Michelle Dede

Michelle Dede is a Nigerian freelance television presenter and actress. She co-produced the film titled Flower Girl and also starred in the television series Desperate Housewives Africa and the 2017 drama thriller film What Lies Within.[1]

Michelle Dede
Michelle Dede

Years active2006–present

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Germany, Dede grew up in an influential family, her father is Brownson Dede, a Nigerian diplomat to Ethiopia.[1] She had her early education in Brazil, her secondary and high school education was completed in Australia and Ethiopia respectively. She later proceeded to the United Kingdom to study Fashion Design and Marketing at the American College in London, U.K. She also holds a post-graduate degree in Communications and P.R from the same institution.[2]


Her career started following an holiday in Nigeria and that positioned her into the entertainment scene. In 2006, alongside Olisa Adibua, she co-hosted the debut edition of Big Brother Nigeria, a Nigerian television series based on the Big Brother series.[2] She later co-produced the 2013 film Flower Girl before she went on to star as Tari Gambadia in the film Desperate Housewives Africa. She cites Oprah Winfrey as her inspiration as a T.V host.[3] In 2017, Dede starred in the Nigerian drama thriller film What Lies Within with Paul Utomi, Kiki Omeili and Tope Tedela.[4] In 2018 she starred in Moms at War.[5]


Personal lifeEdit

Dede is a sister to comedian Najite Dede and brand ambassador for beauty specialist company Emmaus Beauty.[7][8]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead role –English What Lies Within Won [9]


  1. ^ a b "'Don't be afraid of failure, every rejection is a lesson' • Leading Ladies Africa speaks to Michelle Dede". YNaija. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b Izuzu, Chidumga (23 March 2016). "Michelle Dede: 9 things you should know about multilingual TV host, actress". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. ^ Francesca Uriri (25 June 2016). "Michelle Dede: Ambitious and compassionate". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  4. ^ https://dailytimes.ng/entertainment/tope-tedela-produces-first-movie/
  5. ^ July 24, 2018 Here's when Omoni Oboli's new film will be released in cinemas, Pulse Nigeria
  6. ^ "Toyin Abraham, Rita Dominic return to set for The Therapist". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2020-09-02. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  7. ^ "From Feeling Ugly to "I Accept Me" – Michelle Dede tells All". BellaNaija. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  8. ^ Taire, Morenike (4 July 2010). ""Our father taught us to respect everyone"â€" Najite & Mitchelle Dede". Vanguard News. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  9. ^ "BON Awards 2017: Kannywood's Ali Nuhu receives Special Recognition Award". Daily Trust. 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2021-10-07.

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