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Akosua Busia Who Played Nettie Harris in 'The Color Purple' Flaunts Curves in Colorful Dress in Pics

Tichafa Chidzonga
Mar 23, 2020
09:20 A.M.
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Akosua Busia from "The Color Purple" looked vibrant as she twirled around in a colorful traditional African outfit in honor of  International Women's Day.


Akosua Busia famously known as Netti Harris from "The Color Purple" showed off her flair for traditional African dresses when she celebrated International women's day.

Sending her fans well wishes for the special day, she said, "may the Savior of All Nations help us bring Peace, Health, and Joy To The World ?."


The long A-line skirt flowed as she twirled her gown around to show off the patterned pleats. The corset top showed off her curvy figure but had a demure look with the added sheer sleeves.

Busia also shared that fabrics used the make the designer was from various countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Holland, and India. One of her fans had just one word to show their admiration for the look.

A fan comments Akosua Busia posing in a gown by Ghanaian fashion designer VanVorsh | Source:


Sharing the details of her yellow and pink gown, Busia revealed that it was made by Ghanaian fashion designer, VanVorsh, one of her go-to fashion choices.

The 53-year-old was born in Ghana and spends most of the time in her home country. It is reported, she also has a home in the United States.


In February, she shared a story about a run-in she had with a friend, who reminded her about the 35th anniversary for "The Color Purple." The friend told her that it was playing in theatres again.

Admitting that she had forgotten about the anniversary, her friend urged her to do something in remembrance of the movie, to which she dug up some rarely seen throwback pictures from behind the scenes of the movie.


Busia was married to John Singleton in 1996 and divorced after a year of marriage. The couple had a daughter together named Hadar Busia-Singleton. Showing off her daughter with her former co-star, she wrote:

"My Hadar just landed from Brazil; a double dose of happy to see Danny Glover surprise her, hanging with her mama."

Shortly after Singleton's death, his daughter, Hadar, shared a throwback picture of him kissing her on the cheek when she was a baby.

It is reported, the two were very close, and in her tribute to her father, she admitted that she missed his "sloppy kiss."