Physically-challenged Nollywood actress, identified as Doris Samuel Akonanya plays her first ever lead role in an upcoming movie titled “Susanna”.
Doris studied theatre arts at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State, and she lost her right leg as a teenager from an accident.
In spite of being physically challenged, the actress pursued her dream of being one of Nollywood’s top actress.
Pictures from the upcoming movie has made its way to social media, warming the hearts of many Nigerians.
Susanna is currently been shot in the south-easter part of Nigeria.
“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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