Chioma Chukwuka

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Chioma Chukwuka (born 12 March 1980), occasionally credited as Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, is a Nigerian actress and movie producer. In 2007 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for "Best Actress in a leading role", and the Afro Hollywood award for best actress in a lead role in 2010.

Early life

Chukwuka was born in Oraifite,Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria. She completed her primary education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, and then proceeded to Federal Government Girls College Onitsha, Anambra State, for her secondary education. She then headed to Lagos State University, where she studied Banking and Finance.

Career

Chukwuka's acting career began with her participation in the film The Handkerchief in 2000. In 2007 she received the "Best Actress in a Lead Role" award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the Flesh. She has starred in more than 80 Nollywood movies. Chukwuka co-produced and starred in the award-nominated blockbuster On Bended Knees.

Endorsement deals

Chukwuka has served as a brand ambassador for a number of Nigerian and international commercial brands, including Globacom Nigeria,a telecommunications company, Omo Detergent and Harpic Cleaner.

Personal life

Chukwuka married her husband, Franklyn Akpotha in 2006

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