Belinda Effah's biography: What do we know?

Belinda Effah's biography: What do we know?

Nigerian film star Belinda Effah is not new to many people. She has made notable appearances in the popular television show Tales of Eve. As a result, she has attracted a massive number of followers on Instagram. Her journey to fame has not been a walk in the park, she has endured a lot, and because of her determination, she is successful today.

Belinda Effah biography
The actress rocking a mix of Ankara and Jeans zip down jacket. Photo: Belinda Effah
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Even though she is famous, a lot of information about the actress is not clear to most of her fans. For instance, details such as her age, education, and much more may not be known. Her biography will help you understand more about her.

Profile summary

  • Real name: Belinda Effah
  • Date of birth: December 14th, 1989
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Place of birth: Cross River State, Nigeria
  • Gender: Female
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Occupation: Actress, entrepreneur
  • Years active: 2005 - present
  • Education: University of Calabar (UniCal)

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Belinda Effah biography

Belinda Effah is one of thirteen children in the family, and her father was a military officer in the Nigerian Navy. She was born and raised in a coastal state in Southern Nigeria called Cross River State.

Belinda Effah siblings and her dad have been her source of inspiration. Her elder brother is called Patrick, and he is a Navy Captain.

How old is Belinda Effah?

The popular Nigeria actress was born on December 14th, 1989. As of 2020, Belinda Effah age is 31 years.

Educational background

The actress began and finished her primary education at the Hillside International Nursery & Primary School. She then joined Nigerian Navy Secondary School Port Harcourt.

After completing her secondary school education, she was admitted to the University of Calabar (UniCal). She pursued Genetics and Bio-Technology at the university.

Her flourishing acting career

The actress had always had a passion for arts right from her childhood days. As a young girl, she would pen stories for her friends and sisters to read. While she was in primary school, she was good at mimicking people - an innate ability that works well for most actors and actresses.

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Her acting career started in 2005, in TV series called Shallow Waters. While acting in the series, she decided to try the reality show Next Movie Star. Her participation in the show made her quite famous in the country, and her fanbase significantly increased.

Belinda Effah age
The actress posing for the camera. Photo: Belinda Effah
Source: Instagram

Her first major movie as an actress was The Room, which is an Efik language movie. The film was aired on DSTV. Afterward, she contested in a reality TV show and qualified to the final stage, but did not win.

Effah did not throw in the towel; instead, she continued going for auditions. In 2011, she got a role and featured in Tales of Eve. It was this particular show that catapulted her to the limelight. Since then, she has made numerous appearances in various movies in the Nigerian movie industry.

Effah has also worked with popular Nigerian lifestyle and music channel Sound City as a TV presenter. She, however, left the station to begin her own TV show titled Lunch Break with Belinda.

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Belinda Effah movies

The successful actress has been featured in several best-selling movies. They include:

  • Udeme Mmi
  • Jason Maydew
  • Alan Poza
  • Kokomma
  • After the Proposal
  • SA Girl
  • Mrs Somebody
  • Java's House
  • Lonely Heart
  • Enquire
  • Jump and Pass
  • Cat and Mouse
  • Apaye
  • The Hunters
  • Misplaced
  • Bigger Ladies
  • Bambitious
  • Heroes & Villains
  • Azonto Babes
  • Princess Ekanem
  • The Banker
  • Ojuju Calabar
  • Lost Pride
  • Stop
  • Keeping Secrets
  • Luke of Lies
  • Being Single
  • Folly
  • Black Val
  • So in love

Television shows

She has also acted in television series. They include:

  • Shallow Waters
  • Tales of Eve

Awards and achievements

So far, in her illustrious career, the actress has achieved a lot. Below are some of her notable awards and recognitions.

Belinda Effah biography
The actress (L) with former President Jonathan Goodluck. Photo: Belinda Effah
Source: Instagram

Awards include:

  • Best New Actress at the Golden Icons Academy Awards in 2012.
  • Most Promising Act (female category) at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2012.
  • Best Rising Star at the Nollywood Movies Awards in 2013.
  • Most Promising Act at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2013.
  • Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Award in 2014.

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Nominations include:

  • Best Indigenous Actress at the Nollywood Movies Awards in 2013.
  • Movie Actress of the Year at the ELOY Awards in 2014.
  • Best Actress in a Drama at the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards in 2016.

What is Belinda Effah net worth?

The actress's estimated net worth is $500,000. She has made this income from acting and her entrepreneurial ventures. She has invested in the food business because she believes it never runs out of fashion.

Belinda Effah net worth
The actress with a stethoscope around her neck. Photo: Belinda Effah
Source: Instagram

She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of House Of Belinda, an online-based fashion store. The store sells assorted wears for both gentlemen and ladies.

Belinda Effah philanthropy

The actress set up an initiative called Belinda Advocates Against R*ape, in partnership with Project Alert. The initiative is wholly focused on enlightening young girls about r*ape. They talk about the reality of it and that it could happen to anyone.

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Who is Belinda Effah husband?

The actress is not married at the moment, but she is a proud mother of one son. A while back, word had it that she was dating fellow actor Daniel K Daniel. Their relationship ended when she got pregnant with another man.

The man in question, who is the father of Belinda Effah son, was only identified as her sugar daddy. He was based in the United States. Aside from that, his true identity remains a mystery.

Effah's relationship status is not known at the moment. It is not easy to tell whether she is dating anyone or not. However, her dating preferences are not limited. She once stated that she would have no problem settling down with a fellow actor.

Belinda Effah Instagram

The Nigerian actress is an active member of the social media fraternity. She enjoys an incredible following of 1.2 million followers on Instagram.

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Nigerian star Belinda Effah is one of the most celebrated actresses in Nigeria and Africa at large. She has featured in numerous top-selling movies and popular television series. Her talent is exceptional, and as a result, she has amassed fans worldwide.

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