With over 260 Nollywood films to her name and numerous awards including the AMAA for Best Actress, 2008-2009 , Kate Henshaw is undeniably Nigeria’s Queen of Nollywood and one of the A list Star Actresses that every prominent producer looks out for. She is also a talented film producer who co-produced the remarkable and well scripted soap opera, CIRCLE OF THREE which was aired on Africa Independent Television, nationally and internationally.
Acting for the African screen diva, a trained medical microbiologist, began in Lagos in 1993 after a chance opportunity to audition for a role in the movie “When the Sun Sets”. She however started out as a model, advertising different products in calendars and shooting her first television commercial for Shield Deodorant in 1990. Kate has also displayed her acting talent in theatre productions. She has been involved in numerous stage plays such as the internationally acclaimed Eve Ensler “VAGINA MONOLOGUES”, YORUBA ROMANCE, THE OTHER SIDE, NOT MY AFFAIR by Sefi Atta, THE WIVES, LITTLE DROPS by Ahmed Yerima and a live show tagged LOVING LAGOS at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009.
Kate’s endorsement deals include the Face of Onga Seasoning, a brand from Promasidor Nigeria; Samsung Mobiles and Samsung Electronics.
Beyond the camera, Kate is a passionate advocate to end sexual violence against women and children and strongly believes in the empowerment of children and youth. She lent her voice to a charity organization, Project Alert on Violence against Women and Children and will lead the Creatives Industry Panel on the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum being held in October 2015 by Ford Foundation and CSR Children, a leading advocacy organization in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Children’s Rights.