By JOWIT SALUSEKI
FILMMAKER Matildah Muchindu has joined the long list of nominees eying to get individual awards during this year’s Mwape Peer Awards.
Muchindu, who for a long time has been based in Australia, is vying for the Rising Star Award.
Should she manage to scoop the award, the 41-year-old will join the likes of fellow award winning actress Cassie Kabwita who bagged the similar award in 2015.
Muchindu is credited for the blockbuster movie Family Slavery, a film which features some of the well known Nigerian actors and actresses.
The movie recently debuted on Africa Magic Channels which usually airs mostly West African movies.
Mwape Peer Awards were established in 2010 by Ruth and James Mwape who are based in the United States of America (USA).
The awards are basically seen as part of the couple’s plan to give back to the people by providing a platform to recognise those individuals who, without the benefit of visibility or influence, made a difference through their creativity, energy and sheer tenacity.
Mwape Peer Awards recognises individuals who have played pivotal roles in their respective communities, which is a symbol of excellence.
Initially, the awards were given to the Zambian unsung heroes and heroines only, but in 2014, they were opened up to all Africans in and outside Africa.