It is hard being a celebrity kid, as Regina Askia’s daughters know all too well, so much so that Stephanie and Teesa have taken to YouTube to talk about what it is like to have a famous mother.
Former beauty queen and Nollywood actress turned nurse Regina Askia-Williams began a modelling career appearing in several Nigerian print and television commercials including Kessing sheen Hair Care, Visine Eye Drops by Pfizer, Nigeria, Collectibles clothing line amongst others.
Her acting break came in 1993, when she played gold-digger Tokunbo Johnson in Nigerian soap Fortunes (later Mega Fortunes) on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) a role which earned her critical acclaim and ushered in other roles in the Nollywood movie industry. Askia-Williams starred in several “Nollywood” films during the 1990s and early 2000s and became one of Nigeria’s biggest acting celebrities.
Askia-Williams is married to American Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Williams; together the couple have two children – daughter Teesa Olympia and son Rudolph Junior. Askia-Williams’s other daughter, model Stephanie Hornecker, is from a previous relationship.
Check out Stephanie and Teesa’ vlog below.