SOMKELE IYAMAH-IDHALAMA: The Big Screen Princess
Somkele’s success story reaffirms the veracity in the popular catch-them-young phrase. Famous for her roles in Dreamwalker (2012), 93 Days (2016), The Wedding Party (2016), The Arbitration (2016), the TV series Gidi Up (2013), she has made a good name and career for herself in the Nigerian movie industry. Beyond Nigeria, her works has earned her recognition at the international scene as three films in which she starred - 93 Days (2016), The Wedding Party (2016) and The Arbitration (2016) - premiered at the Toronto International Film Awards Festival.
Year 2016 came as a rewarding year for her hard work; she won the first ‘Female International Rising Star’ at the Toronto International Film Awards Festival, ‘Ebonylife Prize For Acting 2016’ and other awards at The Future Awards Africa 2016, and 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.