Nancy Isime (born 17 December 1991) is a Nigerian actress, model, and media personality.[1]

Nancy Isime
Nancy Isime at the AMVCAs 2020
Born (1991-12-17) 17 December 1991 (age 32)
Edo State, Nigeria
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
Years active2011- till date
Known forSocial Media/TV Personality

Early life and background edit

Nancy Isime was born in Edo State, south-southern Nigeria to Nigerian parents of Esan descent.[2] After her senior secondary education in Benin City, she went on to obtain a diploma at the University of Lagos.[3]

Nancy Isime lost her mother at the age of five and was raised by her father.[4] She grew up in Lagos, where she had her primary and junior secondary education. Afterward, she left for Benin City, where she had her senior secondary education. She did a six-month basic course at the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State before obtaining a diploma in Social Work at the University of Lagos.[5]

Career edit

Nancy Isime began a career as an actress in the TV series Echoes in 2011. She is also a television presenter, known for presenting gossip show The Squeeze, technology show What's Hot, and backstage segments of MTN Project Fame season 7.[6] In 2016, she replaced Toke Makinwa as the presenter of the popular show Trending on HipTV.[7][8] She co-hosted the 2019 edition of The Headies award with Reminisce.[9] She was also the presenter of The Voice Nigeria 2021.[10] In 2019, Isime launched her own TV show which she called The Nancy Isime Show.[11] In 2020, she co-hosted The Headies award with Bovi.[12] In 2022, she starred in the Netflix original series Blood Sisters, playing the lead role of Kemi, produced by Ebonylife TV studio which is owned by Mo Abudu. In 2023, she starred as Shalewa in Shanty Town.[13]

Filmography edit

  • The Set Up 2 (2022) as Usi
  • Obara'm (2022) as Oluchi
  • Shanty Town (2023) Shalewa
  • Awards and recognition edit

    Year Award Category Film Result Ref
    2016 City People Entertainment Awards Best VJ of the Year Won [14]
    Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Sexiest On Air Personality (female) Hip TV Won [15]
    2017 The Future Awards Best On Air Personality (Visual) Won [16][17]
    2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role - English Disguise Nominated [18]
    City People Movie Awards Most Promising Actress (English) Won [19]
    2019 Best Supporting Actress (English) Won [20]
    Best of Nollywood Awards Best Kiss in a Movie Jofran Won [21]
    Best Actress in a Lead role –English Nominated [22]
    2021 Net Honours Most Popular Media Personality (female) Nominated [23]
    Most Searched Media Personality Nominated
    2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in A Comedy Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards Nominated [24]
    Best Actress in A Drama Superstar Nominated
    2023 Eko Heritage Awards Most stylish personality ___ Won [25]

    References edit

    1. ^ "TV Personality, Actress & also a Model? "On The Real" Star Nancy Isime is a Triple Threat". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
    2. ^ "I have no problem baring my cleavage - Nancy Isime". Punch Newspapers. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
    3. ^ "To become superstars, ladies need talent, not 'connection'- Model - Vanguard News". 4 August 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
    4. ^ Oyedele, Oluwamuyiwa (24 February 2021). "How I lost My Mum At 5 - Nancy Isime". Vanguard Allure. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
    5. ^ "I have no problem baring my cleavage - Nancy Isime". Punch Newspapers. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
    6. ^ "I can't date a man who is broke". The Nation. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
    7. ^ "Nancy Isime, Where Have You Been Hiding?". TNS. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
    8. ^ "Hip Tv unveils Toke Makinwa's replacement for 'Trending'". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
    9. ^ "Headies 2019: Teni, Falz, Burna Boy win big at 13th edition". 19 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
    10. ^ "Premiere: Nancy Isime, Toke Makinwa graced The Voice Nigeria Season 3 with glitz and glam". Vanguard. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
    11. ^ "TV personality, Nancy Isime launches TV Show". Vanguard News. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
    12. ^ Meet the Hosts for the #14thHeadies, Nancy Isime & Bovi
    13. ^ (28 December 2022). "Meet the Cast of "Shanty Town," the Nigerian Crime Thriller Coming to Netflix in January". BellaNaija. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
    14. ^ "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". 26 July 2016. Archived from the original on 8 December 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
    15. ^ Popoola, Kazeeem. "Finally! Here Is Authentic List Of Nominees For NBMA 2015". Nigeria Voice.
    16. ^ "2017 Future Awards Africa winners". Punch.
    17. ^ "Wizkid, Davido, Joshua winners at Africa's Future Awards". Vanguard. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
    18. ^ "BON Awards 2018: Mercy Aigbe, Tana Adelana shine at 10th edition". Pulse Nigeria. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
    19. ^ "Nominees For 2018 City People Movie Awards". City People.
    20. ^ "Winner Emerge @ 2019 City People Movie Awards". 14 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
    21. ^ "BON Awards 2019: 'Gold Statue', Gabriel Afolayan win big at 11th edition in Kano". Pulse.
    22. ^ Bada, Gbenga (15 December 2019). "BON Awards 2019: 'Gold Statue', Gabriel Afolayan win big at 11th edition". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
    23. ^ "Net Honours - The Class of 2021". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
    24. ^ "2022 Africa Magic Awards Nominees don land- See who dey list". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
    25. ^ Yaakugh, Kumashe (18 July 2023). ""Well deserved": Nancy Isime award 'Most Stylish Personality' at event". - Nigeria news. Retrieved 27 May 2024.

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