Kenyan actress Connie Kabarry bags two awards in Nigeria

Conny Kabarry(2ndleft) with Nigerian John Okafor(ibu),Tonto Dikeh and Kenneth Okwonkwo [Photo: David Gichuru]

Kenyan Nollywood actress and producer Connie Kabarry has won two awards in Nigeria in the just concluded Nollywood Leadership and Excellence Awards. 

Kabarry won in the categories of Nollywood Pan African Film Maker of The Year (East Africa) and Nollywood Actress Of The Year (East Africa) in the awards held in Abuja State on September 30.

''Your prayers were answered and here we are. A double award it is! I appreciate you my people and I promise to work harder to bring more awards, God is faithful!'' Connie wrote on Facebook. 

It has been a tough journey to the top for the actress who is now big abroad but was not appreciated much at home.

"I know so many people are passing through the same because I was getting messages from so many people who wanted me to help them explore their talents,” said the actress during the launch of Connie Kabarry Productions in Kisumu. 

Kabarry has also promised to introduce as many Kenyans as possible to Nollywood with her new initiative, Team Connie Kabarry, which will mentor and give upcoming guys in the film industry a field to showcase their talent. 

“I am overwhelmed with what God is doing in my life and I am so grateful for the new Nollywood family that God connected me with… My intention is to introduce as many Kenyans as possible to Nollywood. I can’t wait to see Riverwood and Nollywood working together.”

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