Uganda: Queen of Katwe Bags Two AMAAs

28 July 2017


Queen of Katwe scooped two awards at the 13th edition of the Africa Movie Academy awards (AMAAs), held Saturday night at Eko hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

The film set and partly shot in the Kampala slum of Katwe is about Phiona Mutesi and how playing chess brought her and her family out of poverty and hopelessness.

The film directed by Mira Nair bagged awards in the Best Costume Design and Best Young Actor - Madina Nalwanga - categories. Read the full article in The Observer here.