Agness
Nyama

20s-30s, American, Southern States American, South African, Congolese, Nigerian, Zambian
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Agness is a Zambian-American, Olivier Award winning Opera Singer and Actress. Hailed by the New York Times as “an Actress to watch and a mezzo-soprano force in the making with a gleaming voice and assured tone.” 

She won her Olivier Award in 2019 for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and a SKY ARTS Southbank Award for Best Opera for her work in Porgy and Bess with the English National Opera. 

Recently Agness filmed with Steve McQueen on his 'Hands' project (2020) & she co-starred alongside Bukky Bakray in mental health independent film 'Self-Charm' directed by Ella Greenwood in 2021.

Having lived & grown up in Pennsylvania, Agness's native accent is East Coast American. She uses Southern States American a lot in her work & is accomplished in other American accents.  

Born in Zambia and having lived there until she was 9 with regular visits, her African accents are also excellent; Zambian, Congolese, Nigerian, South African.

Age Range

20s-30s

Credits

Self Charm (Film, 2021) – British independent film. Co-star to Bukky Bakray; Angela.
Hands (Film, 2020) – Directed by Steve McQueen
The Lost Love Speakeasy (Theatre, 2019) – Immersive musical theatre, The Lost Estate,
Porgy and Bess (Theatre, 2018) – English National Opera, Ensemble
Porgy and Bess (Theatre, 2019) – Dutch National Opera, Ensemble

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Showreel Videos

Singing: Send in The Clowns
Singing: Encore