Nollywood actor, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, popularly called SUSU has bagged a PhD and this Doctorate Degree came from Wolverhampton University in the UK.
It was actually an honorary degree from the school, so, moving on, she should be called and addressed as Dr. Adesua Etomi-Wellington. Congratulations to her.
According to a statement by the varsity, the film star is recognised for “her phenomenal contribution to arts and culture”.
Adesua was also described as “one of most in-demand, versatile and successful” actresses in Africa.
“Adesua Etomi-Wellington, a Nigerian Nollywood actor, who graduated with a degree in Drama & Performance in 2009 from the University, has been awarded a Doctor of Arts in recognition of her phenomenal contribution to arts and culture,” the statement reads.
“Adesua is one of the most in-demand, versatile, and successful talents from the African continent. She has starred in many of the most successful Nollywood blockbuster movies of all time and has a global following of millions on Social Media.”
The actress also spoke about her time as a student at the institution.
“My experience at Wolverhampton was literally life-changing – it is the foundation upon which my career has been built,” the actress said.
“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.”
Etomi has now joined the list of doctorate degree holders in the Nigerian entertainment industry.