Oge Okoye Biography
Oge Okoye is a Nigerian actress. Okoye was born in London on November 16, 1980, and later moved to live in Lagos with her family. She graduated from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka with a degree in Theatre Arts.
She joined the Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood) in 2001 and in 2002 she rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie “Spanner” alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze. Okoye has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Spanner, Black Bra, War Game, The Snake Girl, Beyond Passion, Blood Sister, Blackberry Babes, Crazy Passion, Desperate Love, Eagle’s Bride, Emotional Battle, etc.
In 2015, Oge Okoye starred at the popular television series “Hotel Majestic” where she played the role of Patricia the Chamber Maid. Throughout here career Oge Okoye has won several movie awards which include Best Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Most Prominent Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Oge Okoye Age
She was born on on November 16, 1980. She is 37 years old as of 2018.
Oge Okoye Husband
Oge Okoye and her husband Stanley Duru married in 2005 and had 2 kids together. However, they divorced. It was revealed that Oge’s new man is also a single father who is said to be separated from his baby mama and he shuttles between Nigeria and Europe.
Oge Okoye Marriage
The mother of two who’s been living in denial about her marital status even though there are multiple reports that her marriage has crashed, is in love again! Unknown to many, Oge Okoye’s marriage to Holland big Boy Stanley Duru, which produced two kids has since packed up due to infidelity allegations from both parties having discovered that, he’s not just a flash in the pan but a woman beater.
Oge Okoye Children – Oge Okoye Kids
The nollywood actress two kids, a son and a daughter Crystal Okoye out of her marriage with Stanley Duru.
Oge Okoye Net Worth
Oge Okoye is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria, she has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Oge Okoye Movies
- Blackbery Babes – 2010
- War Game – 2006
- The Snake Girl – 2006
- 11:45… Too Late – 2005
- Beyond Passion – 2005
- Black Bra – 2005
- Crazy Passion – 2005
- Desperate Love – 2005
- Eagle’s Bride – 2005
- Emotional Battle – 2005
- Every Single Day – 2005
- Face of Africa – 2005
- Friends & Lovers – 2005
- The Girl Is Mine – 2005
- It’s Juliet or No One – 2005
- The King’s Son – 2005
- Marry Me – 2005
- Orange Groove – 2005
- Paradise to Hell – 2005
- Shock – 2005
- To Love and Live Again – 2005
- Trinity – 2005
- Trouble Maker – 2005
- Arsenal – 2004
- Beautiful Faces – 2004
- I Believe in You – 2004
- Indecent Girl – 2004
- I Want Your Wife – 2004
- Little Angel – 2004
- My Desire – 2004
- Separate Lives – 2004
- Spanner 3 – 2004
- Spanner Goes to Jail – 2004
- Blood Sister – 2003
- Forever Yours – 2003
- Handsome – 2003
- Magic Love – 2003
- My Command – 2003
- Sister Mary – 2003
- Spanner – 2002
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Please state your date of birth for Tkbesh!
Oge Okoye: I was born on 16th November
Where are you from and a brief family background?
Oge Okoye: I hail from Anambra State, Nnewi to be precise, am only the child of my parents. My growing up days was in Enugu where the journey of my acting career started. My father was a disciplinarian/an engineer/a loving father and died in the year 2000. My mother is a wife/loving mum and a business woman who believes in hard work and not sitting around the house, waiting for the man to put food on the table; whatever a man can do, a woman can do better if given the chance to.
What’s your educational background?
Oge Okoye: I had my primary (University primary sch)/secondary (Holy Rosary College) school days in Enugu and my University (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) in Awka where I read Theatre Arts.
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When and how did your acting career started?
Oge Okoye: As a little girl, I’ve always wanted to act/to be a superstar.
My first encounter with acting started way back in the church where I joined the drama group. As the years kept rolling by, I knew I had the urge and zeal of taking my act to the next level and believed the only way to achieve this dream was starting up a good foundation for me. Following my destiny and dream, I got into school to acquire more professional knowledge by reading Theatre Arts.
Even though in school, driven by that same urge, I would sneak out from school then to attend Auditions, till one fateful day in the year 2001, as God will have it, I was offered my first minor role. I was so excited that I practised and rehearsed day and night in front of a mirror because I wanted to impress the stars and the producer of the movie. Immediately after that movie, they were so impressed with my performance and interpretation of the character.
