Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha: Biography & Career

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Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha is a prominent Nollywood actress. She has featured in over 100 movies since she debuted as an actress.

In this post, we take a look at her personal life, career and movies.

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Early Life

Chioma Akpotha was born on the 12th of March 1980 to a large middle class Christian family. She was born in Oraifite in Anambra State in Nigeria to Mr Leonard Ndukaife Chukwuka and Grace Egoyibo Chukwaka

She attended Onward Nursery and Primary School before proceeding to the Federal Government Girls College in Onitsha, Anambra.

Akpotha studied Banking and Finance at the Lagos State University. According to the actress, it was her parents that influenced her decision to study this course at the University.

Awards

The actress won the 2007 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role for her role in the movie, Sins of the Flesh. She also received the Afro Hollywood Award for Best actress in a lead role in 2010.

Akpotha was nominated for the Brand Ambassador of the Year during the 2014 ELOY Awards.

Career

Akpotha’s acting career began in 2000 when she starred in the movie, The Handkerchief. Her parents were initially skeptical about her ambition to become an actress. In fact, her mother felt that actresses were naturally wayward people.

Since her acting debut, the actress has starred in over 100 movies and her family have being supportive although her parents her late but she still receives ample support from her husband.

The actress has also been involved in some movie production. She co-produced and starred in the blockbuster “On bended knees”.

Movies

Here are some of the movies the actress has featured in over the last 18 years.

  • The Apple (2000)
  • Three Musketeers (2000)
  • Handkerchief (2000)
  • Sunrise (2002)
  • The Final Clash (2002)
  • Disguise (2003)
  • Handsome (2003)
  • Real Love (2003)
  • Romantic Attraction (2003)
  • Foul Play (2004)
  • Unbroken Promise (2004)
  • Two Become One (2004)
  • Promise & Fail (2004)
  • Legacy (2004)
  • Home Sickness (2004)
  • Heavy Rain (2004)
  • Circle of Tears (2004)
  • War for war (2005)
  • Years of Tears (2005)
  • Sins of the Flesh (2005)
  • Second Adam (2005)
  • Sacred Tradition (2005)
  • Real Love 2 (2005)
  • Real Love 3 (2005)
  • Moment of Truth (2005)
  • Knowing You (2005)
  • Golden Moon (2005)
  • Azima (2005)
  • Fake Angel (2005)
  • Eagle’s Bride (2005)
  • The Bridesmaid (2005)
  • Knowing You (2005)
  • Sacred Tradition (2005)
  • Wisdom of the Gods (2006)
  • Zoza (2006)
  • Traumatized (2006)
  • Total Crisis (2006)
  • Tears in My Heart (2006)
  • Strange Love (2006)
  • Sound of Love (2006)
  • Serpent in Paradise (2006)
  • Saviour (2006)
  • The Saint (2006)
  • Royal Insult (2006)
  • Royal Doom (2006)
  • On My Wedding Day (2006)
  • Naked Sin (2006)
  • On My Wedding Day (2006)
  • Last Dance (2006)
  • Holy Family (2006)
  • Games Men Play (2006)
  • End of Discussion (2006)
  • Desperate Ambition (2006)
  • Dead in Faith (2006)
  • Chinwe Okeke (2006)
  • Asunder (2006)
  • Ass on Fire (2006)
  • Death In Faith (2006)
  • Double Game (2007)
  • Red Soil (2008)
  • World Of Our Own (2008)
  • Wind Of Sorrow (2008)
  • Odum Na Akwaeke (2009)
  • The Throne Is Mine (2011)
  • Nne Ifedigo (2011)
  • Cry No More (2012)
  • On Bended Knees (2013)
  • Heart Of Gold (2014)
  • Warrior Sisters (2014)
  • Aziza (2014)
  • Warrior Sisters (2014)
  • Sabina Makosa (2014)
  • Magic Dragon (2014)
  • Unforgiven (2014)
  • Police On Duty (2014)
  • Village Commando (2014)
  • Nwaogo The House Maid (2014)
  • Agbaranze (2015)
  • Ezi Nwa Di Uko (2015)
  • Rain of Hope (2015)
  • Chinasa My Love (2015)
  • Nwanyi Nnewi (2015)
  • Kamsi The Freedom Fighter (2015)
  • The Lioness (2015)
  • Amarachi (2015)
  • Coffin Business (2015)
  • Anelka (2015)
  • Udu Bundle (2015)
  • Rain of Hope (2016)
  • Evil Coffin (2016)
  • Genesis Of Love (2016)
  • The Flute Boy (2016)
  • Marriage Crisis (2016)
  • Sister Maria (2016)
  • Akwaeke (2016)
  • Wives On Strike I (2016)
  • Evil Culture (2017)
  • 2nd Coming Of Christ (2017)
  • Innocent Murderer (2017)
  • My Mother My Pain (2017)
  • All For Love (2017)
  • Heart of Ulimma (2017)
  • King Uremma (2017)
  • Reign Of Truth (2017)
  • God of Liberation (2017)
  • My Mother (2017)
  • Jehovah Witness (2017)
  • Local Queen (2017)
  • Somto (2017)
  • Christmas Is Coming (2017)
  • Choked (2017)
  • Bird Watcher (2017)
  • Village Champion (2017)
  • The Unforseen Truth (2017)
  • Dangerous Confession (2017)
  • Innocent Murderer (2017)
  • The Tradition (2017)
  • Broken Vow (2017)
  • Beyond Trust (2017)
  • Tender Heart (2017)
  • In Your Dreams (2018)
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Favourite Movie

According to the actress, her favourite movie is the Apple which was released in 2000. She played the role of a stubborn teenager in the movie that wanted to get married because she thought she was ready. Akpotha mentions that the role was a fit for her personality when she was that age.

Roles

Most people see Akpotha as a good person because of the nature of the role she often plays. However, the actress claims she’s quite versatile but it just happens that producer prefer her to play the good girl role because she tends to act it really well.

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Endorsement Deals

Chukwuka was Globacom brand Ambassador a few years ago. She has signed endorsement deals with the likes of Omo Detergent and Harpic Cleaner.

Personal life

Akpotha got married in 2006 to Franklyn Akpotha and they currently have 3 children together.

Role models

Akpotha mentions Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva and Ramsey Nouah as her role models in Nollywood.

She also won the African Film Awards UK for best actress in English language in 2010.

Gulder Ultimate Search

Akpotha participated in the Celebrity Edition of Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010. She was known for her caustic attitude which was very unlike the role she plays in movies. After the show ended, the actress revealed that she acted that way just show her fans that she’s not a stereotyped person like what is portrayed by her roles in Nollywood movies.

Interviews

Akpotha revealed that she doesn’t grant interviews frequently as she’s a very homely person.

Likes

Akpotha has also disclosed that her best food is beans and plantain and that she’s a fan of SUVs particularly Toyota RAV 4 and the BMW X6 series.

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