Rachel Bakam is a renowned Nigerian actress, writer, TV presenter and producer, and a strong anti-human trafficking Ambassador.
She was born into the family of Mr. Adams and Rose Bakam. She grew up in Kaduna State, in northern Nigeria. She lost her father at an early age of 12. The death of her father did not in any way deter her from climbing to the top of success in life.
Rachel had her primary and secondary education in Kaduna state where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later studied English and Theatre Arts at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Digital Film making at New York Film Academy.
Rachel Bakam began her career at the age of 16. She worked first as a salesgirl in supermarket, later in a recording studio and played a lead role in Hausa drama series Rayuwa.
She did her one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps at Nigerian Television Authority International, where she produced and presented different TV programmes like Trends, Saturday Morning, and Style Code.
She was president of Literary and Debating Club then Head Girl in Kaduna Capital School, best graduating female student and best graduating student of faculty of arts in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
The on-screen Nollywood superstar is beautiful, creative and exceptionally talented. She is gifted in interpreting roles in movies brilliantly and has since starred in several movies, some of which are:
- Dangerous Mission
- The good Son
- Blue Flames
- Black Knight
- The Last Day
- Ladies First
Shortly after graduation at Digital Film making at New York Film Academy, Rachel established Rayzed Media Ltd. She is also the CEO Nigerian Water Ski And Wakeboard Federation (NWWF) and media consultant for the Performing Musician Employers Association (PMAN).
This all-round entertainer is host of Trends & Rachel, a popular television show that airs on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), African Independent Television (AIT), DSTV, and Startimes.
She also produces and presents Rachel the Piper and Hausa version Rachel Mai Kakaaki; an entertaining and highly humanitarian television programme
Bakam is a Peace and Tourist Ambassador. She is also 2015 Alumna of United States International Visitors Leadership Programme.
In 2016, she got an endorsement deal with Numatville Megacity, an endorsement believed to have run into millions of Naira.
She has joined Devatop Centre for Africa Development, a non-governmental organization to denounce and fight against violence, sex trafficking and other forms of modern slavery in Nigeria.
Rachel Bakam is true philanthropist. After the Southern Kaduna crisis which led to the death of over 1000 people, mostly Christians, Rachel Bakam and John Fashanu joined Big Church Foundation to support the victims with relief materials.
Rachel Bakam has taste for fashion and is also Media Consultant for the African Fashion Reception in Paris.
Awards and Nominations
Rachel Bakam is a proud recipient of several awards and nominations for her work, some of which include:
- 2015 Pan African Humanitarian Award as the Most Promising TV Personality of the Year
- Sir Tafela Balewa Leadership Award as the Media Entrepreneur of the year
- 2016 United Nations World Habitat Humanitarian Award
- Nigerian Dream Personality Honors
- 2016 Ambassador of Peace Award
- 2015 African Achievers’ Award
- Nigerian Unity Museum & Trade Tourism Village Ambassador, 2016
- Africa Diaspora Merit Awards Amsterdam
- Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle Awards London
Her Net Worth
Rachel Bakam is indeed a highly respected Nollywood star, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of over $1 million dollars.