Nollywood Amputee, Doris Samuel Akonanya Lands A Lead Role
This is a very emotional and touching story of an aspiring actress whose dream was hampered by a ghastly road accident that cost her one of her legs, but has remain undeterred.
Physically-challenged upcoming Nollywood actress, Doris Samuel Akonanya played her first role as the lead act in a movie titled “Susanna” as shot in the South-eastern part of Nigeria.
The actress who studied Theatre arts at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State has been described as a very talented lady with a strong passion about acting.
Doris lost her right leg as a teenager from an accident. In spite of this tragedy she hasn’t let it stop her from achieving her dreams of becoming a top actress. Already she can claim to have worked with top Nollywood figures like Chinwe Owoh, Chinwtalu Agu and Harry B.
The movie “Susanna” is her first in a leading role. The pictures from the yet to be released film has warmed the hearts of Nigerians who are currently empathizing with her
“For her coming this far is testament to her mental fortitude, family support as well as her faith in God. For many people tragedy breaks their spirit but for others its builds their character” a top commenter familiar with her story said on social media.
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