Balla Moussa Keïta

Actor, Film actor

1934 – 2001

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Who was Balla Moussa Keïta?

Balla Moussa Keïta was a Malian actor and comedian, and a West African cinema pioneer who was well known in the West. Born in the Ségou Region of Mali, he was originally a radio producer. He later turned to acting and acted in a number of movies by notable Mali directors like Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Souleymane Cissé and Abdoulaye Ascofaré. Among his critically acclaimed roles are those of the tribal king Rouma Boll in Yeelen and as Mambi in Guimba, un tyrant, une époque. He received the Best Male Interpretation award at the FESPACO for his role in the Guinean film Séré, le témoin.

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Born
1934
N'Gara, Ségou
Also known as
  • Moussa Keita
  • Balamoussa Keïta
  • Moussa Kéïta
  • Balla Moussa
Nationality
  • Mali
Profession
Died
Mar 6, 2001
Bamako

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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