Above: Nyce Wanjeri aka Shiro gives her acceptance speech after scooping the award of best actress in a comedy series. COURTESY|Multichoice
BY PETER ONDABU
Who said mboches can’t conquer the world?
For acting as a mboch on NTV’s popular sitcom Auntie Boss, Shiro (real name Nyce Wanjeri) is now a holder of an accolade from the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
Here is what GOtv tweeted as soon as she was announced as the winner:
Nyce Wanjeri AKA #Shiro wa #AuntieBoss has won the ‘Best Actress in a Comedy Movie/TV Series’ category for ‘AUNTI BOSS’ at the #AMVCA2018.
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In her acceptance speech, Shiro said the win was a revelation:
“This is my first time to board a plane and I came to Nigeria and my first time to win an award.”
Shiro is the life of the show, living the true meaning of the programme’s storyline, which is that the househelp literally takes over when the owner is away.
Every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, she is on the screens getting into the hair of her boss Mama Kylie (or Mama Kiarie as she usually calls her, whose real name is Grace Muna) and with my critical eye, I think Mama Kiarie also deserves a pat in the back for helping bring out the humour.
Had she not been the no-nonsense “boss”, Shiro’s role wouldn’t have come out as sharply.
But all in all, Shiro is going places and it is obvious that she is just beginning.
“I want to thank everyone who voted,” she said.
Her win has drawn accolades from many Kenyans including comedian Churchill who tweeted:
Join me in congratulating @nycewanjeri (Shiro) who won the “Best Actress in Comedy Movie/TV Series category for #AuntieBoss at #AMVCA2018 last night. 🎉🎊🎉🎊
Another Kenyan who scooped honours in the awards organised by Multichoice is Mark Maina, who bagged the Best Picture Editor Award for the work he did in the movie 18 Hours.
There is also Dennis Wanjohi Maina who bagged the Best Documentary Award for a documentary titled The Flesh Business.
Kenya’s list of winners also had Phoebe Ruguru who scooped the Best Overall Movie Award and the Best Movie Award in East Africa.
In the awards, there were categories whose winners were voted in by the public and others where a panel of judges decided the winner.