- He was crownwed at the Zikomo Awards
Ugandan Film Director and Actor Mathew Nabwiso won an award at the Zikomo Awards.
Zikomo Awards is an International Award ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates individuals and organizations who are contributing positively and doing well in various industries.
The awards that saw Mathew Nabwiso scoop the “Best Movie Director on the continent for the year ” were held in Lusaka, Zambia on 18th/11/2023.The good news was announced by his wife Eleanor Nabwiso through a post she shared on her socials.
He managed to win the award, beating competition from some of the outstanding African directors including Kenny Rock Mumba, Rodrick Mkamba, Owas Ray Mwape, Hakizimana Rexy, Gaetano Kazuo, Neill Blomkamp, Kemi Adetiba, Tony Umezi, Emmanual Nathi Ndlovu, and Salim Ahmedy Issa.
Other Ugandan nominees included Sanyu for TV series of the year, and filmmakers Henry Nathan Katongole and Tracy Kababiito representing Uganda in the best actor and actress categories.
Notable Ugandan figures like Barbie Kyagulanyi, Ziza Bafana, Irene Namatovu, Karole Kasita, Abbas Kaijuka, Brian Ahumuza, Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, and Oscar Kampala were well-represented across various art forms at the awards.