Shan George: Biography, Career Journey Of A Veteran Actress, Filmmaker

Shan George

Shan George is a Nollywood actress, singer, film producer, and director. She is the Founder/CEO of a tuition-free film school, Divine Shield Film Academy in Calabar, Nigeria.

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Shan George Background

Shan George was born on the 21st of April, 1970, to a British dad and Nigerian mum in Ediba, Abi local government area, Cross River State, Nigeria. She attended Edanafa Secondary Commercial School, Ediba, Cross River, Nigeria.

After obtaining her Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSCE), she proceeded to obtain a degree in mass communication from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 1996. Shan George is a divorcee blessed with children.

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Shan George

Shan George Career

The veteran actress describes her journey into Nollywood as a miracle, because she stumbled upon the career path while in search of a job, to raise money for her tuition fees at the University of Lagos. It was two years into her acting career that she delved into movie production.

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Initially, her mother didn’t want her involved in the industry. But, when she started making money, the tables turned, because she saw that actresses could be successful. 

She produced her debut movie All For Winnie while in her final year. Subsequently, she released her debut studio album, Dance in 2010. The album received positive reviews from several music critics.

Shan George

Filmography (As An Actress, Director, Producer)


  • After The Storm
  • Winds of Destiny – 1997
  • Super Story (Revenge) – 2020

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  • Outkast – 2001
  • Kosorogun 1 & 2 – 2002
  • Itohan – 2002
  • Outkast – 2002
  • Tim ba t’aiye wa 1 & 2 – 2003
  • Computer Girls – 2003
  • Church Business 1 & 2 – 2003
  • The Cartel 1 & 2 – 2004
  • Masterstroke 1 & 2 – 2004
  • London Forever – 2004
  • A Kiss from Rose 1 & 2 – 2004
  • Deadly Desire 1 & 2 – 2004
  • Blood Diamonds – 2004
  • A Second Time – 2004
  • More Than Gold 1 & 2 – 2005
  • Hidden Treasures 1 & 2 – 2005
  • Travails of Fate 1 & 2 – 2006
  • Passionate Crime 1 & 2 – 2006
  • Connected Firm 1 & 2 – 2006
  • Welcome to Nollywood (Documentary) – 2007
  • The Trinity 1 & 2 – 2007
  • A Can of Worms 1 & 2 – 2007
  • The Wages – 2013
  • The State (Season 1, 2 & 3) – 2019
  • In My Country – 2019  
  • The Revenge of Labista – 2020
  • No Chance – 2020
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Shan George

Awards And Nominations

  • Mоѕt Aссlаіmеd Aсtrеѕѕ іn Nіgеrіа аt thе Аfrіса Моvіе Асаdеmу Аwаrdѕ (AMAA)
  • Bеѕt Aсtrеѕѕ іn Nіgеrіа аt thе Аfrіса Маgіс Vіеwеrѕ Сhоісе Аwаrdѕ (AMVCA)
  • Recipient of the Best Actreѕs Award аt thе Gоldеn Ісоn Моvіе Асаdеmу Аwаrdѕ (GIAMA)
  • Nominated for the Best Act, Female (English) at the Cross River Movie Awards (CRIMA) – 2013 
  • Best Director at the Cross River Nollywood Awards (CRINA) – 2014
  • Movie of the Year at the Cross River Nollywood Awards (CRINA) – 2014
  • Best Producer at the Cross River Nollywood Awards (CRINA) – 2014
  • Award Recipient at the Calabar Entertainment Conference (CEC) – 2019
  • Actor of The Week by Don Dollar Entertainment – 2019
  • Award Recipient at the Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation (AOAF) – 2019

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Shan George

Shan George Quotes

“Be the best of the best with an open mind.”

“Don’t be deceived, respect the real actor, you can’t sleep your way up.”

“There’s a difference, to HEAR and to COMPREHEND. Hearing is Physical, Comprehension is Spiritual.”

“Have a mind of your own, and focus on doing the right things, instead of joining the BANDWAGON…”

“Majority carries the vote. But the majority isn’t always right. Because almost everyone is doing that thing, it really doesn’t mean that thing is the right way. Have a mind of your own and follow it.”

“…Just keep being good to your fellow humans. Pray, work hard, and play hard.”

“All we need is LOVE, and the understanding that I can’t be YOU, and you can’t be ME.”

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“There’s always a way out of every situation. Whatever the challenges are, they can definitely be surmounted.”

“Eyes on the goal, don’t get distracted, ignore bitter noise.”

“As long as it doesn’t offend God or harm any human, just do your thing, craze your craze and be happy. This life is yours. If people want to talk, let them.”

“We the people can make a change. We can’t change anything from a distance. Get involved.”

“I’m not everybody’s friend, and I’m not anybody’s enemy. If you see me hanging out with someone you hate, don’t transfer the hatred to me, especially when I’m not the reason or cause of your hating that person. If God were to hate you for all your wrongdoings…”

“Don’t use what you get by grace to disgrace others, the dice of life is still rolling.”

“Men of true impact don’t fight for position, visibility or appearance.”

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Entrepreneurial Lessons

Learn to be Independent

Shan George’s story is a lesson to every young lady who is faced with challenges. George had to see herself through school. She sought ways to pay her tuition fee which eventually landed her in the movie industry.

Normally, she would have given up under the excuse of not being privileged. But, she rose to the occasion as an independent woman to fend for herself. She is a legend in the industry today, because of the step of courage she took several years ago.

Entrepreneurship is a serious business. An Entrepreneur should learn to be independent and not always wait for someone to spoon-feed you. As an entrepreneur, you have to rise to the occasion when the need arises. By constantly showing up and persevering, things will start to fall in place for your business.

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