Securing a role in Hollywood could be a major accomplishment of any actress of African origin.
Majority of the actresses who have made it there have made the most of their opportunities, paving the way for others to come through.
In the face of stiff competition, discrimination, and racism, these actresses have paid their dues to an industry which hitherto overlooked them. Bagging high profile roles, accolades, and awards, they continue to blaze the trail in Hollywood.
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In a continent filled with talents, here are some of the most successful female actresses from Africa in Hollywood.