Kate Henshaw: A Versatile Star Shinning In Various Areas Of Human Endeavour -By Isaac Asabor - Reportgist

Kate Henshaw: A Versatile Star Shinning In Various Areas Of Human Endeavour -By Isaac Asabor

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Kate Henshaw, also known as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, is a veteran Nigerian actress who has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. With a career spanning decades, she has proven herself to be a versatile talent, excelling in various roles; both on and off the screen.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

Before gracing the silver screen, Henshaw worked as a model, featuring in commercials and advertisements. Her transition to acting came in 1993 when she auditioned for the lead role in the movie “When the Sun Sets.” This marked her debut in Nollywood, and she hasn’t looked back since.

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Henshaw’s filmography boasts over 45 Nollywood movies, showcasing her range and ability to immerse herself in diverse characters. Her standout performance in the film “Stronger than Pain” earned her the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2008.

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As a star poised to star in various areas of human endeavor, her impact extends beyond acting. She delved into politics, aspiring to represent the Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal constituency. Although she lost the primary election, she was appointed as Special Adviser Liaison Lagos by the Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade.

As a brand ambassador for various products, including “Onga” seasoning and Blessing perfumes, Henshaw’s influence reaches beyond entertainment. Her philanthropic efforts are equally commendable. When a Twitter user shared the story of a two-year-old boy with an ulcerous growth, Henshaw took an interest in the case.

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Without sounding panegyric in this context, it is expedient to opine that Kate Henshaw is not only known for her captivating performances on screen but also for her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in society.

Against the foregoing backdrop, it is expedient to opine that a glimpse into her passion for fighting for others reveals that she has consistently used her influence to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. As a Microbiology graduate, she brings both intelligence and passion to her advocacy work. Whether it is raising her voice on issues concerning the girl child or championing women’s empowerment, Kate is a tireless advocate.

In the stage play “Ada The Country,” Kate played the lead character, Ada. The story revolves around Ada, who faces unimaginable trauma after losing her 9-month-old daughter and property in a fire incident. Through the support of women from different generations who have experienced similar hardships, Ada finds a path to restoration. Kate’s portrayal of Ada was not only compelling but also reflective of her commitment to using art as a medium for positive change.

In fact, Kate Henshaw’s impact extends beyond the entertainment industry. She actively engages in conversations about mental health, trauma, and healing. Her message is clear: asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Kate encourages others to seek professional support and share their stories for healing and growth.

Besides the foregoing human endeavors that she has over the years demonstrated towards the improvement of Nigeria and humanity, Kate Henshaw’s patriotic fervor and commitment to truth have made her a beacon of hope for those who seek positive change in Nigeria. Her courage serves as an inspiration to others, urging them to use their voices to create a better future. Against the foregoing backdrop, it is not a misnomer to suggest in this context that Kate should be celebrated for her passion for fighting for others and recognize her for the transformative power of advocacy and empathy that she has passionately and consistently been exhibiting. The expediency of celebrating her cannot be pooh-poohed as she is not just a remarkable actress, but a force to be reckoned with for good in our world.

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Recently, she took a firm stand against the harmful spread of fake news regarding veteran actor Olu Jacobs. False rumors about Jacobs’ death had circulated online without official confirmation. In response, Henshaw, who is also the Director of Communications for the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), expressed her dismay at the recurring nature of such rumors. She criticized the practice of posting “RIP” messages about someone who is still alive, emphasizing that it is all shades of wrong. Henshaw firmly stated, “Uncle Olu Jacobs is alive!

Given the foregoing backdrop, it is not panegyric to thumb up for the thespian in this context by saying she is a versatile star shinning in various areas of human endeavor.

Born on July 19, 1971, Kate Henshaw defies age with her vibrant energy and inspiring journey. Her legacy as a multifaceted star continues to shine brightly in Nollywood, activism, politics and humanity.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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