Adesua Etomi Bags Degree From UK University
Etomi, who graduated from the University in 2009 with a degree in Drama & Performance, was described as “one of most in-demand, versatile and successful” actresses in Africa.
The university in a statement said it awarded the actress a Doctor of Arts in recognition for “her phenomenal contribution to arts and culture”.
The statement reads, “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.
“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.”
Speaking about her time as a student at the institution, Etomu said: “My experience at Wolverhampton was literally life-changing – it is the foundation upon which my career has been built.
“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.”
KanyiDaily recalls that another singer, Tiwa Savage had also bagged an honorary doctorate degree in music at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.