The third season spent 3 weeks on Netflix Kenya’s top 10 chart

Top Boy, a series about the lives of two drug dealers on a Hackney estate, won the prestigious Best Drama trophy at the recently concluded British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs).

The series, which first aired on Channel 4 but was revived by Netflix, won the prestigious best drama award.

The show’s producer Charles Steel paid tribute to the drama’s stars Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, who “created these incredible characters and brought them to life”.

Jasmine Jobson was named best supporting actress for her performance in the show.

The actress told the audience she was “overwhelmed” to win the prize, and concluded with a tribute to her niece.

Jobson said: “My baby girl, Auntie Jasmine did it – I did it! The girl finally brought it home.”

Speaking backstage, Jobson added: “I was just a normal girl from west London that was just trying to do better for myself and was just wishing and hoping for the best.”

“And one day I went from working in a bar full time and acting part-time to suddenly acting full time, and now acting pays my bills. So Top Boy changed my life.”

Jobson held off competition from The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki and Lesley Manville.

It was a bad night overall for Netflix’s royal series, which went home empty-handed.

The final season, the third according to Netflix but technically the fifth, is currently streaming on Netflix Kenya.

(The series which was axed by its former home Channel 4 found a new home at Netflix, as such, the fifth season is officially billed as season three by Netflix due to the first two having appeared on Channel 4.)

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