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Biography, Real Name and Age of Nawi (The Woman King).

In this article, you will learn about Nawi in The Woman King Actress Biography and everything else you need to know about her. All you have to do is stick around until the end of this article so you don’t miss anything. Without further ado, let us get to the main point of this article:

Thuso Mbedu

Nawi Woman King’s Real Name.

Thuso Mbedu is the real name of the actress who played Nawi. We are going to be looking in-depth regarding the biography because she acted in the role of Nawi in the award-winning movie ‘The Woman King’.

Biography of Nawi Woman King, Actress (Thuso Mbedu).

Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu is a well-known South African actress whose work has earned her acclaim not only in her home country but also around the world. She has received several prestigious awards and is regarded as one of the best in the entertainment industry as a result of her exceptional talent and competence.

Thuso was considered for an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the telenovela series Is’Thunzi.

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Nawi Woman King Actress Age

Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu was born on the 8th of July, 1991 thereby making her 31 years old at this moment. When the age of Thuso got to social media, a lot of netizens were amazed due to the young face on Thuso. A lot of young people were crushing on her but later became discouraged after they all knew her age.

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Early Life of Nawi of The Woman King.

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu was born on July 8, 1991, at the Midlands Medical Centre in Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Her mother’s Zulu ancestry and her father’s Xhosa and Sotho ancestry are both represented in her unusual name.

After her parents died in a tragic accident, her grandmother took legal custody of her and raised her as her own. She attended Pelham Primary School for elementary school and Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School for secondary school.

She studied Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), where she graduated with honors in 2013. Nonetheless, she trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in 2012.

Thuso Mbedu’s Career: How She Began Acting in Movies.

Thuso debuted in the industry in 2014, when she appeared in the second season of Mzansi Magic’s soap opera Isibaya. Following that, in 2015, she portrayed Kisto, a journalism student who is a bit of a wild child, in the ABC drama Scandal.

She was cast as Kheti in an episode of the second season of the SAC adolescent drama series Snake Park the same year. She had been out of work for a long time (six months).

After six months of joblessness, she landed her first leading part in the October 2016 launch of the adolescent drama series Is’tunzi on television. She portrayed Winnie, a determined young woman whose hopes of marrying a rich and renowned rugby player were dashed when she was sent to live with her stern aunt.

She had a nervous breakdown during shooting the rape scene. Her performance as Winnie in Is’tunzi earned her a nomination for Best Performance at the International Emmy Awards in September 2017. She stood out since she was the sole African nominee that year.

Thuso first appeared in front of an international audience in the 2021 Amazon Video limited series The Underground Railroad. It all started with Colson Whitehead’s book of the same name, which inspired the show. Although, Barry Jenkins, a recipient of an Academy Award for directing, also served as a producer on the series. Several prestigious accolades, including the Independent Spirit Award, the Hollywood Critics Association Award, and the Gotham Award, were given to Thuso for his work on the series.

Thuso made her acting debut alongside Viola Davis in The Woman King in April 2021. The film is based on the true story of the Woman King of the Kingdom of Dahomey. Gina Prince-Bythewood helmed the film.

Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter
Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter
From left to right, Thuso Mbedu is the second to the last in this picture.

Thuso Mbedu Estimated Net worth.

Thuso Mbedu is regarded as one of South Africa’s most talented actresses, and her career as an actress has enabled her to amass significant wealth. Her net worth is estimated to be around $1.1 million.

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These 9 actors used up all of our data in 2022.

Nollywood has had a phenomenal year in 2022. It’s time to accept that Nollywood ate this year, whether it was because to the launch of a new streaming service or an action movie that had spectators hanging by their necks.

Even though the move to watch more streaming content used up a lot of our data and nearly drove us into bankruptcy, some Nollywood actors and their performances were worth the time and money spent.

Genovevah Umeh — Blood Sisters and Far From Home

Geneovevah Umeh

It’s no small task to steal the show from a group of actors as talented as Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Kehinde Bankole, and Gabriel Afolayan. However, Genovevah Umeh successfully committed that crime on EbonyLife’s Blood Sisters. Genovevah’s acting transformed what could have been a caricature into a fully realized human being with eyes that spoke much more than any language could.

Unquestionably, Genovevah will be the 2022 breakout star.

