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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

Nigerian-American actress, Yetide Badaki has joined the cast of the acclaimed Emmy-winning NBC drama series, This Is Us as a recurring character, and her very first episode aired this week.

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Badaki and Jones (Photo: NBC/This Is Us)

Badaki plays Chichi, a Nigerian immigrant whom William (Ron Cephas Jones) met about 15 years ago, when she moved into his building, pregnant and single.

In the past, William befriended the young widow as she struggled with her infant daughter, Sky. We are reintroduced to her character in the present, when Randall (Sterling K. Brown) brings his foster daughter, Déjà to the recreation center near William’s apartment to introduce her to Sky.

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Brown and Badaki (Photo: NBC/This Is Us)

The episode was written by fellow Nigerian-American, Kay Oyegun — who Badaki thanked for inviting her to “come play” with the talented Emmy-winning cast — and considering how great Badaki was in her debut episode, we can’t wait to see more of the talented actress.

There could even be a ‘Guest Actress in a Drama Series’ Emmy nod in her future. Badaki also acted in American Gods.

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