Nadia Buari

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Nadia Buari (born November 21, 1982)[1] is a Ghanaian born-American actress. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.


Early life[edit]

Buari was born in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother. She studied performing arts at the University of Ghana, graduating with a BFA degree.[2][3] Throughout her time at the University of Ghana, she was actively involved in drama and dance clubs.[4]

Career[edit]

Buari premiered on Ghanaian national television with the TV series Games People Play in late 2005.[5] Her first major film was Mummy's Daughter, after which, she starred in Beyonce: The President's Daughter. Her role as "Beyonce" was her major breakthrough. Her movie career began with her playing a role in the TV series Games People Play in 2005, which she got nominated for best actress.[6] She has starred in more than 20 movies.[7] In 2013, she came out with her own movie called The Diary of Imogen Brown.[8]

Nollywood breakthrough and success[edit]

Buari moved from Ghanaian films to Nollywood films around the year 2008. Her breakthrough role in Nollywood was in the film Beyonce & Rihanna as Beyonce alongside Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who played Rihanna. The film became very popular to both Ghanaian and Nigerian audience.[9] Her other notable Nollywood films include Rough Rider, Beauty and the Beast, Holding Hope and Single and Married.

She is also known for co-starring in films with Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, which has also received attention. Films include the Beyonce & Rihanna film series, Hot Romance and Behind a Smile.[10][11]

In 2013, she won the Pan African Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) in New York City.[12]

Other work[edit]

Buari became an ambassador at Tablet India Limited (TIL) in 2013.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2014, she dated Nollywood actor Jim Iyke.[14] On 21 March 2014, Jim Iyke proposed to Buari.[15] She is a mother of twin girls but Jim Iyke is not the father. [16]

Recognitions[edit]

In 2014, Buari was awarded the Special Recognition Award at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.[17]

Filmography[edit]

  • Beyoncé — The President Daughter (2006)
  • The Return of Beyoncé
  • Mummy’s Daughter
  • Darkness of Sorrow (2006)
  • Slave to Lust
  • In The Eyes of My Husband
  • American Boy
  • Wicked Intentions
  • Tomorrow Must Wait
  • Hidden Treasure
  • Beyonce & Rihanna
  • Beauty and the Beast (2008)
  • My Last Ambition
  • Love, Lies and Murder
  • Secret Lie
  • The Angle Against The Monster
  • Heartless
  • Last Hour Romance
  • Under My Pillow
  • Speechless
  • Desperate Bride
  • Innocent Sin
  • Guilty Threat
  • The Golden Lady
  • Satanic Kingdom
  • Rough Rider
  • Crazy Scandal
  • Unfaithful
  • The Monster In Me
  • Bad Egg
  • Garden of Eden
  • No More Love
  • My Dove
  • Agony of Christ (2009)
  • Heart of Men (2009)
  • Forbidden Fruit (2009)
  • Holding Hope (2010)
  • Chelsea (2010)
  • Checkmate (2010)
  • Single and Married (2012)
  • Heroes & Zeros (2012)
  • Game Plan (2015)
  • American Driver (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Nadia Buari at NigeriaFilms.com". Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  2. ^ Efua, Adric (2018-05-17). "Full Nadia Buari profile". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  3. ^ "Nadia Buari — Interview". Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  4. ^ "Nadia Buari". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Ghanaian movie stars up for AMAA". Archived from the original on February 19, 2010. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  6. ^ "10 things you NEVER knew about Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari on her birthday". naija.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ "List of Movies from Nadia Buari". Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  8. ^ "Nadia Buari looking fab at her movie 'Diary of Imogen Brown' premiere". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Beyoncé is my name". Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Behind a Smile". Youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Jim Iyke And Nadia Buari In Hot Romance". Youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Sarkodie, Nadia Buari, John Dumelo win at 2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Tablet India Limited Unveils Nadia Buari As Brand Ambassador". omgghana.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  14. ^ Jim Iyke takes Nadia Buari on a trip to Europe to mark her birthday Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Jim Iyke proposes to Nadia Buari with diamond ring; she says yes!". myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  16. ^ "Nadia Buari".
  17. ^ "Winners: 2014". africanachieversawards.net. Retrieved 22 February 2015.

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