She was born on the 26th May, 1987 in Nsukka in Enugu state. She is an indigene of Ukpata in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Rachael had her primary and secondary education in her home town, Nsukka where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to have a degree.
Her Acting Career
Rachael began acting professionally in 2007 after registering with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Enugu Chapter at the National Museum GRA, Enugu. She had series of auditions and was given minor roles in movies.
She played supporting roles in movies, ‘Royal War’ with Ini Edo and Ghanaian actor Van Vicker and ‘Open and Close’ with Patience Ozokwor, John Okafor, Charles Inojie and Nuella Njibuigbo respectively paving the way for her numerous roles in other movies.
Rachael eventually had her breakthrough in a hit movie, “Nkoli Nwa Nsukka”, an Igbo indigenous movie produced and directed by Mac Collins Chidebe in 2014.
Rachael Okonkwo had since starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which include:
• Arthur One Eye
• Left Over
• White Ladies
• Ekaette Goes to School
• Royal War
• Zee World Madness
• University Girls
• Ojewa Nwa
• Justify My Love
• Ijele the Princess of Fire
• Local Prostitutes
• Tears of Betrayal
• Blackberry Madness and many others.
Rachael is beautiful, creative and highly talented Nollywood actress, known for good interpretation of roles in movies. She can as well fit into any character assigned her and she does it brilliantly.
Awards and Nominations
Rachael Okonkwo is a recipient of several awards and nominations. Some and most recent include:
• Best Indigenous Comedy Actress of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Best Indigenous Comedy Actress of the year at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• 2016 Nominee for Best Comedy actress of the year at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in a movie Nkoli Nwa Nsukka.
Her Humanitarian Work
Rachael Okonkwo is also a humanitarian. She does this by giving out gifts and entertaining people in an annual Carnival. The first edition was held in 2015 tagged: “Children Easter Carnival” in Enugu where gifts were distributed to children.
Subsequent editions were held in 2016 and 2017 respectively and the event attracted a larger turnout of people including top Nollywood celebrities like Kenneth Okonkwo, Ken Erics, Eve Esin, Angela Okorie and Nigerian hip hop rapper, Slowdog in attendance.
Her Personal Life
Rachael Okonkwo is not yet married. There were however rumours peddling that the Nollywood superstar was dating movie producer, Mac Collins and actor Ken Erics. All these Rachael debunked, saying they were her business partners in the industry.
Her Net Worth
Rachael Okonkwo is a force to reckon with in the Nigerian Movie Industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $450,000 dollars.