Bayray Mcwizu is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, singer, and winner of the 2007 edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show. Also, she is the founder of the Girls Achieving Leading Together global foundation (GALT Global).
Bayray Mcwizu Background
Bayray Mcwizu, popularly known as Bhaira Mcwizu, or Eberechukwu Nwizu was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to Mr. and Mrs. Nwizu on the 1st of July, 1984. The talented actress hails from Ozubulu, Anambra State, the Eastern part of Nigeria. She had her primary, secondary, and university education in Lagos State.
Bayray Mcwizu initially wanted to become a lawyer, but the school declined as the department was already full, so instead of waiting for a new session, she decided she would study the available course, which was philosophy. As such, she acquired a degree in philosophy from the Lagos State University (LASU).
Bayray also went to Wale Adenuga’s PEFTI film school in Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos, to hone her skills as an actress. Additionally, The talented actress attended the Muson School of music and a fashion school, so she could establish her fashion line. Bayray is blessed with a child.
Bayray Mcwizu Career
Before Bayray became a professional actress, she was into real estate business. She also assisted her mum in managing the family hotel, Veragon hotel.
Bayray always wanted to act because she had the skills innate already. While in secondary school, Bhaira was a dancer and a member of the schools’ drama club. Her time in the drama club birthed her passion for the industry.
In 2007, Bayray applied for the Amstel Malta Box office reality TV show. She participated in the show and emerged the winner at the end of the show. The show opened several doors of opportunities for her, and it served as the bedrock upon which her career was built.
Her first movie as an actress was Lancelot Imasuen’s Waterfalls, but she came to limelight with Izu Ojukwu’s Cindy’s note.
She is inspired by several actors including, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Genevieve Nnaji, Edith Jane Azu, and Bimbo Manuel. Bayray loves to feature in movies that the script is reasonable so, that the lives of viewers can be impacted.
2011 – 2016
- House Girl Lover
- The Patient
- Atlas – Post Production
- Kiss and Tell – 2011
- Conversations at Dinner (TV Movie) – 2013
- Lies Men Tell 1 and 2 – 2013
- Tales of Eve: Caged (TV Series) – 2014
- My Rich Boyfriend – 2014
- The Visit – 2015
- Forever Within Us – 2015
- A Long Night – 2015
- Cliché (Short Film) – 2016
- The Messenger (As a co-producer) – 2016
- The Novelist – 2016
- Hello – 2016
2017 – 2020
- Red Code – 2017
- Kada River – 2017
- Trace: The Movie – 2017
- Discontent – 2017
- Evol – 2017
- Tiwa’s Baggage – 2017
- Hire A Man – 2017
- No Good Turn – 2017
- Seven and a Half Dates – 2018
- Marry Max Again (TV Series) – 2018
- Karma – 2018
- Question Mark – 2019
- Let’s Have a Wedding – 2019
- Kasanova – 2019
- Aima’s Cross – 2019
- Meet my Fiance – 2020
- Ask Gina (Directorial Debut) – 2020
- Greysih – 2020
Bayray McwizuAwards And Nominations
- Most Promising Actress nominee at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2009
- Zulu African Film Academy Awards (ZAFFA) nominee for the Best Supporting Actor (Female) – 2014
Bayray Mcwizu Quotes
“In a world full of hate, be love.”
“Her success isn’t proof you’re failing, her success is proof that it’s possible.”
“…Girls hating on girls is so out the door. The only competition you are in is to outdo your past.”
“Church will always be home. God will always be King…”
“Do everything you’re scared of doing one day at a time: the FEAR is all in your head TRUST ME. I’ve been there as well as most of all the worlds’ greatest, the world awaits you.”
“If you ever feel shy, withdrawn or feel you’re not enough but believe you really have a lot to give the world. IT IS TIME to be YOUR OWN HERO GET out there.”
“A girl somewhere needs you today, a woman somewhere needs your help today. Don’t turn a blind eye.”
“No matter the colour, no matter the race, no matter the religion, admire HER, encourage HER, shine TOGETHER, every girl is your sister.”
“God will do it, God will do it, God will do it, said John, and did nothing. John died at 56years old, never realizing his dreams.”
“I’ve made a choice to not allow ANYTHING to be more important than being alive, at ease and enjoying the moment. You could too.”
“You get what you talk about. Good or bad, it’s a law.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Big or small, whatever it is you’re doing, keep at it for someday soon.”
“Exist on your own terms. Live peaceably.”
“Domestic violence is life-threatening. It MAY never get better. Life and death are before you. Please choose.”
Don’t Be Afraid To Chase After Your Dreams
Bhaira Mcwizu had other things she was engaged with, but she abandoned everything else and went for the Amstel Malta Reality TV show without informing her family. She did this because she believed in her dreams and was ready to do away with other engagements and focus on the achievement of her dreams.
Entrepreneurs should learn to chase after their dreams relentlessly. They should be ready to make worthy sacrifices that would turn their dreams into reality.
If you’re scared of the risks involved, you should understand that nothing in life is risk-free. So brace yourself and do all it takes to ensure you live your dreams.
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