Remember Nettie Harris from 'the Color Purple'? Her Adult Daughter Is a Beauty with Curly Hair
Akosua Busia was only a teenager herself when she portrayed Nettie Harris in “The Color Purple.” Now, that teenager is 52 and has a beautiful grown daughter that is a perfect combination of her parents.
Akosua, a princess from Ghana, is a woman of many parts. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, but she is also an author, film director, and songwriter.
But none of these roles come close to that of a mother, as can be seen from Akosua’s numerous social media posts about her daughter, Hadar Busia-Singleton.
Hadar is Akosua’s only child with ex-husband, John Singleton. Akosua and the American film director tied the knot on October 12, 1996, and welcomed their daughter on April 3, 1997. Sadly, the marriage ended the same year after John filed for divorce.
Akosua later claimed that it was because her ex-husband was about to receive more than $100million as part of the profits from directing the movie, “Shaft.” John didn’t want her to get any part of the money, so he filed for divorce, Akosua alleged.
The “Native Son” star also revealed back then that her ex-husband hid from her the fact that he had a son with another woman. The boy, Maasai, was born on the same day as Hadar, three years earlier. Akosua recalled John disappearing from the hospital while she was delivering their daughter; according to her, he was rushing to attend the birthday party he threw for Maasai at a skating rink.
Akosua took Hadar with her to Ghana after the divorce. There, the curly-haired beauty went to school for a while before attending the exclusive Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
In 2015, Akosua filed court papers claiming that John was not fulfilling his financial responsibilities toward their daughter and that she’s had to sell assets and take loans to pay Hadar’s tuition fees. By 2016 however, it seemed all was well again as the exes came together to celebrate Hadar’s graduation.
Akosua’s Instagram is filled with photos of her and Hadar, and the “Rosewood” actress is not shy to profess her love. Hadar turned 21 in April, and Akosua referred to her as a gift from God to her and "mankind."
In another post, the mother-daughter duo posed for a selfie and Akosua joked:
“When you slip away with your daughter into the restaurant's fancy ladies-room, to giggle, snap a photo in the mirror, then return to the table of 5 Ambassadors.”
Akosua has gone through a lot of unpleasantness in the relationship department, but one thing has never changed: her unconditional love for Hadar!