Nikita Pearl Waligwa Bio, Age (DEATH), Family, Parents, Movies

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Nikita Pearl Waligwa Bio – Wiki

This is what you need to know about the late Nikita Pearl Waligwa a Ugandan actress. She was notable for her role as Gloria in Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Death – Cause of Death

In 2016, Pearl Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and showed great recovery a year later. However, another tumor was found in 2019.

“Queen of Katwe” director Mira Nair helped organize efforts to fund Waligwa’s treatment during filming, this is according to BBC. Nikita died on February 15, 2020, from a brain tumor.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Age

Pearl Waligwa was born in 2004 in Uganda. She was 15 years old.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Family and Parents

A family member has since admitted that Nikita had been living in a lot of pain before losing her battle. “The brain was swollen and it is exerting a lot of pressure,” one of the family members told local media.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Career – Movies|Films

Waligwa came to the limelight in 2016 for her role in the Disney film. The young actress had portrayed the character of Gloria in the hit film about a chess prodigy who hailed from a Ugandan slum.

Based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, the movie stars award-winning Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o and British actor David Oyelowo.

The hopeful biographical drama opened at the Toronto International Film Festival before going on to be screened in 1,242 theatres over its opening weekend.