10 Nollywood Actresses From Delta State (Photos)

#1. Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli is a multilingual (fluent in English and French), multi-award winning actress, scriptwriter, director and producer.

She is a trained digital filmmaker at the New York Film Academy.

She is a gifted Writer, with several intriguing screenplays to her credit: including 'Fatal Imagination', 'Being Mrs Elliott', 'The First Lady' and 'Wives on Strike'. In 2010 she won the award for Best Actress - Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, and the award for Best Actress at the Harlem International Film Festival. Omoni was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2014, Omoni won Big Screen Actress of the Year award, at the 2014 ELOY Awards, for her movie Being Mrs Elliott. In 2015, Omoni was awarded the Sun Nollywood personality of the year. She has also shown, with her movies, 'Being Mrs Elliott', 'The First Lady' and 'Wives on Strike', her talent behind the camera as the Director.

#2. Bella Ebinum

Bella Ebinum is a fast rising Nollywood actress, model and a television personality.

She has been regarded as one of the most beautiful actress in Nigeria and also one of the most talented actress in Nigeria. She is always known for featuring in epic movies, tragic movies, romantic movies and action thriller movies.

She was born on 14th October 1990 in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

Bella Ebinum was born into a family of Jehovah Witness. Bella Ebinum parents are witnesses. She came from a very religious family and had a strict upbringing. Bella Ebinum started showing interest in acting when she was still a teenager. She completed both her primary and secondary school education at Cambridge International School in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

After completing her primary and secondary school education, Bella Ebinum proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 2013.

Bella Ebinum is originally from Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria, where she completed her basic education. In 2014, Bella Ebinum joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and started out with minor roles until she graduated to supporting role in movies.

She was introduced into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood by Actress Elo Obokia. She has acted in more than 70 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Negative Influence, Royal Wedding, Island Babes, War for Limpopo, Journey to Homeland, Twisted Love, Irony of Life, Family House, Clouds of Conspiracy, Fire of Love, Last Man Standing, Native Girl, and many more.

#3. Ufuoma McDermott

Ufuoma Stacey McDermott, born 23 April 1981, is a Nigerian film-maker , actor and former model.

Ejenobor was born in Benin City to Nigerian parents who hail from Delta State in Nigeria. She moved a lot - from Benin City to Jos, where she spent the better part of her toddler years, and later to Lagos, where she has lived for the greater part of her life and still resides till date. At the age of seven, her father coined a pet name for her: ISIO (which means "star" in Urhobo ). She was so named after the star actress of the TELEFEST programme put together by NTA Benin, The Pot of Life.

Ejenobor got married on 23 April 2010 to Steven McDermott. She officially changed her name to Ufuoma McDermott on 23 May 2014 at a Lagos high court.

She went through Alama Private School Jos, Plateau state, Tunwase Nursery and primary school Ikeja, Lagos and finally Molly International Nursery and primary Ajao Estate for her nursery and primary education. She then attended Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State for her secondary education.

Ufuoma later bagged a degree in French language from the University of Lagos where she partook in a Federal Government scholarship holiday programme. She also has certificates and diplomas from Alliance Française and NIIT. She holds a master's degree in Public and International Affairs, also from the University of Lagos.

In 2011, she attended New York Film Academy in Los Angeles for an acting course and later on a film making course from Dov Simen's Hollywood Film Institute. In 2013, she obtained a certificate in Human resource management from the London Business School.

In Summer 2015, she was part of the Relativity Education program from Nigeria, owned by Relativity Media in Beverly Hills.

She started a career in entertainment with modelling in 2000 as a photographic model and later moved on to the runway and beauty pageants.

By 2002, she had participated in two mini-pageants, won the Miss Ebony beauty pageant and partaken in her first national pageant: Miss Commonwealth(Vanessa Ekeke), where she won the Miss Congeniality prize. Later the same year, she emerged 1st runner up in the queen Afrik beauty pageant (Tamilore Kuboye).

2003 saw her in the Queen of all Nations beauty pageant (Dubra Fufeyin) where she was again the 1st runner up.

