10 Famous Nollywood Actresses From Ebonyi State (Photos)

Ebonyi State is in southeastern Nigeria. It is inhabited and populated primarily by the Igbo with the city of Abakaliki as its capital and largest city. Other major townships include Afikpo, Onueke, Ezzamgbo, Edda, Effium, Aba Omege, Amasiri, Unwana, Echara Ikwo, Egu-Ubia, Ụbụrụ, Onicha, etc.


1. Cha Cha Eke

Charity Eke, known as Chacha Eke Faani, was born on May 1st, 1993 to Professor John Eke from Abarigwe Umuogude Osha Mbgo in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state, Nigeria. She is a popular Nigerian actress.

Charity was raised in Ebonyi State by her parents. Her father, Professor John Eke, is the Commissioner for Education. She attended ESUT Nursery and Primary School. She relocated to Enugu state where she had her secondary school education at Our Lord Shepherd International School. She returned to Ebonyi where she bagged a degree in Accountancy from Ebonyi State University.

Chacha started acting in November 2009 via the platform of “Miss Nollywood Talent Hunt/Pageantry” which she was one of the contestants. She has featured in a couple of movies like “Bank Job, Queen’s Desire, Cleopatra, Kings Secret, Mirror Of Life, Fulton Mansion, Models, Dance For The Prince, Clap Of Thunder, Console My Son, Tears Of The Innocent, Sorrows Of The Orphan, Gift Of Pain, Live To Die, Professional Lady, Moving Past, Bloody Carnival, and Rope Of Blood. She is also popular for her roles in royal and traditional movies.


Eke is currently one of the most talented young actresses in Nollywood. She knows how to interpret her role very well and can fit in any role given to her by a movie director.

Chacha is married to Austin Faani a movie director. They got married in 2013, and they’re now blessed with two girls which are Kamara Faani and Kaira Faani.


Chacha has won awards and nominations. Some include City Peoples award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year in 2013, 2015 Award of Recognition for Excellence by Ebonyi State Government at the Home Coming Event of the Ebonyi State Stars. In the same year 2015, she was nominated for 3 different awards in different categories; Karis Media Awards for Sexiest Actress of the Year, Lagos Fashion Awards for Most Fashionable Fast Rising Actress of the Year and Entertainment Appraisal Awards for Best Actress of the Year.

In a video shared by the actress couple of minutes ago, which the actress later deleted, she mentioned that even though many thought she was crazy, she had to move on with her life.


2. Chita Agwu

Chita Agwu Johnson is a Nollywood actress who started acting in 2009.

She is from Ebonyi state located in south east Nigeria where she studied Mass Communication in Ebonyi State University. Her debut in the industry was around 2006 which she got a role through the help of her friend Oge Okoye. She is the brain behind Akanchawa, a programme that airs on DSTV.

With over 40 movies to her credit, she has featured in Make Me A Widow, Save The Widows,College Corpers and many others. Chita got married to Johnson Maduabuchi on October 25th at Umuobuna Uburu.

He hails from Ohaozara Local Government area of Ebonyi state.


3. Queeneth Hilbert

Nollywood actress, Queeneth Hilbert, half-Nigerian, half-Lebanese, was born on June 12, 1992, Ebonyi State, to a Lebanese father and a Nigerian mother from Ebonyi State. Queeneth Hilbert started her acting career in 2012. She is an actress, known for Brave Mind (2012), Sins of the Past (2012) and Hand of Fate 2 (2012). The Illiterate’ and ‘My Daughter, My Jewel’, ‘Pastors Daughter’, ‘My Yahoo Husband and I’ “Tears Of A King” amongst many others.


The tall actress, Queeneth Hilbert was delivered of a bouncing baby boy. The actress put to bed on Friday July 22, 2016. Queeneth Hilbert secretly married her husband.

Although her father is a Lebanese, Queen Hilbert has chosen to identify more with her maternal roots and the state she was born and bred which is Ebonyi State. She is maternally a Nigerian.


4. Omalicha Elom

Omalicha Elom is a Nigerian actress and movie producer known for her work in the movie “Marriage Police”.

Omalicha originally hails from Ebonyi State.

She’s born into a family of 3 girls and 2 boys.


She also studied Political Science at National Open University.

Elom started acting professionally since 2011 and had starred in numerous movies such as; Selling Point, Friday Night, Princess of the Moon, Supreme Sacrifice, Hearts against love and so on.

Omalicha Elom first movie produced was “Marriage Police”.


5. Angela Okorie

Angela Okorie is a widely-known Nigerian actress. In 2015 she was honoured with an award at the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

During the period of 2009 to 2014, she managed to act in more than 100 movies.

Angela Okorie was born in Cotonou, Benin, but she hails from Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Her mother gave birth to and raised five children. Angela was her third.

Only at the age of 17, she was happy to move to Nigeria.


She was able to attend both LASU and UNILAG. She studied Public Administration, Drama and Theatre Arts. Growing up, she also used to sing in a choir and was a member of a drama group.

The first movie where she featured was “Sincerity” (2009). It was the beginning of her success. Since then she has featured in a lot of movies.


Her second movie “Holy Serpent” also captured everyone’s attention. After releasing this movie, she became extremely popular throughout the whole of Africa. The “Holy Serpent” film producer is Coruma International production.

Angela Okorie is a very professional actress, for her talent and hard work she was awarded at AFRIFIMO for the Best Actress of 2015 year.

