Thuso Mbedu Crowned A Woman Of Power

The actress receives a major accolade for her performance

By  | Jul 26, 2022, 09:40 AM  | Thuso Mbedu  | Top of The

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The Woman King actress Thuso Mbedu will be honoured at this year's International Women of Power Awards. The talented actress whose Hollywood debut was through her stunning performance on The Underground Railroad, is said to be a force to be reckoned with and we could not agree more.

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Heirs Of Afrika is looking to crown the actress for her contribution to the arts as her upcoming film starring Viola Davis, is about to premier on the big screens.

According to the companies' Instagram page, Heirs Of Afrika seeks to "bridge the gap between Africa and it’s Heirs in the Diaspora."

Announcing Thuso as heir honouree, the media company listed all her accolades which include an Emmy nomination and her appearance on the 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 list.

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"We are honored to announce the INCREDIBLE Thuso Mbedu as an honoree for the 2022 International Women of Power Awards. The South African QUEEN is a force to be reckoned with on screen, CELEBRATED for her incredible work in Amazon’s “The Underground Railroad” and receiving an International Emmy nomination for her role in the drama series “Is’Thunzi”. Thuso even appeared on the 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 list, IT’S THE ACCOMPLISHED QUEEN FOR US!" they wrote.

Other recipients of this award include pop duo Chloe and Halle, Nigerian YouTuber Shalom Blac, Congresswoman Karen Bass, and so many more.

Thuso's next film debut will be on The Woman King which will premier in September. Other Mzansi talent joining John Boyega and Viola Davis include Seputla Sebogodi, Zozibini Tunzi, Siv Ngesi, and many others.

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In a recent interview with M&G Friday, Thuso revealed what it was like filming at home.

"We shot from October 2021 to March 2022, and being able to spend Christmas with my family was amazing. Because the truth is, as South Africa we’ve got beautiful locations, we’ve got the resources in terms of storytelling. It’s just maybe the opportunities are here [LA].

"We’re getting more opportunities now (industry-wise), but then a lot of politics goes into it. But we are more than capable of producing great stories, right? So, to be able to come with a Hollywood story and shoot it locally was an amazing experience for me," she said

Thuso thanked her supporters for making The Underground Railroad a success.  "A year ago The Underground Railroad dropped…It is a project that I will always hold dear in my heart. I will always celebrate every single person involved in creating this story."

"Thank you to the South Africans who showered me with love and support and danced along to a dance challenge and made it a Thuso Mbedu Day situation. Oh goodness. (I still blush at the thought of it). Thank you to everyone else who received this gift with kindness and an open heart."

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