BIRTH NAME : Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah
STAGE NAME : Clarion Chukwura
NET WORTH : $1 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born July 24, 1964 (age 53)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chukwura was born as the only daughter in a family of four
STATE OF ORIGIN : She is from Anambra State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian actress and humanitarian
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Married to Femi Oduneye
CHILDREN : She is the mother of music video director Clarence Peters
EDUCATION : She attended Queen of the Rosary College,Onitsha and Obafemi Awolowo University.
Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah who is better known as Clarion Chukwura, is a Nigerian actress and humanitarian. Aside, acting, she is also famously known as model, television personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She is labelled as one of the most respected and wealthiest Nollywood actress who has contributed greatly to the growth of Nigeria Movie Industry.
Early Life And Background
Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah aka Clarion Chukwura was birthed on 24th July 1964 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. The prominent actress who is currently 53 years old is the only daughter from a family of four children. She is originally from Anambra State and the mother of the most celebrated video director Clarence Peters.
Clarion attended Queen of the Rosary College for her secondary school education and bagged a degree in Acting and Speech at the Department of Dramatic Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University. She was honored with a United Nations peace ambassador for her charity work across Africa.
She officially started acting in 1979 and started appearing on NTA television series. Long before Nollywood attained a strategic and reputable position it is today, Clarion Chukwura had already became famous.
She become popular when she featured in a soap opera title “mirror in the Sun”. She starred in the Nollywood blockbuster movies “Egg of Life” where she acted alongside Nkeru Sylvanus and Georgina Onuoha. She achieved massive success and fame after acting in the movie “Abuja Connection” acted alongside Ngozi Ezeonu and Eucharia Anunobi.
According to her profile, she has featured in not less than 200 Nollywood movies which include Midnight Love, Money Power, Abuja Connection, Money Power, Farewell to Babylon, Yemoja, Apaye, Egg of Life, Mirror in the Sun, Delilah, Fiery Force and many more .
She mostly act the role of a mother and house wife in most movies alongside many big guns in the industry including Pete Edochie, Eucharia Anunobi, Ngozi Ezeonu, Olu Jacobs, Justus Esiri, Patience Ozokwor and many other top merchant in the industry.
She is the mother legendary Nigerian music video director Clarence Peters and i know must of you guyz didn’t know this fact. Some years ago, she was conferred a traditional chieftaincy title of Ada Eji Eje Mba I of Onitsha by the Obi of Onitsha in Anambra State.
She emerged the winner of the Legends of Nollywood Awards at the Nollywood 20th Anniversary Celebration.
She has won other awards like Best Actress of the Year at All Africa Film Festival in Burkina Faso in year 1982, won Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls at the Afro 1997, Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls at the Afro-Hollywood Awards, Best Supporting Actress (Yoruba) at the THEMA Awards year 2001, Best Actress at the Lebatino Film Festival in Mexico, 2001, won the African Cinema Award 2003, won Best Actress at the Reel Awards 2004, won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014.
As you can see, she is a multiple award winning actress and she is one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria.
Like i have said before, she is the mother of music video director Clarence Peters. The top music video director is the product and result of the relationship the actress had with Shina Peters, a legendary Nigerian musician.
She married a man named Abiola in a star stubbed wedding ceremony some years . She divorced and found love again, she got married to Femi Oduneye in February 2004. We hope the marriage doesn’t collapse like the previous one.
The traditional title of Ada Eji Eje Mba I of Onitsha, Anambra State
2001 Lebatino Film Festival, Mexico award for best actress (won)
2003 Africa Cinema Award (won)
Legends of Nollywood award at the Nollywood at 20 Celebration
1982 Best Actress of the Year at All Africa Film Festival, Ougadagodou, Burkina Faso (won)
2004 Reel Award for Best Actress (won)
1997 Afro-Hollywood Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls (won)
2001 THEMA Best supporting actress (yoruba) award (won)
2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Here is Clarion Chukwura selected movies;
- Fiery Force (1986)
- remarkable night
- igbotic love
- Money Power (1982)
- Farewell to Babylon (1979)
- forbidden choice
- caught in the act.