She was born on July 24, 1987 in Port Harcourt. She hails from Bulu-Angiama in Bayelsa State in south southern Nigeria. She is the 4th child in a family of 6 children. She grew up in Port Harcourt where she did her elementary, secondary and tertiary education.
Eteimo completed her primary and secondary school education in Port Harcourt before proceeding to the University of Port Harcourt to study Theatre Arts in 2009.
Tamara joined Nollywood in 2011 and made her debut movie right after she won the seventh edition of the Next Movie Star reality show.
She has starred in several movies like:
• Mrs Somebody
• Desperate House Girls.
• Red Light Off
• Gone Grey
• Fast Cash
• Hotel Choco
• My Game
• Fair Lady
• A Walk in the Dark
• Mama Bomboy
She has also featured in TV Series like Wale Adenuga’s Super Story where she played a lead role of Itohan. Others are Closed Door, Emerald and others.
In 2005, she performed on stage with Blackface as a dancer.
In 2013, movie prodcuer and critic, Charles Novia ranked Tamara second position of his best actresses for the year after Mercy Johnson as No. 1
She released her debut movie ‘Somewhere Down The Line’ in 2014 alongside top Nollywood stars likes Yemi Blaq, Bukky Wright and Racheal Oniga and was directed by Alex Mouth.
In 2014, she was listed on THENETNG’s 25 new faces in Nollywood alongside Damilola Adegbite, IK Ogbonna and O.C Ukeje.
Tamara Eteimo revealed that she drew inspiration from the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Beyonce and Tamala Jones whose influence she revealed made significant impact in her career.
She also doubles as R&B singer. The actress released 2 singles in 2010, ‘Vibrate’ and ‘Na Only you’.
Tamara also performed at Julius Agwu’s ‘Crack Ya Ribs’ and the Carniriv Festival both in 2009 respectively.
Awards And Nominations
Tamara Eteimo is a recipient of several awards and nominations in her journey so far in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
• Best acting student at the New York Film Academy Awards
• Winner at the Next Movie Star Reality Show.
• 2017 Best supporting actress at ACIA Awards Atlanta on a movie, Falling and several nominations including:
• 2014 Nominee for Best supporting actress at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• 2014 Nominee for Best actress at BON for a movie, Somewhere Down The Line.
• 2014 Nominee Best supporting actress at NEA for a movie Desperate House Wife.
Her Net Worth
Tamara Eteimo is indeed one of the most celebrated Nollywood stars, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.