Among the few Nigerian Actresses on Nollywood who have done tremendously well in terms of their artistic strength and passion is the actress, writer, and producer, Uche Jombo the industry’s A-list personality.
Her commitment to acting over the years has naturally thrown her into the limelight, putting her on the list of prominent TV personalities of our time.
Uche Jombo Biography
Uche Jombo (born on December 28, 1979) was born in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Calabar, and Computer Programming from the Federal University of Technology Minna.
Life while growing up was a tough one for actress Jombo. She was raised by her mother who enrolled her in their church drama group at a very young age. Even while in her secondary school days, she always received the best drama student award. In fact, the mother’s church had to fund her tuition fee during her years in secondary school. Funny enough, she was always behaving like a boy, playing football with boys or climbing trees with her male peers.
Uche Jombo made her debut as an actress in Nigerian movies in 1999 with the movie, Visa to Hell. For 17 years, the beautiful and talented actress has successfully evolved from an upcoming actress to a leading actress; to a screenwriter and to a movie producer.
As an actress, she has featured in over 60 movies. She starred in such hit movies as Games Men Play (was also a co-scriptwriter), Girls in the Hood, A Time to Love, The Celebrity, amongst others.
Uche Jombo usually stared in some of her self-produced movies. Such Movies as Nollywood Hustlers, Damage, Holding Hope, Lies Men Tell, Keep my Will, Kiss and Tell, Darkest Night.
In all, Uche, courtesy of her production company, Uche Jombo Studios, has successfully executed the production of over 14 movies. She has also done over 20 screenplays.
The talented actress, who has a good head for business judging from her productions’ successes, is believed to be one of the richest Nollywood actresses.
Uche says that the essence of producing these movies with domestic and human-relations themes is to drive social change in the society. As such, movies like Damage handled the ills of domestic violence.
In 2012, the versatile actress featured in Ebony Life TV reality show, Screen Divas alongside other A-list actresses – Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, and Kate Henshaw. Together the 4 ladies starred in a short movie, New Horizon. The movie directed by Tope Oshin Ogun was a piece that addressed women abuse and domestic violence.
Uche Jombo Divorce
Uche Jombo and ex-Husband
On May 16, 2012, Uche Jombo got married to her Puerto Rican spouse, Kenny Rodriguez at a private beach wedding on the Island of Puerto Rico. Together the couple has a son named Matthew Chinedu Rodriguez. Five years later (2017), news of her divorce filtered. Reports claim Uche Jombo divorced from her husband since both of them could not agree on some issues of importance to marriage.
Uche Jombo Friends
Best Friends: Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, Chioma Akpotha and Ufuoma Mcdermott
Actress, Uche Jombo’s best friends are Omoni Oboli, Chioma Akpotha and Ufuoma Mcdermott. The four ladies, according to sources, have been best of friends for years and it is obvious that the four have an incredible relationship. However, there were rumours in 2018 that there was a rift between Omoni Oboli and Uche Jombo as the former failed to attend the premiere of Uche’s movie, ‘Wives on Strike’. Shortly after the
Awards and Endorsements
Uche is one Nigerian actress who literally worked her way to the top. She has made commendable achievements as a Nollywood personality. Among the awards she has won so far includes the Best Actress by AfroNolly Group in 2008 in London, England; Humanitarian Award for Haiti in New York, USA; the 2013 Africa International Film Festival as Best Actress Leading Role and the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Award as Female Viewers Choice of the year.
Best Friends: Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, Chioma Akpotha and Ufuoma Mcdermott in ‘Wives on Strike’
In addition to her awards, she signed an endorsement deal alongside other actresses as an ambassador of the New Nation project at the Dukwe headquarters in Port Harcourt in 2014. She also signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with the telecom giant GLO in 2013.
The actress through her UJ Studios has created employment for talented art-inclined skilled and talented people.
In addition, she runs an NGO, Uche Jombo & You. The organization is targeted at helping and nurturing Nigerian youth who are skilled and talented enough to be actors and writers.
Uche Jombo Net Worth
Uche Jombo who is not only an actress but also a producer and screenwriter, signed a multi-million Naira endorsement deal with telecommunication giant, Globacom in 2013. She has an estimated net worth of N200 million.