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Meet 8 Nollywood Actresses From Kogi State (Photos)

1. Rekiya Yusuf

Rekiya Yusuf is a Nigerian actress, presenter, host, and voice-over artist. She was born in 1990 as the fourth child in Kaduna state but hails from Kogi state in north-central Nigeria. She attended her tertiary education at Kogi State University where she graduated with a degree in Microbiology.

Rekiya Yusuf always had a thing for acting despite studying a different course and working at Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals. She has featured in some movies and TV series such as The Calabash, Ojays, Clinic Matters and Desperate House Girls.

2. Esther Audu

Esther Audu Ojire, whose real, full name is Esther Ene Audu, is a Nigerian born Nollywood actress, movie producer and the CEO of SHIRTFREAK and a Brand Ambassador.

She started acting in 2003 with Christian movies.

Esther Audu Ojire hails from Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.

She will celebrate her 35th birthday in March 2021.

Esther Audu is the last born from a family of 6 children. Esther Audu Ojire parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Audu. Her parents and siblings live in Abuja. She was born in Lagos, Ikeja Cantonment as her father was a retired Army officer. They left Lagos for Abuja in 2002.

3. Yetunde Barnabas

Yetunde Barnabas is a popular Nigerian model, actress, and movie producer born on August 30, 1994. Yetunde is well known for her role as ‘Miss Pepeye’ in the Wale Adenuga TV series “Papa Ajasco”. She has crowned the Most beautiful girl in Abuja 2017 and Miss Tourism Nigeria 2020.

Yetunde Barnabas was born on August thirty, 1994. She was born and raised in an African nation, Nigerian capital, however she is originally from the Kogi State a part of Nigeria.

She is that the 1st of the 3 daughters in her family. She lost her father in 2007 and since then, her mother has been taking of her and her siblings.

She attended Kings of King’s Gymnasium and studied Public Administration at the space Learning Institute of the University of Lagos.

She additionally visited Seriki Olopolo Production and Royal Arts Academy wherever she learned acting.

Yetunde Barnabas started her career as a model and had emerged winner of the Miss Olokun beauty pageant in 2013.

She came to prominence in her modeling career when she has topped the foremost lovely lady in the African nation|Nigerian capital|national capital} 2017 and additionally Miss commercial enterprise Nigeria 2020. She got a cope with Multichoice DSTV ANd additionally became a whole ambassador for a national capital-based mostly estate management firm.

As a thespian, Yetunde became far-famed for her role as ‘Miss Pepeye’ within the tv series “Papa Ajasco”.

Ever since she came to the limelight, she has asterisked in varied movies such as Elegbenla, Lisa, Dagogo, Erin Folami, Lori Titi, The Gardner, and plenty of others.

She has additionally made many movies like “Omo Iya Osun.”

She has acted aboard high actors that embrace the likes of Akin Lewis, Afeez Owo, Biola Adebayo, Adedimeji Lateef, Bolanle Ninalowo, and so on.

Yetunde Barnabas got engaged in Gregorian calendar month 2020 to the love of her life, Peter Olayinka, a Czech based mostly Nigerian athlete.

Yetunde possesses varied nominations that embrace the likes of Most promising thespian of the Year at Achiever’s Awards (2019), Model of the Year at the Scream Awards (2019), Beauty Queen of the Year at the continent alternative Awards (2019).

4. Halima Abubakar

Halima Abubakar, born June 12, is a Nigerian actress. In 2011, she won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress award.

Abubakar was born in Kano but is a descent of Kogi. She attended Ideal primary school in Kano then studied Sociology at Bayero University, Kano.

She began acting in 2001 when she played a minor role in Rejected. Her first lead role was in Gangster Paradise. She is also the CEO of a Modehouse Entertainment, a music label and entertainment management company.

She has starred in several nollywood movies such as Slip of Fate, Tears of a Child, Secret Shadows, Gangster Paradise, Area Mama, Men in Love (film).

5. Nancy Naomi Ameh

Young talented actress, Nancy Naomi Ameh is from Kogi State and she was discovered by Mercy Johnson Okojie during her talent hunt project as special Adviser to Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello.

