Kate Henshaw Tells her Story with Pictures

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WHILE giving life to characters might be an exciting field, it gets to a point where the storyteller becomes the story. And so it was that amidst fanfare and encomium that celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry gathered to support one of their own, Kate Henshaw as she launched her long awaited autobiography on Tuesday, September 17, at the Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos .

Titled The World of an Actress: My Story, the autobiography takes readers into the Kate’s world, from her childhood to the present days, through pictures. The actress studied Medical Biology from University of Calabar. To her credit, 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.

Present at the event, the First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi showered the actress-turned-author with praise 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 also 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.
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Also 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 Mr. Keith Richards, Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria; Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director/CEO Heritage Bank; as well as representatives from Samsung Nigeria.

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.”

She expressed her gratitude to her colleagues and friends for the huge turnout, and also to the late Nollywood actor, J.T Tom West for being part of the people behind her success.

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