"Yetide Badaki has a gift for language. It was in her homeland Nigeria where words became an integral part of her life. The African tradition of storytelling was fixed in a shy, young girl's soul and never left..... as a grown woman, Badaki has became an interpreter of other people's stories, from classic playwrights to modern writers."
-Chicago Sun Times
"Thanks to a luminous performance from a very appealing and powerful young, Nigerian-born actress, Yetide Badaki (a name to watch), Phillis has a powerful presence."
"And it's further confirmation that a young Nigerian-born actress named Yetide Badaki, a relative newcomer to Chicago, has a dazzling future ahead"