The breakout star gets undeniably transparent about overcoming
colorism, understanding the purpose of her identity and learning to love her dark skin.

Actress, Deborah Ayorinde is unapologetically black, fiercely gifted, and shamelessly grounded in the kind of self-love most people work a lifetime to achieve.

The British-born Nigerian actress and entertainer makes it clear that her validation doesn’t solely derive from awards, public praise, or social media, but from her family and a well-knitted sisterhood; the kind she experienced firsthand on the set of the women’s anthem movie, Girls Trip, with veteran actors, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish. Now she’s back, in the driver seat and carving her own lane for season 3 of HBO’s True Detective.


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