Uche Jombo is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, filmmaker, movie director, and producer. She has thrived in the Nigerian movie industry for over 20 years and is still relevant in the industry. She is the founder and CEO of Uche Jumbo Studios.
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Uche Jombo Background
Uche Jombo, now Uche Jombo Rodriguez was born on the 28th of December 1979, to Mr Nelson Jombo and Mrs Ngozi Jombo in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria. She had her primary, and secondary education in Abiriba.
While in secondary school, she joined the school’s drama group, and always got an award as the best drama student. Uche Jombo was also a member of the drama department in her mother’s church, which made the church pay part of her secondary school tuition fees.
After secondary school, Uche proceeded to the University of Calabar (UNICAL), where he studied Mathematics and Statistics. Upon graduating from UNICAL, she went for a second degree at the Federal University of Technology Minna, where she studied Computer Programming. She is happily married to a Portuguese man – Kenny Rodriguez, and they are blessed with a son – Mathew Rodriguez.
Uche Jombo Career
She ventured into the Nigerian movie industry, with the movie Visa to Hell in 1999. Thus far, she has written, and co-written 30 screenplay Nollywood classics including The Celebrity, Games Men Play, Girls in the Hood and A Time to Love, Lies Men Tell, Holding Hope, A Mother’s Fight, Unconditional, A Time to Love, Be My Wife.
Also, Uche Jombo has featured in over 200 movies, produced 30 movies including Nollywood Hustlers, Holding Hope, and Damage. She has also directed 6 movies.
Uche Jombo founded Uche Jombo Studios (UJS) in 2008, with the intent of creating movies that would leave a positive impact on society. The award-winning movie – Heaven on my mind, was created by Uche Jombo Studios.
Uche Jombo’s Filmography
1999 – 2007
- Visa to Hell – 1999
- Girls Hostel with Mary Uranta – 2000
- Fire Love with Desmond Elliot – 2002
- Scout with Alex Lopez – 2004
- Endless Lies with Desmond Elliot – 2005
- Darkest Night with Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo, and Desmond Elliot – 2005
- Black Bra – 2005
- Secret Fantasy with Ini Edo – 2006
- Price of Fame with Mike Ezuruonye and Ini Edo – 2006
- My Sister My Love with Desmond Elliot – 2006
- Love Wins with Desmond Elliot – 2006
- Co-operate Runs with Zack Orji – 2006
- World of Commotion with Zack Orji and Mike Ezuruonye – 2007
- Rush Hour – 2007
- Price of Peace with Chioma Chukwuka and Jim Iyke – 2007
- Most Wanted Bachelor with Ini Edo and Mike Ezuruonye – 2007
- Keep My Will with Genevieve Nnaji and Mike Ezuruonye – 2007
- House of Doom with Zack Orji & Mike Ezuruonye – 2007
- Greatest Harvest with Pete Edochie – 2007
- Final Hour with Tonto Dikeh – 2007
2008 – 2018
- Feel My Pain with Mike Ezuruonye – 2008
- Beyonce & Rihanna with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nadia Buari, and Jim Iyke – 2008
- Love Games with Jackie Appiah and Ini Edo – 2009
- Entanglement with Desmond Elliot, Mercy Johnson, and Omoni Oboli – 2009
- Silent Scandals with Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Micheal – 2009
- Home in Exile with Desmond Elliot – 2010
- Holding Hope with Desmond Elliot and Nadia Buari – 2010
- Kiss and Tell with Desmond Elliot and Nse Ikpe-Etim – 2011
- Damage with Tonto Dikeh – 2011
- Mrs Somebody – 2012
- Misplaced with Van Vicker – 2012
- After The Proposal with Patience Ozokwor and Anthony Monjaro – 2013
- Oge’s Sister – 2014
- Wives on Strike with Chioma Chukwuka and Omoni Oboli – 2016
- Lost in Us with Okey Uzoeshi – 2016
- Banana Island Ghost with Chigul and Dorcas Shola Fapson – 2017
- Heaven On My Mind with Ini Edo – 2018
- How I Saved my Marriage – 2018
- Boys Are Not Smiling Series – 2019
Quotes Of Uche Jombo
“Blocking off people’s negative vibe(s) is self-preservation. Your mental health is important. We can’t all be mad.”
“When you are in love it shows, so start loving LIFE, your JOB, and those around you. It makes a huge difference.”
“Little girls with dreams, become women with visions.”
“Three choices in life: giving in, giving up, giving it all you’ve got.”
“A lot can change in a second, a minute, a day, a week, a month and in a year, just try to hang in there a little longer. I’m rooting for you.”
“No DAY is late to change whatever you don’t like about you (character and all), but self-love is the goal. How do you want others to love you if you don’t love yourself FIRST? Don’t be afraid to put you first.”
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Didn’t work out? Try again, again, and again.”
Awards And Recognitions Of Uche Jumbo
2008 – 2012
- Best Actress at the AfroHollywood Awards UK – 2008
- Nominated for the Best Supporting Actress at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards – 2008
- Best Supporting Actress at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2010
- City People Entertainment Awards honoured her as the Best Actress – 2010
- Abia State Honor Award – 2010
- Nollywood Personality of the year at the Life Changers Awards in the UK – 2010
- Merit award for charity support at the 5 Continents Awards in New York – 2010
- Best Actress Leading role at the ELOY awards – 2011
- Nominated for the Best Actress Leading role at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2011
- Best Screenplay nominee at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2011
- Nominated for Best Kiss with Kalu Ikeagwu – 2011
- Best Actress Leading Role at NAFCA – 2012
- NAFCA honoured Damage as the Best Film – 2012
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – 2012
- Female Viewers Choice Awards nominee – 2012
- 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards honoured her for the Best Actress Leading Role – 2012
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2013 – 2019
- Best Actress Leading Role at the Africa International Film Festival – 2013
- Nominated for the Best Actress Leading Role-English at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2013
- Female Film Producers of the Year nominee at the ELOY Awards – 2014
- Nominated for Best On-Screen (with Patience Ozokwor) at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – 2014
- Female Viewers Choice Awards nominee – 2014
- Nominated for Best Movie – Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards – 2014
- Best Actress Leading Role nominee at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards – 2015
- Nominated as the Best Actress at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – 2014
- Female Viewers Choice Awards – 2015
- Certificate of Achievement for Best Narrative Feature at the African Women Arts and Film Festival – 2019
Net Worth Of Uche Jombo
According to austinemedia.com, Uche Jombo is estimated to be worth $2million.
Life Lesson From Uche Jombo
- Be determined to be who you want to be, and the sky would be your starting point.
- Always look for ways to remain relevant in your industry, and you would not only thrive but also celebrated.
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