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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

Adesua Etomi is currently Nollywood’s sweetheart. The screen just seems to love her and so do her fans. And now, she is planning her wedding to Nigeria’s handsome singer, Banky W.

Adesua Etomi in Samuelnoon

So naturally, we want to know what she thinks of us (Nigeria) and our film industry (Nollywood).

The actress was full of gushes about her love for Nollywood while speaking with her alma mater University of Wolverhampton’s magazine WLV Life.

Describing her experience studying in the university, she said it was life changing, noting “It is the foundation upon which my career has been built.”

The actress had for a long time known she wanted to be in the arts, wanting to be become an actor but also wanting a course that would focus not only on the practical side of the arts, but also on the theoretical side, too.

On moving to Nigeria, Adesua said she had planned, when she left the UK, to stay only for 3 months.

But she arrived in Nigeria and fell in love with the budding film industry, and wanted to be known as one of the people who helped shape it.

Everything boils down to love, she said. Love for the arts, love for Nollywood, and love for Nigeria.

Adesua said her proudest achievement so far has been winning the Best Actress in a Drama award for the movie, “Falling,” at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Of course, like every other actor, Adesua would love to win an Oscar. “I would love the opportunity to put Nigeria and the UK on the map,” she said.

Waking up to a job she loves every single day is the most rewarding part of her job, she added. “It is a blessing because not many people get the privilege to do what they’re passionate about every day and get paid for it.”

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