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Reading: Khadison  Maada Duwai Awarded Best New Act At The National Film Awards
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Khadison  Maada Duwai Awarded Best New Act At The National Film Awards

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Winner of the best act role National Film awards
Khadison Augustine Maada Duwai
Winner of the best act role National Film awards

Khadison  Maada Duwai Awarded Best New Act At The National Film Awards


Young Sierra Leonean  multi talented actor, gospel minister and vocalist, inspiring many with his sensational voice and character, Khadison  Maada Duwai has been awarded Best New Act at the first ever National Film Awards organized by the National Film Awards at the Africa Young Voices Media Empire auditorium.


Khadison is a multi talented gospel minister and vocalist, inspiring many with his sensational voice and character.
He is one of Sierra Leone’s finest Vocalists.
Consequently qualifying for MTN Project Fame West Africa Competition (season 7).
A final year LAW student at the Fourah Bay College USL (at the time of this writing | 2019).

He is involved in numerous projects:

  • He is a voice coach at the Vocal Drift Inspire solo singing competition.
    (Sierra Leone’s first reality TV show)
  • Proprietor and Founder of “OVERTONE Gospel Music Brand“.
  • He runs a gospel musical project called “COVERS by KHADISON DUWAI“.
    (focused on reproducing covers of gospel songs from around Africa and the world at large.)

As an artist, he has released singles and also collaborated with high profile artists.


The multi-talented visionary has been accustomed to awards from an early age, hence a few mentioned here:

  • High School’s got Talent – Singing Competition | Winner – 2011
  • The Praisers for Christ – Singing Competition | Winner – 2012
  • Spring Alive West Africa “my spring” drawing competition | 1st place – 2012
  • National Commission for Democracy – Singing Competition | Winner – 2012
  • National Youth Gospel Musical XPO | Winner – 2013
  • The Sierra Leone Fashion Week – SL’s youngest fashion designer – 2014
  • Sierra Leone National Gospel Music awards – Nominee for the best gospel vocalist 2016

Khadison has performed with top Sierra Leonean artist on national occasions.
Most noteworthy, “The Presidential Inauguration Ceremony” in 2018.
Furthermore, he also played host on national reality TV shows.
The most recent “XMAS Surprise” live on AYV TV,
in 2018 to mark the festive Season.
The show was in partnership with the “SUNDAY Show” and also “Sinewaves Studios”.
Full video content of the TV show XMAS Surprise is also available on Overtone SL ‘s YouTube page.

His desire to make positive impact consequently drove him to another project geared towards inspiring success.
His Gospel Brand (OVERTONE) recently completed its Professional Christian Modelling Portfolio.
A Portfolio which is now featured in an ONLINE Modelling Showcase.
This was initiated by OVERTONE,
certainly to inspire Christian Youths to Pursue Fashion as a talent in the church.

Even more; to support the national campaign to end Sexual Violence against Girls and Womenas a result,
Khadison dedicated his Entire online Modelling Showcase towards the same agenda.

“A man’s talent makes ways for him”.
There’s no limit to how far this young talent can go.

Source: muslyrics


The Naitonal Films Awards (NFA)  was founded by Idrissa Barry Jalloh  to annually recognize excellence among professionals and non-professionals who have contributed to the Sierra Leone film industry. NFA also facilitates the development and showcases the social relevance of Sierra Leone cinema from filmmakers across the globe. NFA is an annual celebration of the brightest and the best in Sierra Leone movie. It is the biggest gathering of movie makers across the country and the Diaspora. The awards aimed at honoring and promoting excellence in the Sierra Leone movie industry as well as uniting Sierra Leoneans through arts and culture.  It celebrates excellence in the Sierra Leone Movie industry.  NFA also encourages professionalism in filmmaking and also offers professional development and networking opportunities. The award presentation will be attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses, and actors from all across the world. The NFA Awards are widely considered to be Sierra Leone’s most important film event and the most prestigious award in Sierra Leone.



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