Today marks the birthday of beautiful Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi.
She was born Adesua Tolulope Etomi on February 22, decades ago in Owerri, the Imo state capital although she hails from Edo state.
The ‘Falling’ screen diva first encountered acting at the age of 7 after appearing on the school’s drama at Corona School in Lagos.
She moved to the UK at the age of 13 where she decided to study acting professionally. Adesua studied Physical theatre, Musical theatre and Performing Arts at the City College, Coventry, United Kingdom where she obtained a triple distinction.
She further went on to study Drama and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton where she was one of the best students, graduating in 2009 with a 1st class honor.
She returned to Nigeria in 2012 and has since been a darling of movie producers and directors. She has featured in numerous Nollywood movies, stage productions and the widely acclaimed MTV series, ‘Shuga’ where she played Sheila.
Top filmmaker and Shuga producer, Chris Ihidero recently wrote about Adesua describing her as a talent to watch out for.
‘Adesua has that thing that great actors tend to posses in abundance: the ability to say a lot even when saying nothing. When she smiles, she draws you in; when she cries she makes you cry with her. I have a feeling we are yet to see anything close to her best. My fervent prayer is she doesn’t burn out with too heavy a workload and that she finds a director that can shake her out of a comfort zone,’ Chris wrote.
Happy birthday Adesua!