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Image copyright Disney Image caption Nikita Pearl Waligwa played Gloria, a friend of the protagonist Phiona, who explained the rules of chess Stars of the film Queen of Katwe have paid tribute to actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa who has died at the age of 15. Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and died…

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Nikita Pearl Waligwa played Gloria, a friend of the protagonist Phiona, who explained the rules of chess

Stars of the film Queen of Katwe have paid tribute to actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa who has died at the age of 15. Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and died in hospital in Kampala on Sunday.She starred in the 2016 film which was based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum. Her co-star David Oyelowo wrote on Instagram: “She was a ball of light in Queen of Katwa and in life.”He played the role of Phiona Mutesi’s chess teacher while
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