A renowned Nollywood actress, Omowunmi Dada has been recognized as the 2023 Global Artist in Residence at the African Studies Center, ASC and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, DAAS at the University of Michigan.

Actress, Omowunmi Dada

This program, supported by the US Department of Education, will involve her collaboration with language instructors at DAAS to develop audio-visual materials for teaching African languages, alongside her engagement with the broader University of Michigan community.

In her statement, Dada expressed her enthusiasm for showcasing African culture and Nollywood, aiming to foster future partnerships.

Through this unique opportunity, I am excited to engage with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Michigan, sharing the rich tapestry of African culture and the incredible journey of the Nigerian movie industry, of which I am proud to be a part.

Together, we will explore the captivating stories, diverse traditions, and the creative spirit that defines Africa, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans in ways that promote the culture of collaboration between the United States and the continent of Africa.”

Omowunmi Dada – Actress

Prof Omolade Adunbi, the Director of the African Studies Center, hailed Dada as an exceptional actor whose influence has reshaped perceptions of Nollywood and filmmaking in Africa, anticipating that her interactions with students will contribute to a deeper understanding and appreciation of African culture and the Nigerian film industry.

Story: Christy Dung

Credit: Twitter@OmowunmiDada