Clarion Chukwura

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Clarion Chukwura-Abiola
Born Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah
24 July 1964 (1964-07-24) (age 53)
Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Children Clarence Peters

Chief Clarion Chukwura (born Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah; 24 July 1964) is a Nigerian actress and humanitarian.

Career[edit]

She pursued her secondary education in Queen of the Rosary College then studied Acting and Speech at the Department of Dramatic Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University.[2] She was recognized as a United Nations peace ambassador for her charity work across Africa.[3] She was the first Nigerian to win the Best Actress category at the 1982 FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso.[4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Chukwura was born as the only daughter in a family of four on July 24, 1964. She is the mother of music video director Clarence Peters. She is from Anambra State.[2][7][8]

Television[edit]

  • Mirror in the Sun (1984)
  • "Delilah"(2016-)[9]

Filmography[edit]

  • Fiery Force (1986)
  • Money Power (1982)
  • Farewell to Babylon (1979)
  • Yemoja
  • Apaye

Recognition[edit]

  • The traditional title of Ada Eji Eje Mba I of Onitsha, Anambra State[10]
  • Legends of Nollywood award at the Nollywood at 20 Celebration
  • 1982 Best Actress of the Year at All Africa Film Festival, Ougadagodou, Burkina Faso (won)
  • 1997 Afro-Hollywood Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls (won)
  • 2001 THEMA Best supporting actress (yoruba) award (won)
  • 2001 Lebatino Film Festival, Mexico award for best actress (won)
  • 2003 Africa Cinema Award (won)
  • 2004 Reel Award for Best Actress (won)
  • 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarion Chukwurah Now A Jehovah Witness". The Tide. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Clarion Chukwura Biography". Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Sam Anokam (18 January 2014). "My Disappointment with Today's Nollywood - Clarion Chukwura". Vanguard. Vanguard Media, Nigeria. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "At 50, I can act nude - Veteran actress Clarion Chukwura discloses in latest interview". thenet.ng. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Clarion Chukwura on iMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "My Story - Clarion Chukwura". tribune.com.ng. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Between Clarion Chukwura and Stella Damascus". modernghana.com. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Clarion Chukwurah interview with The Nation". thenationonlineng.net. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  9. ^ ""Delilah": Watch Clarion Chukwura, Tony Umez, Okawa Shaznay in trailer". onenigeria.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Clarion Chukwura at the Africa film Academy". Africa Movie Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014.