Meg Otanwa — For Maria: Ebun Pataki

Meg Otanwa

Meg Otanwa is the only actor on this list who has only appeared in one movie, but anyone who saw her performance in For Maria: Ebun Pataki will agree that that was all she needed to round off the year 2022 on a high note. Meg’s subtle portrayal of Derin, a young mother battling postpartum depression, had the internet talking and researching for weeks. She went deeper than any actor I’ve seen in a while.

Meg Otanwa gave the best performance of the year in what was the role of a lifetime.

Bimbo Ademoye — Anikulapo, Iya Barakat Teropi Secxxion and Selina

Bimbo Ademoye

The unending gift that is Bimbo Ademoye. Bimbo has regularly given outstanding performances ever since catching my eye with her colorful character in Sugar Rush in 2019, even when the movie’s premise is used as a weapon against her.

Despite the praise she has received for her comedic timing, Kunle Afolayan’s puzzled Anikulapo benefited greatly by Bimbo’s dramatic and sensual performance as Queen Arolake. P.S. If you came to watch the funny Bimbo, her Instagram skit turned web series, Iya Barakat Teropi Secxxion will have you laughing so hard you’ll spit out your lunch.

Uzoamaka Aniunoh — Juju Stories andDiiche

Uzoamaka Aniunoh

Each project is completed by Uzoamaka Aniunoh, who makes decisions and acts in ways that feel appropriate for the role she is portraying. The closest thing to being is acting. Uzoamaka’s portrayal of Inspector Ijeoma Anene on Diiche is one of the rare performances that renews my trust in television, even if I’ve pondered aloud why Nigerian TV shows don’t have the same appeal they once did.

Deyemi Okanlawon — Blood Sisters andElesin Oba: The King’s Horseman

Deyemi Okanlawon

I can’t be upset since Deyemi Okanlawon genuinely has acting talent, even though he’s quickly becoming the Noah Centineo of Nollywood. A massive flex for any actor would be marking attendance on not just one but two significant Netflix films (the third, Far From Home, drops this December), but all of Deyemi’s flexing takes place onscreen.

Deyemi is obedient and devoted as Olunde in Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman, a far cry from his horrifying and repulsive performance as Kola in Blood Sisters.

Odunlade Adekola — King of Thieves andElesin Oba: The King’s Horseman

Odunlade Adekola

It’s obvious that Odunlade Adekola wants you to know that he is more than simply the king of memes in 2022. In the Yoruba retribution epic King of Thieves, Odunlade plays the imposing Oba Adegbite Tadenikaro, turning down the humor while still creating a fascinating and memorable figure.

While his “Father Christmas” beard in Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman might be disconcerting, it takes nothing from Odunlade’s riveting work as the film’s conflicted eponymous character, a performance that’s one of 2022’s best.

Bisola Aiyeola — Dwindle, Flawsome andDinner at My Place

Bisola Aiyeola

Given how well Bisola Aiyeola continues to perform in her parts, it’s difficult to criticize Nollywood producers that choose to use former reality TV stars in their productions. Bisola is a versatile actress who has the ability to make her audience laugh as though they are seeing a stand-up performance in one scene and cry as though they have just been given breakfast in the next. Because that role hasn’t yet been written, I’m waiting for one that makes the most of her abilities.

Gabriel Afolayan — For Maria: Ebun Pataki, Blood Sisters and U Turn 

Gabriel Afolayan

With his eyes closed, Gabriel Afolayan would be included on any list of the finest performances of the year, if we’re keeping it at 100. Even when the movie is unworthy of his talent, he remains devoted to every character and keeps it entertaining. Thankfully, Gabriel had the opportunity to dive into a wide range of delicious parts in 2022, and he devoured them all.

Gabriel produced a wide range of characters, with the only thing they had in common being the actor who performed them, from the devoted but perplexed husband in For Maria: Ebun Pataki to the cunning and neglected brother in Blood Sisters.

Tina Mba — For Maria: Ebun PatakiU-Turn and Finding Hubby 2 

Tina Mba

Even in modest supporting roles, very few actresses have the same command of the screen as Tina Mba. While it may have been simple to despise her in For Maria: Ebun Pataki, Tina portrays the part with such fervor that we can’t help but comprehend her character’s point of view, whether it is correct or incorrect.

The scene where she anoints her daughter-in-chamber law’s and then applies some on her breast to induce lactation is one I can’t get out of my head. The most Nigerian mother thing ever, despite being quite difficult to see.

