Harvard University Names Viola Davis ‘Artiste Of The Year’

Havard University has named Oscar award winning actress, Viola Davis has the Artist of the Year. The award was presented to her “in recognition of her contribution to the performing arts”.

In her acceptance speech, Viola said she views acting as a healing art form that helps people “feel less alone,” including herself. “It’s the reason why, for so many years, I did it”, she said.

Previous Harvard award recipients include Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek and Shakira.

 

By Tony Nwanne

 

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