Who is Chioma Chukwukah?
Chioma Chukwukah is a renowned Nollywood actress, movie producer, director, actress, and motivational speaker. She bagged the Best Actress award in a leading role by AFRIMA in 2007. She has been starred in hundreds of movies in the industry since she started her acting career.
Parents: Akpotha Family
Chioma grew up in a family of six kids and five relatives. Her father and mother are Leonard Ndukaife Chukwuka and Grace Egoyibo Chukwuka.
Chioma’s early life
Chioma Chukwukah was born on the 12th of March, 1980 in Lagos State, Nigeria. The award-winning actress hails from Oraifite, Ekwulusigo local government area, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Chukwukah completed her elementary education at Onwards nursery and primary school, Lagos after which she proceeded to the Federal Government Girls’ College, Anambra state to complete her secondary education.
Chioma graduated from the University of Lagos, where she earned a degree in Banking and Finance.
Chioma Chukwukah’s acting career
Chioma had always pictured seeing herself on screen since she was a child but the little challenge she had was from her mum who felt the movie industry was for loose girls.
In 1998, the wave came for the award-winning actress, when she was opportune to go for an audition where she was chosen to play a role in the movie titled ‘little skita’ due to her outstanding performance in the movie.
She is considered one of Nollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of Nigeria’s most sought after face of Nollywood. In the movie sorrowful, she was greatly applauded for her dramatic, glamorous and as seen in her other movies, which is usually more of romantic films. Her character to play the emotion and cry like a baby cannot go unnoticed by her fans and when she plays the villain it’s as if the heaven is about to fall.
She was allowed to take on minor roles until 2000 when she played a major role in the movie titled ‘the apple’ and since then she has been featured in more than 200 movies and has also progressed from being just an actress to a producer and director.
She claims that Late Henshaw Nuttal, Joke Silva and Ramsey Noah are her inspiration.
For more than a decade, she has been in the industry. She’s popular for the portrayal of good and submissive wife material (just as she is outside of the movies), orphan and mother.
She also plays well the royal princess role, the hostess of a palace, a daughter of a dictator, an industrial working class lady, a girlfriend and above all a holy woman who always protects her own face, which is the reason that she is widely called the Virgin Mary of Nollywood.
In 2000, in her first film entitled “The Handkerchief,” brought Chioma Chukwuka to the limelight as she entered the Nigerian film industry known simply as Nollywood, the movie brought her to prominence and as well open several doors of opportunities in her acting career. She is so fondly named Nollywood Virgin by movie lovers because of her innocent appearance in movies, her ability to avoid sex roles in movies and her ability to prevent social media scandals.
Currently, Chioma Chukwuka is an ambassador of GLO. Before entering the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, she has a career as a backup singer and a dancer at a teenage when she also he started to act.
In acting and playing roles, she’s very attractive, smart, professional, imaginative and beautiful.
She knows how to play her role well and she can adapt to any personality that film directors and producers in Nigeria offer her which is why many of the directors and producers in the industry enjoys working with her.
Chioma’s husband and children
Chioma got married to Franklin Akpotha in 2006 and their union is blessed with two kids. Chioma is a proud mother and a submissive house wife.
|Chioma Chukwukah’s Net worth 2020||$2 Million (Estimated)|
|Chioma Chukwukah’s Net worth 2019||$2 million|
The renowned actress has an estimated net worth of $2 million which was earned as a successful actress and producer.
Awards and Nominations
Currently, Chioma Chukwuka has an approximate net worth of $1 million and is one of Nigeria’s most wealthy and successful actresses. She is quite active on social media where she has amassed more than a million followers on her official Instagram page.
Chioma earned MFR-Member of the Order of the Federal Republic honor in 2011, The award was granted to the celebrity by Nigeria’s government of the day to appreciate her enormous contribution to Nigeria’s economic growth and development through entertainment.
- Nollywood Movies Awards nominee for Best Lead Female
- Afro Hollywood award named her the Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Best of Nollywood Awards nominated her for Best Lead Actress in an English Movie
Chioma Chukwukah’s Movies
Movies acted by Chioma both as a producer and actress
- The Apple (2000)
- Three Musketeers (2000)
- Handkerchief (2000)
- Sunrise (2002)
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