Annie Ilonzeh Quotes.
I have always wanted to do something high octane. I’ve wanted to tackle an action role where I play a tomboy but empower myself as a woman.
My dad’s Nigerian, and I remember going to Nigeria, and all of these kids and adults and everyone in-between knew who TuPac was. They had TuPac t-shirts, TuPac posters, TuPac cassettes… everyone knew TuPac, and sometimes that was the only English that they spoke, was TuPac lyrics.
I think Pac is one of those artists that generations on generations know who this guy is, as an artist, as an activist, as an actor – entertainer across the board. I think the new generations of entertainers and artists can be influenced by him just as much as people in the ’90s.
I’m really good with sweats, not really good with heels, and not really good with accessorizing yet.
I’m a super tomboy.
I know stories of Tupac, but I was really, really young when he passed. The fact that he was such a thespian, and so passionate about his craft, was shocking to me in a way. I’m shocked to see that here’s this man that passed at 25 that we’re still talking about, 20 plus years later. That’s an eye-opener for me.
I feel like decades ago it was either youre black, white, Asian or Hispanic, or whatever, but today we see more of an acceptance for people with multi-nationalities.
I want to touch the world through my performances on screen but also off screen.
Being pampered is great, but sometimes I like to do those things myself because it’s a little therapeutic and gives me some downtime for myself – and I need that.
Your legacy makes a difference.
You can go as far as you want to go.
‘Graceland’ getting canceled was definitely a shock and disappointing for all of us. One minute it’s this. The next minute it’s that.
I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African-American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It’s never an issue for me.
I feel like decades ago it was either you’re black, white, Asian or Hispanic, or whatever, but today we see more of an acceptance for people with multi-nationalities.
I’m not going to have beautiful curves or Kim Kardashian’s body. I just have to accept that.
I’ve been introduced to some huge designers that I could never afford. It’s really cool.
I’m proud – or really more thankful than anything – for all the work that I’ve gotten.
To know that someone decades later is still just as impactful as they were when they were alive, we need pioneers like that.
Fearless what that means to me, knowing your enough, when you know in your heart and your mind that you’re enough you’re fearless. It’s not just a magazine, it’s a lifestyle, right? So embrace that – I am fearless!
I relate to both my Caucasian side and my African side, and I love that.
Tupac is huge; he’s an inspiration. Arguably, he’s probably the biggest, most analyzed and loved artist of all time.
As they say, real legends never die. Tupac is huge; he’s an inspiration. Arguably, he’s probably the biggest, most analyzed and loved artist of all time.
I was a manicurist in another life.