Deborah Ayorinde, the British Nigerian who is popular for "Girls Trip" and "Luke Cage" says she really wants to star in a Nollywood movie with Genevieve Nnaji.
As Simone in the critically acclaimed comedy movie "Girls Trip," British Nigerian Deborah Ayorinde is difficult to miss.
She plays an Instagram star and side chick to Stewart Pierce, husband to celebrity author, Ryan Pierce.
Born in London, Ayorinde is of Yoruba descent – she and her sisters are the first generation of her family born outside of Nigeria.
Despite her years in London and San Jose, California, where her family relocated to when she was eight, Ayorinde is very much interested in her roots.
In an interview with Essence Magazine, the actress who is also popular for her role as Candace in "Luke Cage" said she is down to do a Nollywood movie.
Sharing actors she would love to work with, Ayorinde said, "I really want to work with Genevieve Nnaji."
"There are a few others – Monalisa Chinda, I would love to do films with her too," she adds.
Despite being in productions like "Luke Cage" and "Barbershop: The Next Cut," it's her role as the sensual side chick in "Girls Trip" that has her name on everyone's lips at the moment.
Ayorinde revealed that she didn't know anyone on the set of "Girls Trip," except Mike Colter, her co-star in "Luke Cage."
"Girls Trip" boasts a stellar cast that includes Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Hadish, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe among others.
Ayorinde graduated with honors from Howard University's John H. Johnson School of Communications with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production.
During her matriculation, she won the Paul Robeson Best Actress award for her performance in a short film she wrote and directed.
Apart from acting, she has a hidden talent – singing. Unfortunately, she gets stage fright whenever she has to perform.
Whether she chooses to sing or act, Deborah Ayorinde is one talent we would love to see more of. Especially, alongside the talented Nollywood icon, Genevieve Nnaji.
"Girls Trip" is currently showing in Nigerian cinemas.