Cynthia Okereke is a popular Nigerian actress, television personality, entrepreneur and a Philanthropist.
She was born on the 20th of April, 1960 in Enugu State, in south eastern Nigeria. She is such a creative and talented Nollywood actress who knows how to act and fit into any character assigned her by movie producers and directors.
Cynthia Okereke had her primary and secondary education in Enugu. After her first and secondary school certificates respectively, she joined the Nigerian Movie industry (Nollywood) and featured in a popular movie “King Jaja of Opobo”, a movie that moved her to fame and recognition among movie stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry.
Her Acting Career
Cynthia Okereke joined Nollywood in 1998 and was influenced and encouraged by her friend Obiagulu Nworji to take up a role in a movie “King Jaja of Opobo”. She performed the role brilliantly well to the admiration of movie producers and directors.
She became more popular after featuring in a Nollywood blockbuster movie “Osuofia In London”, a movie she starred in company of veteran Nollywood actor Nkem Owoh. The movie is not only hilarious but very successful in the history of Nollywood starring both Nigerians and British actors as well as receive international recognition. The movie was shot in London and some areas in Nigeria. The same movie earned Cynthia a nomination as Best supporting actress in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Cynthia Okereke is a prolific Nollywood actress who has starred in over 150 movies including the Osuofia In London, King Jaja of Opobo, Sound of Love, Lion Finger, Hidden Tears, Second Chance, Mr. Ibru’s Wedding, Mega Mama and several others too numerous to mention here.
She is known to feature rightly alongside veteran Nollywood celebrities like Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Kenneth Okonkwo, John Okafor, Chiwatalu Agu and other top Nollywood stars. She is good at playing the role of mother, grandmother and Royal Queen in most Nigerian movies.
She is talented and gifted in acting and can accept any role assigned her by movie directors and producers.
Cynthia Okereke’s Awards
Cynthia Okereke has won several prestigious awards including:
· Most promising actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
· Best actress in a supporting role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
· Best supporting actress at the African Viewers Choice Awards.
· A recipient of an honour as AGN, Movie Ambassador by Actors Guild of Nigeria.
Cynthia Okereke is happily married with grown up children without any scandal. She is also a strict disciplinarian who has kept her family affairs from the public.
Cynthia Okereke’s Net Worth
Cynthia Okereke is an accomplished Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest, most talented and most influential with a net worth of about $250,000 dollars.