Ivie Okujaye: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Ivie Okujaye: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Ivie Okujaye

Ivie Okujaye (born 16 May 1987) is a Nigerian actress, producer, scriptwriter, dancer, singer and activist. In 2009 she participated and won the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality TV show. She is sometimes called little Genevieve because she resembles actress Genevieve Nnaji. She was awarded Best Young Actor at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Personal life

She was born in Benin City to a Delta State father and an Edo State mother. She is the last of 5 children. She has often stated that her parents wanted her to study medicine due to the presence of several medical practitioners in her family. She spent the first 10 years of her life in Benin before settling in Abuja. She had her primary education at Our Ladies of Apostle Private School. She attended Queen’s College, Lagos before studying Economics at University of Abuja.

Career

She has been performing on stage years before her Nollywood debut. According to her, featuring in the Amstel Malta Box Office launched her career and paved the way for her first feature Alero Symphony.

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Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Hotel Majestic Alero/Ivie
TBA 7 Inch Curve
2014 Make a Move Osas
2014 Dowry with OC Ukeje
2014 “Burning Bridges”
2014 The Black Silhouette in post-production
2013 The Volunteers
2013 How She left my Brother a 7-episode Sitcom
2013 Kamara’s Tree Vero Kamara
2011 Alero’s Symphony

Awards

Year Award Category Film Result
2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Talent Nominated
2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Young Actor Alero’s Symphony Won
2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Trailblazer Award Won
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama The Volunteers Nominated
The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment Pending

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