Rachael Okonkwo Biography, True Life Story, Age, Family, Lifestyle And Net Worth
Rachael Okonkwo is one of the most influential actresses in Nollywood. She joined Nigerian film a few years ago and has successfully become a well known figure in the industry. Rachael Okonkwo Nnenna, commonly known as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, is a fast rising Nollywood actress, model, singer, dancer and philanthropist. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. She is very good at interpreting her roles and able to fit into any character that film directors and producers in Nigeria give her. He mostly stars in epic, glamor and romantic movies.
She was born on May 26, 1987 in Nsukka, Enugu State, south-eastern Nigeria. She is currently 32 years old. She is from Ukpata, a small town in Uzo-Uwani Prefecture in Enugu State in south-eastern Nigeria. Rachael Okonkwo completed both her primary and secondary education in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria and received both her first school leaving certificate and her West African Senior School Certificate.
Rachael Okonkwo had a passion for acting from a young age and started acting while she was still in secondary school. She was so passionate about acting that she wanted to study a course related to performing arts at university. While growing up, Rachael Okonkwo made so many stage performances and acted in several stage dramas. She is a member of many theater and drama clubs and auditions while she was a student while still at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
After completing her primary and secondary education, Rachael Okonkwo went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She started acting in 2005 but due to lack of film roles she switched her career to dancing and had several cameo appearances in music videos for top music artists in Nigeria.
In 2014, Rachael Okonkwo rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, an indigenous Igbo film produced and directed by MacCollins Chidebe. Her role in the film Nkoli Nwa Nsukka earned her an award for Best Indigenous Language Comic Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She is one of the most gifted, skillful, creative and talented actresses in Nigeria. She can perfectly interpret any role she is given and can fit into any character given to her by film directors. She can act like a village girl, a city girl, and a spoiled brat. She can also appear in action thrillers, romantic films, epic films and comedies. She is very versatile in all areas of acting.
In 2007, Rachael Okonkwo entered the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood professionally, after registering with the Enugu State Chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) at the National Museum in GRA, Enugu, Nigeria and beginning to attend film auditions and appear as supporting characters in films. In 2008, she had a supporting role in the film Royal War alongside Ini Edo and Van Vickers. In 2010, she had a supporting role in the film Open and Close alongside Nuela Njibuigbo, Patience Ozokwor, John Okafor and Charles Inojie.
Rachael Okonkwo has won multiple awards for her acting career. In 2014, Rachael Okonkwo won Best Indigenous Comedy Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2016, she was nominated for Best Comedy Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role as Nkoli in the blockbuster film Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, produced and directed by MacCollins Chidebe. Her role in the film Nkoli Nwa Nsukka also earned her an award for Best Indigenous Comedy Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. However, there were rumors on social media that the beautiful and talented actress was dating Nollywood film producer and director Mac Collins Chidebe, which prompted another rumor to surface on social media that she was dating famous Nollywood actor Ken Erics was, but during an interview with the media, she debunked all allegations and explained that there are only friends, business partners, colleagues and professionals in the entertainment industry.
Rachael Okonkwo has acted in more than 150 Nollywood films. Films she has acted in include Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, Royal War, Ekaette Goes to School, White Ladies, Open & Close, Sister Esther, Paw Paw the Guitar Boy, Bloody War, Ogidi, Teri Teri, Arthur One Eye , Onwa Na South, Left Over, Zee World Madness, University Girls, Vale of Tears, Ojawa-Nwa, Justify My Love, Eno My Calabar Love, Ijele the Princess of Fire, Local Prostitute, Please Leave My Husband, Tears of Betrayal, The Gods Anger, Ping Ladies, White Ladies, Agatha, Blackberry Madness, Tears of Olamma and many more. She acts in both English and Igbo language films. In 2017, she hosted the third edition of the Children’s Easter Carnival held in her native town of Nsukka in Enugu State, south-eastern Nigeria, which was attended by about 5000 people including Nollywood celebrities such as Angela Okorie, Nonso Diobi and Ken Erics, Eve Esin and the Nigerian hip hop rapper Slowdog. The project was supported by top brands in Nigeria, making it a bigger event than its predecessors.
Rachael Okonkwo currently has an estimated net worth of over $900,000 making her one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential actresses. In 2015, Rachael Okonkwo was nominated for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Comic Actress of the Year at the Karis Media Awards. In 2016, Rachael Okonkwo was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards. Rachael Okonkwo is also hugely popular on social media, with more than a million followers on her official Instagram handle.
In addition to acting, Rachael Okonkwo is also a philanthropist. In her own special way of giving back to society, she hosts an annual carnival aimed at providing free gifts for children and entertainment for the people. She says the project allows her to interact with her fans. In 2015, she hosted the first edition of the Children’s Easter Carnival, which aimed to give free gifts to children during the Easter celebration held in the coal town of Enugu, Enugu State, south-eastern Nigeria. In 2016, she hosted the second edition of the Children’s Easter Carnival held in Onitsha, Anambra State, south-eastern Nigeria, which had even more participants as she was joined to the event by other Nollywood actors such as Ken Erics and others.