Queen Nwokoye is a talented and popular Nollywood actress. The actress became popular when she starred in the movie, Chetanna which was produced in 2014.
Currently, she is one of the most sought-after actresses in Nollywood and she is said to have a total net worth of N100 million. Also, the actress is quite popular on social media with over 1 million followers on her Instagram page.
In this post, you will find out many things you didn’t know about Queen from her early years to her current career as an actress.
Queen Nwokoye was born August 11, 1982 in Lagos State. She was born into a Catholic family but she hails from Ihembosi in Ekwusigo Local Government of Anambra State Nigeria. As a young girl, Nwokoye’s dream was to become a lawyer.
The actress revealed in an interview that she had disciplinarians as parents. Her mother was a teacher and she always ensured that Queen spent her time doing productive activities.
She started her Education at Air Force primary school before proceeding to Queen’s College, Enugu for her secondary school education.
After her secondary school education, Queen enrolled at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state where she studied sociology and anthropology.
Nwokoye debuted as an actress in 2004 when she featured in the movie, ‘Nna Men.’
Below is a list of some of the movies she has starred in.
- Nna Men (2004)
- His Majesty (2004)
- The Girl is Mine (2004)
- Security Risk (2004)
- Save The Baby (2005)
- Back Drop (2005)
- Speak The Word (2006)
- My Girlfriend (2006)
- Last Kobo (2006)
- Lady of Faith (2006)
- Disco Dance (2006)
- Clash of Interest (2006)
- The Last Supper (2007)
- When You Are Mine (2007)
- The Cabals (2007)
- Show Me Heaven (2007)
- Short of Time (2007)
- Sand in My Shoes (2007)
- Powerful Civilian (2007)
- Old Cargos (2007)
- My Everlasting Love (2007)
- Confidential Romance (2007)
- The Evil Queen (2008)
- Temple of Justice (2008)
- Onoja (2008)
- Heart of a Slave (2008)
- Female Lion (2008)
- Angelic Bride (2008)
- Prince of The Niger (2009)
- Personal Desire (2009)
- League of Gentlemen (2009)
- Last Mogul of the League (2009)
- Jealous Friend (2009)
- Makers of Justice (2010)
- Mirror of Life (2011)
- End of Mirror of Life (2011)
- Chetanna (2014)
- Nkwocha (2012)
- Ekwonga (2013)
- Ada Mbano (2014)
- Agaracha (2016)
- New Educated Housewife (2017)
- Blind Bartimus (2015)
- Evil Coffin (2016)
Awards and nominations
In 2011, Queen Nwokoye was nominated for the award of Best Supporting Actress in an English Movie at the Best of Nollywood Awards. That same year, Queen was named the ‘Most Scandal Free Actress’ at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards.
In 2012, she was again nominated for another award. This was the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards for the award of Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language).
Her other nominations include:
- 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for the award of Best Lead Actress in an English Movie
- 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards for the award of Best Indigenous Actress
- 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards for the award of Best Actress in a Leading Role
Some of the awards she has won include:
- 2015 Zulu African Film Academy Awards for Best Actor Indigenous (Female)
- 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo)
- 2016 City People Entertainment Awards Face of Nollywood Award (English)
Queen Nwokoye is married to Oluchi Uzoma. He is a pastor and based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Uzoma hails from Imo State. When the couple got married in 2011, she was able to keep the wedding a secret as she didn’t want to be subject to any form of media attention.
Oluchi Uzoma is also a successful businessman and an aspiring politician. Uzoma has the intentions of running for the seat in Imo State’s House of Assembly in 2019.
Queen and her husband have been together for seven years and their union is blessed with a set of twin boys and a daughter. Queen’s daughter was born in August 2018.
In 2014 precisely on New Year’s Eve, Queen and her husband were spotted together at a Christian party “Crossover night” in South Africa.
The actress revealed in an interview that she likes to spend time with her family because it is only at home she truly feels normal. Anytime, she goes out she’s often perceived as a star and she is treated as such. This is very unlike the way her husband and kids treat her.
Recently, one of her colleagues in the industry, Adesua Etomi celebrated Queen calling her special. According to Adesua, she stated in the post that the most special thing about Queen is the fact that she is effortlessly hilarious. The actress further revealed that she loves her character choices, especially in comic movies.
Adesua also spoke about the time she eventually met Queen. According to her, Queen is very kind and beautiful.
Just in case, you’re wondering who Adesua, here’s a quick overview.
Adesua Etomi is a prominent Nollywood actress. She starred in her first feature film, ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ in 2014 and she was the recipient of the award, ‘Best Actress in a Drama award’ at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.
The actress received a diploma in “physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts” from City College Coventry in 2004. After completing these courses in 2006 with triple distinctions, she studied drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with first-class honours.
Some of the movies she has featured in since she moved back to Nigeria include The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, and Falling, A Soldier’s Story (2015), Out of Luck (2015), and Couple of Days (2016).