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Angela Okorie

Angela Okorie is a Nigerian actress. In 2015, she won the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress

Background information

Full Name: Angela Ijeoma Okorie

Birth place: Cotonou, Benin

Nationality: Nigerian

Famous as: Actress

Years active: 2009-present

Citizenship: American

Spouse: Chukwuma Orizu

Children: Chamberlain Orizu

Education: UNILAG Nigeria, Lagos State University

Religion: Christian

Angela Okorie

Biographical and educational history

Angela Okorie, the third of five children, was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin Republic. She studies theatre arts at the University of Lagos.

She also attended Lagos State University, studying public administration. She is a native of the Ishiagu in Ivo LGA in Ebonyi State.

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Acting career and awards

Angela Okorie ventured into Nollywood in 2009, after a decade in modelling for a soap company. Her first movie was Sincerity in 2009.

The film was produced and directed by Stanley Egbonini and Ifeanyi Ogbonna respectively, and stars Chigozie Atuanya, Nonso Diobi, Yemi Blaq and Oge Okoye.

Angela Okorie break into the limelight came after she starred in Holy Serpent. She has also stated her desire to record gospel music in the future.

In 2014, she was described as one of the “most sought after actresses” in Nollywood by Vanguard newspaper, as well as a “popular actress” that interprets roles with ease by The Nation newspaper.

She also stated that she intends to go into film production. Speaking on her musical aspirations, she explained that she has written numerous songs and would release her album soon, describing music as something that has always been a part of her.

In January 2014, she was documented to have acted in more than 80 film productions.

In 2015, she won the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress in an English film.

In August 2014, she acted in more than 100 films since 2009.

In a 2014 interview, she explained that her mother was not comfortable with her acting on religious grounds.

She also stated that she wouldn’t act nude irrespective of the fee, explaining that even her role models in the Nigerian industry, like Genevieve Nnaji didn’t need to go unclad to become a star. She also cited her cultural beliefs as reasons for dressing conservatively in films.

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Angela Okorie

Family and personal life and views on lesbianism

Angela Okorie is married with a son. In a publication by the Dailypost newspaper, she explained that she usually makes a conscious effort to separate her family from the media.

She also debunked rumours of a breakup in her marriage. Speaking on lesbianism in Nigeria, she explained that she is against it, particularly because “Our culture forbids it.

It is a sin and it is uncalled for. Why would a woman be romantically involved with another woman?”.

In a 2015 post, she downplayed the role of social media by men in relationships. Following the invitation of Apostle Suleman Johnson by the DSS, Okorie urged all Christians to support the clergyman because his views represented that of most of them.

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Angela Okorie

<strong>Film by Angela Okorie

Sincerity (2009)

Secret Code

Heart of a Widow

Holy Serpent (with Kenneth Okonkwo) (2011)

Royal Vampire

Palace of Vampire


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