Nadia Buari, A Biography, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Nadia Buari
Born 21 November 1982 (age 35)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005-present
Children 2

Nadia Buari (born 21 November 1982)[1] is a Ghanaian actress. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2001 and 2009.[2][3]

Early life

Buari was born in Ghana,Takoradi to a Lebanese father and Ghanaian mother. She studied performing arts at the University of Ghana and graduated with a BFA degree.[4] Throughout her school life she was actively involved in school drama and dance clubs.[5]


Buari premiered on Ghanaian national television with the TV series Games People Play in late 2005.[6] Her first major film was Mummy’s Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter. Her role as “Beyonce” was her major breakthrough. Her movie career began with her playing a role in the TV series Games People Play in 2005, which she got nominated for best actress.[7] She has starred in more than 20 movies.[8] In 2013, she came out with her own movie called The Diary of Imogen Brown.[9]

Nollywood breakthrough and success

Buari moved from Ghanaian films to Nollywood films around the year 2008. Her breakthrough role in Nollywood was in the film Beyonce & Rihanna as Beyonce alongside Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who played Rihanna. The film became very popular to both Ghanaian and Nigerian audience.[10] Her other notable Nollywood films include Rough RiderBeauty and the BeastHolding Hope and Single and Married.

She is also known for co-starring in films with Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, which has also received attention. Films include the Beyonce & Rihanna film series, Hot Romance and Behind a Smile.[11][12]

In 2013, She won the Pan African Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) in New York City.[13]

Other work

Buari became an ambassador at Tablet India Limited (TIL) in 2013.[14]

Personal life

On January 2014, she dated Nollywood actor Jim Iyke.[15] On 21 March 2014, Jim Iyke proposed to Buari.[16] She is a mother of twin girls but Jim Iyke is not the father. [17]


In 2014, the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards gave her a ‘SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD’ in an event held in Accra, Ghana.[18]



  1. Jump up^ “Interview with Nadia Buari at”. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  2. Jump up^ “AMAA 2007: List of Winners & Nominees”. Retrieved 17 January 2010.[dead link]
  3. Jump up^ “AMAA 2009 Nominees and Winners list”. Retrieved 17 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. Jump up^ “Nadia Buari — Interview”. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  5. Jump up^ “Nadia Buari”. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. Jump up^ “Ghanaian movie stars up for AMAA”. Archived from the original on February 19, 2010. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  7. Jump up^ “10 things you NEVER knew about Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari on her birthday”. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  8. Jump up^ “List of Movies from Nadia Buari”. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  9. Jump up^ “Nadia Buari looking fab at her movie ‘Diary of Imogen Brown’ premiere”. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  10. Jump up^ “Beyoncé is my name”. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  11. Jump up^ “Behind a Smile”. Youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. Jump up^ “Jim Iyke And Nadia Buari In Hot Romance”. Youtube. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  13. Jump up^ “Sarkodie, Nadia Buari, John Dumelo win at 2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards”. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  14. Jump up^ “Tablet India Limited Unveils Nadia Buari As Brand Ambassador”. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  15. Jump up^ Jim Iyke takes Nadia Buari on a trip to Europe to mark her birthday Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. Jump up^ “Jim Iyke proposes to Nadia Buari with diamond ring; she says yes!”. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  17. Jump up^ “Nadia Buari”.
  18. Jump up^ “Winners: 2014”. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
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