences of a Muslim girl’s struggle for freedom from conformity.

    It has previously won 15 international awards including Best Short Film at Amakula International Film Festival in 2008. It also won 2 awards in Amien International Film Festival in France, and 2 awards Tarifa Film Festival in Spain.

    Subira was the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes film festival. It got distribution on TV channels in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and PBS, USA, Mnet Africa and KTN-Kenya in 2009. 

    Kenya's Amina Abdi Rabar closed out the eventful gala, to mark a truly remarkable night for Kenya's film industry.

    Kenya's writer and film director Raveet Sippy Chadha.
    Kenya's writer and film director Raveet Sippy Chadha.
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