The star of the Namibian feature film The White Line (2019), Girley Jazama was nominated at the Sotigui Awards 2020 in the Best Actor Southern Africa category.
She shares the nomination with South Africa’s Bongile Mantsai (Knuckle City, 2019) and Malawi’s Tapiwa Gwaza (The Road To Sunrise, 2017).
Jazama’s performance in the apartheid-themed film impressed audiences and festival curators alike earning her acclaim and the Best Female Actress nomination the 2019 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards.
“I am honoured to be nominated alongside the other two brilliant actors in my category. The nomination is a win for The White Line and Namibia because we as an industry are being recognised by our peers in the industry,” Jazama says on the nomination.
Last year, actor Adriano Visagie won the Best Actor Southern Africa award at the Sotigui Awards, becoming the first Namibian to be nominated and win at the award show.
The fifth edition of the Sotigui Awards will take place from November 12 to 14, 2020 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.