Chioma Chukwuka is one of the prominent actresses in Nigeria. She has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades and has featured in many Nollywood movies. Chioma Chukwuka Akpota popularly known as Chioma Chukwuka is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, singer, model, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a television personality. She has been regarded as one of the best paid actress in Nollywood and also one of the most sought after actress in Nigeria. She is always known for featuring in sorrowful, epic, glamour and romantic movies. She is always known for her ability to cry in movies.
She was born on 12th March 1980 in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 39 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. She started acting at a very tender age. 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 Nigeria.
She has been in the industry for over a decade. She always plays the role of a good and submissive house wife, orphan, widow, royal princess, palace maid, president daughter, industrious working class lady, girlfriend and most importantly as a righteous woman who is always protective of her self-image, that is why she is widely known as Virgin Mary of Nollywood, because she hardly appear in movies containing nudity and she is very selective of
Chioma Chukwuka completed both her nursery and primary school education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After completing her primary school education, Chioma Chukwuka proceeded to Federal Government Girls College in Onitsha, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria for her secondary school education and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Chioma Chukwuka proceeded to Lagos State University (LASU) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance. In 2000, Chioma Chukwuka joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally and acted in her first movie titled “The Handkerchief” a movie that brought her to limelight and gave her a lot of advantage in Nollywood. Due to her innocent role in movies, her ability to avoid sex roles in movie and her ability to avoid social media scandal, she is fondly called Nollywood Virgin by movie lovers.
Chioma Chukwuka has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Red Soil, Double Game, Asunder, Dead in Faith, Desperate Ambition, Disguise, Sins of the Flesh, Odum na Akwaeke, and many more. Her role in Odum na Akwaeke won her the award for Best Actress in Indigenous movie (local language epic) at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Chioma Chukwuka also co-produced and starred in the award winning and blockbuster movie “On Bended kneels” which received a commercial success and global recognition. Her role in the romantic movie “Disguise” which she starred alongside Emeka Ike and directed by Tchidi Chikere also won her the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy awards.
As a kid Chioma Chukwuka dream was to become an actress. While growing up she admired several Hollywood and British actors and wanted to be like them. She wanted to become famous when she grows up. She began acting in her local church and joined her church dramatic club in Lagos at a very tender age and appeared in several stage play and drama. Also, while still in secondary school she was actively involved in school drama, stage play and performing arts. During an interview, she stated that her parents were in total support of her acting career. She also stated during an interview that her determination, hard work, persistent and prayed to God is the secret of her success in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Chioma Chukwuka currently has an estimated net worth of $1 million, making her one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria. She is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on her official Instagram account. In 2011, Chioma Chukwuka received an honor by the Nigerian federal government as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and an award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economy growth and development of the country through entertainment.
In 2010, Chioma Chukwuka won the award for Best Prize Actress in a Leading Role at the Event Afro Hollywood Awards. In 2014, Chioma Chukwuka was nominated as a brand ambassador of the year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards. Chioma Chukwuka has been married for several years and no one has heard any negative comment about her marriage. She has proven to the world that not all celebrity marriage end up in divorce as she is a living testimony and prove to that. Chioma Chukwuka has managed to avoid media attention and social media scandal in the course of her career and due to her innocent role in movies she is fondly called “Nollywood Virgin” by movie lovers.
In 2007, Chioma Chukwuka received the Best Actress award in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the movie “Sins of the Flesh”. In 2010, Chioma Chukwuka won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Afro Hollywood Awards. In 2006, Chioma Chukwuka got married to her long time boyfriend, Franklin Akpotha and the marriage is blessed with beautiful kids. She has been regarded as one of Nollywood top celebrity that has been free from media scandal. She always keep her personal life secret and out of public eyes. She is one of the best performing actress in Nigeria and also one of the richest actress in Nigeria.
Chioma Chukwuka has also won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the City People Entertainment Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Afro Hollywood Awards and many more.