Susan Wokoma walked away with Best Supporting Actress at the BBC Audio Drama Awards last night (Jan 31). The 28-year-old was recognised for her role in Three Strong Women, an adaptation of an award winning and best-selling French novel by Marie NDiaye.
“I only went and bloody won! Over the bloody moon,” Susan wrote on Twitter with an accompanying picture showing off her award.
Three Strong Women explores the immigrant experience and the power of humanity. Caught between France and Africa, three women take flight, and their lives are altered forever. Susan read the part of Khady in NDiaye’s novel, which was adapted for radio by Pat Cumper.
This year’s BBC Audio Drama Awards were hosted once again by Sir Lenny Henry in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in London.
Susan, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when she was 19, is best known for her role as Cynthia in Michaela Coel’s E4 sitcom Chewing Gum, while other television appearances include Holby Cityand Misfits.
Her film credits include BAFTA-winning, That Summer Day, as well as the film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun.