Children of Mud earns child actress, Mariam Kayode nomination for Best Actress in a Drama

In a category that holds Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Keira Hewatch and Lilian Echelon

The 6th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominees have been announced, among them is 11-year-old Mariam Kayode which makes her the youngest person ever nominated as Best Actress in a Drama by the AMVCA.

Mariam Kayode is nominated for her role in Imoh Umoren’s film “Children Of Mud”, which Umoren describes as a child right advocacy film that explores the causes and consequences of child homelessness. Umoren stars Mariam as Emem, a young girl who is forced to fend for herself and her brother after they’re thrown out on the street by their an aunt they’ve been sent to live with. She also appeared in  Imoh Umoren’s sophomore feature film, “The Happyness Limited”. The Best Actress nominees also include Keira Hewatch (The Witness Box), Cinderella Sanyu (Bella), Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Alter Ego) and Lilian Echelon (Black Rose).

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