Apart from being actress, she is also singer and songwriter. She has stated that music is a part of her life and she would like to combine these two occupations and release an album.

In addition to this, she once said that she would never film without clothes on even if the fee is exorbitant.

Angela Okorie had a son named Chamberlain, with her estranged husband, Chukwuma Orizu.


6. Tracy and Treasure Daniels

These two charming twins looks so much alike that they are hardly identified from each other and of course with their beauty, they’ve always known to appear on the cover of many magazines.

Tracy and Treasure’s career started out as both were at Hotel Presidential Enugu for a modelling shoot and on the process, Sir Lancelot Oduwa Imansuen who was in the ame hotel called out that he would need some ladies that will play the role of actress (now evangelist) Eucharia Anunobi’s daughter’s in a movie titled “Last Burial”.


In an interview with Adaeze Amoz, Tracy had revealed the educational background as having obtained Social works and mass communication from University of Nsukka and Enugu state university of technology.

The twin actress have also featured in over 200 movies which includes but not limited to: Twins Destiny, Love and Cash, Divided Secret, Holy Diamond, Hatred and many others.

They hail from Ebonyi State.


7. Grace Amah

Grace Amah is a popular Nigerian actress, television personality and a model.

She was born on the 23rd of February 1986 in Lagos. She is from Ebuwana-Etta, a community in Ebonyi State in south eastern Nigeria. She had her up-bringing in Lagos state.

Grace had her primary education at Yaba Model Primary school and Stadium High School in Surulere, Lagos where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.


She later went to the University of Lagos to have a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts. She has remained very active and relevant in the movie industry.

Grace Amah joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1999. She had a humble beginning in acting at a tender age of 13 years.

She acted her first movie “Chains”, produced by Louis Isikaku in 1999.

Grace starred in another hit movie “Elastic Limit”, produced by Teco Benson. It was the movie that shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood.

She has since acted over 100 movies, some of which include Last Wedding, Gangster Paradise, Society Lady, Atlanta Series, Elastic Limit, Day of Atonement among others.


Grace Amah is beautiful, creative, skillful and exceptionally talented Nollywood actress. She is good at interpreting movie roles and can as well accept any character assigned her by movie producers.

She is known to acts seductive movies alongside the big stars in the industry like Ini Edo, Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot, Emeka Ike, Mercy Johnson and other celebrities.


She has also featured in a television series, Super Story titled “One Bad Apple”, a film that gave her break in the entertainment industry.

Grace Amah in her years of acting has earned a number of awards. They include Best actress in a supporting role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best actress in a leading role at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Most promising actress in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.

Grace Amah is happily married with a son named Samuel.


8. Diamond Adaeze

Since her early emergence on the movie scene in 2004, the Ebonyi State-born Computer Engineering graduate of Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) has always been a fantasy to most producers and movie-buffs. “That’s the truth. But I know that I like being the best I could be in anything I’m doing, maybe that is the magic. It’s through that it marvels some people, but in or behind the scene I have nothing but my best which I offer on screen.”

Recently, the Nollywood diva, Diamond Adaeze Igwe staged a multi-million naira wedding for her twin brother, Peter Igwe in the bubbling city of Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.


The glamorous wedding which remains the talk of the town held at the Shiloh Hall of Widow Care. It also witnessed a huge turn-out following the presence of some Nollywood stars who were the cynosure of guests at the event.

According to the Ebonyi-born thespian, “Not that my twin brother doesn’t have what it takes to host such event like that, but personally I told him to keep whatever thing he has that I will fix the bill. And to the glory of God, it held and that doesn’t mean I have arrived or gotten much to lavish. I only saw that as an opportunity to show my twin brother some love. Besides, such event is for lifetime,” she retorted.


9. Blessing Ezeaka

Blessing Ezeaka is a fast rising nollywood actress from Ebonyi State.

She started acting professionally in 2017. Her first job was with Prime World Movie production. She had to join the Industry because acting is part of her.

She has featured in several nollywood movies such as My Home, My Bride Price, Beautiful Police, The Lion’s Daughter, Salt and more.


10. Cynthia Shalom

Cynthia Shalom, born March 18, 1988, is a Nigerian actress, producer, and businessperson. She won season 11 of the reality show, Next Movie Star. She has since then featured in several Nollywood films. She was featured in the M-net TV series Tinsel.


Cynthia Shalom was born in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, but she is originally from Ebonyi State. She is the first daughter from a family of three sons and two daughters. She had her Primary and Secondary Education in Port Harcourt where she lived with her parents. Having obtained a degree in Management from the University of Port Harcourt and an Acting certification from the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) talent development workshop.


In an interview with Vanguard Nigeria she said she relocated to Lagos to pursue her career in acting.

Shalom was the winner of the Next Movie Star Reality Show in 2015/2016. She made her acting debut in Monalisa Chinda ’s Talk show titled You&I with Monalisa . She told The Punch that rejections were one of the hurdles she had to surmount while starting out in Nollywood. In 2016, she was cast in her first feature film An Hour With The Shrink with Annie Macaulay-Idibia ,Gbenro Ajibade , and Segun Arinze. Shalom co-starred with Desmond Elliot in The Damned an Irokotv film. In 2018, Shalom started her film production company, Cynthia Shalom Productions. Her role in one of her movies titled Chain, which features Eddie Watson , Enado Odigie, Emem Ufot, earned her two individual nominations; Best Actress in a Leading role and Most Promising Actress at the 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.