Chioma Chukwuka

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Chioma Chukwuka - Akpotha
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha.jpg
Born (1980-03-12) 12 March 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActress, Filmmaker
Spouse(s)Franklyn Akpotha( m.2006–present)

Chioma Chukwuka (born 12 March 1980, also credited as Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha or Chioma Akpotha) is a Nigerian actress and movie producer. In 2007 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for "Best Actress in a leading role", and the Afro Hollywood award for best actress in a lead role in 2010.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Akpotha was born in Lagos State,[4] and hails from Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria.[clarification needed] She completed her primary education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, and then proceeded to Federal Government Girls College in Onitsha, Anambra State for her secondary education. She then headed to Lagos State University, where she studied Banking and Finance.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Chioma Akpotha

Chukwuka's acting career began with her debut in the movie "The Apple" in 2000.[7] She also acted in the film The Handkerchief in 2000.[8] In 2007 she received the "Best Actress in a Lead Role" award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the Flesh. She has starred in more than 350 Nollywood movies.[9] As a film maker, Chioma has produced/co-produced over 8 movies including the award-nominated blockbuster On Bended Knees.

Masterclass With Chioma[edit]

In January 2019, she announced the launch of a capacity building platform called Masterclass With Chioma, where aspiring talents, especially actors, are taught by seasoned filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and other industry professionals on what it takes to make it in film, TV and theatre.[10]

Oma World Company[edit]

Chioma Chukwuka established the Oma World Company in October 2011. The company is designed to handle everything that involves film making. Some of the services offered include acting, grooming, screenwriting, financing, and producing.[11]

Endorsement deals[edit]

Chioma Akpotha became the brand ambassador for Erisco Foods in November 2018.[12] Chukwuka has served as a brand ambassador for a number of Nigerian and international commercial brands, including Globacom Nigeria,[13] a telecommunications company, Omo Detergent[14] and Harpic Cleaner.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Chukwuka married Franklyn Akpotha in 2006.[16]

Filmography[edit]

As actress[edit]

  • 2000: The Apple
  • 2000: Three Musketeers
  • 2000: Handkerchief
  • 2002: Sunrise
  • 2002: The Final Clash
  • 2003: Disguise
  • 2003: Handsome
  • 2003: Real Love
  • 2003: Romantic Attraction
  • 2004: Foul Play
  • 2004: Unbroken Promise
  • 2004: Two Become One
  • 2004: Promise & Fail
  • 2004: Legacy
  • 2004: Home Sickness
  • 2004: Heavy Rain
  • 2004: Circle of Tears
  • 2005: War for War
  • 2005: Years of Tears
  • 2005: Sins of the Flesh – Chukwuka won the African Movie Academy Award in 2007 for Best Actress for her role in this movie
  • 2005: Second Adam
  • 2005: Sacred Tradition
  • 2005: Real Love 2
  • 2005: Real Love 3
  • 2005: Moment of Truth
  • 2005: Knowing You
  • 2005: Golden Moon
  • 2005: Azima
  • 2005: Fake Angel
  • 2005: Eagle's Bride
  • 2005: The Bridesmaid
  • 2006: Wisdom of the Gods
  • 2006: Zoza
  • 2006: Traumatized
  • 2006: Total Crisis
  • 2006: Tears in My Heart
  • 2006: Strange Love
  • 2006: Sound of Love
  • 2006: Serpent in Paradise
  • 2006: Saviour
  • 2006: The Saint
  • 2006: Royal Insult
  • 2006: Royal Doom
  • 2006: On My Wedding Day
  • 2006: Naked Sin
  • 2006: On My Wedding Day
  • 2006: Last Dance
  • 2006: Holy Family
  • 2006: Games Men Play || Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
  • 2006: End of Discussion
  • 2006: Desperate Ambition
  • 2006: Dead in Faith
  • 2006: Chinwe Okeke
  • 2006: Asunder
  • 2006: Ass on Fire
  • 2006: Death In Faith
  • 2007: Double Game
  • 2008: Red Soil
  • 2008: World Of Our Own
  • 2008: Wind Of Sorrow
  • 2009: Odum Na Akwaeke
  • 2011: The Throne Is Mine
  • 2011: Nne Ifedigo
  • 2012: Cry No More
  • 2013: On Bended Knees
  • 2014: Heart Of Gold
  • 2014: Warrior Sisters
  • 2014: Aziza
  • 2014: Warrior Sisters
  • 2014: Sabina Makosa
  • 2014: Magic Dragon
  • 2014: Unforgiven
  • 2014: Police On Duty
  • 2014: Village Commando
  • 2014: Nwaogo The House Maid
  • 2015: Agbaranze
  • 2015: Ezi Nwa Di Uko
  • 2015: Rain Of Hope
  • 2015: Chinasa My Love
  • 2015: Nwanyi Nnewi
  • 2015: Kamsi The Freedom Fighter
  • 2015: The Lioness
  • 2015: Amarachi
  • 2015: Coffin Business
  • 2015: Anelka
  • 2015: Udu Bundle
  • 2016: Rain Of Hope
  • 2016: Evil Coffin
  • 2016: Genesis Of Love
  • 2016: The Flute Boy
  • 2016: Marriage Crisis
  • 2016: Sister Maria
  • 2016: Akwaeke
  • 2016: Wives On Strike I
  • 2017: Evil Culture
  • 2017: 2nd Coming Of Christ
  • 2017: Innocent Murderer
  • 2017: My Mother My Pain
  • 2017: All For Love
  • 2017: Heart of Ulimma
  • 2017: King Uremma
  • 2017: Reign Of Truth
  • 2017: God Of Liberation
  • 2017: My Mother
  • 2017: Jehovah Witness
  • 2017: Local Queen
  • 2017: Somto
  • 2017: Christmas Is Coming
  • 2017: Choked
  • 2017: Bird Watcher
  • 2017: Village Champion
  • 2017: The Unforeseen Truth
  • 2017: Dangerous Confession
  • 2017: Innocent Murderer
  • 2017: The Tradition
  • 2017: Broken Vow
  • 2017: Beyond Trust
  • 2017: Tender Heart
  • 2018: Sound of Wisdom
  • 2018: Let Me Love You 1
  • 2018: Let Me Love You 2
  • 2018: Deeper Than Pain
  • 2018: Desperate Twins
  • 2018: In Love Again After Heartbreak 1
  • 2018: In Love Again After Heartbreak 2
  • 2018: My Drum of Love 1
  • 2018: My Drum of Love 2
  • 2018: Life After Marriage
  • 2018: Immortal Love 1
  • 2018: Immortal Love 2
  • 2018: Cause for Love 1
  • 2018: Cause for Love 2
  • 2018: Cause for Love 3
  • 2018: Cause for Love 4
  • 2018: Cause for Love 5
  • 2018: Cause for Love 6
  • 2018: The Ghost & The Tout
  • 2018: Lara & the Beat
  • 2019: Void
  • 2019: For Want Of A Queen
  • 2019: In Your Dreams
  • 2019: The Street Kid
  • 2019: Rain of LOVE
  • 2019: Dark Cloud

