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.
The 2016 film was based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, who took up chess aged nine despite not being in school and went on to compete in international tournaments.
Waligwa played the role of Gloria, a friend of Phiona who explained the rules of chess to her. It starred Lupita Nyong’o as her mother and David Oyelowo as her chess teacher.
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
She was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. In April 2016, she had surgery. Shortly after the surgery, she was diagnosed with cancer and she underwent radiotherapy in July 2016. In February 2017, she was declared cancer-free. In 2019, she was found to have another tumor.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa Nationality
She was of Ugandan nationality.