9 Nollywood Actresses That Attended UNIZIK (Photos)

Below are 7 famous nollywood actresses that studied at the institution:

1. Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye is a renowned actress, Producer, Model, and United Nations Ambassador. She is best known for her talented roles she played in the Nigerian movie industry.

Oge Okoye was born on 16th November, 1980 in London. Her parents are Mazi Okoye and Lolo Okoye The beautiful actress who spent most of her early life in London.

She attended her partial preschool school in London before returning to Nigeria where she attended the University Primary School Enugu and at the Holy Rosary College, Enugu. she completed Nnamdi Azikiwe University with a Bachelors’s Degree in theatre arts.

Oge started her acting career whiles still in the university. She appeared in dramas in school which caught the attention of her lectures. She was encouraged to take up acting as her career.

The talented actress began taking up supporting roles in 2001. She has since starred in over 50 movies. Her versatile nature of acting has brought her a lot of benefits. Some notable movies Oge has starred in are Spanner (2002), Blood Sister (2003), Forever Yours (2003), Handsome (2003), Magic Love (2003), My Command (2003), Sister Mary (2003), Arsenal (2004), Beautiful Faces (2004), I Believe in You (2004), Indecent Girl (2004), I Want Your Wife (2004), Little Angel (2004), My Desire (2004), Separate Lives (2004), Spanner 3 (2004), Spanner Goes to Jail (2004), 11:45… Too Late (2005), Beyond Passion (2005), Black Bra (2005).

2. Ebube Nwagbo

Ebube Nwagbo is a top Nigerian actress and entrepreneur. She started her career at the age of 20, while still in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University and has grown to become one of the biggest stars in Nollywood since then.

Born on the 24th of February, 1983, Ebube Nwagbo is a top Nigerian actress. Though originally from Imo State, the star actress was brought up in Warri, Delta and started her career while still in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, at age 20.

Ebube is a Christian by religion, and has a degree in Mass Communication. Some of her movies and appearances include Royal Palace, Before My Eyes, Mama, I Will Die for You, Eyes of the Nun, Power of Trust, Arrested by Love, Against My Blood, Ojuju calabar, Not Yours!

3. Queen Nwokoye

Queen Nwokoye, born August 11, 1980, is a Nigerian film actress. She is best known for starring as the lead character in a 2014 film titled Chetanna.

Queen was born in Lagos State into a Catholic family but she hails from Anambra State. She completed her secondary school education at Queen's College, Enugu before she proceeded to Nnamdi Azikiwe University where she studied Sociology and Anthropology. She gew up with the ambition of becoming a lawyer.

Since making her acting debut in 2004 in a film titled Nna Men, Queen has went on to star in several Nigerian films, winning awards and earning nominations.

4. Rita Edochie

Famous Nigerian actress Rita Edochie was born and raised at Onitsha, Anambra State in the South Eastern Part of Nigeria. Her uncle Mr. Okaka brought her up. Not only is she an actress but also a television personality.

is very creative, beautiful, eloquent and gifted. She is able to play every role given to her by directors.

Rita Edochie had both her basic and secondary education at Onitsha Anambra State where she was brought up. After that she proceeded to have her bachelors Degree in Mass Communication in the year 1990 from Anamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

She then had the opportunity to work in a radio station as a presenter right after her university education.

Rita has acted in close to 300 movies and each comes out so perfect. She started her acting career in the year 1997. She quickly came to the limelight because of how she could easily cry in movies.

Due to her hardworking and roles played in movie industry, she has won a couple of awards in the Nollywood industry including Best Actress in Supporting role at the African Movies Academy, Best Actress in a Leading role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice.

Rita Edochie is married to Tony Edochie the younger brother of veteran actor, Peter Edochie and is blessed with four children not forgetting her grandchildren. Their family is endowed with acting and has a couple of actors and actress.

According to sources, Rita Edochie is tipped to be among the wealthiest actress in Nigeria.

5. Ijeoma Grace Agu

Ijeoma Grace Agu is a fast rising Nollywood actress, model and a television personality. She was born on 16th June 1985 in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria and grew up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 35 years old. Ijeoma Grace Agu is the first child in a family of five children. She is very gifted, creative, skillful and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers. Ijeoma Grace Agu is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but grew up in Edo State and Lagos State, both in Nigeria.

She completed her primary school education in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After which she completed her secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Ijeoma Grace Agu proceeded to Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.

