BIRTH NAME : Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo
STAGE NAME : Rachael Okonkwo
NET WORTH : $400,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 26 May 1987
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ukpata in Uzo Uwani Local government area of Enugu State,
STATE OF ORIGIN : Enugu State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian film actress
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS : Not married but dating
EDUCATION : Rachael Okonkwo is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria
Born Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo Popularly Known as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka , is a Nigerian film actress. She became very popular after starring in a movie of the same name Nkoli Nwa Nsukka. Nkoli is a fast rising Nigerian Nollywood actress, model, singer, dancer and a philanthropist who has featured in several Nollywood movies and won lots of awards.
Early Life and background
Rachael Okonkwo Nnenna who is better recognized as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka was born on 26th May 1987 in Nsukka, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The gorgeous Nollywood actress who is currently 30 years old originally hails from Ukpata in Uzo-Uwani Local Government area Of Enugu State, situated in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Nkoli Nwa Nsukka is one of the most celebrated, richest, beautiful Nigeria actress and she is currently dinning with the biggest merchants in the industry.
Rachael Okonkwo had her primary and secondary school education in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria where she obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. Rachael completed her high school education and gained admission into University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria where she bagged her university degree before launching her professional acting career.
Acting Career and Rise to Stardom
Rachael Okonkwo officially started acting while she was a child, but due to lack of movie roles she switched career to dancing. The pretty face actress joined Nollywood in 2007 starting her career with minor roles. Fast forward to year 2008, she acted alongside Ini Edo and Van Vicker in Royal War 2 where she played a Supporting role , also in 2010 she played alongside ace Nigeria actress Patience Ozokwor and John Okafor in Open and Close 1&2.
Rachael Okonkwo Nnenna shot to lime-light in 2014 after playing a lead character as Nkoli in Nkoli Nwa Nsukkawhich , this was her first major role and consequently her breakthrough movie . Prior to break-through in the Nigeria movie industry, she registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Enugu Chapter at the National Museum in GRA, Enugu, Nigeria and she started attending movie auditions. At this time, she was being given minor character in movies and that was how she started her journey into Nollywood.
Rachael Okonkwo is one of the most beautiful Nigeria actress and she has featured in more than 150 Nollywood movies and some of these movies are Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, White Ladies, Open & Close, Sister Esther, Paw Paw the Guitar Boy, Bloody War, Ogidi, Teri Teri, Arthur One Eye, Onwa Na South, Left Over, Zee World Madness, Royal War, Ekaette Goes to School, University Girls, Vale of Tears to list out a few of them.
She has won numbers of awards , Rachael Okonkwo won the Best Indigenous Comedy Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014. She earned a nomination for Best Comedy Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role as Nkoli in the movie “Nkoli Nwa Nsukka”, a production of Mac Collins Chidebe.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
The beautiful actress was rumoured to be dating Nollywood movie producer and director Mac Collins Chidebe. After that , another rumour sufficed that she dating Nollywood famous actor Ken Erics, but during an chat with the Vanguard, she debunks all the allegations and stated there are just business partners and professionals in the entertainment industry.
The pretty actress has her own way of giving back to the society , she hosts an annual carnival which aims at providing free gifts to kids and entertainment to the people. According to her, this enable her interact with her fans.
Other Ventures (Children’s Easter Carnival)
In 2015 she hosted the first edition of the children’s Easter Carnival which is aimed at giving free gifts to fortunate and less fortunate kids during the Easter celebration in Enugu. She held the second edition of this event the following year which was 2016, this edition had more turnout because she was accompanied by fellow actors like Ken Erics among others to the event.
She was also fortunate enough to hold the 2017 edition and it was held in her city of birth Nsukka , she was able to gather over 5000 people,featured even more celebrities like Angela Okorie, Nonso Diobi,Slowdog,Ken Erics, Eve Esin and supported by top brands . Rachael Okonkwo is currently one of the most successful Nollywood actress and she has been able to acquire a lot of properties for herself.
She has been nominated for three different awards in two different categories and they include;
- Best Supporting Actress by City People Entertainment Awards”
- Best Comic Actress of the Year by Karis Media Awards and
- Best Supporting Actress of the year (English) by City People Entertainment Awards
- Nkoli Nwa Nsukka
- Royal War
- Ekaette Goes to School
- White Ladies
- Open & Close
- Sister Esther
- Paw Paw the Guitar Boy
- Bloody War
- Teri Teri
- Arthur One Eye
- Onwa Na South
- Left Over
- Zee World Madness
- University Girls
- Vale of Tears
- Justify My Love
- Eno My Calabar Love
- Ijele the Princess of Fire
- Local Prostitute
- Please Leave My Husband
- Tears of Betrayal
- The Gods Anger
- Pinging Ladies
- White Ladies
- Blackberry Madness
- Tears of Olamma