Chiege Alisigwe is a popular Nigerian actress, model, television personality and a philanthropist.
She was born in Orlu, Imo State in South eastern Nigeria. She is a true indigene of Umueshigwe in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. She is the last child in a family of seven children and had her up-bringing in Enugu State.
Chiege had her primary and secondary education in Queens School in Enugu). After obtaining her first and secondary school certificates respectively, she went to Oko Polytechnics in Anambra State to have Ordinary National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts.
She went further to Institute of Management of Science and Technology in Enugu where she bagged a Higher National Diploma in same discipline. Her passion for acting began in her secondary school days when she was a member of the Dramatic Society.
Her Acting Career
Chiege Alisigwe joined Nollywood in 1998 after she was introduced by a friend Kelvin Ugwu, a broadcaster and an actor. She acted her first ever movie Igodo, where she played the role of Agu’s wife.
She again acted another hit movie, “My Love” alongside Ramsey Noah, a movie that shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood.
She is beautiful, creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress. She knows how to interpret movie roles and can as well fit into any character assigned her in most movies.
Chiege has acted over 150 movies, some of which include keeping Close, One Dollar, Terrible Sin, Not Your Wealth, Broken Engagement, Occultic Kingdom, Oganigwe, Once a Soldier, My Portfolio, sadist, end of Dream, Pains of Love, Forces of Nature among others.
She is known to feature alongside the big stars in the industry like Kenneth Okonkwo, Amaechi Amunagor, Clem Ohameze and other stars.
Chiege Alisigwe in her years of acting has earned several prestigious awards. They include:
- Most promising actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
- Best actress of the year at the African Movie Academy Awards
- Best actress in a leading role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Most promising actress in Nigeria at the best of Nollywood Awards.
Her Personal Life
Chiege got married to a Police Officer Tony Ebbe and the married is blessed with a daughter. The union has since ended in divorce after three months of marriage even before she knew she was pregnant. The reason for the divorce she blamed on incompatibility. She is said to have remarried and had a son with the new husband named Munachimsoaga.
Chiege Alisigwe set up a non-governmental organization (NGO) to create awareness of deadly diseases and helping the less priviledged with disabilities.
Her Net Worth
Chiege Alisigwe is an accomplished Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.