The Gambia has proven that equality has no boundaries by appointing women in key areas such as Minister of Tourism and Culture, Speaker of the National Assembly as well as two female Permanent Secretaries in Office of The Vice President and Secretary of State for Women’s Affairs. However, the slow but consistent rise in the entertainment industry by Bella Awa Gassama has once again created role model avenues for younger women in The Gambia to explore their talented horizons.
Bella, completed her O’level education in science at the Marina International School in 2004 and proceeded to gain her Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Certification at Jollof Tutors in 2008.
Bella embarked on a banking and finance course between 2010 – 2012 at the Task Crown College and currently studying for a BSC in Business Management and Finance. Bella first came on the movie scene in her 2004 debut of ARROU (Prevention) by Vinasha Productions and the movie went on to win an award at the 2006 (AMAA) African Movie Academy Awards and also shown in Los Angeles as part of the Pan-African Film Festival as well as in Milton Keynes (UK) as part of the African Film Month.
She earned a lead role in her first Nigerian film in 2008, alongside some of the industries great performers such as Desmond Elliot and Oge Okoye in the film MY GAMBIAN HOLIDAY and subsequently earned another supporting role alongside some of the leading females, the industry has to offer such as Fatima Jabbe and Genevieve Nnaji, in the critically acclaimed award winning film MIRROR BOY.]]>