If you have watched “12 Years A Slave” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o, then you would have caught a glimpse of another Nigerian born actress who has carved a niche in Hollywood – Adepero Oduye.
Adepero Oduye, born 1977 is one of seven children to Nigerian parents and she is a graduate of Cornell University. Oduye began appearing in short films such as Water and Fall, and in 2006 appeared in the independent drama “Half Nelson”. After several roles in off-Broadway production, in 2009, she debuted on Broadway in the musical “Fela!”
For her more recent works, Adepero Oduye appeared in Ava DuVernay's short film The Door part of Miu Miu's ad campaign known as The Women's Tales. She also starred alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen.
Adepero Oduye is constantly a lovely sight on the red carpet, often channeling her inner African woman with a use of African prints, most especially the Ankara fabric. Also to be noted is the delicate way she handles her natural hair, always seemingly packed in a neat bun, plus she is never seen without her full dashing smile.
What do you think of her style?
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