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3 Popular Nollywood Actresses From Benue State (Photos)

3 Popular Nollywood Actresses From Benue State (Photos)

#1. Ada Ameh

Ada Ameh is a Nigerian actress who has spent more than two decades in the Nigerian movie industry and is most notable for her character as Anita in 1996 movie titled “ Domitilla” and as Emu Johnson in the award winning Nigerian Tv series titled The Johnsons. Ameh In The Johnsons Tv series featured alongside other Nollywood actors such as Charles Inojie, Chinedu Ikedieze & Olumide Oworu.

Ameh, although being a native of Idoma in Benue State , was born and raised in Ajegunle in Lagos State , a south western geographical part of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the Yoruba speaking people of Nigeria. Ameh received both primary and secondary school education in Lagos state but would eventually quit school at age 14.

Ameh has a daughter whom she gave birth to at age 14. Ameh is multilingual and speaks her local dialect the Idoma language, English , Yoruba & Igbo. In 2017 a chieftaincy title was conferred on Ameh in Benue State.

In 2017 a chieftaincy title was conferred on Ameh in Benue State.

#2. Susan Peters

Susan Peters, born 30 May 1980, is a multiple award-winning Nigerian actress with over 50 credits in Nollywood (Nigerian) films. She is a star on Nigerian TV, a successful model, interior designer and beauty salon owner. She won the 2011 Afro Hollywood Best Actress (English) Award for her role in Bursting Out, NAFCA Awards (Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards) North Carolina Nigerian Oscars: Best Actress in Supporting Role 2011 the BON (Best Of Nollywood), Best Supporting Actress Award 2011, and the Actress of the Year 2010 and Most Stylish Actress 2012 Awards from City People Magazine.In 2011, she made the December cover of the creatively acclaimed, arts and culture magazine, Zen. Said Zen Magazine editor, Arinze Nwokolo, "Susan Peters is a remarkable and an incredible talent in the movie industry! Her dedication to her art is unmistakable..."

Peters was born into a military family of Idoma extraction on 30 May 1980 in Ado Local Government Area, Benue State in central Nigeria. Her family moved around Nigeria extensively and, as a consequence, she speaks several Nigerian languages. Peters was sent to Airforce nursery and primary schools and FGG College in Wuse, Abuja. She went on to study Computer Science at Asman English School, graduating in 1998. Later, she studied TV and Film at Video Waves and Camera Film School and graduated in 2002. There, according to her official biography, she finished Best Overall Female in her class. She started acting in Nollywood films in 2002, the same year that she graduated. The following year she began modelling and appeared in billboards, TV commercials, press ads and handbills for companies such as BAT (British America Tobacco), Fidelity Bank, Bank P.H.B., Golden Penny Pasta, U.H.F. Long Life Milk, Haemeron Blood Tonic and Finbank.

Despite increasing pressure for Nollywood actresses to perform raunchy love scenes and appear with little or no clothing, Peters has stated, more than once, that she is not planning to follow suit.

3. Meg Otanwa

Meg Otanwa holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from TIME Universite Tunis, Tunisia and an MBA training from Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon France. Meg worked at African Development Bank in Tunis, Tunisia. She worked at African Development Bank in Tunis, Tunisia for several years before returning to Nigeria to pursue a career in acting.

She made her Nollywood debut in the dance film ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ in 2011 and has since moved on to major roles in some of Nollywood’s biggest movies. She played the role of ‘’ in Kunle Afolayan’s AMVCA award winning hit movie, Óctober 1’, she also starred as Aisha in the popular series ‘B430’. Her other major credits include Charles Novia’s Atlanta, Gidi Culture, Ojuju, Kpians (Festival of Souls) and others.

Meg Otanwa is a native of Idoma, Benue State.

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