Rachael Okonkwo: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Rachael Okonkwo: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Rachael Okonkwo

Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo (born 26 May 1987) Popularly Known as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka is a Nigerian film actress. She is best known for the film of the same name.

Life & Career

Rachael Okonkwo is from Ukpata in Uzo Uwani Local government area of Enugu State, located in South East (Nigeria). She started acting while she was a child, but due to lack of movie roles, she switched career to dancing. She joined Nollywood in 2007 playing very minor roles. In 2008, she played a supporting role to Ini Edo& Van Vicker in Royal War 2, also in 2010 alongside Patience Ozokwor and John Okafor in Open and Close 1&2. Her first major role and consequently her breakthrough movie came in 2014, where she played the lead character in Nkoli Nwa Nsukka as Nkoli.


Other Ventures

Children’s Easter Carnival

Rachael Okonkwo in her own special way of giving back to the society hosts an annual carnival which aims at providing free gifts to kids and entertainment to the people. She says it enables her to interact with her fans. In 2015 Rachael hosted the first edition of the children’s Easter Carnival aimed at giving free gifts to kids during the Easter celebration in Enugu. In 2016 the second edition which was held in Onitsha had even more turnout as she was accompanied by fellow actors like Ken Erics among others to the event. The 2017 edition which was held in her city of birth Nsukka was able to gather over 5000 people, featured even more celebrities like Angela Okorie, Nonso Diobi, Slowdog, Ken Erics, Nani Boi, Eve Esin and supported by top brands enabled it to be an even bigger event than its predecessors.

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Year Award Category Result Notes
2016 City People Entertainment Awards”. Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 Karis Media Awards. Best Comic Actress of the Year Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards Best Supporting Actress of the year (English) Nominated

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2019 The Ghost and the Tout
Nimbe Mira
2017 Teri Teri
Arthur One Eye Amanda
Onwa Na South
Left Over Starring Regina Daniels
Zee World Madness Kasarachi Starring Eve Esin, Nonso Diobi
2016 University Girls Joy Starring Queen Nwokoye, Eve Esin
Vale of Tears Ola Starring Yul Edochie, Chiwetalu Agu
Not My Child Nneka Jnr Starring Walter Anga
Ojawa-Nwa Orjiugo
2015 Justify My Love Mary Starring Tonto Dikeh
Eno my Calabar love Peace Starring Ini Edo, Osita Iheme
Ijele the princess of fire Ijele
Local Prostitute Chinwe Starring Patience Ozokwor
Please leave my husband Mercy Starring Ken Erics, Eve Esin
Tears Of Betrayal Asanwa Starring Diamond Okechi
The Gods Anger Chinwe Starring Patience Ozokwor,
Ogidi Olamma Zack Orji, Ebele Okaro
2014 Bloody War Janet Starring Ken Erics, Ngozi Ezeonu
Paw Paw the guitar boy Ada Starring Osita Iheme, Michael Godson
Nkoli Nwa Nsukka Nkoli
2013 Sister Esther Loveth
2010 Open & Close Anulika Starring John Okafor, Patience Ozokwor
2008 Royal War 2 Amaka Starring THOMPSON, Van Vicker