Nancy Isime is a Nigerian actress, model, HipTv Presenter, and a red carpet host. She won Miss Valentine International Pageantry in 2009.
Nancy Isime Background
Nancy Isime was born on the 17th of December 1991, in Lagos State to Mr and Mrs Isime. Although the beautiful celebrity hails from Edo State, she had her primary and junior secondary education in Lagos State. Nancy had to leave Lagos for Benin, where she had her senior secondary education.
After secondary school, Nancy enrolled for a six-month basic course at the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport). She also obtained a Diploma in Social Works from the University of Lagos (Unilag).
Nancy Isime lost her mother at age 5, and was left with her disciplinarian father, whose disciplinary actions helped in shaping her into the woman she is today. Although she wasn’t close to her father because she felt he was too strict, she is grateful for every training he gave her.
Nancy Isime Career
Nancy Isime’s Career As A Model
Growing up, Nancy wanted to be so many things from a lawyer to a surgeon, then a geologist. Later, she decided to be either a pilot or a social worker.
While in the university, people kept throwing compliments at her, telling her that she had the shape of a model. As a result, she decided to venture into modeling to make some money to support herself in school.
She went for several auditions before she was finally chosen to partake in the Miss Valentine International pageant in 2009. Nancy won the contest and went on to contest for Miss Telecoms Nigeria where she took the second place.
Also, she has modeled for big fashion houses like House of Marie, Lanre Da Silva, Ade Bakare, etc. However, has decided to take a break from modeling so she can focus on her career as an actress and TV presenter.
Nancy Isime’s Career As An Actress
The model turned actress never had the intention of being an actress. It just happened! Her journey in the industry began in 2011. She was on the runway when a producer met her and told her that she looked good on camera, and that he had a role for her.
That’s how she found herself as a cast for the Tv series – Echoes. At the time, she only wanted to make money to fund her education. She never knew she would one day become a professional actress.
Her role models in the industry include Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Mercy Johnson, Rita Dominic, Angela Bassett, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning. Thus far, she has held a very successful career in Nollywood.
Nancy Isime’s Career As A Presenter
As a Tv presenter, Nancy is currently the host of HipTv’s show – Trending. She took over from Toke Makinwa who was the previous host of the show. Before this time, she was the presenter of Ultima Studios gossip show – The Squeeze.
While at Ultima Studios, Nancy was also hosting a technology show called What’s Hot. She was one of the hosts of the red carpet session of Project Fame West Africa. Nancy hosted The Headies 2019 alongside Reminisce.
Nancy Isime Movies
- Hex – 2015
- A Trip to Jamaica – 2016
- Hire a Man – 2017
- Finding C.H.R.I.S – 2017
- The Surrogate – 2017
- On the Real (Television Programme) – 2017
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
- A Better Family – 2018
- Jonny Just Come (JJC) – 2018
- Club – 2018
- Disguise – 2018
- Levi – 2018
- Living in Bondage: Breaking Free – 2019
- Don’t get mad get even – 2019
- Made in Heaven – 2019
- Hire A Woman – 2019
- Adaife – 2019
- The Millions – 2019
- Beauty in the Broken – 2019
- Guilty – 2019
Nancy Isime Quotes
“People run in packs because they don’t feel safe alone… I RUN ALONE because I don’t feel safe in packs.”
“One day, we’ll understand that the man trying to create a better life for him and his family isn’t the enemy. The enemy is your mind. Unlearn hatred, envy, jealousy and relearn Love, peace and unity.
God bless Africa.”
“I don’t believe in Age; I believe in Energy. Don’t let your age dictate what you can and can’t do.”
“Black women aren’t making excuses anymore, they are going out there and doing the damn do!”
“No matter how much fun you’re having, never lose sight of what’s important.”
“PUSH yourself beyond your physical and mental Limit. If you can think it, you can do better. Impossible is Nothing!”
“Take care of yourself, You’re your biggest investment.”
“Fam, we must train our minds to see every No, as a redirection to God’s bigger better plan.”
Awards And Nominations Of Nancy Isime
- Most Stylish Media Person at the 5th edition of the Glam and Essence Magazine Awards.
- Celebrity of the year by Vivianlam Magazine Special
- Excellence in Service award by Ovation Magazine
- City People Entertainment Award VJ of the Year – 2016
- Model of the year at the Nigerian Model and Achievers Award – 2016
- Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award nominee for sexiest female On-Air Personality (OAP) – 2016
- Most Stylish Emerging Actress of the year at the SEWAF Style Awards – 2017
- The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for On-Air Personality (TV) – 2017
- Best Supporting Actress (English) at the City People Movie Awards – 2019
- Honouree at La’mode Awards – 2019
- Nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) at the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards – 2019
- Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards nominee for Best Kiss in a Movie – 2019
Lessons From The Life Of Nancy Isime
Good Values Pave The Way For Success.
It is important to hold dear to the lessons our parents taught us. These are what shapes and makes us either responsible citizens or nuisance to society. In the same vein, we should ensure we instill good morals in our children so that they can be of value to us as parents, and the society at large. Nancy Isime didn’t like her father because he was a disciplinarian, but she grew to understand that it was for her good, and she appreciates him for the training till date.
Work Hard And Believe In Yourself
Nancy Isime has always been a hard worker and goal-getter. As a result, producers and directors continually give her roles because they know that she would deliver. Despite how challenging a role might be, Nancy would figure it out, and flawlessly interpret the character like she was telling her story. Nancy Isime has always believed in herself and has never been one to be cajoled or encouraged to take advantage of new opportunities. She knows what she wants and she goes for it.
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