Kate Henshaw is one of the Nigerian actresses you would always yearn to meet. She is also a tamed politician. She is down to earth, accommodating, lovely, friendly and jovial and above all, a professional actor. She can act the role of a teenager, mother, grandmother and so on. She is one actress that stands out among thousands of Nollywood actresses because of her ability to be able to associate with others whether mighty or non mighty.

One of the reasons I like the actress is that she is always there to felicitate with her fellow colleagues in all seasons. Just like the bible says- there is time for everything; that everything she is always there as a guest, sister, mother, family or friend but never as an enemy.

Kate Henshaw was born July 19th, 1971; 47 years ago precisely, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw. The Cross River State born actress is the first child from the family of four. She schooled both in Lagos and Calabar. She majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos.

Her love for acting made her journey into the movie world. In 1993, she auditioned for the lead role in a movie produced by Ifeanyi Anyakora “When the Sun Sets” and her outstanding dexterity earned her a role in the movie. She was on set with the terrific actors like Kanayo O Kanayo , Sandra Achums, Bob Manuel, Franca Brown, the late Funmi Martins and so on.

In 1999, Kate and British-born Roderick James Nuttall (Managing Director of Ledrop Nigeria Ltd, an agency for Jack Daniels and Piper Hiedsieck Champagne) tied the knot. Though they are divorced, the marriage produced a daughter- Gabrielle Nuttall whom Kate is so fond of. Gabriella was born in the year 2000, so she is 18 years old.

Kate once contested for the House of Reps Position in her constituency but did not scale through the PDP Primary Election. However, she was later appointed by the Governor of Cross River State as the Special adviser, Liaison, Lagos in December 2015.

She is currently the face of Onga seasoning cube, a judge on one of Nigeria’s most watched TV show- Nigeria’s Got Talent and has one time been an ambassador for Nigeria’s telecommunication giant- Globacom as well as Samsung Mobile.

TRAGEDY: When her house got burnt in 2015 and she lost all her belongings in the fire incident

MOVIES: Above Death: In God We Trust (2003), Aremu the Principal (2015), Stronger than Pain (2007), Games Men Play (2006), The Meeting (2012), Couples Award, A Million Tears, Broken Tears, The Women (2017), Iquo’s Journal, Roti, The Assasin’s Practice, Scars of Womanhood, New Money (2017), Fighting for Nothing, Consequences, Broken Ambition, End of Battle, Busted (2017)…

AWARDS: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2008) for the film “Stronger than Pain”.

We celebrate Kate Henshaw at Ogefash Blog and pray that God continues to pave terrific way for her in all her endeavors.


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