In this article I will be sharing with you 10 Nollywood actresses you may not know are from Anambra State and the name of their town. Nollywood is blessed with talents and it will surprise you to known that most of these talented actresses are from Anambra State which is popularly known as light of the nation.
Anambra state has produced lots of talented actresses who have contributed immensely to the progress and success of the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood. These Nollywood actresses are blessed with talents and creativity. They are very skillful and know how to interpret any role given to them by movie producers and directors. So therefore after a careful study and research I present to you 10 Nollywood actresses you may not know are from Anambra State and the name of their town.
1. Chika Ike
Chika Ike is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, model, entrepreneur and a television personality. She was born on the 8th November 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 36 years old. Chika Ike hails from Onitsha, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She has a diploma in human kinetics and health education at the University of Lagos. On completing her diploma program in 2006, she proceeded to obtain a degree in human Kinetics and Health Education from the same institution. In 2014 Chika Ike graduated from the New York Film Academy. She studied film-making at the Academy. Chika Ike also studied Business Management at Harvard Business School. She was once married but divorced in 2013, due to domestic violence.
2. Ngozi Ezeonu
Ngozi Ezeonu is a veteran Nollywood actress and former journalist, notable for playing the role of a mother, royal wife, housewife and mother in-law in several Nollywood movies. She was born on 23rd May 1965 in Owerri, Imo State to Chief Dennis and Lolo Ezenwanyi Ikpelue. She is currently 56 years old. Ngozi Ezeonu hails from Ogbunike, a town in Oyi local government area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. In 2012, she starred in Adesuwa, a role that earned her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
3. Chioma Chukwuka
Chioma Chukwuka is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, singer, model, entrepreneur and a television personality. She has been in the industry for over a decade. She always plays the role of a good and submissive house wife, girlfriend and royal princess. She was born on 12th March 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria. Chioma Chukwuka hails from Oraifite, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 41 years old. Chioma Chukwuka is currently a GLO ambassador. She began her career as a backup singer and dancer at a very tender age, before joining the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally in 2000. She is a graduate of Banking and Finance from Lagos State University. In 2014, she was nominated as a brand ambassador of the year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards.
4. Queen Nwokoye
Queen Nwokoye is a Nollywood actress and a television personality. She was born on 11th August 1982 in Lagos, Nigeria. Her parents are devoted members of the Roman Catholic Church. The actress was born into a family of seven children. Queen Nwokoye hails from Ihembosi in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, but she was born and bred in Lagos. She attended Air Force Primary School and Queens Secondary School both in Enugu. The beautiful actress is also a graduate of Sociology and Anthropology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Queen Nwokoye made her acting debut in 2004. In 2015 and 2016, she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo) at the Best of Nollywood Awards and the Face of Nollywood at the City People Entertainment Awards. She is married to Mr Uzoma.
5. Nuella Njubigbo
Nuella Njubigbo is a Nollywood actress and scriptwriter. She was nominated for Rising Star Award category at the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards. She hails from Anambra State. She is currently married to Nollywood movie director TChidi Chikere. She studied Government and Public Administration at the Imo State University in Owerri. She served in Delta State during her National Youth Service Corps program. Nuella Njubigbo has been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
6. Rita Edochie
Rita Edochie is a veteran Nollywood actress and a television personality. She started her acting career as an actress in 1997. She studied at Onitsha for her secondary school education. Rita Edochie hails from Nteje in Oyi Local Government of Anambra state, Nigeria. She is married to Tony Edochie, the younger brother to Pete Edochie and a staff at the Anambra Broadcasting Service. Rita Edochie is a graduate of Mass Communication from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and has featured in uncountable movies. She makes her breakthrough in the movie “Waterloo” and is popular for taking up motherly roles.
7. Ebube Nwagbo
Ebube Nwagbo is a popular Nollywood actress, model and a television personality. She was born on 24th February 1983 in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but grew up in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Ebube Nwagbo is the first child in the family of six children. She hails from Oko in Anambra State, Nigeria. After completing her primary and secondary education, Ebube Nwagbo proceeded to Federal Polytechnic Oko in Anambra State, Nigeria and obtained a National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication. After which she proceeded to Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. She joined Nollywood in 2003 at the age of 20 years old.
8. Oge Okoye
Oge Okoye is a Nollywood actress and a television personality. She was born on 16th November 1980 in London, United Kingdom and currently 41 years old. Oge Okoye was born in London, and later moved to live in Lagos with her family. She is a native of Nnewi, a town in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Oge Okoye was born in a family of devoted Anglicans. After completing her primary and secondary education, Oge Okoye studied Theater Arts at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Akwa in Anambra State. In 2001, she began her acting career and rose to prominence after starring in the comic movie “Spanner” alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze and Amaechi Muonargor.
9. Jennifer Eliogu
Jennifer Eliogu is a veteran Nollywood actress and a television personality. She was born on 30th April 1976 in Lagos. She is currently 45 years old. In 2016, she received the Special Recognition Award at the City People Entertainment Awards, for her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry. In 2014, she was presented the Award For Excellence at the African Women Leadership Conference which took place in the United States of America. Jennifer Eliogu hails from Idemili in Anambra State in the southeastern part of Nigeria. Jennifer Eliogu has a Diploma from the University of Jos and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Lagos State University. Jennifer Eliogu joined Nollywood in 1997 with her role in the movie “House On Fire” which earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards.
10. Benita Nzeribe
Benita Nzeribe is a famous Nollywood actress, model and a television personality. She was born on 11th August 1980 in Ihiala, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 41 years old. She became a Nollywood celebrity at the age of 18 years old. Benita Nzeribe hails from Ihiala town in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Benita Nzeribe proceeded to Abia State University in Uturu and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language. In 1998, she joined Nollywood at the age of 18 years old and acted in her first movie “Beyond Our Dream” a movie that brought her to limelight.
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