Ijeoma Grace Agu is a successful Nigerian-born Nollywood actress, producer, and television personality.
She is a very talented, gifted, and creative actress which is evident in her acting and her interpretation of movie roles. She is versatile and does well in any character given to her by movie directors and producers, for these reasons she has featured in several Nollywood movies.
The stunning actress, Ijeoma Grace Agu is very active on social media. Her official Instagram handle is @ijeomagraceagu where she has almost 7 thousand followers.
The actress is currently 36 years old as she was born on June 16th, 1985 in Benin City. She is the first of her parent’s five children. She grew up in both Benin City and Lagos State although she hails from Anambra State. She said in an interview with Pulse Nigeria that her father was responsible for instilling the confidence of acting into her; it can therefore be said that her family supported her dreams and ambitions.
Agu started her basic school education in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, and acquired her First School Leaving Certificate. After which she attended a high school in Lagos State, Nigeria, and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. After finishing her primary and secondary school education, Ijeoma Grace Agu continued to Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, where she studied Biochemistry and graduated with honors in 2007. She is an alumnus of the Royal Arts Academy.
How Ijeoma’s Career Started.
Agu said her acting career began on stage in Benin City, at the young age of 14 while still in school, as she joined the theater and drama group called Creative Squad. Agu joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2007 and made her debut screen appearance in the Eldorado TV series produced by Fidelis Dukker.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
She earned her stardom spot after she was featured in the blockbuster movie, Taxi Driver, where she played the role of a prostitute called Delia. The movie was directed by her husband, Daniel Oriahi, which happened to be a big coincidence at the time.
In a career spanning 13 years and still counting, Agu has acted in over 70 movies and TV series. She has worked alongside prominent actors in Nollywood, the likes of Ireti Doyle, Odunlade Adekola, Femi Jacobs, Afeez Ayetoro, Baaj Adebule, Bimbo Akintola, Omowunmi Dada.
As a filmmaker, she released the movie Zena which starred top actresses like Beverly Osu and Juliet Ibrahim.
Some of the movies that Ijeoma Grace Agu has starred in or produced are listed below;
- The Arrangement
- Beyond Blood
- One Room
- The Choice of Aina
- Flower Girl
- From Within
- Just Not Married
- Kpians: The Feast of Souls
- Taxi Drive
- Love In A Time of Kekes
- Women Are Scum
- Package deal
- Agu won the Most Promising Actress award at the Best Of Nollywood Awards in 2014.
- She was a nominee for the Best Supporting Actress category at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards
- In 2012, she won an award grant from Theatre Royal Academy for the one-woman show she created.
Ijeoma Grace Agu has amassed an envious amount of wealth from acting and producing movies.
Her net worth is estimated to be $300,000. Her net worth in no time will be more than the above-mentioned as she is a highly sought-after actress.
Other Interesting Facts
The fast-rising actress got married to Daniel Emeka Oriahi a Nigerian filmmaker in November 2013, the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter named Bri.