Oge Okoye is one of the most charismatic Nollywood actresses. She is well known for starring in the Nigerian television show Hotel Majestic as Patricia from 2015 to 2016. Keep reading our article to know more facts from Nigerian actress Oge Okoye's biography.
Here are all the details about the actress's life.
- Date of birth: November 16, 1980
- Birthplace: London, England
- Oge Okoye age: 40 years old (as of 2020)
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Oge Okoye biography in brief
The actress was born on 16th of November, 1980, in London, England. She is 40 years old as of 2020.
Despite the fact that she was born in the United Kingdom, she decided to study and build her career in Nigeria.
Oge received partial pre-school education in London and then attended the University Primary School Enugu and the Holy Rosary College, Enugu.
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Oge Okoye's parents
The actress was born into a family of devout Anglicans. Mr. and Mrs. Okoye taught their daughter integrity, honesty, and courage.
Her father, who passed away in 2000, was called Mazi Okoye while Oge Okoye mother is known as Lolo Okoye.
Talking about her father, the actress said,
My father is a strict person, do not even try to mess with him.
Oge's father always wanted his daughter to become a doctor. The actress often says that she misses him very much and wished he was alive to see what she has achieved. She also added that her father always knew that his precious daughter's main dream was to act.
About her mother, Oge revealed,
"My mother was always with me, supported me, pushed me if it was necessary and all this in order that I reached certain successes. Since I am the only child in the family, I received a lot of attention. I'm not spoiled, but my mom always told me she's not surprised at what I have to date and that she's very proud of how much I've grown."
At school, Oge took part in several theatrical events, thereby attracting the attention of many of her teachers. They told her that she was talented and advised her to pick acting as her future career.
In 2001, when Oge began her acting career, she was still green and inexperienced. However, she gathered courage and went to an audition - she got the role, although it was a minor role.
After filming, Oge inspired the director and producer so much that they predicted that the actress would have a great future, and claimed that she would go far if she worked hard. After the film, Oge began to receive offers.
Today, Oge can play a variety of roles. The ability to be a versatile interesting actress has brought her many benefits both in the country and abroad.
Oge Okoye has starred in more than 50 films. Some of them include:
- Blackberry Babes
- Blood Sister
- Mary Me
- The Girl
- Desperate Love
- Crazy Passion
- Eagle's Bride
- Emotional Battle
- Orange Groove
- The King's Son
- Marry Me
- Paradise to Hell, etc.
Answering the question on who inspired her to act, the actress mentioned several names, including Liz Benson, Hollywood actress Julia Roberts, Ebube Nwagbo, as well as Olu Jacobs.
The actress always says that she has never regretted being in the film industry and adds that she is always very happy when fans cheer her up and stop her on the streets to express their admiration.
Oge Okoye husband
Is Oge Okoye married? The actress was once married, but she got divorced.
The actress got married to tycoon Stanley Duru in 2005, but the marriage ended after seven years.
It is difficult to say what exactly was the reason for the break-up, but one of the most obvious reason was alleged infidelity on both sides.
Previously, Stanley Duru was in a romantic relationship with a famous actress named Nkiru Silvanus. There was also news that when Oge and Duru separated, the former lovers were reunited and already began to plan their wedding. But soon it became known that the wedding never took place.
While she was married to Stanley, Oge had two children - a boy and a girl (Chrystal)
Speaking about raising her kids, Okoye said,
Maybe being a single mother (or father) was never your goal, but being a better parent is your job. There are times when you wake up early in the morning and feel like a total loser, but for your child, you're always a super-woman, a super-person they ever know. And you have this super-cape on your back! I know, a single mother can do a lot of amazing things with a lot of love. I wasn't going to become a single parent, I decided to be the best one. My children accept me as both mother and father. They make me stronger.
We hope you have enjoyed reading the biography of Oge Okoye and learned some new facts from her life history. We wish her success and happiness in her life.
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