Ngozi Ezeonu is a hugely popular Nigerian actress and former journalist. She began her acting career when she was cast to play Ngozi Ikpelue in Nneka the Pretty Serpent, a Nollywood film released in 1994. Since then, she has appeared in more than 200 Nollywood movies, earning several awards. Most of her film roles involve a portrayal of a motherly figure.
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Ngozi's numerous acting credits have seen her become an inspiration to many upcoming Nollywood actresses looking to achieve similar longevity in Nigeria's acting industry. Who is Ngozi Ezeonu? Here is a quick look at the biography of Ngozi Ezeonu.
|Full name||Ngozi Ezeonu|
|Date of birth||23rd May 1965|
|Ngozi Ezeonu's age||57 years (as of 2022)|
|Place of birth||Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria|
|Current residence||Ogbunike, Anambra State, Nigeria|
|Height in feet and inches||5'6"|
|Height in centimetres||168|
|Weight in pounds||150|
|Weight in kilograms||68|
|Body measurements in inches||36-28-36|
|Mother||Ezenwanyi Joy Nonyelum|
Ngozi Ezeonu's biography
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How old is Ngozi Ezeonu? The renowned actress was born in Owerri, Imo State, on 23rd May 1965. This makes her 57 years old as of 2022. She was born to D.O Ikpelue and Ezenwanyi Joy Nonyelum and grew up alongside five siblings. She attended primary and secondary states in Owerri before landing her first job as a hairstylist in a beauty salon in Owerri.
After working for a short while, she enrolled at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) for a diploma course in journalism.
Shortly after completing her diploma, Ngozi worked as a journalist for a few months, working as a radio anchor at Radio Lagos. She then left the station and joined EKO FM, which would then be her last journalism-related workplace. In 1993, she left the journalism industry and ventured into acting, landing her first major acting role a year later.
Becoming an actor
Ngozi Ezeonu was introduced to Nollywood in 1993 by a film producer known as Zeb Ejiro, who offered her a role in her debut movie, Nneka the Pretty Serpent. The movie, which was a massive hit, cast Ngozi into the limelight, marking the beginning of her illustrious acting career.
Since then, the renowned actor has more than 200 acting credits to her name and is still quite active to this day. Is Ngozi Ezeonu alive? Yes, the renowned actress is very much alive.
Here are a few of the films and TV shows Ngozi has recently appeared in.
|When Love Beckons||2021||Mama Sochima|
|Gone||2021||Gloria (Ngozi's Mother)|
|A Dance to Forget||2020||Teresa|
|Sorrows of a King||2018||Lolo Ugodiya|
|Pretty Little Thing||2017||Mrs Ezulike|
|Echoes of Love||2016||Lolo Ezeonu|
|An Hour with the Shrink||2016||Guest|
|A Better Family||2018||Teresa|
Is Ngozi Ezeonu married or not?
No, she is not. The popular actress is currently divorced. Ngozi Ezeonu's husband was known as Edwin Ezeonu. The two began having problems in their marriage in 2013 and eventually finalized their divorce proceedings in 2015 at a High Court in Ikeja.
Who are Ngozi Ezeonu's children?
The actress and her ex-husband were blessed with four children: Ogechukwu Edwina, Chidera, Melveen, and the lastborn daughter, whose name is not yet known.
Height and weight
The actress is 5 feet 6 inches (168 centimetres) tall and weighs 150 pounds (68 kilograms). She has brown eyes and black hair. Her body measures 36-28-36 inches at the bust, waist, and hips, respectively.
According to Glusea, the renowned actress has a net worth of about $650,000. However, this is not an official net worth figure.
Here are some interesting facts about the celebrated actress.
- Besides acting, she is also an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist.
- She was awarded the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2011.
- Her Instagram account has more than 1.4 million followers.
Ngozi Ezeonu is undoubtedly one of the most decorated actresses in Nigeria's entertainment industry. Her over 200 acting credits are among the most of any actor in Nollywood. She has become quite the inspiration for the younger generation of actresses in the country.
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Some of these actors have made quite a fortune from their acting skills. These include industry veterans and hugely talented up-and-coming actors. Who are the wealthiest Nollywood actors, and how much are they worth?