Adunni Ade

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Adunni Ade is a Nigerian actress and model

Early life and education

Adunni was born in Queens, New York, United States to a German American mother and a Yoruba Nigerian father. She was raised in Lagos and the United States. She had her elementary schooling in Lagos and Ogun states. Her Lagos-based father, who is also a successful businessman inspired her to study Accounting. She earned a degree in accounting at the University of Kentucky in 2008.

Career

Adunni worked in the housing and insurance sectors in the United States before switching to the entertainment industry. She ventured into fashion modelling and featured in America's Next Top Model. After moving back to Nigeria, she landed her first Nollywood role when she acted in the Yoruba language film "You or I" in 2013. She has also featured in several other Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba languages, including some music videos for Sound Sultan and Ice Prince. She received a Stella Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism for her efforts in promoting the Nigerian culture.In 2017, she became the brand ambassador for OUD Majestic.

Personal life

Adunni has two sons; D'Marion and Ayden.She revealed that after she made a difficult choice to break up with their father, she would continue being a single parent.

Selected filmography

Films

  • Iwo tabi emi (You or I) (2013)
  • What's Within (2014)
  • 2nd Honeymoon (2014)
  • Head Gone (2015)
  • So in Love. (2015)
  • Schemers (2016)
  • Diary of a Lagos Girl (2016)
  • Diary of a Lagos girl (2016)
  • For The Wrong Reasons (2016)
  • Its Her Day (2016) Earned her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Africa's biggest Movie Awards, AMVCA in 2017. She also won Best Supporting Actress Award at the Lagos Film Festival for the movie.
  • The Blogger's Wife (2017)
  • Guyn Man (2017)
  • Boss of All Bosses (2018)
  • The Vendor (2018)

Television

  • Behind the Cloud
  • Babatunde Diaries
  • Jenifa's Diary Season 2
  • Sons of the caliphate Season 2

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