Woman Crush Wednesday: Osas Ighodaro

by Duke

Osas Ighodaro, born in the Bronx, New York, on October 26, 1990, has become a beacon of inspiration as a Nigerian-American actress, television host, and philanthropist. Her journey began with a notable win at the 2010 Miss Black USA Pageant, followed by the establishment of the Joyful Joy Foundation, dedicated to combating malaria. In the world of entertainment, she soared to prominence, clinching the title of the highest-grossing Nollywood actress in 2018 and earning consecutive Best Actress in a Drama awards at the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2022 and 2023 for her remarkable performances in “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story” and “Man of God,” respectively.

With an illustrious background in Broadcast Journalism and Fine Arts, Osas honed her craft meticulously, earning accolades and recognition along the way. Her foray into acting commenced in New York, where she treaded the boards of theaters and indie films before venturing into Nollywood. From her portrayal of Adanna in “Tinsel” to captivating roles in international productions like “Cadillac Records” and “The Smart Money Woman,” Osas has continually captivated audiences with her talent and versatility. Her dedication to her craft and her tireless advocacy for critical causes exemplify her as a true Woman Crush Wednesday, celebrated not only for her artistic brilliance but also for her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on society.

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