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Gambian nominated for Best Actress Award in the UK

Oct 22, 2013, 9:28 AM | Article By: Lamin Cham

A young Gambian rising actress, Marie Kumba Gomez, has been nominated for the Zafaa Africanaward for the Best Newcomer award 2013. This award will be given in London in November. She was also nominated for the Best Actress award 2013 in the Beffta International awards, for her role in Shameful Deceit. Voting for these awards is opened until November 5 on www.beffta.com/voting .

To vote for Marie click on film 3 and best actress and click Marie Gomez and then vote. Marie Gomez pursuits will help to enhance the development of the movie in The Gambia.

The stylish and sweet Marie Kumba Gomez was born on the 16th of February 1994 in Gambia. She’s the daughter of a renowned playwright, author and publisher, George Gomez, and a Nursing Sister & Health Adviser Sainabou Samba Gomez. She studied Drama in Brampton Manor school in which she ended up with Grade A.

She is currently studying Tourism Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Marie Gomez came into the spotlight when she won the first “Class Act’ talent hunt in Britain organized by the renowned Film Director Mr Ruke Amata in 2011”, in which she was offered a lead Role in “The Past Came Calling” directed by Ruke Amata himself; which featured one of Nigeria’s top actress Chioma Chukwuka and another top Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo. The Past Came Calling, a feature film, was premiered in Banjul, in London and in Nigeria,

Marie has also featured in several movies produced in the UK like 1. Hunting 4 hubbies, 2. Life Beyond , 3. Shameful Deceit, 4. Battered , 5.Single & Searching , 6 Cafe Afrik , 7. 18 Carat Mama , and currently on set for multiple products. Her manager, Ruke Amata is a renowned top Director in Nollywood who is also the founder of the talent hunt “Class Act “.

She also featured in the most talked about Nollywood Comedy “London Na Wa “ produced in the UK anddirected by Nelson Spyk.

The beautiful actress is one of a kind, and she has always been involved in charity works. At the Age of 11 , Marie joined a charity youth group (Join Hands) where she organized and performed several shows alongside with her fellow group mates to raise funds for her country of origin, Gambia. Her talent and organizational skills was clearly noted, and for that she was appointed as the group leader which meant more acting and commitment.

Marie Gomez is not only a beautiful and talented actress, but she is also a leader. She was appointed a prefect in secondary school. She was also a learning coach, which involves helping students with their academic development and activities. Due to her diligence and hard work, she was voted to be the chair of the school and the class council. Alongside, she was also a team leader within the prefects.

She is known for her kind and bubbly personality; she is known for her versatility and high professionalism in her career as an actress.

The Vice President of Gambia Dr Aja Isatou Njie Saidy described Marie Gomez as an ambassador of Gambia; she also commended Marie for her achievements so far as an upcoming actress. During the launching of “The Past Came Calling “ Marie was described as a rising star.

She won “The Best Upcoming Actress “ award during the African Women Achievers Awards (2013) presented by African Women of Substancein Birmingham, England.