Our MCM today is Desmond Finney, a prolific and experienced Sierra Leonean actor.
Finney who attended Leone Preparatory School, Prince of Wales schools, had his 6th Form at the Immaculate Saint Edwards Secondary School in Kingtom, from where he proceeded to the University of Sierra Leone’s Fourah Bay College to study drama.
For better understanding of the course, and creative interpretation of the craft, he furthered his education in theatre education in England.
Over the years, with his creative and professionalism, Finney has appeared in over 40 African movies and was nominated for Best Newcomer for the ZAFAA African Movie Awards in the United Kingdom, Best Supporting Actor by the GIAMA awards in Houston, Texas, and also won the Best Actor AWOL (All Works of Life) Sierra Leone.
He was also nominated as best actor for the ‘Ansev Movie Awards’ in Sierra Leone and his movie Diamond Wahala has won two awards as best comedy at the Sierra Leone International Film Festival and the Ansev Movie Awards.
He is currently a lecturer in the prestigious University of Sierra Leone, imbibing the life of youngsters, generations of tomorrow the art and craft of drama and theatre. One would count his students lucky, as they are able to tap from his creativity, experience, art and theory.
Finney was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Special movie awards in the Gambia, an award that also recognized him as the best foreign actor in 2016.