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At the Black Panther premiere, Sheggz and Bella were seen all loved up including others (Video)

Bella and Sheggz, the BBNaija lovebirds, steal the show at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere.

In anticipation of the movie’s release this coming week, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere was held in Lagos and was honoured by celebrities across the Entertainment Industry.


Bella and Sheggz, who just made their relationship public again, once again won over their fans with their clothes with a romantic theme that Toyin Lawani styled.

Other famous people seen at the event include Elozonam, Hermes, Erica, Allysyn, and many others from BBNaija.

View some stunning outfits below:


In accordance with the U.S. release, which starts on November 9 in France among other countries, Wakanda Forever debuts in Nigeria November. The global rollout continues over the weekend.

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Burna Boy, Rema, Tems, CKay, and Other Artists on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Album (Listen Here)

Released through Roc Nation Records/Def Jam Recordings/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By soundtrack, which was created by Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Dave Jordan. The American premiere of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which was produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, takes place on November 11, 2022.

Lift Me Up, the lead single from Rihanna, made history by becoming the most added song in U.S. radio history. It also attracted the biggest single-day audience and the most spins ever.

Over 40 international artists recorded songs for The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By soundtrack in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London, and Los Angeles. Rihanna, Burna Boy, Rema, Tems, Fireboy DML, OG DAYV, Future, CKay, PinkPantheress, E-40, and many more are among the featured musicians.

The score and the original songs on the soundtrack were written and produced by Oscar, Grammy, and two Emmy winner Ludwig Göransson. He was particularly prepared to oversee all sections of the soundscape due to his significant experience working as a producer of musicians (Childish Gambino, Adele, Haim, Justin Timberlake), as well as scoring movies and TV shows (Black Panther, Creed, The Mandalorian).

Coogler and Göransson set out to create an avant-garde soundscape for their fourth film project, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where Göransson claims, “The songs and score are one.” With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the two artists finally brought their long-discussed method to life. They had been talking about it ever since they were students at the USC Film School.

Over 2500 hours were spent by Göransson in what turned out to be a major labor of love, involving six studios, three continents, and five different countries. The audience will hear more than 250 musicians, two orchestras, two choirs, and more than 40 vocalists throughout the entire movie.

Recording sessions were organized in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, and Abbey Road Studios in London because the plot is influenced by Mesoamerican and Nigerian traditions. Producers collaborated with well-known musicians from Lagos, including Tems, who is now a center for musical creativity. The soundtrack also includes work from up-and-coming rappers and musicians from Mexico City, such as the Mayan-only rapper Pat Boy.

To investigate and examine Mayan music, Göransson collaborated closely with music archeologist Alejandro Rojas while in Mexico City. The soundscape’s composition included instruments from Mesoamerican and Nigerian civilizations.

Listen to the album here:

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Kunle Afolayan: “Netflix Wants Me To Create Anikulapo Series”

Popular Nollywood performer Kunle Afolayan has disclosed that the international streaming service Netflix wants him to make an Anikulapo television series.
In an interview with the Guardian UK today, the award-winning director stated as much, adding that he was confident “Anikulapo,” the picture he had been working on for six years, will be a box office success.

On September 30, 2022, “Anikulapo,” a Netflix original movie set in the ancient Oyo kingdom of the seventeenth century, had its premiere. A week later, with a total of 8.7 million streaming hours, it had surpassed all other non-English movies on the service.

In “Anikulapo,” Kunle Afolayan, who starred his daughter Eyiyemi Afolayan, 17, said that he originally intended to make it into a series, but Netflix persuaded him to first make it a feature film. If the film was successful, he could then turn it into a series.

“I’ve been working on Aníkúlápó for six years. Originally, I wanted to make a series, but I shopped it and kept telling people that this movie would be bigger than Game of Thrones,” Afolayan said.

“Eventually, Netflix told me to make a movie first since I believed in the project that much, and if it became a success, we’d develop a series.

“Right now, Netflix is the one urging me to start making the series. I knew we made a great film and that it’d start conversations, but I didn’t know it’d do as well as it has done,” he added.

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In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Rema gives a brief snippet of his part.

The renowned singer contributed to the score of the classic film.

Divine Ikubor, also known as Rema, is a gifted Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer. He recently shared a clip of his work for the upcoming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” film.

The Mavin/Jonzing World star, who has had an incredible year, keeps breaking barriers with his talent; this time, his voice was heard in the teaser for the follow-up to the enduring film from the Marvel Studios, set for a November 11, 2022, global release.