After a couple of weeks, I was called upon again for an audition in Obosi which I went for and surprisingly, I got my first lead role and only comedy role in the movie titled ‘spanner’ where I was supposed to act alongside the big guns in the industry such as our famous ‘king of comedy’ Nkem Owoh and Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as ‘aki’ and then after that, another movie came almost immediately called ‘sister Mary’ from the stables of Great Movies Production. Thank God! that was the movie that catapulted me to where I am today. The movie shot me to limelight and my name stuck in the memory of all.
Any awards and achievements yet and which one is your best achievement?
Oge Okoye: Well all thanks to God, I have bagged a couple of awards to my name which includes;
- Youth Empowerment Award (2004)
- Accolade Most Decorated Female Celebrity of the year(2009)
- UPWF lady of the year (2010)
- National Heritage Award (2011)
- United Nations Youth Ambassadorial Award (2011)
- African Peace Global Patron Award (2012)
- African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF) Ambassadorial Award (2012)
- Most Prolific Actress of the year(2012)
- Classic Africa Merit Award (CAMA): Actress of the year (English) 2012
- Recently I was given an honorary award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature.
Really and honestly, I cherish and thank God for all this achievements, though this is not the end of it because I am still climbing that tree.
Is there any actress in UK or Hollywood that your fan compare you to?
Oge Okoye: Really not any I know of (can’t say)
We know you are a role model to millions of your fans and aspiring actors and actresses. How much influence do you think you have and what are your advices to those aspiring?
Oge Okoye: Like my mum will always say, “Do the one thing you think you cannot do, fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire”. I held on to those words all the time. Now am giving the same words back to my fans and aspiring actors and actresses. Dream it, Believe it, Work towards it and trust me, it’s a Done Deal.
What are your biggest project and the most challenging?
Oge Okoye: The biggest for now is my first Hollywood/Nollywood film I shot in the U.S where I had the opportunity of acting with the famous Hollywood stars we see in movies. It’s so mind blowing and I pray it comes out as a bomb among others. Had the likes of “Joe Estevez, Todd Briggs, Cyda Williams, Ernie Hudson and K.D Aubert among our own Nollywood big names too.
How do you handle this much fame and still maintain your humbleness?
Oge Okoye: Nothing much but being myself (real as possible), humble and consistent in what I know how to do best (my job).
Any upcoming projects, movies or soaps?
Oge Okoye: Am about launching my foundation (NGO) called Positive Life For Children Foundation (PLCF) that tackles on the most challenging needs of the less privileged children and children with special needs anywhere in Africa. Saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that these categories of children live a positive life and make meaningful impacts in the society and becoming agents of positive change in Africa. Helping them find themselves and becoming who and what they want to be in life by building and empowering them through scholarships.
What is one thing you wish you could change about Africa and Nollywood?
Oge Okoye: We all living on this continent as one, in peace and harmony… Though, we’re of different tribes, different spoken languages and religion but we are one body one soul. Let’s make the world a better place in unison. Be it Ghanaians industry, Yoruba /Igbo/Hausa/English. To the best of my knowledge, I foresee no differentiation but all put together as ‘Nollywood’ AND the Nollywood collaborating with the Hollywood in making movies.
What fashion designer do you love?
Oge Okoye: There are so many talented Nigerian/ African designers but I love our fashion designers that speak volumes through their designs using our beautiful African prints/products to achieve this goal.eg Deola Sagoe,JBL,JD7,Needlekraft Couture, Tiffany Amber to mention a few.
How would you describe your own style?
Oge Okoye: Style to me is simply an expression of one’s personality. It predicated on how it fits, comfort, elegant and what’s trendy too.
What are your big fashion tips?
Oge Okoye: Fashion to me is freedom, how well, different pieces could be put together to accentuate and enhance well enough on your curves and body, pairing with a good foot wear/bag and accessory. You are good to go.
When you’re not filming, what do you like to do?
Oge Okoye: Having swell time with my family in my comfort zone due to my busy schedule.
What’s your favourite food?
Oge Okoye: Beans and plaintain (of late)
Any last word you want to say to your fan?
Oge Okoye: Treat people how you would want to be treated. Always respect whomever you meet on your way to the top as you may meet them on your way down!. I love you all (fans), without you all there will be no me. Last but not the least, always belief in yourself.