“A Nigerian Actor Will Win Oscar Very Soon”: Osas Ighodaro Talks about Her Journey in Nollywood

“A Nigerian Actor Will Win Oscar Very Soon”: Osas Ighodaro Talks about Her Journey in Nollywood

  • Movie star Osas Ighodaro is regarded by many as one of the most talented actresses in Nollywood, and her records lend credence to the argument
  • During a recent conversation with Legit.ng, Osas Ighodaro shared her story and why she feels honoured to be a part of the Nollywood success story
  • Osas was recently at the 10th edition of the African Magic Viewer's Choice Award, and she shared how she has attended the ceremony since its inception over 10 years ago

Nigerian movie star and actress extraordinaire Osas Ighodaro recently shared her Nollywood story.

She shared how she returned to Nigeria over 12 years ago to pursue a career in the movie industry and how the journey has been since then.

Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro talks about her 12 years journey in Nollywood.
Movie star Osas Ighodaro finally shares her Nollywood story. Photo credit: @officialosas
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Some 12 months back, Osas was crowned the best actress in Nigeria and West Africa. During a chat with Legit.ng's Oke-Hortons Nosa, Osas Ighodaro spoke about winning the award and what it meant to her.

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She also shared other details about her career while touching on the growth of the AMVCA and its impact on the Nigerian movie industry.

How I joined Nollywood

Osas Ighodaro is a Nigerian actress, former TV host and one-time beauty pageant who was born in the United States.

The beautiful screen goddess shared how she joined Nollywood 12 years ago when she returned to the country and how the journey has been since then.

"It's been a tough road but somehow I have found the grace and strength from God to be able to navigate it. Being honest it's really being honour to be here and getting recoginsed for the work we creatives put into our craft. It is an honour to be an actor and being recognised as one of the best. It is a dream come true."

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The two-time best actress in a drama in Nollywood shared her secret, which has helped her avoid the negative side of being a celebrity. She said:

"I stay on my own lane. I am most of the time focused on myself. I don't care nor listen to the noise in the market place.

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In 2023, Osas was crowned the best actress in Nigeria, which made it the second time in a row. However, the 2023 award was shrouded in controversy and mixed reactions on social media.

"It's been a tough road but somehow I have found the grace and strength from God to be able to navigate it. Being honest, it's really an honour to be here and get recognised for the work we creatives put into our craft. It is an honour to be an actor and be recognised as one of the best. It is a dream come true."

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Osas Ighodaro finally got the opportunity to talk about her win and this is what she said:

"Did people say that? I wasn't aware. I didn't notice if anyone complained about my win. All in all, I give thanks to God for the opportunity to be nominated and to show case my talent. Also, I feel honoured to have been nominated amongst amazing talents. It is truly a blessing."

Osas talks about not starring in epic movies

The actress is famous for her top-notch interpretations of roles, but many of her fans have noted that she rarely takes on roles in indigenous movies. During her conversation with Legit.ng, she shared why:

"I think it is in casting, by being as realistic as possible. And you never know."

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During the conversation Osas Ighodaro spoke about the growth of Nollywood and its capacity to dominate the global entertainment market.

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"Like said earlier, when I moved to Nigeria which was 12 years ago. I attended the very first AMVCA and even before that, I knew I was a fan of Nollywood. So to be able to say I am a part of the industry - by doing the work and to be able to showcase it to the world - is an amazing story. We're on an evolving panel and we've continued to grow. We've continue to be amazing and at the moment, we have the opportunity to be showcased on the world stage. That's what I am so excited about."

She also touched on a Nollywood actor's chances to win an Oscars very soon. Osas said:

"By God's grace very soon. We're getting there, they've started to recognise our work. So very soon."

Lady orders Osas Ighodaro's lovely dress

Legit.ng earlier reported that a lady had gotten the applause of netizens after she showed off the dress she ordered from her fashion designer and what she got.

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In a video that she shared online, she asked her stylist to make a replica of actress Osas Ighodaro's dress for the AMVCA 2022.

What she got looked similar and beautiful, and many people commended the fashion designer for her creative work.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, a journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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