Monalisa Chinda

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Monalisa Chinda
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Monalisa Chinda and Mr Ibu
Monalisa Chinda

(1974-09-13) 13 September 1974 (age 46)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
OccupationActress, Film Producer, TV Personality
Years active1996–present

Monalisa Chinda (born 13 September 1974)[1] is a Nigerian actress, film producer, television personality and media personality.[2]

Early life[edit]

Monalisa Chinda was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Ikwerre parents. She is the first born in her family of two sons and four daughters. She attended Army Children’s School GRA for Primary and then Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls' School, Elelenwo. Both schools are located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.

Career and activities[edit]

Monalisa's first major movie was Pregnant Virgin,[3] which she did in 1996 and subsequently, after she graduated in 2000, she did Above the Law and has done many others since then.[4]

In 2007 her road to stardom kicked off when she started appearing in the television soap Heaven’s Gate.[5] In 2011, she debuted as Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie, 'Kiss & Tell', which Emem Isong co-produced with her and Desmond Elliot directed.[6] In 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine.[7] This November, 2014 the actress is branching out of acting a little bit and is set to debut her Talk Show titled 'You & I with Monalisa." [8]

Monalisa is involved in a lot of charity work. She has a column (Monalisa Code) in the Saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers where she writes on social issues and relationships. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new talents, in acting, directing, and screenwriting.' [9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • In 2011, Monalisa was crowned the Face of Port Harcourt - Carnival Queen, in her hometown of Rivers State.[10]
  • 2010 she was nominated for a Best Actress in a drama series at the Terracotta TV and Film Awards[11]
  • Best Actress, Afro Hollywood Award 2009 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival[12]


She has featured in more than 80 films.[13][14]

  • Pregnant Virgin 1996)
  • Royal Grandmother (2007)
  • Sting 2 (2006)
  • Critical Truth (2008)
  • Kiss and Tell (2011)
  • Keeping my Man (2013)
  • Anointed Liars
  • Breaking Heart
  • Without Goodbye
  • Above the Law (2000)
  • City of Angels
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Torn
  • Passionate Heart
  • Memories of the Heart
  • Itoro
  • Lagos Cougars
  • Spirit Love
  • Passionate Heart
  • Okon Lagos
  • Games Men Play
  • Nollywood Huslers
  • Gossip Nation
  • The Unthinkable (2014)
  • The Therapist (2015)
  • Evil Project

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Monalisa Chinda's 40th Birthday Celebration". Retrieved 22 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "'Mona Lisa Chinda' That is not the real me". Retrieved 4 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "monalisa-chinda-biography-profile-movies-latest-news". Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "monalisa-chinda-biography-profile-movies-latest-news". Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "The Set Of Heaven's gate". Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Kiss & Tell Movie Cast and Crew". Archived from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ ""Nollywood's Superstars" Desmond Elliot, Jackie Appiah, Joseph Benjamin & Monalisa Chinda grace the Cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine's May Issue". Retrieved 21 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Monalisa Chinda debuts in Talk Show". Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Monalisa Chinda Facts You Need To Know About Nollywood Actress". Retrieved 23 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "ACTRESS MONALISA CHINDA BECOMES PORT HARCOURT CARNIVAL QUEEN". Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "AAMMA HONOURS MONALISA CHINDA IN AUSTRALIA". Retrieved 10 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Mona Lisa wins Award for Best Actress at Afro Hollywood Awards". Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Monalisa Chinda films on iROKOTv". IROKOtv. Retrieved 5 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Monalisa Chinda, Lisa Omorodion, Ireti Doyle star in upcoming movie". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 19 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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