Chioma Okoye is a popular Nigerian actress, producer, television personality and a philanthropist.
She was born on the 3rd of July 1983 in Kaduna, in northern part of Nigeria. She hails from Aguleri-Otu in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State. He is one of six children born to Mr and Mrs Okoye and she had her up-bringing in Kaduna state.
Chioma had her primary education in Faith Nursery and Primary school in Kaduna and later Christ the King Seminary School in Nnobi, Anambra State, Nigeria. After obtaining her first and secondary school certificates respectively, she went further to the University of Lagos where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in History and Strategic Studies. Since graduation and journey into Nollywood, she has remained very active and versatile in the movie industry.
Her acting Career
After graduation, Chioma Okoye made her entry into the Nigerian Movie industry in 2002, made possible by her uncle, Pete Edochie who then introduced her to Nollywood. Since then, she has built on her skills and talents and featured in a number of movies.
She made her first debut movie titled “No Shaking”, a movie she acted in company of Sam Loco and Victor Osuagwu and subsequent movies.
She rose to popularity after starring in a hit movie “Abuja Connection” alongside veteran Nollywood stars Clarion Chukwuka, Ngozi Ezeonu, Eucharia Anunobi and others.
Her superlative performance did not only launch her to fame, she received an award for Best supporting actress at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Chioma Okoye is such a gifted and highly talented Nollywood actress who has made name both locally and internationally. She is reputed for producing “Aso-ebi Girls”, a movie that has received global and wide applauds and earned her huge fortune in the entertainment industry.
Most of her movie collections include True Romance, Aso-ebi Girls, Abuja Connection, Drummer Boy, Slow Poison, Too Late, The World Richest Family and several others.
She is not only gifted in acting and interpreting movie roles given to her, she is exceptionally talented in acting brilliantly any character assigned her by movie producers and directors in the industry.
Chioma Okoye is the pride owner of Purple Ribbon Entertainment and one of the foremost Nollywood stars who has made wonderful contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian movie industry.
Chioma Okoye in her acting career has received several awards including:
· Best actress of the year at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
· Most prominent actor in Nigeria at Best of Nollywood Awards.
· Best actress in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
· Best actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
· Best actress in English at the African Youth Awards.
Her Net Worth
Chioma Okoye is rated one of the most talented and highest paid Nollywood actresses with a net worth of about $600,000 dollars.