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Introducing Mama D’Leau

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Leah Eneas dreamt of being a dentist until she took her first acting class at Fisk University and hasn’t looked back since.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Leah Eneas dreamt of being a dentist until she took her first acting class at Fisk University. She hasn’t looked back since. Today, she plays Mama D’Leau on the award-winning Goombay Kids show.

Leah Eneas grew up in a family of educators, lawyers, and medical professionals who all dabbled in the arts. Following in her family’s footsteps, she’s been playing the piano since the age of six and also sings, dances and crochets. She was well on her way to becoming a dentist, but one acting class at Fisk university changed all that. She has not looked back since.

Though Leah is formally trained, she says she battled with whether or not she was a full-fledged actress.

Today, her role as an actress is fully validated, proven by numerous prior roles and her recent Dimension Film Festival Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Mama D’Leau on Goombay Kids.

The show also won Best TV Pilot and the Cannes World Film Festival Best Web/TV Series Award.

Leah says she looks up to entertainers like Greg Lampkin, Claudette “Cookie” Allens, Hope Curry, Fred Ferguson, Raphael and Freddie Munnings and Ronnie Butler.

She says Sir Sidney Poitier was a major influence on Bahamian film, and she feels his impact even more now working with his niece Rowena Poitier-Sutherland, Goombay Kids’ executive producer.

Leah has worked with many talented Bahamians over the years and says the Bahamian film industry is on the verge of big things.

To see Leah’s performances as Mama D’Leau, watch Goombay Kids on channel 212 and follow her on social media to see more of her entertainment and crocheting.

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