British Nigerian actress Wunmi Mosaku won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA).
Mosaku who was born in Zaria in 1986 and then moved to England, won the award for her role as Gloria in the television drama Damilola, Our Loved Boy which is based on the true story of the murder of Damilola Taylor – a ten-year-old Nigerian boy living in Peckham, London – and the subsequent trial.
Mosaku graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007 and has been gradually building up an acting portfolio, appearing in several theatre productions.
The 2017 BAFTA’s was held at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and attended by British TV’s biggest stars including Ant and Dec, Olivia Colman, Thandie Newton and Ed Balls.
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