Kate Henshaw

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Kate Henshaw
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Kate Henshaw at Pastor Lawrence Onochie 50th birthday celebration in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, 2019
Kate Henshaw

(1971-07-19) 19 July 1971 (age 48)
ChildrenGabrielle Nuttall
RelativesAndre Blaze (cousin)

Kate Henshaw, also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall (born 19 July 1971),[1][2][3] is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[4]

Early life[edit]

Henshaw was born in Cross River State, the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and then majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos. Henshaw worked at the Bauchi State General hospital.[2]


In 1993 Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun Sets and was handed the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie.[2] Henshaw has starred in over 45 Nollywood movies.[5]

In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain.[4] She is now "The Face of Onga".[2] Henshaw is a judge on Nigeria's Got Talent.[6]

Kate Henshaw on set with Chioma Toplis ("Stolen Bible" 2004)


  • Above Death: In God We Trust (2003)
  • A Million Tears (2006)
  • My Little Secret (2006)
  • Stronger Than Pain (2007)
  • Show Me Heaven (2007)
  • Aremu The Principal (2015)[7]


  1. ^ Ige, Victoria (6 July 2011). "Kate Henshaw is 40!". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile of Henshaw-Nuttall at her Website". Retrieved 2009-10-08.
  3. ^ "2012: A Dramatic Year For Nigerian Artistes". P.M. News. Lagos, Nigeria. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b "AMAA 2008: List of Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 16 January 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Filmography at IMDB". Retrieved 2009-10-08.
  6. ^ Nigeria's Got Talent Archived December 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "'Aremu the Principal': Watch Kate Henshaw, Queen Nwokoye, Oyetoro Hafiz in trailer for new movie". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 20 May 2015.

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