Adesua Etomi might not be a name that is as popular as that of a lot of other Nollywood actresses but this young fair-complexioned actress is steadily becoming a force to reckon with in the Nigerian movie industry.
Adesua graced the big screens in her first leading role in the Royal Arts Academy movie ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ in 2014 alongside stars like Majid Michael, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Ini Edo and she was excellent in her acting. The movie opened doors for her into more movies like Brave, Falling, A Soldier’s Story, Gidi Up etc.
She first encountered acting at age 7 at her drama club at her primary school, Corona Victoria Island. At 13, she moved to the UK where she studied Physical theatre, Musical theatre and Performing Arts at the City College, Coventry, United Kingdom, graduated in 2006, then went further to study Drama and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton where she graduated in 2009 with 1st class honors and ‘The Foursight Theatre Award’.
In 2012, Adesua returned to Nigeria with intentions to stay for three months but her plans changed when she was featured in several theatre productions like Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives, Saro, Shattered, The Grimm Tales, Anatomy Of A Woman, Crystal Slipper, The Crucible, Fractal, Not my cup of Tea, The Millers Tale (August 2012, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical), Miss Saigon (Musical), Les Miserables (Musical) among others and finally had her big break in 2013 with ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ which was released in 2014 and she has been soaring high since then. Singing, dancing, playing the guitar, ice skating, swimming and physical theatre are other things she is remarkable at. Very humble, down to earth, harworking, spiritual lady, her dream is to perform on Broadway and be an all-round performer.
Adesua has been nominated for several awards, won several notable awards like the best new actress award in the 2014 edition of Nollywood Reinvented Awards, Golden Disovery at the Golden Movie Awards among others and also recently bagged two awards, Best Actress Big Screen for ‘Falling’ and Best Actress TV for Gidi Up at the recently concluded Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards 2015.
She is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/adesua.etomi, Twitter as @Miss_Adesua and Instagram at @adesuaetomi.
So, for all these reasons and more, Adesua Etomi makes an incomparable #WomanCrushWednesday.