Queen Nwokoye is a multi-award winning Nollywood actress, and known for acting Igbo movies. She is a beautiful actress known by her fans as The Darling of Nollywood. Queen Nwokoye is also an entrepreneur.
Queen Nwokoye Background
Queen Nwokoye was born on the 11th of August, 1982, into a strict catholic family, as the first child of four girls. She grew up in Enugu, but hails from Ihembosi in Ekwusigo local government area, Anambra State.
Queen Nwokoye attended Airforce Nursery and Primary School, the Independence Layout primary school, and Ekulu primary school, all in Enugu for her primary education. After her primary education, she proceeded to Queen’s College Enugu for her secondary education.
After secondary school, she went on to acquire a degree in Sociology and Anthropology at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. Growing up was fun for her because, though her parents were strict, her sisters were always available to keep her company. Queen Nwokoye is married and blessed with three lovely children.
Queen Nwokoye Career
Her journey in the industry began in 2004 after she watched a movie where Stephanie Okereke was the main character. In other words, Stephanie Okereke inspired her to become a Nollywood actress. Her drive to becoming an actress, made her come to Lagos to join the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). After she joined AGN, she started going for auditions until she landed her first role.
She came to limelight in 2014, with the movie – Ada Mbano. Thus far, Queen Nwokoye has featured in over 200 movies. She is also a recipient of several Nollywood awards.
Queen Nwokoye’s Filmography
2004 – 2007
- Nna Men – 2004
- His Majesty – 2004
- The Girl is Mine – 2004
- Security Risk – 2004
- Save The Baby – 2005
- Back Drop – 2005
- Speak The Word – 2006
- My Girlfriend – 2006
- Last Kobo – 2006
- Lady of Faith – 2006
- Disco Dance – 2006
- Clash of Interest – 2006
- The Last Supper – 2007
- When You Are Mine – 2007
- The Cabals – 2007
- Show Me Heaven – 2007
- Short of Time – 2007
- Sand in My Shoes – 2007
- Powerful Civilian – 2007
- Old Cargos – 2007
- My Everlasting Love – 2007
- Confidential Romance – 2007
2008 – 2017
- The Evil Queen – 2008
- Temple of Justice – 2008
- Onoja – 2008
- Heart of a Slave – 2008
- Female Lion – 2008
- Angelic Bride – 2008
- Prince of The Niger – 2009
- Personal Desire – 2009
- League of Gentlemen – 2009
- Last Mogul of the League – 2009
- Jealous Friend – 2009
- Makers of Justice – 2010
- Mirror of Life – 2011
- End of Mirror of Life – 2011
- Nkwocha – 2012
- Ekwonga – 2013
- Ada Mbano – 2014
- Chetanna – 2014
- Blind Bartimus – 2015
- Evil Coffin – 2016
- Agaracha – 2016
- New Educated Housewife – 2017
- Excess Luggage – 2017
- Behind The Wheels – 2017
- Love is Like Palmwine – 2019
- One Ticket – 2019
- Twin Trouble – 2019
Queen Nwokoye Quotes
“Happiness is everything.”
“When you talk, you are repeating what you already know. But when you listen, you learn something new.”
“People with narrow mind are often the ones with the biggest mouths.”
“True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you are great there’s no room for hate.”
“Happiness blooms from within.”
“Love life and life will love you back.”
“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter…”
“You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.”
“A woman in harmony with herself is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretence, and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”
“What you think of yourself is more important than what people think of you. Always remember that.”
Awards And Nominations Of Queen Nwokoye
- Nominee at the Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Supporting Actress in an English Movie – 2011
- Fresh Scandal Free Actress at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2011
- Nollywood Movies Awards nominee for Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language) – 2012
- Nominee at the Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Lead Actress in an English Movie – 2013
- Nollywood Movies Awards nominee for Best Indigenous Actress – 2014
- Africa Movie Academy Awards nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role – 2015
- Zulu African Film Academy Awards for Best Actor Indigenous (Female) – 2015
- Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo) – 2015
- City People Entertainment Awards for Face of Nollywood Award (English) – 2016
- Abuja International Film Festival nominee for the Best Female Actress – 2017
- Nominee at the AMVC Awards for the Best Actress in a Comedy Movie/Tv series – 2018
- The face of Nollywood nominee – 2018
- Nelas Academy Awards for the Queen of Nollywood Awards – 2019
Queen Nwokoye’s Net Worth
According to informationcradle.com, Queen Nwokoye’s net worth was estimated at $100 million in 2018.
Life Lesson from Queen Nwokoye
Take Necessary Steps To Succeed
As an entrepreneur, when you notice you’re passionate and interested in pursuing any venture, take necessary steps to become an authority in that field. Queen Nwokoye became interested in acting because she was inspired by the lead character of a movie she watched. As soon as she realized that acting was a career path she would love to explore, she immediately took steps that helped her achieve her dreams.
The same goes for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you are interested in exploring any business opportunity, get to work and don’t relent until you have mastered and commercialized your craft.
Embrace Critics, They Make You Better
As an entrepreneur, listen to customers who criticize your products or services. Instead of getting offended, weigh their feedback with open mind and improve on areas that needs improvement and watch your business grow.
Queen Nwokoye doesn’t get upset when she is criticized, instead, she listen and take the feedback. She is constantly improving herself and getting better at what she does.
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