6. Ajanigo Simon

Ajanigo Simeon is a fast rising nollywood Actress.

The beautiful Ajanigo Simon hails from Okete, in Dekina LGA, Kogi State.

7. Toyin Oki

Oluwatoyin Oki popularly known as Toyin Oki is one of the happening babes currently rocking the movie and broadcasting industries. She is a native of Ogidi Ela in Kogi state but was born and bred in Zaria. She studied English Language at the Ahmadu Bello university Zaria, and graduated in 1999.

She started acting in 2007 when she joined Pefti Drama School, she was the class representative of her set and she graduated with a distinction.

The screen diva made her first appearance in a movie called marine kingdom. She has since featured in TV series like family affairs, bless the house boy by Amaka Igwe, Tango with me, sharp corner, Jenifa’s diary, kara, Tinsel and many others. She is currently a presenter on Orisun TV, co-presenting an entertainment programme called Bosenlo with the likes of Gbolahan Adetayo, Aje Cross and Opeyemi Fashina. She lived her early life in the northern part of Nigeria, Zaria and sokoto precisely. She has an 18years old daughter who is also doing well in her education.

She was recently featured in an exclusive interview and makeover photoshoot at Chinwe Angelic Touch studio and to the cast and crew working with her was fun.

8. Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson Okojie is one of Nollywood’s finest. The bold and beautiful star is known for her stellar performances in every film and her enviable curves. Mercy Johnson’s movies never disappoint because she leaves her signature on it. the Nollywood star has given the fans couple goals with her husband and it leaves the public wanting to know more about the melanin goddess. Mercy Johnson’s family are a big part of her biography and there’s a lot you don’t know about this diva.

Mercy Johnson Okojie was born on August 28th, 1984 in Lagos state, to a formal naval officer father, M. Daniel Johnson and mother, Elizabeth Johnson. She is the fourth of seven children and hails from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. Mercy Johnson Okojie began her primary education in Calabar. Due to the nature of her father’s job as a naval officer, there is the tendency to move around a lot. Her father was transferred to Lagos, where she continued her primary education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School. After her primary education, she moved on to Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education and the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

Mercy Jonhson Okojie rose to fame after her role in ‘The Maid’, a 2004 Nollywood release. The stardom came after her secondary education. Her amazing performance in the film, open doors for her in the film industry. She bagged roles in films such as ‘Into Temptation’, ‘Women in Power’,’Dumebi the Dirty Girl’ and more. Mercy Johnson’s continuous thrilling performances bagged her numerous awards and nominations. In December 2011, Google listed her as Nigeria’s most searched celebrity, a position she also held in 2012. Mercy Johnson Okojie is the dark-skinned beauty that captures every script and thrills your TV screens. She is the senior special assistant(SSA) to the Kogi state governor on Entertainment, Arts, and Culture. This post took effect from 1 April 2017.

In 2011, Mercy Johnson Okojie married her heartthrob, Prince Odianosen Okojie, a business magnate. The made their vows at Christ Embassy Church, Ikeja, Lagos, and the beautiful reception took place at 10 Degrees Event Center, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. Together they have four beautiful children.

Mercy Jonhson has featured in many film projects since her debut. These movies are what made her a household name in Africa. No matter the genre, Mercy Johnson becomes one with her character. Here is a list of what the fans like to call ‘Mercy Jonhson movies’. Mercy Johnson has starred alongside Nollywood veterans and top shots such as Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, Tonto Dikeh, Ini Edo, Keneth Okonkwo, Francis Duru, Nonso Diobi, Patience Ozokwor, Jim Iyke, Kanayo. O. Kanayo, Mike Ezuruonye, Halima Abubakar, Ngozi Ezeonu, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Oge Okoye, Yemi Blaq, Yul Edochie, Monalisa Chinda, Liz Benson and many more.

Mercy Johnson Okojie’s long career has gotten her a lot of recognition in the industry and around the globe. Her hard work and uniqueness have bagged her numerous award nominations and awards. She is an ambassador to her country and the African continent. Her talent has helped shape the Nigerian film industry.

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