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Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Nikita Pearl Waligwa was a Ugandan film actress. Nikita Pearl Waligwa is famous for her work in the Disney movie ‘Queen of Katwe.’

Early Life

Nikita Pearl Waligwa was born on December 1, 2005. Her hometown is in Uganda. She holds Ugandan nationality. Sadly, she has not shared any information related to her family background. Her mother’s name is Rachel Asiimwe Waligwa but her father’s name is unknown. Talking about her education, she was studying at ‘Gayaza High School.’


Unfortunately, this young and talented actress passed away on February 15, 2020, in Naalya, Kampala, Uganda. The cause of her death was due to brain tumor. Moreover, her death was announced by Gayaza High School, an all-girls boarding school outside the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

Further, the announcement prompted an outpouring of tributes from some of Nikita’s co-stars in “Queen of Katwe,” which was based on a 2011 essay in ESPN The Magazine about a chess prodigy in Uganda raised in a slum who wins international competitions. Additionally, actress Lupita Nyong’o posted a moving tribute on her Instagram after her passing.

In the year 2016, the specialist discovered a tumor in her; however, after a year of radiotherapy, the specialist declared her cancer-free. Likewise, in the year 2017, she was discovered to have another tumor. Moreover, her mother was diagnosed with the disease after being told she was cancer-free and given only 2 months to live.

As per sources, this actress died at a medical clinic in Naalya, Kampala, surrounded by her companion, family, and friends. Likewise, her fans also expressed their appreciation for her staying in touch with some lovely words for her.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Caption: Nikita in the movie. Source: Instagram

Nikita Pearl Waligwa – Net Worth 2o24

Talking about her earnings, being a young actress, she might have earned a good amount of money. But, her net worth is not available.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Nikita Pearl Waligwa was an actress. She starred in the movie ‘Queen of Katwe’. In the movie, she starred alongside Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Kabanza, Taryn “Kay” Kyaze, Ronald Ssemaganda, Ethan Nazario Lubega, Edgar Kanyike, Esther Tebandeke, Peter Odeke, Sheebah Karungi, and Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera.

In the movie, she starred in the role of Gloria, a friend of the protagonist, Phiona Mutesi. Talking about the movie, Phiona aka Madina becomes a chess whiz with help from Gloria and under the tutelage of Robert Katende, played by Mr. Oyewolo. Moreover, Mira Nair directed the movie.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Caption: Nikita Pearl Waligwa and Queen of Katwe’s cast member’s picture. Source: MBU

Relationship Status

Nikita Pearl Waligwa was not interested in dating anyone before leaving this world. As a young and rising entertainer, it appears that this actress was more concerned with her professional life than with her personal and dating life. However, she was still a 15-year-old only focusing on her studies and enjoying her life with her friends and family.

Body Measurements

This actress has not revealed information regarding her height, weight, and other body stats. However, she had black-colored hair and black gleaming eyes. However, she had a fine body figure for her age.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Caption: Nikita clicking a photo. Source: MBU

Nikita Pearl Waligwa – Social Media

Nikita Pearl Waligwa was not active on social media. However, now, there are no social media accounts under her name.