As producer[edit]

  • 2013: On Bended Knees
  • 2016: Cry of the Dead
  • 2017: Choked
  • 2017: Bird Watcher
  • 2019: For Want Of A Queen
  • 2019: In Your Dreams
  • 2019: Rain of LOVE
  • 2019: Dark Cloud

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Body Category Nominated Work Result
2007 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Sins of the Flesh Won
2010 Afro Hollywood award Best Actress in a Leading Role Herself Won
2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards [17] Brand Ambassador of the Year Harpic Nominated
2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards [18] Film Actress of the Year On Bended Knees Nominated
2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Lead Actress in an English Movie On Bended Knees Nominated
2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Drama On Bended Knees Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Best Actress Nominated
2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards [19] Brand Ambassador of the Year Omo Nominated
2014 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Accident Nominated
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Accident Nominated
2014 Nollywood Movies Awards [20] Best Lead Female Accident Nominated
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Accident Nominated
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (English) Herself Nominated
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (English) Herself Nominated
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (English) Herself Nominated
2017 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Wives on Strike Nominated
2018 Ghana-Naija Awards [21] Actress of the Year Herself Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nominees & Winners of AMAA 2007 @ a glance". The African Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ Coker, Onikepo (4 May 2007). "Africa Celebrates Film Industry at AMAA 2007". Mshale Newspaper. Minneapolis, USA: Mshale Communications. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2007". African Film Academy. Retrieved 14 September 2010.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha". IMDB. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Glo Ambassadors - Chioma Chukwuka". Lagos, Nigeria: Globacom. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  6. ^ Amatus, Azuh (14 June 2005). "Nigerian men are worth dying for –Nollywood star, Chioma Chukwuka". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha; Actress, Producer and Nollywood's Sweetest Heart". Konnect Africa. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ Salawu, Femi (17 July 2010). "Chioma Chukwuma- Akpotha". The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria: Vintage Press Limited. Retrieved 12 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha Biography". IMDB. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Chioma Akpotha To Train Intending Actors And Actresses". I Don Sabi. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.entrepreneurs.ng/chioma-chukwuka-biography/
  12. ^ "Brand unveils Nollywood's Chioma Chukwuka as Ambassador". The Guardian Newspaper. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  13. ^ "GLO Drops Monalisa Chinda, Chioma Chukwuka As Ambassadors". The Tide Newspaper. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Funke Akindele, Chioma Chukwuka, Ali Nuhu unveiled as ambassadors for OMO". TheNETng Newspaper. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  15. ^ Akinwale, Funsho (11 July 2015). "Helen Paul replaces Chioma Chukwuka as Harpic ambassador". The Eagle Newspaper. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  16. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (29 January 2016). "Chioma Chukwuka: 5 things you should know about 'Stellar' actress". PulseNG. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  17. ^ "The 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards – Ty Bello, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Toolz, Ini Edo, Tiwa Savage, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Other Powerful Women Make the Nominees List". Bella Naija. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  18. ^ "ELOY Awards 2013 Set For November 24, Performances From Banky W, Emma Nyra & More". Onobello. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  19. ^ Adiele, Chinedu (20 October 2014). "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Mercy Johnson Battles Chioma Akpotha, 6 Others For Best Actress Award". Stemarsblog. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Organizers unveil nominations for 2018 Ghana-Naija Awards". GhanaWeb. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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