In its latest issue, one of the leading African style magazines, This Day Style featured and celebrated top Nollywood actresses, which according to the publication, represent “a new generation for Nollywood”.
Describing the importance of this cover story, the magazine wrote:
We are at a time where women are no longer asking for opportunities but calling their shots and claiming their seats on the table of success. And even when society mirrors their achievements or downplays their hard work, they keep evolving and setting new records.
Thus, women are more vocal now, than ever, about being who they are with no apologies. They are owning their stories and writing their scripts when it comes to making their marks in the sands of time. It’s again in this light, that we have featured these young amazons who are Nollywood’s New Generation.
Sharon Ooja, Lillian Onyinye Afegbai, Nancy Isime, Lisa Omorodion, Erica Nlewedim, Maryam Ado Muhammad-Booth, Ini Dima-Okojie, Bimbo Ademoye, Beverly Osu and Linda Osifo grace our pages in this edition as they tell us about their chosen careers, how more women should participate in Politics, their challenges as artistes and of course, their achievements amongst other issues.
Popular Nigerian actress Sharon Ooja, who came into the limelight after she played the role of “Shalewa” in the popular web series Skinny Girl in Transit, in an interview with This Day Style, talked about the need for Nigerian filmmakers to leverage the existence of Netflix in the country, what she believes is lacking in Nollywood today, her embarrassing moment as an actor and much more.
Sharon took to her Instagram to share the news:
Still, on the @thisdaystyle cover, I feel like an international star in this shot! I’m an actor and I love what I do❤️❤️ I’m just grateful to God for everything …❤️
Reality TV star, actor, and entrepreneur Erica Nlewedim made this list for good reasons. The superstar has been on everyone’s lips since she departed from the Big Brother Naija reality show in 2020. From acting to being featured in various magazines, and let’s not forget her numerous ambassadorial deals. In this issue, Erica talks about launching her skincare line in a not too distant future, challenges she has faced so far, and much more.
Taking to her Instagram page, Erica recalls her journey in the entertainment industry:
All the years of hardwork! I’ve been in the entertainment industry for 9 years, I started tv commercials at 18! Beauty pageants, movie and modeling auditions, introducing myself as an actress since 2015 and people looking at me like am I sure I’m really an actress 🥲 to finally the world seeing me and all the work over the years started to show! More opportunities came my way as a result! I just want to thank God for this magazine cover because it symbolizes the results of my hardwork! This is as good as an award to me! I’m one of the stand out actresses of the new generation! I’m on the right path!
Youtube vlogger and one of the ‘new’ Nollywood prominent faces Ini Dima-Okojie, spoke to the publication about being invested in her craft as an actor, her plans to venture into directing movies, her views on sexual abuse and domestic violence and much more.
Taking to her Instagram page she wrote:
For a while I had stopped granting interviews cos I felt they regurgitated the same ol’ questions I had answered over and over again or asked funny questions just for jarring headlines. But this ThisDay interview is refreshing.
Read the full feature on www.thisdaystyle.ng