In 2004 she contested in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant where she emerged ...yet, 1st runner up . Not long after she was crowned Miss Earth Nigeria and consequently went to represent the country at the Miss Earth 2004.

In February 2004, Ejenobor decided on a movie career. Starting off with Zeb Ejiro's The President Must Not Die , she has continued to have roles in movies. In May 2005, she played her first lead role in Life and Death , her third movie after The President Must Not Die and Guy on the Line. By December 2005, she played Chibuzor on the Edge of Paradise TV series produced by Royal Roots network.

In 2008 she took on the role of "Lillian Wright" in the TV series My Mum and I, a role that garnered her a nomination for a best actress award at the 2010 Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo and one at The Terracotta Nigerian TV and Film Awards. She was nominated as the Actor of the year 2011 at the Future Awards.

In January 2018, McDermott reprised her roles as "Mama Baby", "Women Call Leader" and "Sister Esther" in the stage production Hear Word! , which returned for the second year in a row to Harvard and was staged at the prestigious American Repertory theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.SA. The production covers various themes, which address issues against women in the society. The play, which made its debut in Lagos, Nigeria in 2014, also features the acting talents of Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett and Bimbo Akintola.

Hear Word featured at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2019, and McDermott, Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett and other cast members performed at the Royal Lyceum, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In July 2019, McDermott put together a live-theater experience at the Eko Hotel and Towers in Lagos, tagged " The USM Show with Ufuoma McDermott" . The event was a potpourri of live music, dance performances and a debut of her stage production "The Magic of a Dream" .

The Magic of a Dream was directed by Toritseju Ejoh and featured acting performances from several notable Nigerian thespians including Femi Branch, Chioma Akpotha, Offiong Anthony (Thin Tall Tony), Akah Nnani and Zara Udofia-Ejoh. The USM Show also featured live musical and comedy performances from a range of Nigerian entertainers, including, Teni the entertainer, Seyi Law and MC Abbey.

At the premiere of her movie directorial debut, McDermott revealed that she had begun writing the story for the film Christmas is Coming in 2013. The movie was however released in November 2017 ahead of the Christmas holidays.

In 2018, she earned her sophomore production credit with the release of What Just Happened in cinemas across Nigeria.

#4. Regina Daniels

Regina Daniels is a Nollywood child actress, model, recording artiste, singer and a philanthropist. She was born on 13th May 2000 in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 20 years old. She joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2007 at the age of 7 years old.

In 2010, she rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Miracle Child” s a tragic movie which she acted alongside with Chinwe Owoh. She attended Hollywood International School Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria, where she completed her primary and secondary school education and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

She is currently an undergraduate of Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria, where she is currently studying Theatre Arts. Her Mother name is Rita Daniels, she is currently the chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Delta State chapter.

Regina Daniels has acted in more 100 Nollywood movies which include Miracle Child, Python Girl, Spider Girl, Hanging Coffin, Jaja the Great, Queen Rebecca, Royal Covenant, Stronger than the Gods, Tears of Ojiugo, etc. She is currently earning # 600,000 per movie. She was introduced into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) at a very tender age by her mother.

She has a charity organization which she called “Regina Daniels Foundation” the organization is aimed at helping people with physical challenges. She has produced two movies which include “The Jericho” and “Twins Apart”.

Regina Daniels tops the list of most beautiful and richest teenage actress in Nigeria. In 2015 she was nominated by City People Entertainment Award as best prominent actress in Nigeria. She has won several awards such as best actress of the year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

#5. Stella Damasus

Stella Damasus was born on April 24, 1978 in Benin City, Edo State, but she is originally from Delta State. She is from a family of four. She grew up in Benin City with her siblings and she completed most of her primary education. She relocated to Asaba in Delta State Nigeria with her family where she finished her secondary school education and successfully obtained her senior secondary school certificate.

After completing her formal education and bagging her secondary school certificate, she proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a degree in Theatre arts.

