Judith Audu: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

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Judith Audu: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Judith Audu

Judith Emike Audu-Foght, professionally known as Judith Audu, is a Nigerian film and television actress, presenter, model, blogger and movie producer. She is renowned for her role as Mofe in the Nigerian television series Emerald, alongside Joseph Benjamin, Carol King, Lilian Esoro and Femi Branch.

Early life

Audu was born in Navy Town, Ojo to a Naval Personnel father; Audu Ali Audu and mother; Gift Salamat Audu. Her mother was a restaurateur and entrepreneur that owned a chain of restaurants and a rental service for events. Judith has two brothers, elder brother Franklin Audu and a younger brother Abdulmalik Audu. She is the second child and only daughter. She is from the Auchi area of Edo State in the southern part of Nigeria.

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Audu attended Navy Town Primary School, Ojo, from 1988 to 1993, then proceeded to Navy Town Secondary School from 1993 to 1999, where she majored in the Arts. She then went to the Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry in 2001 and obtained a Diploma that she used in getting a Direct Entry into the University of Lagos in 2002.

In 2005, Audu obtained a B.A in French from the University of Lagos. After her National Youth Service (NYSC) In Kebbi State in 2006/2007, She went back to the University of Lagos and applied for master’s degree course in Public and International Affairs from 2008 to 2010, where she graduated with a degree in Masters of Public and International Affairs (MPIA).

Career

While at the University of Lagos, Audu joined a theatre group called the Campus Playhouse and took part in several stage productions. From there she auditioned to be a part of Theater 15 which was the most respected theatre group in the University of Lagos at the time. It was from these theatre groups that Audu honed her acting skills and worked alongside Nigerian television personality Denrele Edun, actor/comedian Koffi and Director Wole Oguntokun.

In 2004, when the University of Lagos went on a ten-month strike, Audu was invited by her colleague Denrele Edun to Alpha Vision Company where she auditioned for and got her first role on the small screen in Tajudeen Adepetu’s TV Series, One Love. In the same year, Audu officially registered herself as an actor with the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria and began attending auditions, through which she got a role in a Ghetto film by Femi Ogedegbe titled Tears of the Ghetto (Life is beautiful). At the end of the University strike, Audu went back to school and took a hiatus from acting, although she did take a part in an independent children’s series, Funtime, where she played the role of Vanessa.

During her compulsory National Youth Service, she was the presenter and producer of a programme on Kebbi State Television called French For Beginners and was also the Drama Troupe Director.

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In 2011, after completing her master’s degree program, Audu attended an audition for a role in the television drama, Tinsel and got the role of a gynaecologist, she has since been part of several Television Series like EmeraldSeekersBurning SpearsTinselHuzzel4 WallsComfort ZoneRushFuntimeLife is BeautifulCase FileHouse Apart and Queens Drive.

In 2014, Audu produced her first film, a short film on domestic violence titled ‘Not Right’, which starred Omowunmi Dada, Ani Iyoho, Philip Festus and Judith Audu.

In 2014, Audu began airing a radio show on a popular online radio station, Igroove Radio tagged Meet the Actor With Judith Audu where she does personality chats with Actors from all over the world.

In May 2016, Audu produced and premiered her first-ever, full-length feature film, under her production company, Judith Audu Productions. The movie, titled Just Not Married features Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Ijeoma Agu, Obutu Roland, Brutus Richard, Gregory Ojefua, Judith Audu and Perpetua Adefemi. The movie enjoyed rave reviews and topped cinema ratings across Nigeria in the first few weeks of its release.

Personal life

Judith Audu married Morten Foght on 1 July 2011.

Audu is an avid blogger and has two blogs: www.judithaudu.blogspot.com where she profiles up and coming artists and does entertainment news, and the other is www.playingwithrecipes.blogspot.com where she shares food recipes she plays with as she is also a foodie and loves experimenting and trying out recipes from all over the world.

