• Ugandan Disney Actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa Dead at 15

    1 month ago - By TMZ

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa - a young actress who starred in a Ugandan Disney movie about a chess prodigy - has reportedly died... this after battling health issues a few years earlier. According to the Ugandan news outlet, The Daily Monitor, Nikita...
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  • ‘Queen Of Katwe' Actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa Dead At 15

    1 month ago - By Essence

    Young actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa has passed away at the age of 15 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Waligwa appeared in 2016's Queen of Katwe, which starred Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, and Madina Nalwanga. Based on true events, the film told the story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in Katwe who becomes a chess prodigy and leads the Uganda team at the Chess Olympiad in Russia. Waligwa played Gloria, a friend of Phiona's who explains the rules of chess to her. BBC reports that the actress was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. Following the diagnosis, Queen of Katwe...
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  • “Queen of Katwe” Actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa Has Died

    1 month ago - By Teen Vogue

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," has died at the age of 15.
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