I was shocked – Adesua Etomi recounts how she felt when Vogue Magazine contacted her

Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington was recently featured on the cover of American Vogue Magazine.

Award-winning Nollywood sweetheart Adesua is one of the 14 global superstars highlighted for impacting the world with their craft.

Recounting how she felt when the magazine contacted her, Adesua Etomi in a chat with BN had this to say:

How was it when you were contacted?

Adesua: I was shell shocked. I received an email out of the blue and I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I sent it to my husband and was like ‘MY ACTUAL CHESTTT’ (laughs). We responded and when I went to New York for the Annual Goalkeepers event, I was able to visit the Vogue office and I met everyone. They were all so lovely. They didn’t know much about Nollywood so I gave them a lot of information and told them about our movies on Netflix like “The Wedding Party” etc. The entertainment director at the time Jill Demling (who is now with British Vogue) watched it and loved it.

How was the shoot experience?

Adesua: It was amazing. I had a lot of fun. They’re very organized, incredibly thorough and so easy to work with. There were so many talented people on set. Everyone worked very hard, and it was beautiful to witness the camaraderie. I had a great time and it’s an experience I won’t ever forget. I was able to take my make up artist along with me – T.alamode (Tito Ibeleme) and she had a great time too.

Why did you choose to be featured?

Adesua: I didn’t choose, they chose me…but I agreed to be featured because It’s monumental. It’s imprinted in my history for all time and I think that’s really special. I also love Nollywood and I love Nigeria and I will do anything that puts us in a positive light. I always say that no matter where I go, I’m taking Nigeria with me.

One word to describe how you feel:

Adesua: I have two. ‘Incredibly Grateful’.


Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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