FULL NAME: Angela Okorie
BORN: Angela Ijeoma Okorie in Cotonou, Benin
NET WORTH : She has an estimated net worth of $600,000.
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE: Born and raised in Cotonou
STATE OF ORIGIN : Ebonyi State
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
OCCUPATION: Nollywood Actress and aspiring Musician
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Married to Chukwuma Orizu
CHILDREN : They have a son , Chamberlain together
EDUCATION : She studied theatre arts at the University of Lagos and read public administration in Lagos State University
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT : realangelaokorie
This is the official biography of a veteran Nigerian Nollywood actress Angela Okorie, this piece shall be exposing everything that is worth knowing about this ravishing mother of one. Angela Okorie has been acting for many years now and she is being labelled among the most talented, respected, beautiful and bankable Nigerian actress.
Angela Okorie has won several awards and couple of nominations to her name. In 2015, she won the “City People Entertainment Awards” for Best Supporting Actress. She has successfully featured in several Nollywood firms , according to revelations she appeared in more than 100 films between 2009 and 2014.
Early Life, Background And Education
Angela Okorie was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The biography of the gorgeous actress shows that she is the third of five children. Her parents resided in Cotonou where she was birthed , she moved down to Nigeria at age 17 . She was in the choir and drama group as a teenager. She studied at Lagos State University and obtained a degree in public administration and University of Lagos where she also,studied theatre arts. Angela Okorie is from Ishiagu-Ivo in Delta State, Nigeria.
Angela Okorie officially dived into her Nollywood acting career in 2009, after a decade in modelling for a soap company. She was welcomed into the industry in a movie titled “Sincerity” in 2009, a movie produced and directed by Stanley Egbonini and Ifeanyi Ogbonna respectively, and stars Chigozie Atuanya, Yemi Blaq, Nonso Diobi and Oge Okoye.
She got her big break when she starred in a movie titled “Holy Serpent”. She has also stated her desire to record gospel music in the future. This revelation concerning her stardom was also reported by Pulse Nigeria. From that point, her career started getting better and better until she eventually became one of the best and most sought after in the country.
The gorgeous actress was described as one of the “most sought after actresses” in Nollywood by Vanguard newspaper in 2014, as well as a “popular actress” that interprets roles with ease by The Nation newspaper. Some time ago, the actress made her intention to start film production known to the public. She have also revealed that she has written numerous songs and would release her album soon, describing music as something that has always been a part of her.
Angela Okorie has appeared in more than 80 film productions as at January 2014 and still counting. In August 2014, record states that she has acted in more than 100 films since 2009. In 2015, she won the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress in an English film along side other respected awards and nominations to her name.
The actress once revealed that her career inception was very difficult because her parents wasn’t in support of her career as a result of their religious belief. Due to this ground, she vowed never to accept any role that will involve Nu.de scene irrespective of the fee offered. The Nigerian screen goddess cited Genevieve Nnaji as her role models in the Nigerian industry and career influence. She further noted that Genevieve Nnaji didn’t didn’t need to go unclad to become a star, she followed that foot-step and today she is one of the best.
Angela Okorie is happily married to the love of her life, Chukwuma Orizu and the family is blessed with a handsome boy named Chamberlain. In a chat with Dailypost newspaper, the actress explained that she usually makes a conscious effort to separate her family from the media. She also use the opportunity to debunk rumours of a breakup in her marriage.
Views On Lèsbianism
Speaking on lêsbianism in Nigeria, she explained that she is against it, particularly because “Our culture forbids it. It is a sin and it is uncalled for. Why would a woman be romantically involved with another woman?”.
In a 2015 post, she downplayed the role of social media by men in relationships. Following the invitation of Apostle Suleman Johnson by the DSS, Okorie urged all Christians to support the clergyman because his views represented that of most of them.
How I Was Almost Killed on My Birthday – Angela Okorie
According to her, “I am grateful to God for life. I am a humanitarian and I am always happy whenever I give back to the society.
“That was why I celebrated my birthday with the underprivileged.
“My brother was driving and since the road was rough, he had to slow down because of a pothole. All of a sudden, he just told me to bend my head in the car because I was not concentrating.
“By the time I would realize what was happening, some armed robbers had double crossed us and they alighted from their cars with guns .
“They approached our car and cocked their guns, ready to shoot. They almost shot us but before we knew it, some officers of the Nigerian Customs Service showed up from nowhere.
“They intervened and immediately, my brother seized the opportunity to zoom off. That was how we were saved.
“I believe it was God that sent those Customs guys to us because they were not on the road and they came out from nowhere.
“When I saw the robbers, I was scared but I had faith in God. I wonder what would have happened if God was not on my side.”