Popular Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington has just landed on the front cover of the leading international fashion magazine, VOGUE. This is super wonderful!
The wife to one of the most talented Nigerian music artist, Banky W was one of the 14 women chosen for the latest issue of the biggest edition of Vogue worldwide which is the American Vogue.
The April 2019 issue was tagged, “The Global Issue” and the veteran actress was featured alongside 14 actresses from 14 countries across several film industries including Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood. Some of the stars who featured with her include, Scarlett Johansson, Deepika Padukone, Vanessa Kirby Bruna Marquezine, AlbaRohrwacher and Lea Seydoux.
She took to her instagram page @adesuaetomi and announced the good news. This she did by sharing a picture of the magazine cover with the caption –
“Nigeria to the world. Celebrate black girl MAGIC. I’m so thrilled to reveal my cover for @voguemagazine’s April issue celebrating this talented group of women from across the globe.
Giving a huge shout out to @jilldemling. She cast this cover and this was her last cover at Vogue before her move to @britishvogue. Tons of love Jill.”
Here is what Vogue wrote about Adesua –
“The Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington can’t walk down the street in Lagos without getting mobbed, and if she’s with her husband, the actor Banky Wellington, forget it—a trip to the grocery store launches a thousand selfies. But unlike some of her cohorts on the shoot, she’s more of a third-culture kid, born in Nigeria and raised mainly in England. (She speaks in two fluent accents—Lagos and the British Midlands.) She went to school in Coventry, studied drama at University of Wolverhampton, and then got a nine-to-five job with the fashion arm of a large supermarket chain. It was then that, as she puts it, “I can’t explain it—I felt I had to go back to Nigeria.”
That was toward the end of 2012, and in the past six years or so she has become one of the biggest stars in Nollywood, Nigeria’s relatively young film industry. The Wedding Party (2016), a colorful and witty romantic comedy in which she plays the lead opposite Wellington, was the highest-grossing film in the history of Nigerian cinema, until it was eclipsed by its sequel, which also starred Etomi-Wellington. In fact, she points out, of the four films that have done best for the relatively young industry, she is in three. “I love, love, love Nollywood,” Etomi-Wellington says brightly over tea and biscuits at the shoot. “I feel like she’s my baby, and it’s my responsibility, along with a lot of other performers, to grow her.”
Her darling and supportive husband, Banky W took to his instagram handle
@Bankywellington to celebrate his wife –
He shared a picture of the magazine with the caption –
Breaking news: My wife is on the cover of VOGUE MAGAZINE!!!!!!!!!! Susu you are such a star and an inspiration!!! I’m soooo PROUD of you and happy for you. You’re an incredible actor, and an even more incredible human being, and you deserve to shine so bright that the whole world has no choice but to see it.
This is incredible. Thank you to @voguemagazine and glory to God.
Ladies and gentlemen, Pls if you see me walking around with high shoulders today, you shld understand.
From all of us here at Naijazzy, we say a big congratulations to Adesua.