Nollywood Actress, Adesua Etomi has joined the league of artistes with Honorary Doctorate degrees from international colleges.
Adesua Etomi, who graduated from the Wolverhampton University, UK in 2009 with a degree in Drama & Performance, received an honorary degree from her alma mater.
Adesua Etomi was awarded a Doctor of Arts in recognition of her phenomenal contribution to arts and culture.
According to a statement by the varsity, the film was also described as “one of most in-demand, versatile and successful” actresses in Africa.
“Adesua Etomi-Wellington, a Nigerian Nollywood actor, who graduated with a degree in Drama & Performance in 2009 from the University, has been awarded a Doctor of Arts in recognition of her phenomenal contribution to arts and culture,” the statement reads.
“Adesua is one of the most in-demand, versatile, and successful talents from the African continent. She has starred in many of the most successful Nollywood blockbuster movies of all time and has a global following of millions on Social Media.”
The actress also spoke about her time as a student at the institution.
“My experience at Wolverhampton was literally life-changing – it is the foundation upon which my career has been built,” the actress said.
“When I enrolled on my course in 2006 I was not confident at all. There is silent confidence that comes as a result of being informed and knowledgeable. I was taught to believe in my natural abilities but also put those abilities to good use. I was taught that talent is great but you need to be hard working to achieve it.
“This award is very humbling for me and I hope that it inspires prospective and current students to pursue careers in the creative industries.”
Etomi has now joined the list of doctorate degree holders in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Adesua Etomi-Wellington in 2014 starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.