Stella Damasus initially started her career as a singer in Lagos state , Nigeria where she used to work as a studio session singer at the famous Klink Studios owned by filmmaker Kingsley Ogoro. She spent several years there trying to nurture her singing skills and she went on to do vocals for the top jingles on radio and TV in Nigeria at that time.

She graduated from University of Lagos where she obtained a degree in Theatre arts. She officially launched her acting career in the Nigerian film Abused in 1992. She gained massive recognition when she got her second movie role in the movie Breaking Point produced by Emem Isong and directed by Francis Agu.

Damasus has appeared in not less than 100 movies . She is presently the co-founder of I2radio and hosts two podcast shows, undiluted with Stella damasus and when women praise.

Damascus had been into several marriages, she said she met her first husband, Jaiye at Jazzville in Onike in Yaba in Lagos. Jaiye is the son of Chief Olu Aboderin, the founder of the Punch Newspaper. They officially tied the knot in 1999 and they were blessed with two children together – Isabelle and Angelica but Jaiye died of a heart failure in December 2004.

Jaiye Aboderin let her when she was only 26 years old, her husband died when their first child, Isabel was 5 while their second daughter, Angelica was 2 years old . The deceased was 33 years old when he passed. According to reports, he was playing basketball with his friends when he collapsed and died at the spot.

In year 2007, Damascus remarried and this time she got married top Emeka Nzeribe but the marriage hit the rock just few years after their wedding. The cause of the failed marriage was based on a mutual decision by both parties to divorce.

Fast forward to year 2011, the actress was romantically involved with Nollywood producer & director Daniel Ademinokan. He is a popular producer who was formerly married to actress, Doris Simeon. They eventually took it to the next level in 2014 by tying the knot and saying their vows to each other. Aside being romantic partners, they are also business partners. They founded an online television station, Mon Afrik TV in December 2015.

#6. Rachael Oniga

Rachael Oniga Tabuno is a famous Nollywood actress, aspiring movie producer and a television personality. She was born on 23 May 1957 in Eku, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

Rachael Oniga is originally from Eku, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria, where she completed both her primary, secondary and tertiary education and obtained her both First School Leaving Certificate, West African Senior School Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree.

Rachael Oniga began her acting career in 1993 and joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood), shortly after she divorced her husband who left her for another woman. She rose to fame in 1993 after featuring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie titled “Memorial Hospital” a movie that brought her to limelight. She became a celebrity after separating from her husband. Unfortunately her divorcee husband is currently late.

Rachael Oniga featured in her first movie titled “Onome” and her most popular Yoruba movie “Owo Blow”. Over the years, she has featured in notable Nigerian films such as Sango, a movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode.

She has also featured in Wale Adenuga television series “Super Story”. Rachael Oniga is a proud mother of three children. On 5 September 2014, she became a grandmother after her daughter Georgia Oniga welcomed a baby girl.

Rachael Oniga has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies and television series.

She acts most in English and Yoruba speaking movies. She always play the role of a caring house wife, good mother, mother in-law and sometimes grandmother in Nollywood movies.

Rachael Oniga in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Indigenous Actress (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Actress in a Television/Drama at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

#7. Fathia Balogun

Fathia Balogun is a popular multi-award winning Nollywood actress who started her acting career in the early 90s.

The hot Nigerian actress was born on February 5th, 1969 in Ukwara, Water Side Local Government in Delta State.

She attended Olufunmila Nursery School, Ikeja, Lagos State, Maryland Primary School, Maryland, Lagos State, Maryland Comprehensive High School, Lagos, Kwara State Polytechnic, Kwara State.

The Nollywood actress disclosed that acting was never part of her dream, saying she wanted to be a broadcaster, even though her father wanted her to be an accountant.

The actress stated that she could not fulfill her dreams because she was unable to pass the JAMB exams and as a result of an extended stay at home, her father had to give her the freedom to do whatever she liked.

She also revealed that she tried to go into law but could not cope because of the extra work given to law students in school.

Faithia Balogun is one of the Biggest stars in the Nigeria movie industry today.

