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Yvonne Jegede 5 reasons to love "The First Lady" actress

Today, August 25, 2016 is Yvonne Jegede's birthday. Check out five reasons to love the actress.

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Yvonne Jegede

Yvonne Jegede has starred in Nollywood movies including "ATM," "3 is Company," "Husbands of Lagos," "The First Lady," "Oge's Sister," among others.

Today, August 25, 2016, is the actress' birthday, and we have put together five reasons to love her.

1. She is beautiful

From the  days of  her appearance in African Queen by 2Face Idibia to her acting days, the actress defines the "black is beautiful' movement.

play Yvonne Jegede in "African Queen"

Yvonne Jegede play Yvonne Jegede (Instagram/Jegede)


2. She stands for what she believes in

In an industry where most actors shy away from important but 'controversial' topics, the actress is one to speak up.

In 2015, the actress who has starred in some notable movies, took to Instagram to speak against discrimination in Nollywood.

"This is where we started! so we say no to discrimination....what u term #ASABAMOVIES is Nollywood....our cinematography is very good, our actors are the BEST, our Directors are very good...and our scripts are better!" she wrote.

Lancelot Imasuen and Yvonne Jegede on set of "Disclosed" play

Lancelot Imasuen and Yvonne Jegede on set of "Disclosed"

(Instagram/Lancelot Imasuen)


3. She is disciplined

In 2014, the actress made the decision to keep fit. She has disciplined herself and worked hard enough to let her photos speak for her.

A fitness freak, the actress recently won a 'Nigerian Fitness Icon' award.

play Yvonne Jegede's fitness progress

play Yvonne Jegede



4. She is talented

Yvonne Jegede is one of Nollywood most talented young actors, versatile enough to interpret just about any role.

No matter how dramatic she decides to get, her ability to bring a character to life is always visible.

Yvonne Jegede, Bola Ninalowo play

Yvonne Jegede, Bola Ninalowo



Yvonne Jegede and Hakeem Kae-Kazim  on set of 'Marrying a Campbell.' play

Yvonne Jegede and Hakeem Kae-Kazim  on set of 'Marrying a Campbell.'



5. That natural hair!

It's one thing to go natural, it is another to effortlessly rock it and have fellow naturalistas wishing they could pull off what you have.

Yvonne Jegede play

Yvonne Jegede



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