“No one tells a star to shine , It shines because it is a reflection of itself.” Zamanda Kuwetu
Kemi Lala Akindoju, popularly known as “Lala” is an award wining actress in the Nigeria Movie Industry who has been long spotted for her rare significance and excellence . It has become glaring to all that she has come with her mind determined to storm a major change in the Nigerian Movie Industry with her air of passion, professionalism , efficacy.
The Sheen actress grew up in Lagos and started acting professionally in 2005. She has since featured in over 70 stage and film productions around the world. Her acting career has since acrossNigeria and beyond as she was part of the team of actors selected to perform at the Theatre Royale Stratford East as part of the cultural events at the cultural Olympiad during the London 2012 Olympics.
One movie that got all talking about her was her feature as a lead role in a movie tiled Dazziling Mirage written and directed by One of Nigeria’s Movie Finest, Tunde Kelani. She produced The V-Monologues in May 2013, worked as the casting director and associate producer with Ndani TV’s ‘Gidi Up’. The movie “Surulere” also made us fall in love with her more as she displayed an acting with brilliance and wit.
In a short time , Lala has bagged the award Actor of the Year at The Future Awards 2010 and was also nominated for the same award in 2012. She also bagged the The Trail blazer award at the 2016 AMVCA awards.
She is a member of the faculty at the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA), where she functions as a facilitator and teaches improvisation drama.
With her vast experience as an actor, and a growing experience as a director and producer; Lala now runs The Make It Happen Productions which is a production company targeted at telling African stories through all mediums; especially film, television and stage. She is also the convener of an Open Mic Theatre, a hub for actors to network and a one-stop shop for fresh talent.
Amongst other things , the beautiful actress is also enterprising , industrious and ingenious. She has also been seen speaking and attending various conferences as a result of her passion about changing the world and has become a global shaper with the World Economic Forum. She has since been selected to attend the summits in Addis-Ababa and Davos and the US.
Lala is a woman who believes in values such as professionalism , diligence, persistency , integrity, creativity and excellence.
The Nigerian Woman Diary Celebrates Lala for her excellence , diligence and her undeniable contribution to the Nigerian Movie Industry.