Queen Nwokoye

Queen Nwokoye (born August 11, 1982) is a Nigerian actress.[2][3] She is best known for starring as the lead character in a 2014 film titled Chetanna which earned her a "Best Actress" nomination at the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards .[4]

Queen Nwokoye
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Nwokoye in 2016
Born (1982-08-11) August 11, 1982 (age 38)[1]
Lagos State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Alma materNnamdi Azikiwe University
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active2004–present
Websitequeennwokoye.com.ng

Early life and educationEdit

Nwokoye was born in Lagos State into a Catholic family but she hails from Ihembosi in Ekwusigo Local Government of Anambra State Nigeria.[5] She started her Education at Air Force primary school. She completed her secondary school education at Queen's College, Enugu before she proceeded to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state where she studied sociology and anthropology. She grew up with the ambition of becoming a lawyer.[5]

CareerEdit

Since making her acting debut in 2004 in a film titled Nna Men, Nwokoye has gone on to star in several Nigerian films, winning awards and earning nominations.[6][7]

FilmographyEdit

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  • Nna Men (2004)
  • His Majesty (2004)
  • The Girl is Mine (2004)
  • Security Risk (2004)
  • Save The Baby (2005)
  • Back Drop (2005)
  • Speak The Word (2006)
  • My Girlfriend (2006)
  • Last Kobo (2006)
  • Lady of Faith (2006)
  • Disco Dance (2006)
  • Clash of Interest (2006)
  • The Last Supper (2007)
  • When You Are Mine (2007)
  • The Cabals (2007)
  • Show Me Heaven (2007)
  • Short of Time (2007)
  • Sand in My Shoes (2007)
  • Powerful Civilian (2007)
  • Old Cargos (2007)
  • My Everlasting Love (2007)
  • Confidential Romance (2007)
  • The Evil Queen (2008)
  • Temple of Justice (2008)
  • Onoja (2008)
  • Heart of a Slave (2008)
  • Female Lion (2008)
  • Angelic Bride (2008)
  • Prince of The Niger (2009)
  • Personal Desire (2009)
  • League of Gentlemen (2009)
  • Last Mogul of the League (2009)
  • Jealous Friend (2009)
  • Makers of Justice (2010)
  • Mirror of Life (2011)
  • End of Mirror of Life (2011)
  • Chetanna (2014)
  • Nkwocha (2012)
  • Ekwonga (2013)
  • Ada Mbano (2014)
  • Agaracha (2016)[8]
  • New Educated Housewife (2017)
  • Blind Bartimus (2015)
  • Evil Coffin (2016
  • Chosen Bride

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2011 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress in an English Movie Nominated [9]
Fresh Scandal Free Actress Won [10]
2012 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language) Nominated
2013 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Lead Actress in an English Movie Nominated
2014 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Indigenous Actress Nominated
2015 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2015 Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actor Indigenous (Female) Won [11]
2015 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo) Won [12]
2016 2016 City People Entertainment Awards Face of Nollywood Award (English) Won [13]

Personal lifeEdit

Queen Nwokoye is married to Mr. Uzoma with whom she has a set of twin boys[14] and a daughter[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABOUT - Queen Nwokoye". Archived from the original on 2019-08-26. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  2. ^ "Nollywood: Queen Nwokoye, Rachel Okonkwo allegedly fight over movie role". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ "In Session With The Talented Queen Nwokoye, Ada Mbano Of Nollywood". guardian.ng. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Will Ini Edo win 2015 AMAA Best Actress award tonight?". Vanguard News. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b H. Igwe (6 October 2015). "I Actually Wanted To Be A Lawyer But It Did Not Work Out – Actress Queen Nwokoye". Naij.com - Nigeria news. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ Chidumga Izuzu (11 August 2015). "Queen Nwokoye: 5 things you probably don't know about actress". pulse.ng. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  7. ^ "AMAA Best Actress: Queen Nwokoye Hopeful To Beat Ini Edo And Jocelyn Dumas". Entertainment Express. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  8. ^ Latest 2016 Nollywood movie, IrokoTV, retrieved 15 October 2016
  9. ^ "The 2011 Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards hosted by Ini Edo & Tee-A – Nominees List & "Best Kiss" Special Award". BellaNaija. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  10. ^ Osaremen Ehi James/Nigeriafilms.com. "Queen Nwokoye Becomes Busiest Nollywood Actress". nigeriafilms.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  11. ^ Chidumga Izuzu (3 November 2015). "Queen Nwokoye: Actress wins 'Best Actor Indigenous Female' at ZAFAA 2015". pulse.ng. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  12. ^ Fu'ad Lawal (14 December 2015). "Best of Nollywood Awards 2015: See full list of winners". pulse.ng. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  13. ^ Adedayo Showemimo (26 July 2016). "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 8 December 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Actress Queen Nwokoye Shares Picture Of Her Twin Sons". INFORMATION NIGERIA. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Actress Queen Nwokoye and husband welcome baby girl (photos)". LAILASNEWS. Retrieved 20 Aug 2018.

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