Uzo Aduba Told Her Mother To Stop Calling Her ‘Uzoamaka’

Orange Is The New Black’ Star, Uzo Aduba, who spoke at Glamour x The Girl Project rally for girls, brought down the house with her story of how she came to own up to her name ‘Uzoamaka’.

According to the Hollywood actress, she once told her mother to stop calling her “Uzoamaka’ but call her ‘Zoe’ instead because no one could pronounce her Nigerian name. Her mother who was startled by this plea, told her that if people could pronounce Michelangelo, Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky, they should also learn to pronounce her name.

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