Daniella Okeke is a Nigerian actress, model, TV personality, content producer, and entrepreneur. She is the founder/CEO of the Media Entertainment Company, Dcovi Entertainment Limited.
Daniella Okeke Background
Although Daniella Okeke hails from Mbaise, Imo State, the curvaceous actress grew up in Delta State, Nigeria. Daniella Okeke was born on the 26th of March, 1987, to Mr and Mrs Okeke.
She had her primary and secondary education in Delta State and proceeded to the Delta State University (DELSU) to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine and Applied Arts.
Daniella Okeke Career
Daniella’s career as a Nollywood actress commenced in 2006, but she rose to limelight in 2007, with the movie, Sleek Ladies. Thus far, she has featured in the same movies with popular Nollywood stars like Mercy Johnson, Emma Ehumadu, Benjamin Touitou, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Sylvester Madu, Tonto Dikeh, Rachael Okonkwo, Monalisa Chinda, Zubby Michael, Uche Jombo, Ramsey Noah, Ken Erics, e.t.c.
In 2013, she featured in the award-winning movie, Lagos Cougars. Her role in the movie earned her nominations for the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Daniella Okeke is the CEO/Founder of the Media Entertainment Company, Dcovi Entertainment Limited.
She is also the CEO/Founder of the Non-profit charity organization, Daniella Okeke Foundation. In December 2019, Daniella gave out foodstuffs to the less privileged of Makoko Community. The female prisoners of Kirikiri prison and their babies also benefited from the actress’s philanthropy, as she visited them with foodstuffs and supplies in December 2018.
In 2017, the foundation executed its Stay in School Project, where they gave out school supplies to primary school students in Ikorodu, and also charged the students on the need to stay in school and study. Asides from these, they have embarked on several other community projects, including visits to lepers, sponsoring a primary school inter-house sports, e.t.c.
Filmography (As An Actress, Producer, Filmmaker)
- Stronger Than Pain 1 and 2 – 2007
- Sleek Ladies 1 and 2 – 2007
- Lagos Cougars – 2013
- I Think He Loves Me – 2013
- Show Me Heaven – 2013
- Indecent Desire – 2013
- The Evangelist – 2013
- Sister’s Heart – 2014
- Lost Pride Season 1 and 2 – 2015
- Telepathy (A Sister’s Heart) – 2016
- The Oracle – 2016
- Lies and Secrets – 2016
- Obsessed – 2016
- The Boss is Mine – 2016
- Flaws – 2016
- Long Throat – 2017
- Tommy and Kenny – 2017
- Sarah’s Epiphany – 2017
- My Husband’s Diary – 2018
- Sexy Gina – 2018
- The Devil In Between – 2018
- A Matter of Chance – 2019
Daniella Okeke Awards And Nominations
- Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2014
- Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominee for the Best Actress in a Leading Role – 2014
- Nominee at the Lagos Fashion Awards for the Most Fashionable Fast Rising Actress of the Year – 2015
- Golden Movie Awards Africa nominee for Golden Supporting Actress (Drama) – 2018
- Nominee at the Golden Movie Awards Africa for the Golden Actress (Drama) – 2018
- Nominated Sarah’s Epiphany for the Overall Golden Movie at the Golden Movie Awards Africa – 2018
- Celebrity Owned NGO of the year at the Nigeria Women Achiever’s Award – 2019
- Conferred with the International Honorary Goodwill Ambassadorial Award at the Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards – 2019
- Award Recipient at the African Leading Women Awards – 2019
Daniella Okeke Quotes
“Some people are still mad at you because you survived after they threw you under the bus, but the bus ran over their lies.”
“Bold is the woman who is the heroine of her own story.”
“I have learned not to stress over things I don’t have control over, what will be, will be.”
“A lot of shit broke my heart, but it fixed my vision.”
“No food for lazy man, no be for person wey em mama get restaurant!”
“It’s a small world no mean say you fit trek from Naija go London.”
“If you understand time and season, trust me you will envy no one.”
“Don’t criticize people base on your own opinion, you don’t know exactly what is going on in their life, and how much capability they have to deal with it. Be kind to one another, it doesn’t cost so much to be kind.”
“You don’t make a permanent decision over a temporal situation, that things aren’t working now shouldn’t make you nurse the idea of throwing in the towel. Every high jumper must take steps backward. A step back is not a setback…”
“Be careful who you open up to, some people will use it against you the next minute.”
“If you have been afraid and stopping yourself from being who you truly are for too long, let all that self-doubt go.”
“…If you have been insecure about your abilities and afraid to take risks for too long, let go of the loser mentality. It’s time to let it all go.”
“When a man is doing his part, ANOTHER man doesn’t even exist to her.”
Learn To Be Independent
Daniella Okeke is an independent woman who is focused on the big picture. She has her eyes fixed on the goal and does not let little things distract her.
Her enterprise does not stop in just acting, she has ventured into several businesses and works hard to ensure her ventures succeed.
An entrepreneur is independent and focused. Entrepreneurs don’t have the mentality that the world owes them, instead they chart their own paths. To succeed in life and in business, you have to work hard and persist. When you work hard in creating a solution to an existing problem, the money will follow.
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