Akio Precious Ilami (now Ilami Whyte) stands out as an actress of distinction in professionalism, a trait that earned her the highly reputable position of Winner of the 2010 Edition of Next Movie Star Africa.
Born in the month of February, the equally astonishing beauty is endeared to honest and real people, hard work and has a high penchant for success. The Abua girl from Rivers State, who studied English/Linguistics at University of Jos and so dearly loves her family will hit your screens soon as she has been taking her time to study the world of acting and has alot of upcoming projects such as her foundation and talk show.
As distinct as she is, the strong and confident young lady says, “I don’t have role models just people I look up to, which includes the likes of Oprah, Angelina Jolie, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola to mention a few” It is her dream to work with such A-List talents like Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, RMD, Uche Jombo etc.
She is of the belief that Nollywood gets better every day, and is more than willing to put in the best of her capabilities to ensure a furtherance of the principles upholding Nollywood. The business minded lady who has an unwavering belief in the Supreme Powers of Almighty God is also a staunch patriot who is overly ready to say, ….“Am proud to be Nigerian because I am Nigerian” The energetic actress has starred in a couple of movie projects which are soon to premiere such as: “Stripped” (starring Beverly Naya, Ramsey Noah, Joseph Benjamin etc), “Job Seekers” (starring Ayo Adesayan, Kiera, Moyo Lawal etc), “Next Door”,”dilemma”, and the most recent being “Nigerian Girl”, While she is a lover of constructive reading, hanging out with friends and spending quality time at the gym, Ilami Whyte abhors liars and fake people. Her advice to all is to be prayerful, work hard, be patient and be original.
PHOTO CREDIT: PAUL UKONU