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Abbey Mukiibi whipped me into shape, says African Monologue Challenge winner

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By Ahmad Muto

Ugandan actress and winner of the just-concluded African Monologue Challenge, Ghana, while speaking on 360 Mentor Twitter Space with Robert Kabushenga on Monday, May 29, said one of the challenges she faced in her trade was failure to snap out of character.

Rachael Nduhukire was responding to a question on how she manages to act several characters and still have her own.

She said actor, comedian and director Abbey Mukiibi slapped her on two different occasions while working with him because she had failed to snap out of character.

“I remember there was a time Abbey Mukiibi slapped me. He did, like, on two takes. I fumed. I got home, put on my running shoes and went outside to do some laps to let go of the steam because I was going to project that bad mood on people I live with. I guess this experience taught me to be aware… I am able to tell when I haven’t snapped out of character,” Nduhukire said.

She emerged winner of the African Monologue Challenge last week after beating off competition from the other contestants from across Africa in online voting, with 31.83% of the votes, and grand finale performance.

According to Nduhukire, a film is to be shot in the winner’s country; Uganda in this case with the goal of fronting Pan Africanism. All the contestants are to be flown to Uganda and she will be the main character as the winner, while others will be supporting cast.

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