Geraldine Ekeocha is a legendary Nollywood actress and a television personality known as a fallen heroine who kicked the bucket when Nollywood was in the blink of receiving global recognition. She was born on 15th June 1955 in Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and died on 4th September 2011 at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku Ozalla, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria at the age of 56 years old.
Geraldine Ekeocha is originally from Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but grew up in Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria where she completed both her primary and secondary school education and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
Geraldine Ekeocha has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies before her death which include The Plain Truth, Heavy Storm, World Apart, Perfect Planner, Love & Politics, My Sister My Love, and many more. She was regarded as one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actresses in Nigeria. 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.
Geraldine Ekeocha joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in the late 90s and started featuring in Nollywood movies. In 2005, Geraldine Ekeocha rose to fame and became highly popular after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “World Apart” alongside with Kenneth Okonkwo, Ini Edo and Liz Benson.
She acts mostly as a mother, mother in-law, step mother, house wife and grand-mother in several Nollywood movies. Unfortunately, Geraldine Ekeocha died on 4th September 2011 in Enugu State, Nigeria at the age of 56 years old. She died during a fibroid operation. It was gathered that she died at the age of 56 years old living behind her 7 children comprising of 6 girls and 1 boy. It was also gathered that Geraldine Ekeocha was diagnosed with cancer in the liver before she kicked the bucket.
She died at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku Ozalla, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria at the age of 56 years old. This unfortunate incident happened as the preparation for the burial of veteran Nollywood actor Sam Loco Efe was in top gear. Geraldine Ekeocha was among the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria before her untimely death with an estimated net worth of $200,000.
Geraldine Ekeocha in the cause of her career as an actress has won several awards which include Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Most Prominent Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Nollywood Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
She has been regarded as one of the most sought after actress in Nigeria. She is indeed an interesting character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. She is a veteran actress who started at the early stage of Nollywood and helped to promote the Nigeria movie industry popularly known as Nollywood to global fame.
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