Aside from Rema, Grammy-nominated Nigerian musician Tems and Ghanaian diva Amaarae are two additional African artists that have contributed to the Wakanda Forever soundtrack.

On October 27, 2022, the enthusiastic Rema posted the video to his social media website and wrote:

my voice on the Black Panther trailer, wow I’m speechless! Big ups everyone who took part in making this happen, Wakanda Forever! 

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The New IT Girl in Nollywood is Bimbo Ademoye and she’s not Underrated.

While playing the third sugar sister in Kayode Kasum’s 2019 comedy-thriller Sugar Rush, Bimbo Ademoye successfully stood out and stole scenes from actresses like Adesua Etomi-Wellington and Bisola Aiyeola.

Bimbo Ademoye has emerged in 2020 as the movie’s breakout star and the subject of innumerable memes. She went from being an underappreciated YouTube and Iroko TV actor in movies like The Diary of a Crazy Nigerian Woman and One Long Day to a Netflix king in Kunle Afolayan’s Anklápó.

Back Up Wife with Seun Akindele from 2017 was my introduction to Bimbo Ademoye. Her performance brought to mind Funke Akindele’s breakout performance in the 2008 film Jenifa. Even while it was entertaining, I was also afraid of these roles—the razz rural girl who accidentally becomes the brunt of every joke—because we’d seen how they’d come to be a stereotype Funke Akindele still finds difficult to break years after Jenifa.

I’m not surprised Bimbo has been able to hold our attention given how frequently modern Nollywood relies on humorous elements, whether or not they are necessary. She was the funniest sister in Sugar Rush, the humorous companion in Nneka the Pretty Serpent, and we can’t forget Ayinla from the iconic Tunde Kelani.

Bimbo, on the other hand, slides through it with ease while other artists cling on these humorous bits like their life rely on it. Her quips are always on point, and she consumes the stage so completely that I worry about her back about half the time because it can’t be easy to carry a show from beginning to end.

Comedy frequently results in one-dimensional characters, but Bimbo seems to have modified the clichés she was given to create people that seem genuine. Yes, in movies like Selina and Breaded Life, her persona is portrayed as a comedy. Even though these characters are exaggerated and imaginary, you end up understanding their reasons and the possibility that they could be actual people rather than just laughing at them.

With his most recent Netflix project, Anklápó, Kunle Afolayan finally earned my respect after directing Citation, a movie that failed to make the post-sex for grades statement it was intended to, and Swallow, which was famous only for its wigs, production design, and Ijeoma Grace Agu’s transformative performance.

The Yoruba epic, which was released in September 2022, soon rose to the top of the list of Nollywood movies discussed that year. Anklápó also served as a further warning that, even in the 1900s, guys will humiliate you.

Bimbo doesn’t have to be amusing to captivate you with her act, as Anklápó demonstrated. Gone, a 2018 redemption drama directed by Daniel Ademinokan, was another movie that made reference to this aspect of her. It was at that point that I first had the impression, “Omo, this chick is going to go all the way.”

Additionally, the fact that Bimbo genuinely has a personality off-screen doesn’t hurt. She has amassed over two million followers on social media thanks to her sense of humor and ability to transform what could have been unfunny sponsored advertisements into amusing unique skits. You should really get into her Instagram persona, Iya Barakat, if you haven’t already.

It’s safe to say that Bimbo has made the transition from being underestimated to the it-girl of Nollywood with the announcement of Sugar Rush 2 and the upcoming releases of Gangs of Lagos on Amazon Prime. Since Bimbo has become everyone’s favorite, that’s okay even though I know we all adore it when our favorites are underappreciated. It implies that we have taste from the beginning.

I’m very eager to see more of Bimbo Ademoye, and yes, as this tweet stated, we’re still hoping for a Bimbo and Uzor Arukwe romantic comedy as Nollywood continues to push itself with films like Brotherhood and For Maria: Ebun Pataki.

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Tom Cruise is slated to make history as the first actor to shoot a movie in space.

Tom Cruise, a 60-year-old Hollywood legend, will be the first actor to film a movie in space. 

The veteran and director of The Bourne Identity, Doug Liman, are apparently developing a pitch for a film set in space. The Covid-19 epidemic delayed the project, which was initially scheduled for 2020. 

Additionally, it was discovered that they had contacted Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) on a plan that would involve the actor boarding a rocket and traveling to the International Space Station. 

