Saturday, 9 July 2016

By Dekunbi Kuye

Actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju on Saturday won Trailblazer of the Year award  at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016.

Lala who has featured in over eighty stage plays and produced five of her own with the Open Mic Theatre platform was announced as the 2016  AMVCA Trailblazer award recipient.

Lala who wore a red floral detailed print dress was visibly stunned by  the honour.

Lala continues to rise as one of Nigeria’s leading actresses with  outstanding performances in Tunde Kelani’s ‘Dazzling Mirage’ and most  recently Mildred Okwo’s ‘Surulere’.

Her rising army of fans cannot wait to see her in Kunle Afolayan’s new  movie, ‘The CEO’.

Lala is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum (WEF), winner of  The Future Awards Africa Actor of the Year prize, and producer at the  British Council’s Lagos Theatre Festival 2016.

About Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, thespian,  producer and drama teacher. The Youngest person to ever produce the  international play V. Monologues Lala Akindoju cut her teeth as a stage actor appearing in over 80 productions since 2005.

Lala is a talent  scout who has created several new stars with her Open Mic Theatre and has professionally consulted for MTV, Ndani TV, amongst others in the  area of talent. She has also consulted for several art projects with the  British Council, the iRep film Festival, Woman rising festival amongst  others. In 2010 she won the award for Actor of the Year at The Future  Awards Africa and was recently selected for the International Visitors Leadership programme by the United States Public Affairs Section.



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