Adesua Etomi-Wellington has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Adesua, an alumna of the institution with a degree in Drama & Performance in 2009, was awarded a Doctor of Arts in recognition of her tremendous quota to promote arts and culture.
She was also described as “one of most in-demand, versatile and successful” actresses in Africa.
Recounting her experience while in the institution, she said she didn’t have confidence when she enrolled for what she studied but was taught to believe in her natural abilities.
She 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.”
Adesua joins the list of celebrities such as Helen Paul, Musician Tiwa Savage and Nollywood stars Bob-Manuel Udokwu and Ireti Doyle conferred with honorary doctorate degrees from varsities outside Nigeria.
She also shared a video on Instagram with the caption:
Not of him that willeth or runneth but of God that shows mercy
Dr Susu in the building. 😎😎😎💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
Focus on your own race and keep your eyes on the orchestrator of your life’s journey.
It was an incredibly special day. Thank you to Alma mater @wlvuni for this huge honour and to my wonderful family and friends. My son was also there and it meant the world to me. Giving a shoutout to the love of my life, who is always cheering me on @bankywellington
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