Nikita Pearl Waligwa Bio, Nikita Pearl Waligwa Wiki
Nikita Pearl Waligwa was a Ugandan actress. She was best known for her role as Gloria in Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Waligwa was in her senior year at Gayaza High School at the time of her death.
The young actor played a girl named Gloria in “Queen of Katwe.” She was a close friend of main character Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), and taught her how to play chess. The film told the real-life story of Mutesi who is one of Uganda’s most successful chess players. She won three Ugandan Women’s Junior Championship and has represented the country at four international chess olympiads.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Age
She was 15 years old.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Death
Nikita Pearl died aged 15.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Cause of Death
Nikita Pearl Waligwa’s cause of death was cancer.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Cancer
Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and seemed to recover a year later. However, in 2019, another tumor was found. “Queen of Katwe” director Mira Nair helped organize efforts to fund Waligwa’s treatment during filming, according to BBC.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Nationality
She was of Ugandan nationality.