A few celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry, Nollywood to be specific, came together to support one of their own, Kate Henshaw as she launched her long awaited autobiography ‘The World of an Actress: My Story‘on Tuesday at the Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos. ‘The World of an Actress: My Story‘ introduces readers to Kate’ Henshaw’s world, from her childhood to the present days, through pictures.
The talented actress studied Medical Biology from University of Calabar. She has starred in over a 100 movies starting with When the Sun Sets, which was the movie that shot her to limelight in 1993. She expressed her gratitude to her colleagues and friends for the huge turn out, and also to the late Nollywood actor, J.T Tom West for being part of the people behind her success.
Present at the event were president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, Monalisa Chinda, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Iretiola Doyle, Joke Silver, Funmi Fiberesima, Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Segun Arinze, Dakore Egbunson,Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Boma Dauury, Chico and Joy Ejiro, Susan Peters, Alli- Baba and Julius Agwu. Special guests include Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, First Lady of Ekiti State; Mr. Keith Richards, Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria; Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director/CEO Heritage Bank; as well as representatives from Samsung Nigeria.
The First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi praised the talented actress for being committed to her career right from when she first met her in 2006, she observed that she has the most important kind of beauty which is inner beauty. ‘she’s a real person’ she said. She used the occasion to praise Nollywood for doing Nigeria proud. Nollywood actor and comedian, Basorge Tariah Jnr, who was the anchor of the event also described her as consistent, persistent, good interpreter and a bundle of talent.
According to the actress who has been involved in various charities like Project Women, National Cervical Cancer Protection Council and most recently, The Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care said “ I intend to raise the much needed funds to support the charities with the proceeds from the sale of the books. Nollywood has lost many lives since we started , because I am somebody who loves to keep things, I hope with this book, I will take you down from where we are going.”
Below are some of the pictures from the book launch.