The Nigerian superstar is being honored alongside 13 global actresses who are well on their way to make an impact in the entertainment industry.
Nollywood maven Adesua Etomi-Wellington is finally getting her due flowers and well-deserved recognition.
She joins 13 other actresses from all over the world for Vogue's April issue that's highlighting the global talent coming from women in the entertainment industry.
Check out the cover below.
"If there is one thread that unites these actresses, one topic to which they all seem drawn, it is the fact of being female—what that means now, and what it could mean in the future. Do they feel more vulnerable than men, still, to breaches of privacy? Could they use their visibility wisely? Do they have a responsibility to show teenage girls, however subliminally, options for who to be? The feeling over the course of these fourteen conversations is one of mounting freedom, as if what we were witnessing, globally, were an overturning of a passive tradition," Vogue says. "An actress, they collectively suggested, is no longer someone who waits to be asked; she's a person who opens her own doors."
Etomi-Wellington's introduction notes that she's truly a third culture kid, having been raised in England but is Nigerian-born. After studying drama at University of Wolverhampton and landing a job in fashion, she felt this urge to return home back in 2012. Since then, she's one of Nollywood's biggest stars—and rightfully so based on her performance in the 2016 cinema blockbuster The Wedding Party.
"I love, love, love Nollywood," she says to Vogue. "I feel like she's my baby, and it's my responsibility, along with a lot of other performers, to grow her."