Our Lotus Of The Week

Our Lotus Of The Week


Yesterday was International Women’s Day. a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. And the 2017 campaign theme is ‘Be Bold For Change’. On this platform we have decided to celebrate one woman every week.

For today,  we choose to celebrate one woman who is blazing trails and shattering ceilings in her industry.

Meet our ‘Lotus Of The Week’, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, a Nigerian actress and model. She was the recipient of the trailblazer award at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards which held in Lagos last Saturday 4th, March.

Somkele collecting her Trailblazer award at the AMVCA 2017

She had earlier gained international recognition at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the African International Film Festival.

Somkele at the TIFF, Canada

Somkele who is from Delta State in Nigeria, is married and holds a bachelors degree in Biochemistry from McMaster University, Canada.

Somkele did not study acting professionally but she is killing it! She had starred in three major Nigeria films; 93 days, The Wedding party and The Arbitration.

Somkele Iyamah with her new GAC car won at The AMCVA

Somkele also helps to manage her sister’s fashion brand behind the scene. Talk about versatility!

Somkele Iyamah – Idhalama is definitely a woman that we are proud of at Unbrokenchords.  Congratulations Girl. Keep getting them!