Naturalista Files: Adepero Oduye


Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris

I know that two people cannot have the exact same textures and hair type. However, I do believe actress Adepero Oduye and I are hair twins, close enough. I’ve only watched her in Lifetime’s remake of Steel Magnolias  but I love her hair and style. Take a look below!


Photo Credit: Kevin Winter


Photo Credit: Jason Merritt



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Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez


I LOVE her smile <3!! Photo Credit: Jerod Harris



Pretty and pink ❤

Photo Credit:Joe Kohen

Photo Source: All the images above are from Zimbio.

ImageI love that necklace!



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Photo Credit: Jonathan Leibson Photo Source: The Guardian


Love the curls!

Photo Credit: Kevin Lynch Photo Source: IMDB



Photo Source: Time Magazine

Her hairstylist Nedjetti does an excellent job. I found the photos below on her  Instagram page. Nedjetti has two salon locations, Bloomfield New Jersey and New York City.


She’s been doing Adepero’s hair for a long time.



That is hair stylist Nedjetti in the top left boxes. Being a naturalista in Hollywood! With a good and caring hairstylist, it’s possible! 🙂

It was too late to change majors so she continued with premed, finally taking an acting class senior year. She loved it, and it solidified her plans—but she still had to break the news to her mother. “She literally thought I had gone crazy,” Oduye recalls. “She said, ‘Because your father died—that’s why.’ She tried to understand, but she couldn’t. She asked, ‘Why can’t you go to med school and act? Why can’t you go to med school first?’ My parents were immigrants, focused on the tangible; the joke’s that you’re either a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, or in business.” (Her siblings, in fact, include an attorney, an MBA—and two physicians.)

Read the rest of the Cornell Alumni Magazine article here

So she studied premed at Cornell University but decided to follow her dreams and pursue acting.  That is awesome! I hear her recent film 12 Years A Slave is good.

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Thanks for reading and God Bless you 🙂

~Amma Mama

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