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Nigerian-American actress Adepero Oduye who starred alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave is opening up about a lot of things.

Iyalode Productions presents Indigo Tongues, an interview series with trailblazers from Africa and the diaspora.

For its “Women in Media” series, Adepero speaks on her Nigerian roots, gay rights – she starred as a lesbian in Pariah, being told to get a nose job earlier in her career, taking a huge risk by leaving pre-med for an acting and family.

The interview was really insightful and emotional. Definitely worth watching!

19 Comments

  1. chi-e-z

    June 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Wait she worked with Sicilly Tyson…Menh I’m Jealous.

  2. @edDREAMZ

    June 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Will watch it later….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  3. maame ekua

    June 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    soo intelligent with lots of positive vibe and energy. also very confident. loved her in 12 years a slave and i tot she deserved asome recognition but hey her own time will come. kudos girl u just won a no. one fan

  4. EJ Ogenyi

    June 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you for being so open. “You owe it to yourself to try” love!!!!

  5. Akua

    June 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    She is beautiful…what are they talking about her having a nose job! She looks like my daughter who is also a full Ghanaian, but born and raised in the USA. They have to know where they come from, that will never change. They have to have an identity because African-Americans don’t have any identity as they are now working on finding theirs. I feel bad for children who’s parents allow them to not to identity themselves with their roots.

  6. missme

    June 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful and sincere. Straight from the heart. Love her loads

  7. nakel

    June 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    this is the kind of video i want to see more here, true people that can inspire the youth not some idiots spending more and showing yours stupid pacs and fake ass. this is inspirational

  8. Mrs A

    June 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    My second post ever on BN and I’ve just got to say I love love her! She just oozes positivity and strength! truly an unsung character in the 12 years a slave movie. Now off to look for her other movies and broadway show. x

    • Jo!

      June 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Second post ever? And so? You want chapman? Or Alomo?

    • missme

      June 24, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Check her out in Pariah, steel magnolias and the door. Absolutely beautiful. I loved her in pariah!

  9. Person

    June 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    So inspiring. I love her and the interview 🙂 so sincere. It sucks that she kind of got lost in the shuffle of Lupita’s exotification.
    P.S. Oduye means Ifa Saves. Odu is the Ijebu word for Ifa, or more specifically, an Ifa verse.

  10. Sir Harvey Dent

    June 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Inspiring Interview..

    “Anything is possible”

    Most importantly, ” You owe it to yourself to TRY”

  11. Oyaga

    June 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Not to bring anyone done or anything, but i always thought Adepero did a better job than Lupita in 12 years a slave, but like someone said, her time for massive recognition is coming. Shes a beautiful and fantastic actress… And i like that she pronounces her name quite well.

    Sad these people don’t really believe in God though.

  12. Oyaga

    June 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Not to bring anyone done or anything, but i always thought Adepero did a better job than Lupita in 12 years a slave, but like someone said, her time for massive recognition is coming. Shes a beautiful and fantastic actress… And i like that she pronounces her name quite well.

    Sad these people don’t really believe in God though.

  13. Olabeemaself

    June 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I’m so inspired because life is so short. Anytime you say you going into acting it’s like you are about to waste your time but there they are watching movies and loving it . It’s so sad that people think Arts is joke not knowing it’s a tough business to endorse in. I’m so inspired that my mind is made up.

  14. Aebisi

    June 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I loved this interview! She seems very down-to-earth, thoughtful and wise….

  15. Ekwitosi

    June 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    She is very eloquent and articulate. A very insightful and candid interview! These are the ones that have the passion and true calling and she will surely be around for a long time!

  16. Opsy

    June 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I really do like this lady, very inspiring!!!

    BN, I hope you’re gonna post this one! 😐

  17. MLB

    June 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Inspired!

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