The annual Glazia Black History Month celebration continues. Today, the spotlight is on Nigerian actor Omowunmi Dada. Omowunmi Dada is a Nollywood actress, model, voice-over artist, brand ambassador and television personality. She attended Ifako International School and Command Day Secondary School for her primary and secondary education respectively. She also studied creative arts at the University of Lagos.

Glazia Black History Month – Omowunmi Dada

Omowunmi’s first time in front of a camera was as a presenter in 2008 as the host of the first Nigerian Reality show for kids “Kidz Alone” by Fidelis and Tope Duker. Since then she has come a very long way to the well seasoned actor she is now. 

Dada’s professional career began while she was still at the University of Lagos. Her first major stage performance was in the play Moremi Ajasoro, which was directed by Femi Oke. In 2013, she began her movie career with a role in the film Oya alongside veteran Nigerian actor Tunji Sotimirin. She then went on to feature in other notable films. 

“The one thing that we can never get enough is love and the one thing we can never give enough is love”

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Omowunmi has been in about 50 different on screen productions, movies, TV series, etc. Most notable are; Jemeji, Tinsel, Òlòtūré, Finding Hubby, Ayinla, Sade (Nigeria’s first animation full-length feature film) and so many more. 

In 2020, Omowunmi Dada won “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the Best of Nollywood Awards.

With an enviable resume of movies done, and stellar commitment to her craft, Omowunmi has earned her spot on the Glazia Black History Month honourees. Not only is she one of the top actors to watch out for in Nollywood, she has also positioned herself as a fashion and style icon. 

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Omowunmi’s look to the movie premiere of AYINLA.
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Her look to the movie premiere of RATTLESNAKE
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Omowunmi’s birthday photoshoot in 2020.

Click here to see other honourees on the Glazia Black History Month 2022 list.

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