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Kemi Lala Akindoju and Mawuli Gavor are Bold and Daring for ZAZAII #InfluencerSeries

African Fashion retail store, ZAZAII switched things up for this edition of its influencer series featuring award winning actress, Lala Akindoju and Ghanaian born actor and TV personality, Mawuli Gavor.

This is the first time ZAZAII has picked two personalities for its Influencer Series.
Winning the trailblazer award this year at the AMVCAs is just the beginning for Lala, who is on a mission to revolutionize the African Film industry.

In an interview with ZAZAII, Lala strikes us with her passion and realness towards life reminding us that not everyone is jaded even after eleven years in the industry, she further advises women to be bold, fearless and be ready to take on any storm life throws.

Mawuli tells us that it takes more than looks to have a good career. He says his guts and determination has kept him remain relevant in the African film industry.

Read full interview below:

How would you describe your style?

Lala: My style is comfortable and chic (I think)
Mawuli: Understated but well groomed.

Role models:
Lala: All my mentors are my role models plus my mum. – Joke Silva, Jumoke Adenowo, Osayi Alile, Biola Alabi, Bolanle Austen-Peters and Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Mawuli: My dad and brother.

Best career advice you’ve ever gotten?

Mawuli: Let your work speak for itself.
Lala: The person you marry is the best career choice you can make

What makes you feel glamorous? (Yes you too Mawuli)

Mawuli: A perfectly fitted suit.
Lala: Make-up, like a full face beat! Especially lashes.

Share an anecdote about working in the arts/entertainment in Nigeria.

Mawuli: I once had an older gentleman pull me aside after bumping into me at the mall, to give me a ten-minute heated talk about why he felt I should be with one of the female characters on my show.
Lala: Still thinking about one.

Why should we, the audience car about you as an actor?

Lala: I am an actor who is not just committed to every role I play but I am passionate about telling our stories on different platforms around the world.
Mawuli: I only care about bringing positivity to those around me. Also I always welcome anyone open to being a part of my journey. But we can’t all like each other so that’s okay. We can’t always like or care about each other and that’s something we all need to accept and be okay with.

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Photo credits

Principal Photography by Adebayo Jolaoso
Assisted by Emannuel
Styling by the Advisory at ZAZAII

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