Igbo-born Hollywood actress Uzoamaka Nwaneka Aduba who won Emmy Awards on Saturday the 16th of August, 2014, for her role in ‘Orange Is The New Black’ TV series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards that held last Saturday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles California.
During her acceptance speech she said… “I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show day in, day out,” said a teary-eyed Aduba from the podium after presenter Morgan Freeman handed the awestruck actress her award.
On the meaning of her name, Uzo Aduba said: “My full name is Uzoamaka Nwaneka Aduba. It is Igbo, and my first name is actually a sentence meaning ‘the road is good’ (Uzo a maka). Igbo names have meaning and are done with purpose and intention for their children. My parents named me Uzoamaka because despite any trial in whatever stage of their lives, ‘the road is good’ because it caused them to eventually meet, marry and have me. I now apply that to life. No matter what the journey might bring, no matter how hard the journey, I know Uzo a maka.”