Mama Kayai dedicates Kalasha award to Mzee Ojwang
Legendary TV comedian Mary Khavere aka Mama Kayai was among the big winners during the 6th Kalasha Awards that were held on Friday night at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi.
For her great performance spanning decades, Khavere was rewarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award which she dedicated to her late on screen ‘husband’ Mzee Ojwang Hatari (real name Benson Wanjau) who passed on in July this year.
Broadcasters were faulted for not dedicating more time to local productions as the Ministry’s Award was not given out to any television station.
However, NTV bagged two awards with Discovery 254’s Sarah Hassan and Charles Ouda being voted the best hosts in a TV show.
NTV’s drama series Pendo scooped the best lead actress in TV with Riziki Ambrose who acts as Sita emerging top.
Below is the full list of winners:
Best lead actor in film – Felix Warutere – Switch
Best lead actress in film – Vivian Wambui – No Behaviour
Best supporting actor in film – Charles Karumi – Fundimentals
Best sound designer – Brian Munene of Kibanda Pictures
Best original score – Hear me move
Best editor – Peter Gitau
Best lighting technician – Sarikah Hemic – Veve
Best special effects – David Otieno Angula
Best original screen play – Hear me move
Best feature – Veve
Best director of photography – Likarion Wainaina
Best documentary – The Last Fight
Best short film – The Cleansing
Best director – Simon – Veve
Best local language film – Moskode
Best lead actor in TV – Kevin Maina – Groove Theory
Best lead actress in TV – Riziki Ambrose – Pendo
Best performance in TV comedy – Khaleed Andul – Classmates
Best host in TV show – Sarah Hassan and Charles Ouda – Discovery 254
Best TV documentary – Unity Dow story
Best TV comedy – Hapakule News
Best TV drama – Groove Theory
Special awards category
Best feature by a student – My Son’s Salvation
Best documentary by a student – Oborogi
Best diaspora production – Code of Silence
Best animation production – The Migrant Business
Best feature in East Africa – The Queen of Maasai – Tanzania