7-Year-old Nigerian Comedian Lands a Role in Disney Movie

7-Year-old Nigerian Comedian Lands a Role in Disney Movie

For many years it felt as though African actors would be left out of the Hollywood dream, however of late it appears our worlds are colliding. African artists around the world are celebrating the casting of African actors in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Lion King and Black Panther in memorable roles.

The latest edition to the string of Africans living out their dreams is Nigerian comedian, Emmanuella Samuel.  The 7-year-old comedian who rose to fame three years ago after her Youtube skits went viral, has landed a role in a Disney Hollywood movie.

President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, described the young actress as an inspiration and invited her to the Senate to discuss the development of the potential of young talents in the creative industry.

Emmanuella’s skits on the Mark Angel Comedy Show have reached 1 million subscribers on Youtube, a milestone for  African Youtubers. Her talent is being recognised far outside the continent, in 2016 she won several awards- Best New Comedienne and Princess of Comedy awards at the Afro-Australia Music and Movie Awards in Australia.

Taking to Instagram to share the good news, “Thanks @disneystudios God bless everyone whose support has added to bringing us here. I never dreamed of being here so soon. I miss Success. I love you all,” she posted

Follow Emmanuella's journey on Instagram @officialemanuella

Watch an episode of the Mark Angel Comedy show below. 

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