Omowunmi Dada takes Nollywood to university of Michigan as Artiste in Residence.
Omowunmi Dada brings Nollywood to the University of Michigan as an Artist in Residence.
The celebrated Nollywood performer has been a fixture on stages and screens for almost a decade.
However after being named the University of Michigan’s Global Artist in Residence for this year, Nigerian actress Omowunmi Dada has gained. Additional recognition.
The actress’s contributions to the Nollywood industry have been acknowledged by the university’s Department of Afro-American and African Studies (DAAS) and. African Studies Center (ASC).
On Friday, October 27, 2023, Dada shared her accomplishment on Instagram, emphasizing her new role that includes collaborating closely with the department’s language professors to teach. African languages.
“Can’t wait to share the beauty of the rich African culture and the incredible journey of Nollywood with everyone!” she stated.
Dada will be in regular communication with teachers and students at the elementary, middle, and high schools in. Southeast Michigan.
She will also impart knowledge of Nigerian culture to the next generation by speaking at events organized in partnership with. Local organizations, U-M departments, and educational institutions about. Nollywood and African filmmaking.
Praise for the actress and her works was extended by ASC director Prof. Omolade Adunbi, who called her “a phenomenal actor whose presence in the movie industry in Nigeria and. Africa has helped introduce a new flair to how we understand Nollywood and filmmaking. On the continent.”
Adunbi continued, “Visiting our classrooms to share her wealth of experience with our students will further make Africa and the rich tradition of the continent and the burgeoning film industry in. Nigeria more visible on our campus.”
Dada’s lowly beginnings began when she was a student at the University of Lagos, when she had little parts. In theatrical shows.
However she made her theatrical debut in the drama Moremi Ajasoro, directed by Femi Oke. She debuted in a film in 2013 when she costarred with seasoned. Nigerian actor Tunji Sotimirin in the film Oya.
However Dada went on to feature in several well-known films, including Omugwo, which starred Patience Ozokwor and Ayo Adesanya and was directed by. Kunle Afolayan.
Since then, her growth has been exponential, and she still aspires to the top.