Chioma Chukwuka biography
Full Name: Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha
Born: 12 March 1980
Birth place: Lagos State
Famous as: Actress, Filmmaker
Spouse(s): Franklyn Akpotha( m.2006)
Education: Lagos State University
Parents: Grace Egoyibo Chukwuka
Biographical and educational career
Chioma Chukwuka was born in Lagos State, and hails from Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria.
She completed her primary education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, and then proceeded to Federal Government Girls College in Onitsha, Anambra State for her secondary education.
She then headed to Lagos State University, where she studied Banking and Finance.
Chioma Chukwuka acting career began with her debut in the movie “The Apple” in 2000. She also acted in the film The Handkerchief in 2000.
In 2007 she received the “Best Actress in a Lead Role” award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the Flesh.
She has starred in more than 350 Nollywood movies. As a film maker, Chioma has produced/co-produced over 8 movies including the award-nominated blockbuster On Bended Knees.
Masterclass With Chioma
In January 2019, she announced the launch of a capacity building platform called Masterclass With Chioma, where aspiring talents, especially actors, are taught by seasoned filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and other industry professionals on what it takes to make it in film, TV and theatre.
Chioma Akpotha became the brand ambassador for Erisco Foods in November 2018.
Chioma Chukwuka has served as a brand ambassador for a number of Nigerian and international commercial brands, including Globacom Nigeria, a telecommunications company, Omo Detergent and Harpic Cleaner.
Family and personal life
Chioma Chukwuka married Franklyn Akpotha in 2006.
Awards and recognitions
2007: Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role Sins of the Flesh-Won
2010: Afro Hollywood award, Best Actress in a Leading Role-Won
2012: Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards
Brand Ambassador of the Year Harpic-Nominated
2013: Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards, Film Actress of the Year On Bended Knees-Nominated
2013:Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Lead Actress in an English Movie On Bended Knees-Nominated
2013: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, Best Drama On Bended Knees-Nominated
2014: Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards
Brand Ambassador of the Year Omo-Nominated
2014: Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role Accident-Nominated
2014: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Accident-Nominated
2014: Nollywood Movies Awards Best Lead Female, Accident-Nominated
2014: Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Lead Role, Accident-Nominated
2014: City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress of the Year (English)-Nominated
2015: City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress of the Year (English)-Nominated
2016: City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress of the Year (English)-Nominated
2017: Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Actress in a Comedy Wives on Strike-Nominated
2018: Ghana-Naija Awards Actress of the Year-Nominated.