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Kenyan actress Lizz Njagah, who has become one of the most noticeable faces across home in Africa with her role on M-net Africa?s soapie Tinsel has arrived in Ghana for the launch of a new season of ?At Home With? which would be hosted by Ghanaian TV host and actress, Joselyn Dumas. Lizz  arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Thursday night with her  husband, Alexandros Konstankaras. Lizz Njagah who is part of a number of projects produced by IfactoryLive Africa, will also be unveiled as a member of ?First Ladies? a new TV show which also features Joselyn Dumas. 

Lizz Njagah is an international stage, TV and film actress and model. Born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya, her professional acting career began after she joined the Kenya National Theatre in 2000. Here she participated in the staging of various plays, including the Planet Theatre?s adaptation of Margaret Ogola?s novel The River and the Source, in which she played the lead role of Nyabera. The production later went on a nation-wide tour.

In mid 2000 she was discovered by James Falkland, then director of Phoenix Players, the only repertory theatre company of its kind in East Africa. Phoenix Players awarded her the prestigious KWAL scholarship, an intensive two ? year internship program. During her time at Phoenix Players, she appeared in many plays including the musical, Once on This Island, Othello, Merchant of Venice, Servant of Two Masters, Kidnap Game and Lion and the Jewel to name but a few. Lizz then ventured into TV and film, playing the lead character Nancy, in the TV series Makutano Junction which aired all across Africa on MNET?s Africa Magic Channel and the lead character Dr. Salma in Kenya?s first medical drama Saints.

Starring in her first feature, she played the role of a lawyer in the critically acclaimed film Behind Closed Doors. Lizz then went on tour through South Africa, Mozambique and Kenya with Seok Ho Lee?s play ?Sara Bartmaan and the four Karmas?. She featured in the German film ?Die Winterreise? and in the Finnish short film ?Burungo?.

In 2008, Lizz was held up as a role model by Unilever East Africa?s Charity campaign ?Professionals make Professionals? that encouraged young girls to stay in school and work hard. Her big break was getting cast as fun loving series regular ?Tare Duke? in Season 4 and 5 of MNET Africa?s Soap Opera ?Tinsel? which airs all across Africa. She is signed on to shoot ?Pearls Of Africa? set for release in 2013.

 

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