The Academy Awards – Oscars is out to diversify its ranks to ensure better representation across races and cultures.

One Nigerian who has been invited to become a member of the revered US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.

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Omotola’s is one of the 928 invitations that has been sent out for new members after The Academy was criticized for being too white and male-dominated through the recent #OscarsSoWhite and #MeToo movements.

Other women stars on the list include US actors Jada Pinkett Smith, Amy Schumer, Ann Dowd and Christine Baranski, and the comedians Tiffany Haddish and Sarah Silverman.

Listed notable male stars include African-American comedian Dave Chappelle, actor Daniel Kaluuya, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Get Out, and French-American actor Timothée Chalamet, who starred in the film Call Me By Your Name.

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