Over the years she has produced, starred and directed several Nigerian films. In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous, and her movie '"Iranse Aje" won the best indigenous film of the year.

On April 2014, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award, becoming the best actress of the year, along with Odunlade Adekola, who emerged as the best actor of the year. Faithia also won the Best Indigenous Language: Yoruba award her work in the film "Iya Alalake" at the 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA.

The actress, who got married to Saheed (Saidi) Balogun in the early days of her career, had two kids until they got divorced due to Infidelity issues according to the media.

#8. Omawumi

Omawumi was born on the 13th of April 1982 to Chief Dr Frank and Mrs Aya Megbele. She attended Nana Primary School for her primary education. Afterwards, she went to the College of Education Demonstration Secondary School (CEDSS) for her SSCE. After her SSCE, she went to study Law at Ambrose Alli University. After her law degree in 2005, Omawumi went to work at her family’s law firm – O.S Megbele and Associates in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. While at the Law Firm, she studied French at Alliance Francaise. Omawumi married Toyin Yusuf on the 13th of January 2018, and they are blessed with children.

Omawumi became popular as a contestant on Idols West Africa, where she emerged the first runner up of the competition in May 2007. After the competition, she started enjoying the privilege of performing with star musicians like P-Square, 2face Idibia, D’Banj, Banky W, M.I, Sasha, 9ice, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and Donell Jones, Angelique Kidjo amongst others. Omawumi owns her own record label.

Omawumi is a multi-talented artist because she’s not only good at singing, but also a pro actress. She started acting in 2009 when she played a minor role at V-monologues – a play that reflects the negative issues affecting Nigerian women. Afterwards, she starred in the musical play Olorombi, and the movie Inale, a Hollywood and Nollywood.

In 2011, Funke Akindele gave her a lead role in the Return of Jenifa, and in 2013 she starred in Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold alongside Majid Michael and Ice Prince. Omawumi was one of the lead actors in the movie ‘She Is’ which premiered in March 2019. ‘She Is‘ was produced by Omawumi’s media company; Hermanes Media. The soundtrack of the movie was sung by Omawumi and Waje – her best friend who is also a hot cake in the Nigerian music industry.

#9. Rita Daniel

Rita Daniel is a veteran actress, movie producer, politician and entrepreneur who hails from Ogwashi Uku, Delta state.

She is the mother of the popular teenage actress, Regina Daniels.

She’s also a mom of four who has been a able to carve a niche for herself withing the industry.

Rita Daniel has been the chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Delta state chapter and also the majority leader and counsellor, Aniocha South local government area.

She’s also the owner of Last Point Resort, the CEO Regina Daniels children foundation, the CEO Chris Daniel Nigeria limited.

#10. Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama is a Nigerian TV and film actress and model. She is well known for her roles in 93 Days (2016), The Wedding Party (2016), The Arbitration (2016), the TV series Gidi Up (2013–present) and gained recognition at the Toronto International Film Festival and African International Film Festival. She is also the latest ambassador for Multichoice 's DSTV Explora, the widest satellite cable network across Africa.

Iyamah was born in Ika South Area of Delta State , to Andrew and Onyi Iyamah both of Ika(Agbor) origin. She is the third of four children. She attended the Chrisland Schools and she was introduced to drama by an inspirational teacher while attending Grange School in Lagos.

Somkele holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from McMaster University. She volunteered in several shows for charity at McMaster and modelled during the holidays in Nigeria. Her site says this included work for Virgin Nigeria, Harp, ETB and Visafone Communications.

Iyamah's first feature film was Dreamwalker, where she had a small part. From 2013, she starred as Yvonne, a fashion designer, in the TV series, Gidi Up where she worked with O.C. Ukeje.

In 2016 three films she starred in 93 Days (2016), The Wedding Party (2016) and, The Arbitration (2016) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival which she attended as the first "female international Rising Star".

In 2017, Iyamah appeared in the comedy-crime/heist thriller Ojukokoro (Greed) with Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu , Tope Tedela and Seun Ajayi.

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