Ivie Okujaye is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actress, producer, scriptwriter, dancer, singer, and activist for women and children. She won the 2009 edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality TV show.
Ivie Okujaye Background
Ivie Okujaye was born on the 16th of May 1987, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Her father hails from Delta State, while her mother hails from Edo State. She is the last of her parents’ five children. Ivie grew up in Benin but relocated to Abuja at the age of ten.
Ivie went to primary school at Our Ladies of Apostle Private School, while she had her secondary education at Queen’s College, Lagos. After obtaining her WAEC certificate, she proceeded to the University of Abuja to obtain a degree in Economics.
Ivie Okujaye is married to Ezie Egbo, and they are blessed with two lovely daughters.
Ivie Okujaye Career
Ivie’s parents initially wanted her to study medicine because there are several medical practitioners in her family. Ivie came into the Nigerian entertainment industry through the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) platform. Since her entrance into the industry, she has continually worked hard to stay relevant in the industry.
Her first role as an actress was in the movie, Alero’s Symphony, where she acted with a popular R&B singer, Faze. In 2014, she produced her debut movie, Make a Move. This movie was successful and highly accepted that it earned her awards. Since then, she has been acting and producing movies that make a difference and impact lives.
2011 – 2017
- 7 Inch Curve
- Alero’s Symphony – 2011
- Kamara’s Tree – 2013
- How She left my Brother – 2013
- The Volunteers – 2013
- The Black Silhouette – 2014
- Burning Bridges – 2014
- Dowry – 2014
- Make a Move – 2014
- Hotel Majestic – 2015
- Fifth Floor – 2017
- Just Once – 2017
- Pocket for Eight – 2017
- Slow Country – 2017
2018 – 2020
- Jilted – 2018
- Underrated – 2018
- Kuvana The Movie – 2018
- Green – 2018
- Good Turn – 2018
- Unspeakable – 2018
- Fantastic Numbers – 2018
- Acid Test – 2019
- Grey Area – 2019
- Least Expected – 2019
- Not So Long A Letter – 2019
- Fading – 2019
- Emotional Baggage – 2019
- Escape – 2019
- If I am President – 2019
- Twin Flames – 2020
Ivie Okujaye Awards And Nominations
- Most Promising Actress nominee at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2010
- Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor – 2012
- Trailblazer Award at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) – 2013
- Nollywood Movie Award for Best Rising Star (Female) – 2014
- Best Actress in a leading role nominee at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards – 2014
- The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment nominee – 2014
- Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards – 2014
- City People Movie Award nominee for Best New Actress of the Year (English) – 2014
- Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA nominee for Actress of the Year – 2016
- Nigeria Entertainment Award nominee for Best Actress – 2017
- City People Movie Award nominee for Best Actress of the Year (English) – 2018
- Nominated at the City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) – 2019
Ivie Okujaye Quotes
“What you do in your spare time can determine how much spare time you have left…”
“It’s easier to sell a product when YOU believe in it…”
“People will always remember how you made them feel…”
“Don’t be mad you have to be up so early. Just be glad you have a reason to be!”
“Stand with swag… Work with purpose… Pray in humility… And soon, It’ll all come together.”
“I’m beautiful. You’re beautiful. She’s beautiful. He’s beautiful. They’re beautiful. We’re all beautiful. And that’s the TRUTH!!”
“No matter who you are you can overcome that pain that’s holding you back, that past hurt that’s haunting you. You can find your inner dreamer. Just keep pushing through one day at a time. God is your strength.”
“Don’t judge a girl by her hair.”
“And slowly but surely, the victims become someone known by someone we know…”
“As long as time exists, you will continue to change. But remember, no matter the “New You” you wake up to see, there is and will always be a place for you.”
“I’m never going to be a crowned queen. And that’s ok because I’m surrounded by people who’ll treat me like a queen for as long as I breathe.”
“Share your dreams, not your plans.”
“There might be some failures, but there will be more successes…”
“Freeze out the negativity and see life’s purpose a little bit clearer.”
“Dear amazing mummies and hands-on daddies, well-done with the kids, but remember to keep the friendship that brought them into this world alive!!”
Stay Focused On Your Course And Be Ambitious
Ivie Okujaye’s ambition to be a movie star led her to participate in the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show (AMBO). While in the house, she didn’t let anything distract her. Instead, she remained focused on the reason she came into the house.
Participating and winning AMBO brought her to limelight and opened doors of opportunities for her. She has been intentional since then, ensuring that she remains relevant in the industry.
One of the qualities of the entrepreneur is being ambitious. If you’re not ambitious, then you’re not a true entrepreneur. Again, when opportunities present themselves, you have to use it to sell yourself, do you let opportunities pass you by.
When you are presented with a platform, use the platform to sell yourself and showcase your business. Also, if you want to remain relevant in your industry, you have to constantly update your knowledge.
Image Credit: @ivie_okujaye – Instagram