Damson Idris Shares His First NAACP Image Award Win with the Woman Who Believed in Him First

Damson Idris, star of the acclaimed series ‘Snowfall’, made his first NAACP Image Award win a family affair. His mother, Philippa, proved that a mother’s love knows no distance, traveling 17 hours from their home in Lagos, Nigeria, to be by his side in Los Angeles. Her unwavering support set the stage for this heartwarming moment of shared triumph.

During his acceptance speech, Idris fondly recounted his mother’s playful pre-trip message: “Damson, if I come to Los Angeles, you better win.” The laughter in his voice was filled with affection, highlighting the special bond between them. He expressed his deep gratitude to the NAACP and his ‘Snowfall’ family, adding, “This award has been won by so many of my heroes. I’m incredibly humbled to be counted among them, and among all of you – inspiring artists who create work that reflects our community with honesty and heart.”

Speaking after the ceremony, Idris emphasized the vital role both his mother and his faith played in his win. “My mom always believed in me. The one year I bring her, I win! She was the best good luck charm anyone could ask for.”

While ‘Snowfall’ has now ended its successful six-season run, this win marks a significant achievement for Idris, recognizing his powerful portrayal of Franklin Saint. Fans can rest assured that Idris’s journey in Hollywood is far from over. He’ll soon grace the screen alongside Brad Pitt in a Formula One racing film, proving that this NAACP Image Award win was just the start of a long and celebrated career.

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Ntianu Obiora is a versatile creative professional with over a decade of experience in publishing, marketing, communications, and digital strategy. She is the Online Editor at THEWILL DOWNTOWN

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Ntianu Obiora is a versatile creative professional with over a decade of experience in publishing, marketing, communications, and digital strategy. She is the Online Editor at THEWILL DOWNTOWN

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