Nkeru Sylvanus is a famous Nollywood actress, model, television personality and a philanthropist. She is popularly known for her ability to cry in movies. She is often regarded as the cry-cry of Nollywood because of her ability cry in movie and always features in sorrowful movies. She has been in the industry for 2 decades. She always plays the role of a servant, house help, maid and orphan who is been maltreated by her step mother in several Nollywood movies.
She was born on 13th May 1985 in Osisioma, a small town in Aba, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 34 years old. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. She is originally from Osisioma, a small town in Aba, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria.
Nkeru Sylvanus attended Ohabiam Primary and Secondary School both in Aba, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving School Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, Nkeru Sylvanus started acting at the age of 13 years old, performing in stage play and drama in her school and local church in Aba and was later regarded as the best actress in her local church dramatic club.
After completing her primary and secondary school education in Aba, Nkeru Sylvanus proceeded to Enugu State University of Science and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. She joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1999 and started attending movie auditions and acting as minor character in movies.
In 2000, she rose to fame and became highly famous after starring in the Nollywood tragic movie “Cry for Help” a movie in which she acted alongside with Clem Ohameze. In the movie she played the role of an orphan who was been maltreated by her foster parents. Her role in the movie earned her an award for Best Actress in a Sorrowful Movie at the Africa Movie Academy awards. The movie also won her the award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Nkeru Sylvanus has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Cry for Help, Egg of Life, Tears of Vengeance, Mirror of Beauty, and many more. She acts mostly in tragic and sorrowful movies and often cry in movies. Nkeru Sylvanus is currently one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actresses in Nigeria. She has been described as one of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria and also one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria.
Nkeru Sylvanus in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She was the former special senior assistant to the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha on Arts, Entertainment and Tourism. She is has been described as one of the highest paid actress in Nigeria and always remember for her tragic and sorrowful role in movies.
Nkeru Sylvanus is no longer active in Nollywood. She has stopped acting and quit the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and has diverted her interest to other businesses. Nkeru Sylvanus has kept her private life secret and has been regarded as one of Nollywood celebrity who has been in the industry without any media scandal. Nkeru Sylvanus gained more popularity in 2003 after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Egg of Life” a movie she starred alongside with Georgina Onuoha, Funke Akindele, Pete Edochie, Ebele Okaro, Clarion Chukwura and other top Nollywood celebrities.
The movie earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Most Accomplished Actress in Nigeria. She has often been described as one of the best actresses of her generation and also one of Nigeria’s most famous actresses known for her sorrowful role in movies and her ability to cry in movies.
Nkeru Sylvanus currently has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, making her one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria. Unfortunately she is no long appearing on screen. For the past 6 years Nkeru Sylvanus has not acted in any Nollywood movie. She has quit Nollywood for good and has found interest in other ventures and businesses.
In 2011, Nkeru Sylvanus received a national award by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which happens to be the highest award given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country. Nkeru Sylvanus has stopped acting and has focused her career in other business. She has received several brand endorsement such as Delta Soap, GLO, MTN, amongst others. Nkeru Sylvanus was always careful when chosen scripts so as not to tarnish her image. She is one of those Nollywood actresses that are scandal free. She has never played any adult or nude scene in movie.