In 2007, Ijeoma Grace Agu joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and made her first screen appearance in Eldorado television series. After that she started featuring in Nollywood movies and television series. She became very popular after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Taxi Driver” a movie that brought her to limelight. In 2012, she was part of the cultural group at 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2014, she won the award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards. Ijeoma Grace Agu has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies which include The Arrangement, Beyond Blood, One Room, The Choice of Aina, Flower Girl, From Within, Just Married, The Feast of Souls, Taxi Driver, Hoodrush, Misfits, Jimi Bendel, Love Lost, etc. In 2012, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Ijeoma Grace Agu is currently married and with a beautiful daughter. She describes her dad as being responsible for instilling the confidence of acting into her. According to Ijeoma Grace Agu, her acting career started on stage in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria at the age of 14 years old while still in school, as she participated in several drama and stage play. Ijeoma Grace Agu in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.

6. Crystal Okoye

Crystal was born on December 25, 1993 in Nwei, Anambra State, Nigeria. She is 27 years of age as of 2021. Her birth sign is Capricorn. Okoye celebrates her birthday on every December 25 in a dazzling ceremony alongside her friends, relatives and family. She is one of the unique celebrities that have birthdays on a Christmas day.

Crystal was born and raised by both parents in Nwei, Anambra State, Nigeria. She holds a Nigerian nationality; citizenship and she is of black race. Her father passed on some years back and she loves and acknowledges the legendary actor, Pete Edochie as her father.

Crystal is one of the most beautiful upcoming Nollywood stars with attractive body with sexy curves.

7. Uju Okeke

Obianuju Blessing Okeke, popularly known as Uju Okeke, is an actress in Nigerian cinema . She had roles in Mission to No Where and The Barrister.

Anyamele was born in Anambra State. She is a graduate in theatre arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

In 2012, she married her longtime partner, Melekh. The holy solemnisation took place at Saint Barth Anglican Church in Lagos. In 2006, Okeke played the role as a maid in Teco Benson thriller film Mission to No Where . In 2007, she won the award for the Nest Upcoming Actress at African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for her promising role in that film. In 2018, she was honoured by the department of theatre and film studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

8. Sylvya Oluchy

Ngozi Sylvia Oluchi Ezeokafor (commonly known as Sylvya Oluchy, is a Nigerian actress. She won the Most Promising Act of the Year award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards . She shared photos of herself in a semi-nude way. She then said in an interview with Showtime Celebrities that she sees no big deal in going nude.

Sylvia Oluchi was born in Lagos and raised in Abuja. She studied theatre Arts at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.

According to her, she never wanted to be an actress until her mom told her "you will make a good actress" after noticing her unique talent in mimicking her school teachers. In 2011, she played the role of Shaniqua in the popular Atlanta TV series.

9. Destiny Etiko

Destiny Etiko is another prominent Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, television personality and a model. She was born on the 12th of August, 1994 in Udi, a community in Enugu State within the south eastern Nigeria. She grew up in Enugu State.

Destiny Etiko had her primary and education in Enugu and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State where she graduated in Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts within the year 2012. Since graduation, she has been very active and relevant to the film industry in Nigeria.

Destiny Etiko made her journey into Nollywood while still in lyceum. Due to her passion for acting and determination to succeed, she registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) at the Enugu Office in National Museum, GRA, Enugu. The Nollywood prolific actress took up minor characters in most movies after attending series of auditions and was subsequently selected to act in most movies.

Destiny Etiko however rose to limelight after starring during a hit movie “Idemili”, a movie directed by Ernest Obi and produced by a Nigerian producer Onye Eze productions. The movie was an enormous success and earned her nomination for best promising actress in Nigeria at the town People Entertainment Awards.

Destiny Etiko is creative, skillful, exceptionally talented and gifted in acting and interpreting movie roles. She freely accepts any character assigned her by movie producers and directors within the industry. She does it brilliantly to offer acting a true life situation.

She has starred in more than 150 Nollywood movies including Airline Babes, More Trouble, Enuma, Black Xmas, School Trouble, After Wawa and a number of other others. She is reputed to act alongside the large stars within the industry like Pete Edochie, Ken Erics, Ngozi Ezeonu, Patience Ezorkwor, Eve Essien, Tonto Dikeh among others.

Destiny Etiko’s dynamism has further boosted her scenes in both English and Igbo languages and this rare edge gives her a plus over her colleagues within the movie industry and this is one of the major reasons shes called up for roles most young ladies would usually shy away from.

Destiny Etiko in her years of acting in the Nollywood film industry has been awarded for her excellent performances. These awards include Best new actress at the African Magic Viewers Choice, Best actress during a supporting role at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards, Best promising actress in Nigeria at the town People Entertainment Awards.

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