9 Real Facts About Okawa Shaznay You Probably Didn’t Know

Okawa Shaznay is one of the prolific actress from Cameroon. She has been in the movie industry for over a decade. She is popularly known for starring in romantic movies. So therefore in this article I will be sharing with you 9 real facts about Cameroonian famous actress Okawa Shaznay that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Okawa Shaznay is a popular Nollywood actress, model and a television personality from Cameroon. She is popularly known for playing romantic roles in movies. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Ghana and Nigeria respectively.

  2. Okawa Shaznay was born on 5th May 1986 in Bamenda, North West Province of Cameroon. She is currently 34 years old. She started her professional career as a model and was the former Miss Cameroon based in the United States of America. Okawa Shaznay completed her primary school education in Bamenda, North West Province of Cameroon and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After completing her primary school education, Okawa Shaznay proceeded to Presbyterian Secondary School in Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. While she was still in secondary school she was actively involved in drama and performing act. She was an active member of a dramatic club in high school and attended several presentation, drama and stage play with the group while still in Cameroon.

  3. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Okawa Shaznay relocated to the United States of America with her family in 2005. She later attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas in the United States of America and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2009. Okawa Shaznay developed interests in performing arts at an early age taking part in stage plays and small film projects in her home country of Cameroon. While still in the United States of America, she joined the All African Theater Group and played the role of Ezinne in Chinua Achebe’s award winning novel “Things Fall Apart”. Her role in the play shaped her career into becoming a professional actress.

  4. Okawa Shaznay joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally in 2004 and acted in her first movie “Master DJ” which was shot in Cameroon. After which she returned to Ghana and featured in several movies as a supporting character. She later relocated to Nigeria and acted in several Nollywood blockbuster movies as a supporting character. Okawa Shaznay rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Iyore” a movie she starred alongside with Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin. Her role in the movie earned her an award for Most Promising Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

  5. In 2016, Okawa Shaznay became a worldwide celebrity after starring in the television series “Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose” a movie that gave her public recognition. The movie won her an award for Best TV Actress of the Year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards. The movie also won her the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards and Best Actress in Ghana at the Ghana Movie Awards.

  6. In 2013, Okawa Shaznay was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the Golden Icons Movie Academy Awards for her role in the movie “Cheaters” a film directed by the legendary African film director Frank Rajah Arase. In 2016, she starred in the movie project “Refugees” which was filmed in Ghana in 2012 and completed in Atlanta, United States of America in 2013. In 2014, she starred in the blockbuster movie “Sisters at War” alongside with Jackie Appiah and Yvonne Nelson. Her role in the movie gave her the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  7. In 2014, Okawa Shaznay was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Icons Movie Academy Awards for her role in the movie “Sisters at War” a movie she starred alongside with Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah and Yvonne Nelson. In 2015, she was nominated for Best Actress of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards for her role in the movie “Iyore”. In 2016, she won the award for Best TV Actress of the Year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards for her role in the movie “Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose”. Okawa Shaznay has been regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses in Cameroon and Africa as a whole. She has been regarded as the richest actress in Cameroon by many ranking media in the internet.

  8. Okawa Shaznay in the cause of her career as an actress has acted in more than 150 movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Master DJ, Behind the Face, Snatched, 8th Commandment, Governor’s Gift, The Other Side of Love, X- Class, Blind Pursuit, Sisters at War, Cheaters, Vacation, The Prince of Barmah, Scars, Refugees, Perfect Strangers, Delilah, Behind the Face, and many more.

  9. Okawa Shaznay currently has an estimated net worth of over $1.2 million, making her the richest actress in Cameroon. She is also very beautiful and currently one of the most beautiful and accomplished actress in Cameroon. Aside from acting, Okawa Shaznay is also into real estate investment. She is very popular on social media with half a million followers on her official Instagram handle. She has been regarded as one of the most beautiful actress in Cameroon. Okawa Shaznay has also been regarded as one of the most sought after actress in Nigeria. She is indeed one of the best character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry and Ghanaian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and Ghallywood respectively.

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