Enugu, often known as Enugu State to distinguish it from the city of Enugu, is a state in southeastern Nigeria formed in 1991 from a portion of the former Anambra State. Enugu, the state’s capital and largest metropolis, is where the state gets its name.
Here are five Nollywood actresses who have emerged from there:
1. Racheal Okonkwo
Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo, also known as Nkoli, is a Nigerian actress. Nwa Nsukka is a Nigerian actress born on May 26, 1987. She is from Nsukka, a well-known town in Enugu State. The actress has appeared in several Nollywood films, including The Ghost and the Tout, Royal War, and Small Chops.
2. Uche Ogbodo
Uche Ogbodo, a Nollywood actress and producer, was born on April 17, 1979. This outstanding light-skinned actress is the second child of a five-child family from Enugu state. She has appeared in films such as The Laptop, Cruz 2, Royal Palace, Stolen Vow, and Mummy Why.
3. Chizzy Alichi
Chigozie Stephanie Alichi, often known as Chizzy Alichi, is a Nigerian actress born on December 23, 1993. She is from Ezza Nkwubor Nike in Enugu East, a local government area in Enugu State in South East Nigeria.
(Nigeria). She has appeared in several Nollywood films, including Cry of a Witch, Scars of a Mother, Back From Lagos, and My Story.
4. Destiny Etiko
Destiny Etiko is a popular Nollywood actress, filmmaker, brand ambassador, and Instagram influencer from Udi, Enugu state, Nigeria. She is gorgeous and sophisticated, and many people appreciate her exceptional acting ability. She comes across as brilliant in the many films she has appeared in.
5. Rita Nzelu
Rita Nzelu is a well-known Nollywood actress, model, television personality, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She was born and raised in Enugu State, in Nigeria’s south-east, where she had her elementary, secondary, and tertiary education. She earned her First School Leaving Certificate, West African Senior School Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree.
Rita Nzelu joined the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) in 1990 and starred in her first film, “Living in Bondage,” which helped propel Nollywood to popularity. The film “Living in Bondage” became a box office success, catapulting her to fame.
Rita Nzelu has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films, including Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Long John, Odenigbo, Ukwa, Living in Bondage, Baby Mama, Unforgiven, and others. In Nollywood movies, she is always the nagging wife. Rita Nzelu is married to Simeon Okoro, and the couple has two beautiful children.
Rita Nzelu then stopped acting and moved to London, England, with her family, where she became devoted to her husband, Simeon Okoro and her children.
Rita Nzelu has won multiple honours for her acting career, including Best Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Rita Nzelu made a name for herself in the Nigerian film business and was one of the highest-paid actresses in the country before retiring. She also received the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Comedy Actress in Nigeria for her part in the Nollywood comedy film “Ukwa,” in which she co-starred with Nkem Owoh.