Actress Yvonne Orji gifts dad Mercedes Benz few months to 80th birthday
Popular Nigerian-American actress and Primetime Emmy Award nominee, Yvonne Anuli Orji, has gifted her father a Mercedes Benz car just few months to his 80th birthday.
The author of “Bamboozled By Jesus” said that her action was informed by the lessons she learnt during the pandemic.
The commediene said that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught her to live for the now.
She also recounted some of the challenges her father overcame to give her and her siblings a good life.
The ‘Insecure’ star actress said her father lost his mother at the age of 12, survived the Biafra war, buried his brother and sister as a young man, started his own business, and preserved Nigerian culture for all of his children.
Sharing an emotional post, she said, “My pops, the Chief, turns 80 next year, and if the pandemic taught me anything, it’s to live for the NOW and give folks their flowers while they can still smell them.
"So to the man who lost his mother by age 12, survived the Biafra war, buried his brother and sister as a young man, started his own business and preserved Nigerian culture for all of his children, this was the least we could do to celebrate his 8 decades on Earth. Lord willing, next year, we keep the party going.
Orji is best known for her role in the television series Insecure (2016–present), for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards.
In 2021, she began development on a series for Disney+ titled ‘First Gen’
The series is based on her personal life and is produced by Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo.