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Award-winning Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, is one of the 14 global actresses featured in the April edition of Vogue magazine.

The April 2019 “Global” issue of the fashion and lifestyle magazine features 14 superstar actresses, some of the world’s most famous from Hollywood, Nollywood, and Bollywood, selected from 14 different countries including the Nigerian actress. The March 14 publication on the magazines website calls them “The Global actors who know no limits”

The actress said she was “Shocked” to receive the email, but made out time to visit the Vogue office in New York where she met the team, and further enlightened them about Nigeria’s fledgling film industry, as they knew very little about Nollywood. She said that the experience for her is one that will not be forgotten in a hurry.

“It’s imprinted in my history for all time and I think that’s really special.”

— Adesua Etomi

Adesua has featured in some of the most successful films in Nollywood, including the “The Wedding Party”, “The Wedding Party2“, “10 Days In Sun City” and “King of Boys“. She joined the Nigerian film industry in 2012, after quitting her job with the fashion arm of a big supermarket chain in the U.K. Within 6 years, she has featured in a good number of notable films, TV series and stage plays. She has won, among many other awards, the 2015 ELOY Awards for Actress of the Year – Big Screen, and 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series).

About Nigeria’s film industry, Adesua has said:

“I feel like she’s my baby, and it’s my responsibility, along with a lot of other performers, to grow her.”

Adesua is married to singer, actor, businessman and now politician, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W.

Sources: Wikipedia,  Vogue

Featured image source: Bella Naija

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This article was first published on 15th March 2019


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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