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Susan Peters (born 30 May 1980) is a multiple award-winning Nigerian actress with over 50 credits in Nollywood (Nigerian) films.[1] She is a star on Nigerian TV, a successful model, interior designer and beauty salon owner.[2] Recently, she won the 2011 Afro Hollywood Best Actress (English) Award for her role in Bursting Out,[3] NAFCA Awards (Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards) North Carolina Nigerian Oscars: Best Actress in Supporting Role 2011[4] the BON (Best Of Nollywood) Best Supporting Actress Award 2011,[5] and the Actress of the Year 2010 and Most Stylish Actress 2012 Awards from City People Magazine.[6] In 2011, she made the December cover of the creatively acclaimed, arts and culture magazine, Zen.[7] Said Zen Magazine editor, Arinze Nwokolo, "Susan Peters is a remarkable and an incredible talent in the movie industry! Her dedication to her art is unmistakable..."[8]

Susan Peters
Susan Peters 2011.jpg
Susan Peters 2011
Born30 May 1980 (1980-05-30) (age 39)
Ado, Benue, Nigeria


Early life and careerEdit

Peters was born into a military family of Idoma extraction on 30 May 1980 in Ado Local Government Area, Benue State in central Nigeria. Her family moved around Nigeria extensively and, as a consequence, she speaks several Nigerian languages. Peters was sent to Airforce nursery and primary schools and FGG College in Wuse, Abuja. She went on to study Computer Science at Asman English School, graduating in 1998. Later, she studied TV and Film at Video Waves and Camera Film School and graduated in 2002. There, according to her official biography, she finished Best Overall Female in her class. She started acting in Nollywood films in 2002, the same year that she graduated.[9] The following year she began modelling and appeared in billboards, TV commercials, press ads and handbills for companies such as BAT (British America Tobacco), Fidelity Bank, Bank P.H.B., Golden Penny Pasta, U.H.F. Long Life Milk, Haemeron Blood Tonic and Finbank.[10]

Despite increasing pressure for Nollywood actresses to perform raunchy love scenes and appear with little or no clothing, Peters has stated, more than once, that she is not planning to follow suit.[11][12][13]

Personal lifeEdit

Although Susan Peters regularly mentions her family in interviews, she is discrete about romance and has rarely been linked with any men in the popular press. She said in an interview in 2011 that she was in a relationship but didn't mention a name, stating that "It’s my private life and I like to keep my private life private. She married a Dutchman in 2015 but is now divorced.


This is a selection of awards received by Susan Peters:

  • City People Awards: Outstanding Performance 2010
  • NAFCA Awards (Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards) North Carolina
  • Nigerian Oscars: Best Actress in Supporting Role 2011
  • Afro-Hollywood Awards, UK: 16th African Film Awards 2011, Best Actress English Language, for the film Bursting Out[14]
  • Best of Nollywood Awards 2011: Best Supporting Actress for Bursting Out
  • DIVA Awards 2011: award of recognition to the growth of the industry
  • City People Magazine Beauty and Fashion Awards 2012: Most Stylish Actress
  • Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) Awards 2012, Houston, USA: Best Supporting Actress


Susan Peter's movie career to date:
Year Title Role Director Other Actors
2002 Wasted Effort Masie Ayoade Andy Amanechi Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Muna Obiekwe
2002 The Hammer Izu Ojukwu
2002 Songs of Sorrow Kabat Esosa Egbon Tunde Alabi, Ini Edo, Pat Attah, Maureen Solomon, Muna Obiekwe
2002 11 days, 11 Nights Kabat Esosa Egbon Pat Attah, Dakore Egbuson, Yemi Blaq
2003 Squad 23 Tarila Thompson Saint Obi, Liz Benson, Enebeli Elebuwa, Gentle Jack, Ejike Asiegbu
2003 State of Emergency 2 Teco Benson Ejike Asiegbu, Bimbo Manuel and Saint Obi
2003 The Begotten E. O'Squires Ogbonnaya Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Ngozi Ezeonu
2003 The President Must Not Die Zeb Ejiroz Ufuoma Ejenobor
2004 Stolen Bible Emeka Nwabueze Emeka Ani, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Benedict Johnson, Chinyere Nwabueze
2004 War Front 2 Teco Benson Festus Aguebor, Sam Dede, Steve Eboh, Enebeli Elebuwa
2004 Saving the Crown Lancelot O. Imasuen Patience Ozokwor, Jim Iyke, Festus Aguebor, Emmanuel Francis
2004 Wild Wind
2004 Second Adam Theodore Anyanji Chioma Chukwuka, Eucharia Anunobi and Mike Ezuruonye
2005 Life is Beautiful Pete Edochie, Stephanie Okereke
2005 Immoral Act Obi Okor Kanayo O Kanayo, Moses Armstrong
2005 30 Days Mildred Okwo Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Segun Arinze
2005 Moment of Truth Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Chioma Chukwuka, Mike Ezuruonye and Benedict Johnson
2006 Behind the Plot Nonso Emekaekwue, Ikechukwu Onyeka Desmond Elliot, Benedict Johnson and Stephanie Okereke
2006 Young Masters Ikechukwu Onyeka Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze and Benedict Johnson
2006 Ghetto Language Sunny Okwori Kelvin Books, Ini Edo and Desmond Elliot
2006 Good Mother Amayo Uzo Philips Stephen Ahanaonu, Ifeanyi Egbulie and Osita Iheme
2006 Nollywood Hustlers Pauline Moses Inwang Uche Jombo, Charles Inojie, Monalisa Chinda, Ramsey Nouah, Ejike Asiegbu
2009 Timeless Passion Desmond Elliot Desmond Elliot, Ramsey Nouah, Uche Jombo, Mona Lisa Chinda
2009 Bursting Out Ibiere Desmond Elliot, Daniel Ademinokan Genevieve Nnaji, Majid Michel, Desmond Elliot, Omoni Oboli
2010 Catwalk Series (TV) Frank Rajah Arase Monalisa Chinda, Uru Eke, Memory Savanhu,
2010 Black Heat Tricia Esiegbe
2011 The Ransom Aquila Njamah Patience Ozorkwor, Funke Akindele, Jerry Amilo, Victor Esezobor
2011 Love Entrapped Wendy and Desmond Elliot
2014 Champagne Emem Isong Majid Michel, Alexx Ekubo, Tana Adelana
2017 Celebrity Marriage Pascal Amanda Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Kanayo O. Kanayo

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Director Ref
2015 Husbands of Lagos Aisha N/A [15]


  1. ^ Interview in Daily Sun, posted at naijarules, August 24, 2010
  2. ^ E4PR Celebrity Management
  3. ^ Nigeria Films, 11 October 2011
  4. ^ Modern Ghana, September 24, 2011
  5. ^ Bola Aduwo in Golden Icons
  6. ^ Nigeria Films, December 21st 2011
  7. ^ Bola Aduwo, 3 December 2011
  8. ^ Zen Magazine Facebook page December 2011
  9. ^ Susan Peters Official Biography
  10. ^ Susan Peters Official Biography
  11. ^ Interview in Daily Sun, posted at naijarules, August 24, 2010
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  14. ^ Nigeria Films, October 11, 2011
  15. ^ "'Husbands of Lagos' Meet cast of upcoming TV series [Photos]". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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