The Africa Monologue Challenge 2023 Finalists List

The Africa Monologue Challenge is a prestigious competition where actors from all African countries can compete for a lead role in a Pan-African film, among other exciting prizes. The competition is an initiative of MK Casting, Ghana’s premier casting company, in collaboration with the African Chamber of Content Producers.

The Africa Monologue Challenge 2023 competition received a staggering 2,000 entries worldwide, showcasing the talent, passion, and diversity of African actors. Out of these, a panel of esteemed judges shortlisted 50 finalists representing various African countries .

These finalists will embark on an exhilarating eight-month-long monologue challenge conducted entirely online. Every two weeks, they will perform monologues on various themes and topics, and face bi-weekly evictions based on the votes of the audience and the judges.

The final challenge will take place in person in the beautiful country of Uganda. The grand finale is scheduled for May 26, 2024, where the top 10 finalists will compete for the coveted title of Africa Monologue Champion.

The 50 finalists who impressed the judges and the audience with their monologues have shown their creativity, versatility, and charisma in their performances. They have also shared their personal stories, challenges, and aspirations as actors. They are:

– Abdi Hassan (Somalia)

– Aisha Mohammed (Nigeria)

– Akua Asante (Ghana)

– Alioune Diop (Senegal)

– Aminata Diallo (Mali)

– Amira El-Sayed (Egypt)

– Anas Ahmed (Morocco)

– Angelique Mbayo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

– Benjamin Mwangi (Kenya)

– Bongani Ncube (South Africa)

– Chantal Niyonkuru (Burundi)

– Charles Osei (Ghana)

– Chidinma Okorie (Nigeria)

– Daniel Mwaura (Kenya)

– David Ochieng (Uganda)

– Deborah Oluwaseyi (Nigeria)

– Ebrima Jallow (Gambia)

– Eddy Kamuanga (Angola)

– Emmanuel Ntumba (Zambia)

– Esther Mwende (Kenya)

– Fatima Zahra (Algeria)

– Fidelis Nganga (Kenya)

– Grace Njeri (Kenya)

– Habiba Ahmed (Ethiopia)

– Hafsa Abdi (Somalia)

– Hassan Ali (Sudan)

– Ibrahim Sow (Guinea)

– Isabella Nkosi (South Africa)

– James Kariuki (Kenya)

– Jean-Paul Ndayisenga (Rwanda)

– Josephine Kamau (Kenya)

– Kadija Bah (Sierra Leone)

– Khalid Mohamed (Tanzania)

– Lamine Diarra (Mali)

– Linda Ofori (Ghana)

– Mariam Keita (Senegal)

– Maryam Abubakar (Nigeria)

– Michael Omondi (Kenya)

– Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

– Nana Ama Mensah (Ghana)

– Nelly Mwaura (Kenya)

– Noura El-Hassan (Sudan)

– Patrick Mwamba (Zimbabwe)

– Rachel Muthoni (Kenya)

– Samuel Kariuki (Kenya)

– Sarah Wanjiku (Kenya)

– Tendai Chirwa (Malawi)

– Thomas Ngugi (Kenya)

– Yasmine El-Bahri (Tunisia)

– Zanele Dlamini (Eswatini)

To watch their monologues and learn more about them, visit and follow us on social media for updates and news. You can also vote for your favourite finalists and help them advance to the next stage of the competition.

The Africa Monologue Challenge 2023 is a platform for African actors to shine and be heard. It is a celebration of African talent, culture, and identity. It is a journey that will inspire and empower many aspiring actors across the continent.

Join us as we follow this journey and witness the birth of a new generation of African acting stars!

Add your comment