Ngozi Ezeonu is a pioneer actress inNollywood. The beautiful actress is alsoan entrepreneur, a philanthropist and once a journalist.
Ngozi Ezeonu Background
Ngozi Ezeonu was born on the 23rd of May, 1963, to Mr D.O Ikpelue and Mrs Ezenwanyi Joy Nonyelum Ikpelue in Owerri, Imo State. The veteran actress has six siblings and is an indigene of Ogbunike in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Ngozi Ezeonu always had a thing for art and decided early that she would become a journalist. After secondary school, she went on to study Journalism at the Nigeria Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Ngozi Ezeonu is married to Mr Edwin Ezeonu. They have been married for twenty-five years, and they are blessed with four children.
Ngozi Ezeonu Career
Ngozi Ezeonu was first a journalist before she became a Nollywood actress. As a journalist, she worked with Radio Lagos and Eko FM. Ngozi never thought of being an actress, but life happened.
One day, she came across Zeb Ejiro, who asked her to be part of the cast for his movie –Nneka the Snake Girl. She obliged, and that was how her journey in the Nigerian movie industry began. The movie was a hit, and it took her to the limelight in the Nigerian film industry.
Ngozi Ezeonu’s Filmography
1994 – 2007
End of Ada Vigilante
Definition of Love
End of a Princess
Glamour Girls– 1994
Nneka The Pretty Serpent– 1994
I Swear– 2004
Occultic Kingdom– 2005
Abuja Top Ladies– 2006
The Love Doctor– 2007
Royal Grandmother 1 and 2– 2007
2008 – 2016
Tears in My Eyes– 2008
Throne of Tears 1, 2 and 3– 2008
My Darling Princess– 2008
Tears of a Prince– 2009
Sister Mary and Ossy– 2009
Stone Face– 2009
Secret Shadows 1 and 2– 2010
Wise In-Laws– 2010
A Private Storm– 2010
Shattered Mirror– 2012
The Kings and Gods– 2012
Broken Engagement– 2013
Palace War– 2014
Tears of a Virgin– 2014
Luscious Lucy– 2016
Tears of the Innocent– 2016
Zenith of Sacrifice– 2016
2017 – 2019
Tears and Glory– 2017
Child of Pain– 2017
Tell Me Why– 2017
Pretty Little Thing– 2017
Family Secret– 2017
A Better Family– 2018
Lion Heart– 2018
Different Worlds– 2019
Seed of Destruction– 2019
Dusted Crown– 2019
Crazy Princess– 2019
On All Sides– 2019
Run Away From Love– 2019
If Trouble Comes– 2019
Making a King– 2019
“It takes a lot to be an actress. It takes time, patience, perseverance. You might not be at home when he needs you. So if he says no to your dream of being an actress, then kill the dream because if you don’t, you may lose your family and the career.”
“I advise up and coming artists to let their heads remain on their shoulders which is the most difficult aspect of stardom – that is stardom management.”
“My advice to up and coming artists is that they should not be desperate because desperation is evil and can lead them to do anything to achieve their aims.”
“Love means understanding, trust, sharing and giving.”
“I’m not a proud person because I love making an impact on peoples’ lives.”
“Women’s ability to multitask better than men indicate that women will actually make great leaders.”
“A woman must be ready to be in a man’s house before she gets in there. If not, at the end of the day, she will walk out of the marriage before anyone knows it.”
“By perseverance, the snail reaches the ark. Never give up or sit down and grieve. Keep pressing on and the sky will be your limit.”
Awards And Nominations Of Ngozi Ezeonu
Best Supporting Actress nominee at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards – 2012
Nollywood Movies Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – 2013
The Most Outstanding Queen of Nollywood at the Nollywood Honour Awards – 2019
Ngozi Ezeonu’s Net Worth
According to informationcradle.com, Ngozi Ezeonu is estimated to be worth $650,000.
Life Lesson From Ngozi Ezeonu
Keep Your Options Open And Stay Flexible
Life is not rocket science, and it’s not that difficult.As an entrepreneur, your chosen business venture may not pan out well. The fact it didn’t work out doesn’t mean you should give up on your entrepreneurial dream, or kill yourself trying to figure it out. If you get an opportunity to try out something else, launch at it, as that might be your ticket to success.
From Ngozi’s life story, I’ve come to realize that you can grow to love what you do. Ngozi Ezeonu didn’t have any passion for acting, she only wanted to become a journalist. When an acting opportunity came, she took it and has grown to love her acting career as she loved journalism.
Any man who thinks he has arrived and knows it all is on the way to his downfall. Ngozi Ezeonu understands that change is the only constant thing in life. As such, she keeps learning, re-learning and unlearning things that has helped her in her career.
As an entrepreneur, you keep learning, because there are always better and innovative ways of doing thing. Life and business should be about continuous improvement. If you remain complacent, you will be left behind and that is not good for business.