Full Name: Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo
Born: May 26, 1987
Birth place: Ukpata
Other names: Nkoli
Famous as: film actress/ Dancer
Years active: 2008–present
Known for: Nkoli Nwa Nsukka
Life & Career
Rachael Okonkwo is from Ukpata in Uzo Uwani Local government area of Enugu State, located in South East (Nigeria).
Rachael Okonkwo started acting while she was a child, but due to lack of movie roles she switched career to dancing.
She joined Nollywood in 2007 playing very minor roles. In 2008, she played a Supporting role to Ini Edo& Van Vicker in Royal War 2, also in 2010 alongside Patience Ozokwor and John Okafor in Open and Close 1&2.
Her first major role and consequently her breakthrough movie came in 2014, where she played the lead character in Nkoli Nwa Nsukka as Nkoli.
Children’s Easter Carnival
Rachael Okonkwo in her own special way of giving back to the society hosts an annual carnival which aims at providing free gifts to kids and entertainment to the people.
She says it enables her interact with her fans. In 2015 Rachael hosted the first edition of the children’s Easter Carnival aimed at giving free gifts to kids during the Easter celebration in Enugu.
In 2016 the second edition which was held in Onitsha had even more turnout as she was accompanied by fellow actors like Ken Erics among others to the event.
The 2017 edition which was held in her city of birth Nsukka was able to gather over 5000 people,featured even more celebrities like Angela Okorie, Nonso Diobi,Slowdog,Ken Erics,Nani Boi, Eve Esin and supported by top brands enabled it to be an even bigger event than its predecessors.
Awards and recognitions
2016 City People Entertainment Awards” for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Karis Media Awards for Best Comic Actress of the Year Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress of the year (English) Nominated