Nigeria-born British actress, Wunmi Mosaku, was on Sunday night named the best-supporting actress at the annual BAFTA TV awards.


The event was held on Sunday at Royal Festival Hall in London.

Mosaku won for her performance in ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy,’ seeing off competition from Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax).

The Zaria-born actress migrated to Manchester, England and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007.


She made her stage debut in a production of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s The Great Theatre of the World and appeared in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The ceremony, which was hosted by Sue Perkins, was attended by British TV’s biggest stars including Ant and Dec, Olivia Colman, Thandie Newton and Ed Balls.

This year’s BAFTA nominations were ruled by The Crown with five nods, followed by BBC3’s Fleabag.


‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’, produced by BBC1’s Happy Valley and one-off BBC drama, had three nominations.

In 2010, Mosaku was named one of ‘The Seven Fresh Faces of Toronto International Film Festival’ for starring in ‘I Am Slave’.

She played Malia, a girl who has been kidnapped from her village in Sudan, and sold into slavery.

For her performance, Mosaku won awards such as Best Actress at the Birmingham Black Film Festival, Best Onscreen performance at the Cultural Diversity Awards and Best Female performance at the Screen Nation Awards.


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