Genevieve Nnaji and Kate Henshaw-Nuttal rank among Nigeria’s finest actresses. Both are celebrities and turn heads wherever they go. By virtue of their successful acting careers and pleasant personalities, no one expected the mild drama that played out at the formal opening of Ndidi Obioha’s bridal shop. Save for keen observers, no one would have noticed their less than cordial relationship, which was brought to the fore last week.
Obioha, a reputable event planner, had invited the crème of the society to witness the launch of her latest business venture. These two actresses made the guest list and honoured the host with their presence.
Henshaw-Nuttal, who arrived earlier than Nnaji, enlivened the arena with her presence. Full of smiles, she chatted animatedly with other guests and her infectious warmth spread around.
All of these ceased when Nnaji walked into the venue. Not only did Henshaw-Nuttal’s countenance change, the actresses did not say hello to each other. The pair carried on as if the other did not exist. Subsequently, Henshaw-Nuttal left the venue of the party straight-faced.