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Mayonde congratulates Mbithi Masya

Kenyan singer Matonde has on Wednesday congratulated his man Mbithi Masya after he was shortlisted in the Film Air category.

Mbithi is a Kenyan born filmmaker, writer and artist who began his career in advertising and has so far directed advertisements for some of Kenya’s top brands and corporate including Safaricom, Coca Cola, Barclays, Google Kenya among others.

Mbithi is also part of the highly claimed art collective known as Just a Band. His first feature film Kati Kati had its first world premiere in the discover program at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Mayonde congratulates Mbithi Masya

Shortly after that the film was selected and awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (fipresci) for the discovery programme.

It went on to win the New Voices/New Visions Award Special Mention at the Palm Springs International Festival, the Filmpris at the 19th CinemAfrica Film Festival in Stockholm, the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the 2017 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, and the Best East African Film award at the 2017 Africa Movie Viewer’s Choice Awards.

Joining Mbithi in the same category is Ethiopia’s Salem Mekuria and South African born Akin Omotoso.

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Congratulations to my baby ?❤️ May all your dreams come true @mbithi ? You are such a brilliant yummy man and I love you so much ???? #Repost @africa.centre (@get_repost) ・・・ @mbithi is a Kenyan born film maker, writer and artist is now on our #AIR2018Shortlist. He began his career in advertising, and has directed ads for some of Kenya’s most prominent brands, including Safaricom, Barclays, Coca Cola, Google Kenya, among others. He has been a part of the highly acclaimed experimental art collective JUST A BAND. Mbithi’s first feature film, Kati Kati, had its world premiere in the discover program at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was selected and awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (fipresci) for the discovery programme. It went on to win the New Voices/New Visions Award Special Mention at the Palm Springs International Festival, the Filmpris at the 19th CinemAfrica Film Festival in Stockholm, the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the 2017 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, and the Best East African Film award at the 2017 Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards.

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Mayonde congratulates Mbithi Masya
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