Awards and recognition

In 2013, she was nominated for the Best Female Actor Award 2013 at the Nigerian Broadcasting Merit Award.[12]

In December 2014, Audu won the award for Best Actress at the In-Short International Film Festival 2014 for her role in the short-film, Alpha Mom.

Audu’s short film Not Right, which she produced and starred in was nominated for the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards as ‘Best Short Film’, the film was also nominated at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Nollywood Movie Awards and at the Abuja International Film Festival in 2014.

In 2016, Audu won the award for Best Actress at the Best of Nollywood Awards for the movie Just Not Married. Audu won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (African Film in English) for the movie Obsession at the 22nd African Film Awards in the UK in November 2018, as well as at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival for her role in the movie Unfinished Business.

Year Event Prize Result
2013 Nigerian Broadcasting Merit Award Best Actress on TV – (Emerald) Nominated
2014 In-Short International Film Festival Best Actress (Alpha Mom) Won
2016 Nigerian Models & Achievers Awards Female Fast Rising Model Actor of the Year Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress (Just Not Married) Won
Abuja International Film Festival Best Actress (Just Not Married) Won
City People Movie Awards Best Movie Producer of the Year (Just Not Married) Nominated
ZAFAA Awards Movie Producer of the Year Won
2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Supporting Actress of the Year Nominated
The African Film Festival Best Actress Won
Nigeria Achievers Awards Next Rated Movie Producer of the Year Nominated
Campus Hubb Awards Best Youth Actress Nominated
2018 Starzz Awards Creative Movie Producer of the Year Nominated
Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival Best Supporting Actress (Unfinished Business) Won
African Film Awards Best Supporting Actress (Obsession) Won
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Filmography

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Year Title Role Director Notes
2004 One Love Chika Wasiu Onitilo TV Series
2004 Life is Beautiful Jossy Femi Ogedengbe Feature Film
2004 Hammer Fela’s Girl Izu Ojukwu Feature Film/Cameo Appearance
2006 Funtime Vanessa Nkiru Okonkwo TV Series
2010 House Apart Sasha Tony Enejedu TV Series
2010 Huzzel Jennifer Davies Obiekea TV Series
2011 Tinsel Gynaecologist Tope Ogun, Victor Aghahowa and George Kura TV Series (Recurring Role)
2012 The Journey Wunmi Femi Adewale TV Series
2013 Emerald Mofe Tope Alake and John Njamah TV Series
2013 4 Walls Tutu’s mother Kolade Shasi Short Film
2013 Yes I Don’t Sheyi Best Okoduwa Feature Film
2013 Switch Sade Best Okoduwa Feature Film
2013 Seekers Dupe Yemi Remi TV Series
2013 Burning Spears Omowunmi Segun Kayode TV Series
2013 Olorogun and Company Avwebo Segun Kayode TV Series
2013 Comfort Zone Nina Obi Osotule TV Series
2013 Love is Over-rated Chinelo Belinda Yanga Feature Film
2014 Stopping Kloe Evelyn Ehizojie Ojesebholo Mnet Original TV Film
2014 Alpha Mum mother Akin Harrison Short Film
2014 Out of Fire Angelina Ehizojie Ojesebholo Mnet Original TV Film
2014 Not Right Funmi Uduak Obong Patrick Short Film
2014 A Day with Death Kulapo Oluseyi Asurf Short Film
2015 Tales of Eve 5 Nengu Imoh Umoren TV Series
2015 Mama Osaro Goes Kinky Ehizojie Ojesebholo Comedy
2016 Just Not Married Keji Anuola Uduak-Obong Patrick Feature Film, Produced by Judith Audu Productions, Blacreek Pictures and Asurf Films
2019 The Family Lead Judith Audu Feature Film, Produced by Judith Audu Productions, featuring Omowumi Dada, Judith Audu, Tina Mba, Mofe Duncan, Beverly Osu and more
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