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Ovation Magazine - Media Shots

Why Patti boulaye is fighting to SAVE AFRICA

Patti enjoying her copy of OVATIONPatti Boulaye, actress, singer, painter, writer, polititian and good samaritan must be one of the most famous African women on earth.

In Great Britain, where she lives with her very loving husband and children, Patti is a household name, if not cult figure.

It is interesting to note that Patti was not born in England. The bright lady was born most dramatically in Nigeria, and she only came here at the age of 16, and appeared in her first West End Musical "Hair" at the Shaftesbury theatre.

This was followed by "Two Gentlemen of Verona" at the Phoenix and a stint as one of the fabulous girl group, "The Flirtations".

She was in the London performance of "Jesus Christ Superstar". Patti was also cast in her first starring role "Yum Yum" in the "Black Mikado", at the Cambridge Theatre in the West end.

After this time out, the now popular actress changed her name from Patricia Ngozi Ebigwe to Patti Boulaye. Patti would later take Nigeria by storm with her superlative performance in "Bisi Daughter of the River", the most successful African film.

Since then, there's no stopping this indefatigable African Amazon. When she met recently in her office in South West London with OVATION publisher, Dele Momodu, Patti told the story of her life with so much candor, and opened up the way she never did in most of other interviews.

Story by Dele Momodu and Bodise Wilson.

Full story available in:
Ovation International Magazine - Issue 52

Patti Boulaye at the Women Into Business Conference
Patti a hardworker

Dele Momodu chats with Patti Boulaye

Dele Momodu meets Patti's husband, Stephen

Extract & some photos copyright of Ovation International Magazine
Issue No. 52 - 2003