Peggy Ovire, who is also known as Ego Oyibo, is an award-winning Nigerian actress, model, movie producer, and entrepreneur. She is the CEO/Founder of the Peggy World Clothing Line.
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Peggy Ovire Background
Peggy Ovire Enoho was born on the 22nd of October 1985, in Lagos State, and she is the last child of her parents’ six children. Her father was a tough disciplinarian, so she didn’t get any preferential treatment as the last child. Although Peggy hails from Ughelli, Delta State, she is based in Lagos, where she had her early education.
She attended Itire nursery and primary school, Surulere, and proceeded to AUD secondary school, Surulere, Lagos, for her secondary education. After obtaining her WAEC Certificate, she proceeded to Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), but soon left to Ambrose Alli University (AAU) where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance.
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Peggy Ovire Career
As a child, Peggy wanted to become either a lawyer or doctor to make her family proud, but she found herself in Nollywood after a friend talked her into it. Before Peggy became an actress, she contested and won the 2006 edition of the Miss Nigeria Galaxy beauty pageantry.
Peggy commenced her career in Nollywood in 2013, with a movie produced by Uche Nancy. She rose to limelight in 2015, with the Nigerian television series, produced by ROK Studios, Husbands of Lagos. Thus far, she has featured in over 30 movies and won a few awards.
As a producer, Peggy has successfully produced several movies, including Emergency, Game Changer, Fool Me Once, The Other Woman, Ufuoma, e.t.c. She produced these movies under the umbrella of Peggy Ovire Productions.
Her role models in the industry are Angelina Jolie and Nse Ikpe-Etim. The fast-rising actress hopes to act with Nse Ikpe-Etim one day because she sees her as a fantastic actor.
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Filmography (As An Actress And Producer)
2015 – 2018
- Husbands of Lagos – 2015
- A Long Night – 2015
- Game Changer – 2015
- Royal Switch – 2015
- Francais – 2018
- Grey – 2018
- In Between – 2018
- Clause and Consequences – 2018
- A Lie Between – 2018
- CLOG – 2018
- Love Made Me Do It – 2018
- Ghetto Bred – 2018
- The Cursed – 2018
- Fool me Once – 2018
- Ufuoma – 2018
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- Deep – 2019
- Aje Oja (The Market Place) – 2019
- Love and Choices – 2019
- Hotel De’ Comfort – 2019
- Angel of Secret – 2019
- Final Destination – 2019
- Hell Proof – 2019
- Where Dreams Come True – 2019
- You Found Me – 2019
- When Angels Cry – 2019
- Long Shadows – 2019
- Fighting Chance – 2019
- Day Before Yesterday – 2019
- A Taste of Grief – 2019
- Hooked – 2019
- A Step Downwards – 2019
- Flash – 2019
- Wherever Love Goes – 2019
- Infamous Act – 2019
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Peggy Ovire Awards And Nominations
- Most Promising Actress of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards – 2015
- Nigeria Glam Award nominee for Glam Movie Producer of the Year – 2018
- Nominated at the City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English) – 2019
Peggy Ovire Quotes
“Every day when you wake up, you have a choice to stand still or to move forward.”
“Take the first step even when you do not see the whole staircase.”
“Being happy is important.”
“They’ll always have private conversations about you… Stay lit!”
“Privacy is power! What people don’t know they can’t ruin.”
“…Find you a friend who wants you to succeed, believes that the ocean is big enough for everyone to win, and loves you genuinely for no reason.”
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“Where there’s a woman, there’s magic.”
“It takes both the sun and rain for a flower to grow.”
“Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”
“There’s always elegance in modesty.”
“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. Whatever situation you find yourself, be thankful, God no dey sleep.”
“Think like a queen, a queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
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“This world is a jungle, you either fight or run forever.”
“Disliking someone doesn’t mean God will not bless them, their breakthrough is not tied to your emotions.”
“Love what you have, before life teaches you to love what you lost.”
“Never question who God removed from your life. He heard their conversations when you weren’t around.”
“No matter how things look and how you feel, make sure to look in the mirror and remind yourself – I’m Good.”
“If only we could see what’s coming, we won’t be bothered about what’s happening.
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Peggy Ovire studied Banking and Finance but, is now a successful actress. Although she didn’t study theatre arts or a related course, she didn’t hesitate to give acting a try when her friend encouraged her to attend an audition.
That single move, a step of faith, has had a ripple effect. She is not just an actress, she went further by producing her own movies. Impossibility is truely nothing, where there is a will.
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