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Chief Clarion Chukwura (born Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah; 24 July 1964) is a Nigerian actress and humanitarian.

Clarion Chukwura-Abiola
Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah

24 July 1964 (1964-07-24) (age 54)
Years active1979–present
ChildrenClarence Peters



She had her nursery an primary school in Lagos and later pursued her secondary education at the Queen of the Rosary College,Onitsha then proceeded to study Acting and Speech at the Department of Dramatic Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University.[1] She was recognized as a United Nations Peace Ambassador for her charity work across Africa.[2] she began her career in acting in 1980 but became popular when she featured in a soap opera title "mirror in the Sun". She was the first Nigerian to win the Best Actress category at the 1982 FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso.[3][4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Chukwura was born as the only daughter in a family of four on 24 July 1964. She is the mother of music video director Clarence Peters. She is from Anambra State.[1][6][7]


  • Mirror in the Sun (1984)
  • "Delilah"(2016-)[8]


  • Fiery Force (1986)
  • Money Power (1982)
  • Farewell to Babylon (1979)
  • Yemoja
  • Apaye
  • remarkable night
  • igbotic love
  • forbidden choice
  • caught in the act.


  • The traditional title of Ada Eji Eje Mba I of Onitsha, Anambra State[9]
  • Legends of Nollywood award at the Nollywood at 20 Celebration
  • 1982 Best Actress of the Year at All Africa Film Festival, Ougadagodou, Burkina Faso (won)
  • 1997 Afro-Hollywood Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls (won)
  • 2001 THEMA Best supporting actress (yoruba) award (won)
  • 2001 Lebatino Film Festival, Mexico award for best actress (won)
  • 2003 Africa Cinema Award (won)
  • 2004 Reel Award for Best Actress (won)
  • 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role


  1. ^ a b "Clarion Chukwura Biography". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ Sam Anokam (18 January 2014). "My Disappointment with Today's Nollywood - Clarion Chukwura". Vanguard. Vanguard Media, Nigeria. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ "At 50, I can act nude - Veteran actress Clarion Chukwura discloses in latest interview". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Clarion Chukwura on iMDb". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. ^ "My Story - Clarion Chukwura". Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Between Clarion Chukwura and Stella Damascus". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Clarion Chukwurah interview with The Nation". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  8. ^ ""Delilah": Watch Clarion Chukwura, Tony Umez, Okawa Shaznay in trailer". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Clarion Chukwura at the Africa film Academy". Africa Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.