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Monalisa Chinda
Born Monalisa Chinda
13 September 1974 (age 43)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation ActressFilm ProducerTV Personality
Years active 1996–present

Monalisa Chinda (born 13 September 1974)[1] is a Nigerian actressfilm producertelevision personality and media personality.[2]

Early life

Monalisa Chinda was born in Port HarcourtRivers State to an Ikwerre father and an Igbo mother. She is the first born in her family of two sons and four daughters. She attended Army Children’s School GRA for Primary and then Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ SchoolElelenwo, for Secondary. Both schools are located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.

Career and activities

Monalisa’s first major movie was Pregnant Virgin,[3] which she did in 1996 and subsequently, after she graduated in 2000, she did Above the Law and has done many others since then.[4]

In 2007 her road to stardom kicked off when she started appearing in the television soap Heaven’s Gate.[5] In 2011, she debuted as Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie, ‘Kiss & Tell’, which Emem Isong co-produced with her and Desmond Elliott directed.[6] In 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine [7] This November, 2014 the actress is branching out of acting a little bit and is set to debut her Talk Show titled ‘You & I with Monalisa.” [8]

Monalisa is involved in a lot of charity work. She has a column (Monalisa Code) in the Saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers where she writes on social issues and relationships. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new talents, in acting, directing, and screenwriting.’ [9]

Awards and recognition

  • In 2011, Monalisa was crowned the Face of Port Harcourt – Carnival Queen, in her hometown of Rivers State.[10]
  • 2010 she was nominated for a Best Actress in a drama series at the Terracotta TV and Film Awards[11]
  • Best Actress, Afro Hollywood Award 2009 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival[12]


She has featured in more than 80 films.[13][14]

  • Pregnant Virgin 1996)
  • Royal Grandmother (2007)
  • Sting 2 (2006)
  • Critical Truth (2008)
  • Kiss and Tell (2011)
  • Keeping my Man (2013)
  • Anointed Liars
  • Breaking Heart
  • Without Goodbye
  • Above the Law (2000)
  • City of Angels
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Torn
  • Passionate Heart
  • Memories of the Heart
  • Itoro
  • Lagos Cougars
  • Spirit Love
  • Passionate Heart
  • Okon Lagos
  • Games Men Play
  • Nollywood Huslers
  • Gossip Nation
  • The Unthinkable (2014)
  • The Therapist (2015)
  • Evil Project


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