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Chioma Chukwuka (born 12 March 1980), also credited as Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha or Chioma Akpotha, is a Nigerian actress and movie producer. In 2007 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for "Best Actress in a leading role", and the Afro Hollywood award for best actress in a lead role in 2010.[1][2][3]

Chioma Chukwuka - Akpotha
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha.jpg
Born (1980-03-12) 12 March 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActress, Film Maker
Spouse(s)Franklyn Akpotha( m.2006–present)

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Early lifeEdit

Mrs Akpotha who was born in Lagos State [4], hails from Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria. She completed her primary education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, and then proceeded to Federal Government Girls College in Onitsha, Anambra State for her secondary education. She then headed to Lagos State University, where she studied Banking and Finance.[5][6]

 
Chioma Akpotha

CareerEdit

Chukwuka's acting career began with her debut in the movie "The Apple" in 2000 [7]. She also acted in the film The Handkerchief in 2000.[8] In 2007 she received the "Best Actress in a Lead Role" award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the Flesh. She has starred in more than 350 Nollywood movies.[9] As a film maker, Chioma has produced/co-produced over 8 movies including the award-nominated blockbuster On Bended Knees.

Masterclass With ChiomaEdit

In January 2019, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha announced the launch of a capacity building platform called Masterclass With Chioma (http://www.masterclasschioma.com) where aspiring talents especially actors are taught by seasoned filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and other industry professionals on what it takes to make it in film, TV and theatre.[10]


Endorsement dealsEdit

Chioma Akpotha became the brand ambassador for Erisco Foods in November 2018 [11] Chukwuka has served as a brand ambassador for a number of Nigerian and international commercial brands, including Globacom Nigeria,[12] a telecommunications company, Omo Detergent[13] and Harpic Cleaner.[14]


Personal lifeEdit

Chukwuka married her husband, Franklyn Akpotha in 2006.[15]

FilmographyEdit

Acting CreditsEdit

Year Title Notes
2000 The Apple
2000 Three Musketeers
2000 Handkerchief
2002 Sunrise
2002 The Final Clash
2003 Disguise
2003 Handsome what kind
2003 Real Love
2003 Romantic Attraction
2004 Foul Play
2004 Unbroken Promise
2004 Two Become One
2004 Promise & Fail
2004 Legacy
2004 Home Sickness
2004 Heavy Rain
2004 Circle of Tears
2005 War for War
2005 Years of Tears
2005 Sins of the Flesh Chukwuka won the African Movie Academy Award in
2007 for Best Actress for her role in this movie
2005 Second Adam
2005 Sacred Tradition
2005 Real Love 2
2005 Real Love 3
2005 Moment of Truth
2005 Knowing You
2005 Golden Moon
2005 Azima
2005 Fake Angel
2005 Eagle's Bride
2005 The Bridesmaid
2005 Knowing You
2005 Sacred Tradition
2006 Wisdom of the Gods
2006 Zoza
2006 Traumatized
2006 Total Crisis
2006 Tears in My Heart
2006 Strange Love
2006 Sound of Love
2006 Serpent in Paradise
2006 Saviour
2006 The Saint
2006 Royal Insult
2006 Royal Doom
2006 On My Wedding Day
2006 Naked Sin
2006 On My Wedding Day
2006 Last Dance
2006 Holy Family
2006 Games Men Play Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
2006 End of Discussion
2006 Desperate Ambition
2006 Dead in Faith
2006 Chinwe Okeke
2006 Asunder
2006 Ass on Fire
2006 Death In Faith
2007 Double Game
2008 Red Soil
2008 World Of Our Own
2008 Wind Of Sorrow
2009 Odum Na Akwaeke
2011 The Throne Is Mine
2011 Nne Ifedigo
2012 Cry No More
2013 On Bended Knees
2014 Heart Of Gold
2014 Warrior Sisters
2014 Aziza
2014 Warrior Sisters
2014 Sabina Makosa
2014 Magic Dragon
2014 Unforgiven
2014 Police On Duty
2014 Village Commando
2014 Nwaogo The House Maid
2015 Agbaranze
2015 Ezi Nwa Di Uko
2015 Rain Of Hope
2015 Chinasa My Love
2015 Nwanyi Nnewi
2015 Kamsi The Freedom Fighter
2015 The Lioness
2015 Amarachi
2015 Coffin Business
2015 Anelka
2015 Udu Bundle
2016 Rain Of Hope
2016 Evil Coffin
2016 Genesis Of Love
2016 The Flute Boy
2016 Marriage Crisis
2016 Sister Maria
2016 Akwaeke
2016 Wives On Strike I
2017 Evil Culture
2017 2nd Coming Of Christ
2017 Innocent Murderer
2017 My Mother My Pain
2017 All For Love
2017 Heart of Ulimma
2017 King Uremma
2017 Reign Of Truth
2017 God Of Liberation
2017 My Mother
2017 Jehovah Witness
2017 Local Queen
2017 Somto
2017 Christmas Is Coming
2017 Choked
2017 Bird Watcher
2017 Village Champion
2017 The Unforeseen Truth
2017 Dangerous Confession
2017 Innocent Murderer
2017 The Tradition
2017 Broken Vow
2017 Beyond Trust
2017 Tender Heart
2018 Sound of Wisdom
2018 Let Me Love You 1
2018 Let Me Love You 2
2018 Deeper Than Pain
2018 Desperate Twins
2018 In Love Again After Heartbreak 1
2018 In Love Again After Heartbreak 2
2018 My Drum of Love 1
2018 My Drum of Love 2
2018 Life After Marriage
2018 Immortal Love 1
2018 Immortal Love 2
2018 Cause for Love 1
2018 Cause for Love 2
2018 Cause for Love 3
2018 Cause for Love 4
2018 Cause for Love 5
2018 Cause for Love 6
2018 The Ghost & The Tout
2018 Lara & the Beat
2019 Void
2019 For Want Of A Queen
2019 In Your Dreams
2019 The Street Kid
2019 Rain of LOVE
2019 Dark Cloud