Donna Langley, the UFEG Chairman, said: “I think Tom Cruise is taking us to space, he’s taking the world to space.

“That’s the plan. We have a great project in development with Tom … Taking a rocket up to the Space Station and shooting.”

The majority of the film would be filmed on Earth, with the hero “going up to space to rescue the day,” according to Langley, who expressed hope that Cruise would be “the first civilian to perform a space walk outside of the space station.” 

Cruise would be the first movie celebrity to film on the International Space Station if the project is successful.

Although the move is unheard of, it’s fair to say that it’s not strange that Cruise is aiming for space, given that the Jerry Maguire star is known for his daring stunt work.

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Nigerians are incensed at the Oscars committee’s rejection of Kunle Afolayan’s film “Anikulapo”.

The Nigerian Academy Awards selection committee has removed Kunle Afolayan’s most recent film, “Anikulapo,” from consideration for the Academy Awards, often known as the Oscars. 

The Nigerian actor and producer also voiced his disappointment while sharing the news on social media. 

As per Kunle Afolayan: “I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag ANIKULAPO film “a masterpiece “even though the Nigeria Oscar selection committee think it’s not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing”.

Despite the wonderful reviews Anikulapo has gotten all around the world since its premiere, the Academy Awards do not think it merits being nominated. 

The Nigerian Oscar selection committee said last month that it has received three Yoruba-language entries: Anklápó, Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, and King of Thieves.

All three films were deemed “ineligible” by the majority of the selection committee members, who decided that they would not be entered into the competition.

The film was produced and shot by Jonathan Kovel at the recently opened KAP resort in a village in Oyo State. Afolayan had partnered with Netflix. 

The Oscars are given to films that exhibit artistic and technical excellence in the American and international film industries. 

The honor is recognized as the most prestigious and noteworthy accomplishment in the global entertainment sector. 

Since then, the news has angered a lot of Nigerians and even followers worldwide.

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These 5 Korean shows will have you craving deliverance.

Although Korean writers are well known for their romantic comedies, I can understand why horror dramas are so unjustly underappreciated. The writers package them up to look like nice, hilarious, bright movies, so your brain won’t even realize you’ve been watching horror until you’re paralyzed on your seat. At your own peril, watch all five of them, oh.

All of Us Are Dead(2022)

The zombie film All of Us Are Dead deviates from the norm. For a show with so many graphic images and numerous jump scares, it is remarkably light. It centers on a group of secondary school students who are trapped in their building as a terrible zombie apocalypse breaks out. 

Your heart will be trapped in your mouth as you watch these kids struggle to survive against the exceptionally powerful zombies that are continually evolving. But you enjoy that, right? Enjoy.

The Cursed(2020)

The Cursed centers on Forest, a flourishing IT business. Rich businesses like these typically indicate that the owners’ opponents are being slaughtered like ants in K-drama. However, Jin Jong-Hyun, the chairman of Forest, made the decision to boost the ante by employing cunning strategies. Naturally, Forest becomes involved in a significant case because the owner and the thief have different days. A reporter named Im Jin-Hee risks her life to discover the case’s mystery.


Goedam is an eight-episode Netflix horror anthology series that consists of a number of brief dramas. 

If you watch them late at night, they’ll all make you sign the cross because each episode has a unique plot and cast of characters. But be careful—episodes 1, 2, and 6 could cause heart attacks.

Sweet Home(2020)

In Sweet Home, horror and thriller are expertly balanced. Additionally, it is among the most watched Korean horror films on Netflix. Secondary school student Cha Hyun-soo, who is the main character, loses his family in an automobile accident, leaving him an orphan over night. He moves to an odd building where he can carry out his suicide in peace because, of course, he wants to, but soon strange things start happening among the occupants. Somehow, he ends up battling for his life alongside other locals against other people who have been transformed into monsters. It’s a compelling take on the monster genre and the principle of “survival of the fittest” in these streets.


Fans of Joseon-era dramas will find it humorous to observe how Kingdom combines historical drama components with a zombie apocalypse. 

The crown prince Lee Chang, who learns of the advent of a strange disease, is the subject of this drama. He sets off on a quest to track down the royal doctor, who could have information regarding the pandemic. But instead he discovers a colleague of the royal physician. 

The suspense in this story stems from witnessing individuals struggle for survival while using antiquated weapons.