African actresses Yvonne Orji, Uzo Aduba shine at Emmy awards

African actresses Yvonne Orji, Uzo Aduba shine at Emmy awards

- Nigerian-born Hollywood actresses, Uzo Aduba and Yvonne Orji shone brightly at the recent Emmy awards which held virtually

- Uzo Aduba emerged winner for her role in Mrs. America, making it her third career Emmy

- Although Orji was nominated, she didn't win but her iconic haircut made headlines on the internet

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Despite the reputation that precedes Nigeria, it continues to boast of talented citizens both in and outside the country, case in point Uzo Aduba and Yvonne Orji.

These Nigerian-born Hollywood actresses stole the spotlight at the recently concluded Emmy Awards. Orange Is The New Black star, Uzo, snagged her third career Emmy Award for her role in Mrs America.

Dressed in a black T-shirt with Breonna Taylor's name written on it in gold, Aduba thanked her fellow nominees and the team behind Mrs America.

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2 Nigerian Hollywood actresses Yvonne Orji, Uzo Aduba shine at Emmy award
Uzo Aduba won the award for her role in Mrs America. Photo credit: @uzoaduba
Source: Instagram

Aduba went on to thank Chisholm, the first Black congresswoman and first Black candidate for a major party's nomination for president of the United States, "for her championship work for all people who have been forgotten and marginalized, who she represented."

Yvonne Orji, on the other hand, was nominated for her outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role of Molly in the HBO hit series Insecure.

The 36-year-old was shown wearing an Azzi & Osta red one-shoulder sequin gown featuring a thigh-high opening ahead of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and streamed live.

Orji looked ready for a red carpet during the E! News pre-show, where she told host Nina Parker that she cut her hair during quarantine to save time and revealed she will be tuning into the award show from Atlanta.

The Momma I Made It comedian had had a celebrity barber shave the Black Lives Matter fist onto the side of her head for the award show.

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Despite her loss, the Insecure actress who went head to head against seven other actresses for the Emmy - which ultimately went to Schitt's Creek star Annie Murph - was ready to party.

In other news, Rev Atta Badu Snr, a now renowned Ghanaian pastor who also serves as a Peace Ambassador for the United Nations, has received an international chaplaincy award.

A report sighted by on indicates that the respected man of God received the incredible and prestegious award following his successful graduation from the Word of Life Ministries International (WOLMI) and the Canadian International Chaplaincy Association (CICA).

The ceremony during which Rev Atta Badu Snr got the honour was held in London in the United Kingdom and was graced by many international recognized Christian leaders.

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