Ngozi Ezeonu

Ngozi Ezeonu (born Ngozi Ikpelue, May 23, 1965)// (listen) is a Nigerian actress and former journalist notable for her maternal roles in Nollywood movies.[1][2][3] In 2012, she starred in Adesuwa, a role that earned her the Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards[citation needed].

Ngozi Ezeonu
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Ngozi Ezeonu In "Family Secret", 2016
Born
Ngozi Ikpelue

1965 May 23rd
Imo, Owerri
NationalityNigerian
EducationJournalism from Nigerian Institute of Journalism
Alma materNigerian Institute of Journalism
OccupationActress
Known forReprisal of mother figures
Awards2012, Africa Movie Academy Awards

Early lifeEdit

A native of Ogbunike, in Anambra State. Ezeonu was born in Owerri to Dennis and Ezenwanyi Ikpelue, and has six siblings. Prior to finding fame as an actress, she studied Journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and worked for Radio Lagos and Eko FM.[4]

CareerEdit

Although best known for her reprisal of mother figures, Ezeonu was originally cast as younger characters at the start of her acting career. In 1993, veteran film director Zeb Ejiro offered Ezeonu a supporting role as Nkechi, the antagonist's best friend in the Igbo blockbuster Nneka the Pretty Serpent in 1994. This was followed by her role in Glamour Girls the same year as Thelma, a high society mistress.[5]

FilmographyEdit

She has featured in more than 150 Nollywood films. Among them:

1994 – 2007Edit

  • Ada Vigilante
  • End of Ada Vigilante
  • Evil Project
  • Senseless
  • Best Honeymoon
  • Enslaved
  • Definition of Love  
  • End of a Princess
  • Glamour Girls – 1994
  • Nneka The Pretty Serpent – 1994   
  • I Swear – 2004
  • Occultic Kingdom – 2005
  • Abuja Top Ladies – 2006
  • The Love Doctor – 2007
  • Royal Grandmother 1 and 2 – 2007

2008 – 2016Edit

  • Tears in My Eyes – 2008
  • Throne of Tears 1, 2 and 3 – 2008
  • My Darling Princess – 2008
  • Tears of a Prince – 2009
  • Sister Mary and Ossy – 2009
  • Stone Face – 2009  
  • Secret Shadows 1 and 2 – 2010
  • Wise In-Laws – 2010
  • A Private Storm – 2010
  • Adesuwa – 2012
  • Shattered Mirror – 2012
  • The Kings and Gods – 2012
  • Broken Engagement – 2013  
  • Palace War – 2014
  • Tears of a Virgin – 2014   
  • Luscious Lucy – 2016
  • Tears of the Innocent – 2016
  • Zenith of Sacrifice – 2016  
  • Heritage – 2016

2017 – 2019Edit

  • Tears and Glory – 2017
  • Child of Pain – 2017
  • Tell Me Why – 2017
  • Pretty Little Thing – 2017
  • Family Secret – 2017  
  • A Better Family – 2018  
  • Lion Heart – 2018
  • Confessor – 2018
  • Different Worlds – 2019
  • Seed of Destruction – 2019
  • Dusted Crown – 2019
  • Crazy Princess – 2019
  • On All Sides – 2019
  • Run Away From Love – 2019
  • If Trouble Comes – 2019
  • Making a King – 2019

2020 – 2021Edit

  • Nkasi my flesh and blood
  • Prince Decision

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Adesuwa Won [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mgbolu, Charles (10 September 2013). "Sudden weight loss: 'I am not sick,' cries Ngozi Ezeonu". Vangaurd. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. ^ Nkansah, Rexford (21 December 2018). "As Nollywood prepares for its first ever movie awards, ace Nigerian actress; Ngozi Ezeonu, reminisces about the industry". The African Dream. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Ngozi Ezeonu - Biography". Gist Us. 23 May 2012. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Ngozi Ezeonu: I Was a Journalist Before I Became an Actress". This Day. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  5. ^ Abiodun, Christabel (2012-09-09). "Throwback: Glamour Girls". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  6. ^ Ugbodaga, Kazeem (16 January 2021). "Photos: Does Destiny Etiko want to give Ngozi Ezeonu piggyback ride?". P.M. News. Archived from the original on 5 October 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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