Her date and place of birth not known. Nafessa is from Jaffna, Sri Lanka who has made big name for herself in Nollywood. Her educational background is also not available.
Nafeesa Butu began her entertainment career as a model.
In 2017, she was one of the three ladies that contested for the “Face of Zaron” Brand Ambassadorship Contest. The organizer, Zaron Beauty Products simply based the contest on social media popularity, with the winner to earn a cash prize of N1 million, a year of supply of Zaron products, and billboard exposures.
Nafeesa Butu won the contest with over 14,000 likes. Though she was reported to have pulled out of the Ambassadorship due to some contract detail technicalities, the fact remains that she has won the hearts of many fans.
In the same year, she modeled for the Maybelline New York Beauty Products Line. She also modeled for DZYN Women’s Wear brand.
In 2018, Nafeesa Butu made her entry into Nollywood featuring in a hit movie, “Up North” directed by Tope Oshin. The movie had the cast of top Nollywood celebrities like of Bankole Wellington (Banky-W), Ibrahim Suleiman, Michelle Dede, and Adesua Etomi.
Banky Wellington also featured in this heartwarming comedy-drama, “Up North” which narrates a young man’s life-changing experience in northern Nigeria.
After a bitter argument with his wealthy father involving an arranged marriage, spoiled son Bassey Otuekong (Wellington) is shipped off to the Nigerian National Service in Bauchi. There he would spend three weeks in an extremely disciplined environment, meant to test his character.
To his greatest surprise, Bassey discovered a silver lining to his punishment when he got the opportunity to coach women’s track team. The thrilling movie featured the big stars in Nollywood like Adesua Etomi, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Rahama Sadau.
Nafessa Butu is such a creative and exceptionally talented Nollywood actress reputed for intriguing roles in movies. She has so far in the industry starred in several movies.
Her Net Worth
Nafessa Butu is one of the rare talents in Nollyood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.