Uche Jombo

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Uche Jombo Rodriguez (born December 28, 1979), is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer. She was among the several celebrities like Omoni Oboli, Laura Ikeji and some more, to launch GrandLux Cafe Located in Lekki on the 30th of November 2018.

Early lifeEdit

Uche Jombo born on December 28, 1979 was born in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Calabar and Computer Programming from the Federal University of Technology Minna.She was once married to an American named Kenny[1][2]

CareerEdit

Jombo ventured into the Nigerian movie industry in 1999 in the movie Visa to Hell. As a screenwriter she has written and co-written several movies some of which include: The Celebrity, Games Men Play, Girls in the Hood & A Time to Love. Jombo went on to produce films such as Nollywood Hustlers, Holding Hope and her work Damage which deals with the issue of domestic violence. Jombo is an ambassador for Globacom.[3]

Over 200 nollywood film(s) acting credit to her name, sometimes credited as Uche Jumbo. Her 20 screen play credits of nollywood classics include Games Men Play, Lies Men Tell, Holding Hope, A Mother’s Fight, Unconditional, A Time to Love, Be My Wife, and Celebrity.[citation needed]

In 2008 she started executive production of her own films through her Uche Jombo studios production company. In 2012, she married Kenny Rodriguez and proceeded to directing in 2015 after the birth of her son Matthew. Her directing credits include Lost in Us, How I Saved My Marriage, and the nollywood box office true-life drama Heaven on My Mind.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Visa to hell[5]
2000 Girls Hostel with Mary Uranta[6]
2002 Fire Love with Desmond Elliot
2004 Scout with Alex Lopez
2005 Endless Lies Becky with Desmond Elliot
Darkest Night with Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo and Desmond Elliot
Black Bra
2006 Secret Fantasy with Ini Edo
Price of Fame with Mike Ezuruonye and Ini Edo
My Sister My Love Hope with Desmond Elliot
Love Wins Ege with Desmond Elliot
Co-operate Runs with Zack Orji
2007 World of Commotion with Zack Orji and Mike Ezuruonye
Rush Hour
Price of Peace with Chioma Chukwuka and Jim Iyke
Most Wanted Bachelor with Ini Edo and Mike Ezuruonye
Keep My Will with Genevieve Nnaji and Mike Ezuruonye
House of Doom with Zack Orji and Mike Ezuruonye
Greatest Harvest with Pete Edochie
Final Hour with Tonto Dikeh
2008 Feel My Pain with Mike Ezuruonye
Beyonce & Rihanna Nichole with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nadia Buari and Jim Iyke
2009 Love Games with Jackie Appiah and Ini Edo
Entanglement with Desmond Elliot, Mercy Johnson and Omoni Oboli
Silent Scandals Muky with Genevieve Nnaji & Majid Michel[7]
2010 Home in Exile with Desmond Elliot
Holding Hope Hope with Desmond Elliot and Nadia Buari
2011 Kiss and Tell Mimi with Desmond Elliot and Nse Ikpe-Etim
Damage[8] with Tonto Dikeh
2012 Mrs Somebody Desperado
2012 Misplaced Debra with Van Vicker
2013 After The Proposal Mary with Patience Ozokwor and Anthony Monjaro
2016 Wives on strike[9] with Chioma Chukwuka and Omoni Oboli
2017 Banana Island Ghost[10] with Chigul and Dorcas Shola Fapson
2018 Heaven On My Mind[11] Uju with Ini Edo

2016 Lost in Us with Okey Uzoeshi

2018 How I Saved My Marriage

AccoladesEdit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2008 AfroHollywood Awards -UK Best Actress Won[citation needed]
4th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Keep My Will Nominated
2010 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress Silent Scandals Won
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress Won[citation needed]
Abia State Awards Honor Award Herself Won
Life Changers Awards-UK Nollywood Personality of the year Herself Won
5 Continents Awards -New York Merit award for charity support Herself Won[citation needed]
2011 ELOY awards Best Actress Leading role Damage Won[citation needed]
2011 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress Leading role Damage Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Kiss with Kalu Ikeagwu Nominated
2012 Nafca Best Actress Leading Role Damage Won
Best Film Won[12]
2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Female Viewers Choice Awards herself Nominated
8th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress Leading Role Damage Nominated
2013 Africa International Film Festival Best Actress Leading Role Lies Men Tell Won[13]
2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress Leading Role-English Mrs Somebody Nominated
2014 ELOY Awards[14] Female Film Producers of the Year N/A Nominated
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best On Screen (with Patience Ozokwor) After The Proposal Nominated
Female Viewers Choice Awards Herself Nominated
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Movie - Comedy Lies Man Tell Nominated
10th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress Leading Role Lagos Cougars Nominated
2015 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress oge's sister Nominated
Female Viewers Choice Herself Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glo Ambassadors - Uche Jombo". Lagos, Nigeria: Globacom Limited. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  2. ^ Adeniran, Yemisi (10 September 2011). "I found acting boring -Uche Jombo". National Mirror. Lagos, Nigeria: Global Media Mirror Limited. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Celebrity crush". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  4. ^ "Uche Jombo makes debut as film director". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2018-10-05. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  5. ^ Olatunji, Samuel (26 June 2011). "Nollywood's 'A' list stars". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  6. ^ Erhariefe, Tony (2013-04-28). "Mary Uranta: Sexual harassment drove me out of Nollywood". Sunnewsonline.com. Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  7. ^ "Silent Scandals hits movie shelves soon". Vintage Press Limited. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Uche Jombo Storms Cinemas With Damage". AllAfrica.com. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Watch the Trailer for "Wives On Strike" starring Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott & More". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  10. ^ "Banana Island Ghost Full Cast". Uzomedia. Retrieved 2017-05-20.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Uche Jombo's heaven on my mind is still trending". Guardian NG. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  12. ^ "Uche Jombo wins Best Actress at NAFCA - Vanguard News". 21 September 2012.
  13. ^ "Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo win big at AFRIFF - The Nation Nigeria". 18 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

External linksEdit

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