By Terence Miselo
With their combination recently emphasized in the newly-launched project, ‘Secrets Untold’, Owas Ray Mwape and Cassie Kabwita proved they are on top of the game when it comes to local film following their individual wins at the 2015 Zambia Film, Television and Radio Awards( ZAFTAR) held last weekend in Kitwe.
Kabwita was named best screen actress for 2015 owing mainly to her efforts on Secrets Untold where she played a co-leading role. This is definitely an achievement she has described as encouraging knowing that she has a lot of projects coming on her plate.
“It’s encouraging and I really wish to finish all my projects so that we take the industry to another level,” said Kabwita.
On the other hand, Owas is extremely excited with the recognition and his efforts to promoting the local film industry seem like they are just beginning.
The actor walked away with three significant awards namely, best director, best actor and best film awards for 2015. His reaction to this was simply, ‘Thank you GOD’.
Other notable wins at the awards went to the production crew for the ‘Sowero’ radio drama for the best production award.
The ZAFTAR awards are an annual ceremony facilitated by the National Association for Media Arts. This year the ceremony was held last Friday at Metro Cinema in Parklands Kitwe were Macky2 and Dorika played by Bob Nkosha graced the occasion.