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5 Quick facts about late Nollywood Actress Cynthia Okereke

Nigerian actress Cynthia Okereke, born on April 20, 1960, hails from Enugu State. She belongs to the Igbo tribe in Nigeria.

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Personal Life

Cynthia Okereke is married and has children. She is also blessed with grandchildren, adding joy to her family life.

Cause of death

The Nollywood actress has regrettably died one year after surviving a harrowing kidnapping experience.

Joseph Okechukwu, a colleague in the entertainment sector, made the terrible announcement.

However, fate intervened, and she died tragically on Tuesday night.


Cynthia started acting professionally in 1998 when she joined the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood. Her breakthrough came with her first notable role in the movie “King Jaja of Opobo,” which garnered the attention of several movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

She gained further recognition for her performance in the movie “Osofia in London,” where he starred alongside Nkem Owoh. The film was shot in London as well as various locations in Nigeria. Since then, Cynthia has appeared in over 50 Nollywood movies, including “Hidden Tears,” “Sound of Love,” “Coronation,” “Second Burial,” “Lion Finger,” “Second Chance,” and many others.


For her exceptional contributions to the film industry, Cynthia was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Cynthia Okereke in the cause of her acting career has been nominated and won several movie awards in Nigeria which include Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People’s Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

In 2013, Cynthia Okereke was honored as the “AGN Movie Ambassador” by Actors Guild of Nigeria.

Net Worth

Cynthia Okereke has built her net worth primarily through her acting career. Her estimated net worth is $200,000, a testament to her success and accomplishments in Nollywood.



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