Popular for her role as Molly on HBO’s TV series Insecure Nigerian-American Actor, Yvonne Orji has secured her place in the hearts of a huge number of fans at home and in the diaspora. You might also know her as one of the co-hosts of popular podcast ‘Jesus and Jollof’ that features two Nigerian women sharing conversation around things they love and how they navigate life with no holds barred.
HBO teams up with Yvonne Orji for an hour-long comedy special with Orji taking the centre stage wearing her other hat as a stand-up comedian. The special includes footage shot both in Nigeria and the United States of America. From the released trailer, you can see Yvonne taking her audience back to her hometown in Nigeria as she gives a back story on her life and how her ideologies were shaped; she then takes her viewers on a journey she ends at the Howard Theatre in the DMV.
Momma, I Made It! premiers on HBO on the 6th of June and will be available to stream on HBO max. It was either this or medical school.
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🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤 Naija made me🇳🇬America raised me🇺🇸 So it was only right that for my first @hbo comedy special, I PUT ON for both of my homes. What a moment it was to bring cameras all the way to Lagos AND deep in the village to get a sneak peak into the family that birth my funny. And then finally bringing it full circle to the DMV and taping in front two sold-out crowds at the Howard Theater. It’s been a LOOOONG journey, but how sweet it is, to finally be able to say, #MOMMAiMadeIt!