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Chioma Chukwuka – Akpotha
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Born March 12, 1980 (age 37)
OraifiteEkwusigo Local Government Area Anambra StateNigeria
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Franklyn Akpotha( m.2006-present)

Chioma Chukwuka (born March 12, 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.[1][2][3]

Early life

Chukwuka was born in Oraifite,Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra StateNigeria. She completed her primary education at Onward Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, and then proceeded to Federal Government Girls College in OnitshaAnambra State for her secondary education. She then headed to Lagos State University where she studied Banking and Finance.[4][5]

Chioma Apkotha on the set of Wives on Strike: Revolution with Toyin Abraham, Chigurl and Uche Jombo


Chukwuka’s acting career began with her participation in the film The Handkerchief in 2000.[6] In 2007 Chukwuka received the Best Actress in a Lead Role award at the African Movie Academy Awards for the movie Sins of the flesh. Chukwuka has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.[7]Chioma co produced and starred in the award nominated blockbuster “On bended kneels”.

Endorsement deals

Chukwuka has served as a brand ambassador for a number of Nigerian and international commercial brands, including Globacom Nigeria,[8] a telecommunications company, Omo Detergent[9] and Harpic Cleaner.[10]

Personal life

Chukwuka got married to her husband, Franklyn Akpotha in 2006.[11]


Chioma Chukwuka on the set of For Want of A Queen

Acting Credits

Year Title Notes
2000 The Apple
2000 Three Musketeers
2000 Handkerchief
2002 Sunrise
2002 The Final Clash
2003 Disguise
2003 Handsome
2003 Real Love
2003 Romantic Attraction
2004 Foul Play
2004 Unbroken Promise
2004 Two Become One
2004 Promise & Fail
2004 Legacy
2004 Home Sickness
2004 Heavy Rain
2004 Circle of Tears
2005 War for war
2005 Years of Tears
2005 Sins of the Flesh Chioma won the African Movie Academy Award in
2007 for Best Actress for her role in this movie
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
2006 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 Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
2006 End of Discussion
2006 Desperate Ambition
2006 Dead in Faith
2006 Chinwe Okeke
2006 Asunder
2006 Ass on Fire
2006 Death In Faith
2007 Double Game
2008 Red Soil
2008 World Of Our Own
2008 Wind Of Sorrow
2009 Odum Na Akwaeke
2011 The Throne Is Mine
2011 Nne Ifedigo
2012 Cry No More
2013 On Bended Knees
2014 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
2015 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
2016 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
2017 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

Chioma Chukwuka on the set of For Want of A Queen

Production Credits

Year Title Notes
2013 On Bended Knees
2017 Choked
2017 Bird Watcher
2017 For Want Of A Queen
2018 In Your Dreams

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2007 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress Chioma Akpotha Won
2010 Afro Hollywood award Best Actress in a Leading Role Chioma Akpotha Won
2014 ELOY Awards[12] Brand Ambassador of the Year Chioma Akpotha Nominated


  1. Jump up^ “Nominees & Winners of AMAA 2007 @ a glance”The African Movie Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. Jump up^ Coker, Onikepo (4 May 2007). “Africa Celebrates Film Industry at AMAA 2007”Mshale Newspaper. Minneapolis, USA: Mshale Communications. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. Jump up^ “AMAA Nominees and Winners 2007”African Film Academy. Retrieved 14 September2010.[dead link]
  4. Jump up^ “Glo Ambassadors – Chioma Chukwuka”. Lagos, Nigeria: Globacom. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  5. Jump up^ Amatus, Azuh (14 June 2005). “Nigerian men are worth dying for –Nollywood star, Chioma Chukwuka”. Lagos, Nigeria: Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  6. Jump up^ Salawu, Femi (17 July 2010). “Chioma Chukwuma- Akpotha”The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria: Vintage Press Limited. Retrieved 12 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. Jump up^ “Chioma Chukwuka – Filmography”Hollywood Upclose. Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  8. Jump up^ “Glo Drops”. Tide Newspaper. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  9. Jump up^ “Funke Akindele, Chioma Chukwuka, Ali Nuhu unveiled as ambassadors for OMO”. TheNETng Newspaper. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  10. Jump up^ “Helen Paul replaces Chioma Chukwuka as Harpic ambassador”. TheEagle Newspaper. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  11. Jump up^ “Chioma Chukwuka: 5 things you should know about “Stellar” actress”. PulseNG. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  12. Jump up^ “Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo’Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated”Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
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