Owanta Florence is a popular Nollywood actress and movie producer.
Owanta is Enugu based actress but hails from Abia State in south eastern Nigeria. She had a humble beginning and is the last child of family of seven children.
Owanta Florence had her primary and secondary education in Kaduna where he obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
Her Acting Career
Owanta who had no formal training before venturing into acting revealed that she made her first debut fidgeting on her first script, not knowing how to go about it.
Her passion for acting grew over time and today has become prominent in the industry.
Owanta came into the limelight with a movie entitled, ‘My Baby’ where she played a Hausa woman, a movie she acted alongside Nkem Owo and Patient Ozokwor.
She has so far starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• The Land of Fire
• Action Sword
• My Baby
• Finger of God
Owanta Florence is creative, skillful and highly talented, known for her brilliant interpretation of roles in movies. She can fit into any character assigned her and she does this brilliantly to the admiration of her numerous fans across Nigeria.
Owanta stated that the problem she had in the movie industry was working with the big stars. According to the Nollywood star, “I remember when I did a movie with Chioma Chukwuka and Desmond Elliot, the way they looked at me was like ‘can you really do this job?’, but it happens to everybody. A director later said I should feel free with the stars because they are human beings like me. He really encouraged me” she concluded.
The on-screen diva also revealed that a movie, ‘Finger of God’ is the most challenging because a lot of things happened in the movie. Owanta however stated that the way the movie producers and directors in the industry treated her brought out the best in her.
Her Personal Life
Owanta Florence once married with five children before calling it quit. The marriage has hit the rock and both are now in their separate ways.
Owanta regretted what she called a big mistake she made in her life. She will never allow her daughter to get pregnant as a teenager or marry early. She regrets every bit of it even though she is now separated from her husband.
She revealed in an interview that men are still asking her for a re-marriage. “Yes, they are so many. I want to take care of my responsibilities and be a role model to so many people”. She said she still plays role as a mother, give them the love they need and thank God that she is blessed with wonderful children.
Owanta advised upcoming actors to stop being desperate and using all means to get what they want.
Her Net Worth
Owanta Florence is a force to reckon with in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $300,000 dollars.