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BLACK PANTHER: US Mayor declares April 10 Sope Aluko Day (Video)

BLACK PANTHER: US Mayor declares April 10 Sope Aluko Day (Video)

These are certainly the best of times for Nigerian-born UK-raised actress Sope Aluko as she has been honoured by the Miami-Dade County in Florida, United States with her very own day, April 10.

It has been confirmed that the county mayor has proclaimed that henceforth, April 10 will be known as Sope Aluko Day in celebration of the actress who became popular after her role in the movie Black Panther.

The excited actress and mother of two teenage boys who currently splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles took to her Instagram page to announce the news.

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Sope wrote; “So this just happened!!!!! I was awarded a #proclamation declaring today as #SopeAluko day in #miamidade by #countycommissioner @audreymedmonsonand Mayor @mayorgimenez Thank you @mistyxbrown for organizing this incredible honor!”

The announcement comes a month after Sope put pen to paper to join the cast of Marvel’s Venom, Sony’s Spiderman spin-off starring Tom Hardy with the movie billed to land in cinemas on October 5 this year.

Sope started out with an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Marketing but later honed her acting skills when she attended drama classes at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and extended her study into dance.

Film credits for Sope includes supporting roles in feature films like Identity Thief, Pitch Perfect 2, 96 Minutes and Grass Stains.

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Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.