By Hussein Kiganda
Ugandan award-winning actor Nkakalukanyi known for his role in Uganda’s first Oscars Selected Movie “Tembele” has hopes of bringing glory to Uganda at Africa’s biggest film awards-Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAAs) that are ongoing in Nigeria.
The actor was nominated in the “Best Actor In A Leading Role” category facing competition from Daniel Etim Effiong in Jolly Roger, Gudrun Colombus Mwanyika in Tug of War, Botlhale Mahlangu in Surviving Gaza, Eugene Boateng in Borga, Deyemi Okanlanwo in Swallow, Akah Nnani in Man of God and Aaron Adatsi in Road to My Father’s compound
Nkakalukanyi told The Kampala Sun that winning the AMAAs is a fat achievement that he is looking forward to reaching.
“I think it’s one of, if not the biggest awards show in Africa celebrating achievement in Film across all its disciplines on the continent. So I expect that I am going to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in film in Africa,” he said.
“Scooping a nomination is already a big deal for me and there’s a chance to win it which will be super! I think this is a chance to showcase what we have to offer in film as representatives of Uganda but also a chance to pick something from the other filmmakers on the continent. I am hopeful that it won’t leave me the same, regardless of the outcome,” he added.
The actor also won Best Actor in 2021 and 2022 at the Uganda Film Festival.