Production creditsEdit

Year Title Notes
2013 On Bended Knees
2016 Cry of the Dead
2017 Choked
2017 Bird Watcher
2019 For Want Of A Queen
2019 In Your Dreams
2019 Rain of LOVE
2019 Dark Cloud

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Body Category Nominated Work Result
2007 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Sins of the Flesh Won
2010 Afro Hollywood award Best Actress in a Leading Role Herself Won
2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards [16] Brand Ambassador of the Year Harpic Nominated
2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards [17] Film Actress of the Year On Bended Knees Nominated
2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Lead Actress in an English Movie On Bended Knees Nominated
2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Drama On Bended Knees Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Best Actress Nominated
2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards [18] Brand Ambassador of the Year Omo Nominated
2014 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Accident Nominated
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Accident Nominated
2014 Nollywood Movies Awards [19] Best Lead Female Accident Nominated
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Accident Nominated
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (English) Herself Nominated
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (English) Herself Nominated
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (English) Herself Nominated
2017 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Wives on Strike Nominated
2018 Ghana-Naija Awards [20] Actress of the Year Herself Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nominees & Winners of AMAA 2007 @ a glance". The African Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ Coker, Onikepo (4 May 2007). "Africa Celebrates Film Industry at AMAA 2007". Mshale Newspaper. Minneapolis, USA: Mshale Communications. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2007". African Film Academy. Retrieved 14 September 2010.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha". IMDB. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Glo Ambassadors - Chioma Chukwuka". Lagos, Nigeria: Globacom. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  6. ^ Amatus, Azuh (14 June 2005). "Nigerian men are worth dying for –Nollywood star, Chioma Chukwuka". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha; Actress, Producer and Nollywood's Sweetest Heart". Konnect Africa. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ Salawu, Femi (17 July 2010). "Chioma Chukwuma- Akpotha". The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria: Vintage Press Limited. Retrieved 12 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha Biography". IMDB. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Chioma Akpotha To Train Intending Actors And Actresses". I Don Sabi. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Brand unveils Nollywood's Chioma Chukwuka as Ambassador". The Guardian Newspaper. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  12. ^ "GLO Drops Monalisa Chinda, Chioma Chukwuka As Ambassadors". The Tide Newspaper. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Funke Akindele, Chioma Chukwuka, Ali Nuhu unveiled as ambassadors for OMO". TheNETng Newspaper. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  14. ^ Akinwale, Funsho (11 July 2015). "Helen Paul replaces Chioma Chukwuka as Harpic ambassador". The Eagle Newspaper. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  15. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (29 January 2016). "Chioma Chukwuka: 5 things you should know about 'Stellar' actress". PulseNG. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  16. ^ "The 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards – Ty Bello, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Toolz, Ini Edo, Tiwa Savage, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Other Powerful Women Make the Nominees List". Bella Naija. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  17. ^ "ELOY Awards 2013 Set For November 24, Performances From Banky W, Emma Nyra & More". Onobello. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  18. ^ Adiele, Chinedu (20 October 2014). "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  19. ^ "Mercy Johnson Battles Chioma Akpotha, 6 Others For Best Actress Award". Stemarsblog. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Organizers unveil nominations for 2018 Ghana-Naija Awards". GhanaWeb. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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