15 February 2013

Kenya: AfricaMagic Award Nominee Gets Into Music

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Kenyan actress Maureen Koech will battle for Best Supporting Actress In a Drama against other African actresses like Thishiwe Ziqubu of Man on Ground, Harriet Manamela of Otelo Burning, Regina Chukwu of Akun and Taiwo Atigogo of Old Cargo Young Blood.

The AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards nominee told Word Is, "I never expected it. It is a surprise I'm excited beyond words. And to be in the Best Supporting Actress In a Drama category is amazing. It feels good to be recognized as one of the best not only in Kenya but also in Africa."

Maureen added that her focus now is to concentrate on her acting and music career. "I took a break from school to focus on acting and music but I will definitely go back to finish my degree."

The actress has a single out called No Letting Out and is planning on releasing her sophomore single soon.

Maureen plays the role of Patricia in Lies that Bind. "In some way playing Patricia is challenging because she is an introvert and I'm an extrovert. She has gone through a lot in life so I have to place myself in the character's shoes. In some way I also relate to the character since our ages are not that far apart," she said.

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