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Belinda Effah: Biography And Career Journey Of An Actress And Filmmaker.

Belinda Effah

Belinda Effah is an award-winning Nigerian actress, presenter, and filmmaker. The seasoned actress is also the CEO of House of Belinda (HOB), a fashion outlet in Abuja.

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Belinda Effah Background

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Belinda Effah was born on the 14th of December 1989, in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria. She attended Hillside International Nursery and Primary School, then went on to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt. After secondary school, she proceeded to the University of Calabar, where she studied Genetics and Bio-Technology.

Belinda Effah Career

For Belinda, acting had always been a passion. As a young girl, she would write stories for her sisters and friends to read. Also, while she was in primary school, she was good at mimicking people. Unknown to her, she was grooming herself for a great future in Nollywood.

Her first movie as an actress was The Room, an Efik language movie, which aired on DSTV. Afterwards, she contested in a Reality TV show and qualified to the final stage, but didn’t emerge as the winner.

She continued going for auditions but didn’t get a role until 2011 when she featured in Tales of Eves. It was this movie that propelled her to the limelight. Since then, Belinda has been making waves in the Nigerian movie industry.

As a filmmaker/producer, Belinda recently premiered her movie, Miracle. She desires that the movie should be a tool of change and empowerment for young people. Belinda used to be a TV presenter at Sound City, a Nigerian entertainment cable station. After a while, she left Sound City to start her own TV show, Lunch Break with Belinda.

Television Series

  • Shallow Waters – 2005 
  • The Room – 2005                            
  • Tales of Eve – 2006

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Filmography (As An Actress And Filmmaker)

2012 – 2016

  • No I Don’t
  • Kokomma – 2012
  • Alan Poza – 2013
  • Havillah – 2013
  • Cat and Mouse – 2013
  • Bambitious – 2014
  • Jump and Pass – 2014
  • Apaye – 2014 
  • Oracles Online – 2015
  • House Husband – 2015
  • Desperate Housegirls – 2015
  • Being Single – 2015
  • The Banker – 2015
  • Luke of Lies – 2015
  • Black Val – 2015
  • Web of Love – 2015
  • 2Broken – 2016
  • Chop Banana – 2016 
  • So in Love – 2016
  • From Freetown TL – 2016

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2017 – 2020

  • Flirting with Fifty – 2017
  • Talking Dolls – 2017
  • The Lost Café – 2017
  • Troubled Waters – 2017  
  • Cash Daddy – 2017
  • Stranger than Ever – 2017
  • Pretty Little Thing – 2017
  • Our Dirty Secrets – 2017
  • A Star in Heaven – 2017
  • Caged Heart – 2017
  • Blood in the Lagoon – 2017
  • Sister Sister: The Movie – 2018
  • A Break from Reality – 2018
  • S.A Girl – 2018
  • Drive – 2019
  • Locked – 2019
  • Refugees – 2019
  • Game Up – 2019
  • Miracle – 2020
  • Mumu Button – 2020
  • Return of Jamal – 2020
  • Antenup – 2020
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Belinda Effah Awards And Nominations

  • Best of Nollywood Awards as the Most Promising Act (female) – 2012
  • At the Golden Icons Academy Awards Belinda was named Best New Actress – 2012
  • Best Rising Star at the Nollywood Movies Awards – 2013
  • Nollywood Movies Awards nominee for Best Indigenous Actress – 2013
  • Most Promising Act at the Africa Movie Academy Awards – 2013
  • Winner of the Ntanta Award – 2013
  • Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor – 2013
  • ELOY Awards nominee for Movie Actress of the Year – 2014
  • Nominee at the City People Movie Award for Best New Actress of the Year (English) – 2014
  • Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Award – 2014
  • Nominee at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Drama – 2014
  • City People Movie Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English) – 2015
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award nominee for Best Actress – 2016
  • African Actress of the Year nominee at the African Film Awards – 2017
  • City People Movie Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English) – 2018
  • Best play at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) Globe Awards – 2018

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Belinda Effah Quotes

“Don’t try too hard to fit in circles where you are only tolerated not appreciated…”

“Stick with people that will drink garri with you and cover your shame in public, not peeps that will stab you in the back and smile in your face.”

“Go for your purpose with everything you got…”

“One thing I need to let you know is do everything with a good heart and your reward will come from God alone…”

“Let go of negative spirits, that alone can hinder you for a lifetime…”

“…Have a heart of gratitude – Remember life is a gift.”

“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining where we are, we need to constantly adjust ourselves to get the best out of life. Destiny decays when discipline declines.”

“Be diligent in doing you and don’t be intimidated by others success…”

“It’s better to try and fail than not to try at all. Keep going, your high will come.”

“…I personally don’t believe in fake it till you make it. Stay the course, enjoy the process. Be you, be unique, and keep improving yourself”

“I don’t know that I am going to win, make it, excel but I keep trying and keep believing nonetheless.”

“Doing the same thing as I do might not give you the same result…”

“Learn to do you, find out what your strength is and capitalize on it. Stop following the bandwagon.”

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Belinda Effah Entrepreneurial Lesson

Never Give Up

Belinda Effah learned overtime to not give up, but to stay put and find the solution to whatever challenge she’s facing.

She worked on Miracle for over 5years, and overcame several obstacles and challenges against its release. Amid the challenges, Belinda never abandoned the project but kept pushing until its completion.

Entrepreneurs should be tenacious and relentless, because the truth is, entrepreneurship is challenging. What determines your success in business is your ability to stay true to your hustle.

It’s always best to push through relentlessly until the end. When you don’t give up, you would get to the end of the tunnel and see the light.

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Image Credit: @belindaeffah – Instagram



1 thought on “Belinda Effah: Biography And Career Journey Of An Actress And Filmmaker.”

  1. Kissa Bacino

    It’s great news to me that the Akwa cross people are really doing well in the entertainment industry.
    I’m proud of them. Keep up the good work girl. Jah is your strength

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