My earliest memories of my favourite on-screeen DIVA was usually watching an emotional DRAMA piece, in which the versatile Actress would interpret some of the most challenging characters any Female Actor in Nollywood has ever had to play....and convey the kind of DEEP emotions, certainly not meant for Moi-moi Actors. That's if anyone remembers her shaving her hair for her character in Kingsley Ogoro's "Widows", or Is it her role in Charles Novia's "Missing Angels", Tade Ogidans "Dangerous Twins", Emem Isongs "Games Women Play" or "Behind Closed Doors" and so many more.... And If I was ever asked who my favourite Nigerian Actress was, Stella would WIN that title hands down (yes, I'm crushing like that) and genuinely deserving, for always playing QUALITY characters in movies that had strong messaging and let's not forget lending her voice to national issues that really matter, and if I be honest, no one has really given me the sort of 'goose bumps' she gives me when she breaks down in TEARS....not caring how ugly her once GORGEOUS face suddenly becomes. She let's it all out and doesn't hold anything back.
It is from watching her quietly work time after time without focusing on the HYPE or fakery that comes with the creative industry or even the sometimes insensitive judgements and provocation that comes from stardom. Just watching Stella's work ethics INSPIRE me truly, so much so that I also dreamed that one day I too would be recognised for my talents....and be as relevant and as successful, not just as an actress but as a full entertainer and BRAND....
My Dad has an amazing soft spot for Stella, and it's no SECRET why....Yes, she's young and beautiful....I know! But If I didn't know better (I would have thought she was an illegitimate daughter from a secret affair) Hahahah.... Just Kidding....but Dang! My Old Man loves her so, And his AFFINITY towards her is very connected to her as a dogged fighter as well as her other talents as an INTELLECTUALLY engaging host and a songbird. And If most people didn't know that Stella was actually a talented SINGER and song writer, then they are in for a pleasant CHRISTMAS surprise.
I just listened to her new single "THE MAN" and let me not lie, I actually thought it was going to be a ROMANTIC song about the man in her life and how she's found love again....Ha! (Forgive me, even I am prone to the gist in Gossip Town...) Hahahah...And to my PLEASANT surprise, it really was about the one man, we all need and depend on for everything. Perhaps it is the Jazzy breezy instrumentation or the bluesy feel of the nicely orchestrated production by Daniel Ademonikan, and that strong brazzy tone in her SONOROUS voice....that had me tingly with genuine excitement. if you are looking for some chilled out positive vibe then the new musical SINGLE from my Wednesday Woman Crush is a must LISTEN.
Feel free to catch the vibes HERE and let me know what you think about it Lovelies.
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