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Celebrities You Never Knew Where From Imo State

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There are lots and lots of celebrities in nigeria, so as imo state as well, with many more emerging everyday. there are alot of celebrities you never knew where from imo state

we compiled this list of them, and made it into two lists, and this is the first, lets get started,

geneive nnajiGeneive Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.

Born: May 3, 1979 (age 36), Mbaise, imo state.

2.naeto c

Naeto c

Naetochukwu chikwe is the son of dr (mrs) kema chikwe, the former minister of aviation, he hails from imo state. he is a nigerian rapper.

Born :December 17, 1982 (age 33) in houston texas united states.

  1. kanu nwankwoKanu nwankwo

kanu nwankwo ,OON, or simply Kanu, is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a striker. He was a member of and later captained the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010.

Born: August 1, 1976 (age 39), owerri, nigeria.


rita dominicRita Dominic

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha is a Nigerian actress. In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

born: July 12, 1975 (age 40), Mbaise imo state.




Chidinma Ekile (born 2 May 1991), popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist and stage performer. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of MTN…

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born: May 2, 1991 (age 24), both her parents are from imo state.


stephanie okereke

Stephanie okereke linus

Stephanie Linus is a Nigerian actress, film director and model. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the 2006 Afro ..

Born: October 2, 1982 (age 33), ngor okpala, imo state.


kanayo o kanayoKanayo o kanayo

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere is a Nigerian actor. In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 1992, Kanayo made his debut film appearance in the film Living in Bondage. Kanayo has starred in over 100 films.

Born: March 1, 1962 (age 53), mbaise ,imo state ,nigeria.


onyeka owenuOnyeka owenu

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician D.K Onwenu.

Born: January 1, 1952 (age 64), hails from ideato north L.G.A imo state.


victor osuagwuVictor osuagwu

a nigerian comic actor, Victor Osuagwu, who is arguably one of the funniest actors in Nollywood is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt. victor Osuagwu started acting professionally in the 1990s. His breakthrough movie was Our Daily Bread.

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Born: january 7 199 ,ezihinitte mbaise, imo state.


linda ikejiLinda ikeji

Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model, best known for her controversial publications and her media contributions to the development of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Born: September 19, 1980 (age 35), nkwerre, imo state, nigeria.



born Samuel Oguachuba 26 years ago,  samklef, a native of Imo State who is signed to Noni Records has been in the industry for a couple of years. As a producer, Samklef produced a large portion of Wizkid’s widely acclaimed album Superstar, thereby significantly contributing to the huge success of the album. He has also worked with names like Sunny Neji, Ruggedman, Durella, Skales, D’Prince (Mo’ Hits), Simisola, J Bryte, Emmsong, O’cube, Jahdiel, Vector, Mudina, to mention a few. He has also worked with several entertainment and advertising firms.

12. osita iheme

Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme is a Nigerian actor. He is widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.

Born; August 24, 1982 (age 33), Mbaitolu,imo state.


emmanuel iheanachoKelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City.

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Born; October 3, 1996 (age 19), IMO STATE.


lilian esoroLilian esoro

Lilian Esorona Franklin is a 33 year old Nigerian actress,an event planner, and also the CEO of Goldie Locks hair salon situated in the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria. The Imo State-born beauty is the youngest in a family of seven.

she is married to iyanya’s manager , ubi franklin.


uche odoputa

uche odoputa

Uche hails from Imo State. He was born in 1969. He is an actor, movie maker and events manager. He is one of the directors of Heartland Tours and Educational Services Limited; an organisation that brings kids together and educate them.

we will end here

there are lots and lots of talented celebrities who are from imo state, but we decided to give you the major ones, we still have profiles like nkeiruka slyvanus , eucharia anunobi , muna, kelly handsome, x-busta etc

we hope to continue next time.


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