Most of us know her as the successful, yet dysfunctional, best friend of Issa Rae in HBO’s hit series Insecure. Yvonne Orji has become more than just an actress, her social media shows us moments of her fangirling over meeting some of her favorite celebrities, rocking out with some of her friends at star-studded events, and sharing inspirational moments that assure us that she is at peak #BlackGirlMagic right now. From her new podcast “Ball Girl Magic”, to her new reoccurring role on the CW‘s Jane The Virgin, homegirl is out here slaying on social media and IRL.
In an interview with Essence’s Podcast “Yes, Girl!”, Orji admitted that she posts her journey, whether good or bad, but also has posted her journey as an affirmation to her followers to let them know, “you got next.”
She’s found a way to enter our hearts and become the best friend that most of us already have, and if you don’t you should, her recent rise to fame has us “rooting for you, we are all rooting for you.” If you aren’t a follower of Orji’s Instagram, here are a few of our favorite moments that we just can’t get enough of.
Listen, sis is out here living HER BEST LIFE! Check the receipts below.
That time she performed “Tyrone” at karaoke and Erykah Badu showed up. This is literally every Badu fanatic’s dream come true.
That time I performed karaoke and decided my song of choice would be "Tyrone" by the incomparable @erykahbadu…and the powers that be at #LWDBET invited her to come front and center to watch you channel the essence that is her. Thank GOD I had a secret weapon in @cynthiaerivo who ACTUALLY sang vocals behind the scenes and made me feel like I could go toe to toe with Her Excellency! EPIC AF!! #MicDropMoment #IncenseWasBurned #WhatLifeIsThis #ThisIsAThingThatHappened #LeadingWomenWereDefinedTonight #MiamiWasNeverTheSame
That time she showed us that manifestation and speaking it into existence is real af.
#WontHeDoItWednesday Because Jesus keeps receipts and my momma ships everything. In 2007, a year after I started comedy, I put my face on the cover of the March Hollywood issue of @Essence (sorry #JenniferHudson). I wasn't anywhere close to being on anyone's TV, but it was the Hollywood issue, and it said it was "my time to shine," soooo that was that. I completely forgot I had done this until I went to Nigeria last December and my mom handed me the magazine with my face on it. Cut to: today I opened my mailbox to the 2017 March Hollywood issue of essence…and I'm IN IT as one of the "Leaders of the New School!" Thank you @corimurray & @missjulee for making this happen. Truly honored to be featured. #DecadeInTheMaking #FeatureTodayCoverOneDay #iJustGotHereButIbeenHereBefore #OnTheSeatOfMyImagination #WriteTheVisionMakeItPlain
That time she celebrated the premier of her podcast with her cohost and Gabrielle Freaking Union at All Star Weekend.
That time THE PRESIDENT, Barack Obama, recognized her and Issa and they collectivley lost their shit, as we all would.
That collective sound of glee, is black women screaming when the leader of the free world approaches and ENTERTAINS A CONVERSATION WITH YOU about how he likes @insecurehbo. @issarae @the_a_prentice @msmelina @jayrellis and the ENTIRE Insecure Squad…#WhatATimeToBeAlive EPIC AF!!! #iThinkWeStartledHim #iBetchyuWannaKnowWhatHeSaidNext #ItsASecret 😉 🤐 #Cliffhanger!!
…And when she posted their aftershock, because BARACK Freakin OBAMA!
The•Aftermath Moments after we touched the hem of the President's garment… We were in ALL our FEELS. Someone may or may not have fainted (ok, someone definitely fainted). @issarae is thinkin, "was that a fantacy sequence?!" And I'm over there crying "I'm-just-an-immigrant-kid" tears. #ThisIsRealLife #ThankYou2016 #YourLatterShallBeGreater 📸: @ester_lou & @luvvie
That time she danced barefoot in the White House, because YOLO!
In 2008 before President Obama got elected, my first YouTube post was about a fictitious african "relative" showing up randomly at the White House to claim him as family. Cut to 2016, as they are about to leave office, I got the chance to BE an African AT the White House, in the MOST Nigerian of ways, dancing, singin, and LIVIN my absolute best life! Talk about FULL-CIRCLE! (Also @luvvie with the commentary is EV👏🏾ER👏🏾Y👏🏾THING!!) #CantTakeThisIgboGirlNOWHERE #ShokiForThePresident #MyFeetWantedToFeelWhiteHouseCarpets #NoOtherRugWillDoAfterThis #iDidNotBodyRollinTheWhiteHouse #ThisWasBlackEnough #NaijaNoDeyCarryLast 💯🇳🇬👌🏽 #BecauseWHYnot?!!
That time she got the LEGEND Debbie Allen to quote her famous line from her role as Dr. Langhorne on A Different World.
That time when gave us peak Black Girl Magic and introduced Molly Carter to Toni Childs.
…And then turned into a Instagram series that we absolutely need, #WhenMollyMeetsToni (Please search the hashtag for more episodes)
When she teamed up our other TV Favs, Naturi Naughton aka Tasha St. Patrick from Power, and Serayah aka Teyana from Empire, to do the full choreography of Destiny Child’s “Say My Name”.
That time when she woke Issa Rae up with a Facetime call to be the supportive AF over her Golden Globe nomination.
That time @issarae got nominated for a @goldenglobes and I FaceTimed her at the butt-crack of dawn and went through all the emotions of pure excitement in our matching headscarves! #BecauseThatsWhatFriendsAreFor! #SeeWhatYouCanDoWithAniPhoneIssa?! #FirstTimeFaceTiming #TheresNoGoingBack #HerFlawlessSkinAngersMe 😡 #SheReallyDidWakeUpLikeThis #ThatsThatGoldenGlobesGlow 💯👌🏽 #insecureHBO #DasMyBoo! #ProtectDemEdges💁🏽