9 Nollywood Celebrities That Started Out Their Career As Child Actors

In this article I will be sharing with you 9 Nollywood celebrities that started out their career as child actors. Some of these Nollywood child actors have grown up while some are still kids. Some of these Nollywood child actors have grown so successful and famous while some are still struggling. So after a careful study and research I present to you 9 Nollywood celebrities that started out their career as child actors.

1. Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba started his career as a Nollywood child, but today he has grown into a handsome young man. He is currently an actor, a movie producer, a model, a comedian, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, television personality and the United Nation Ambassador and African Youth Representative to the United Nation. He was born and bred in Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Williams Uchemba attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation. He joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2000 as a child actor and rose to fame in 2001 after featuring in the movie “The Journey of the Dead” a movie he acted alongside with Pete Edochie, Olu Jacobs and Ramsey Noah. The movie “The Journey of the Dead” brought him to limelight. Williams Uchemba is also a philanthropist. He has a non government organization (NGO) known as Williams Uchemba Foundation, which he uses to carter for the needs of the poor, less privileged, orphans and physically challenge people.

2. Regina Daniels

Regina Daniels started her career as a Nollywood child actress, but today she has grown into a beautiful young woman. She is currently an actress, a movie producer, a model, a philanthropist and a television personality. She was born on 13th May 2000 and is currently 19 years old as of 2019. Regina Daniels is originally from Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She has starred in over 150 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Spider Girl, Twins Apart, Miracle Child, Fish Girl, Python Girl, Hanging Coffin, Jaja the Great, Queen Rebecca, Royal Covenant, Stronger than the Gods, amongst others. She always acts as a child actress and plays the role of a spiritual possess child in several Nollywood movies. In 2010, she rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Miracle Child” a tragic movie which she acted alongside with Chinwe Owoh. She attended Hollywood International School in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. She is currently married to Nigerian billionaire Senator Ned Nwoko. She is also an undergraduate of Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, Nigeria, where she is studying Mass Communication.

3. Somadina Adinma

Somadina Adinma started his career as a Nollywood child actor, but today he has grown into a handsome young man. He is currently an actor, a television presenter, a model and a television personality. He was the ex-boyfriend to Regina Daniels until she got married to Ned Nwoko. Somadina Adinma is originally from Neni, a small town in Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Somadina Adinma proceeded to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka in Anambra State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. He joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2006 and started acting as a child actor. Somadina Adinma has acted in more than 60 Nollywood movies which include Forest of Promises, Speak the Word and Breath of Anger, amongst others. He is popularly known for his ability to cry while acting in sorrowful and tragic movies as a child actor. Aside from acting, Somadina Adinma is also a model and a television presenter. He has worked with Enugu State Broadcasting Services and Igbo TV as a radio and television presenter.

4. Sharon Ezeamaka

Sharon Ezeamaka started her career as a Nollywood child actress, but today she has grown into a beautiful young woman. She is currently an actress, a movie producer, a model and a television personality. She started acting at the age of 5 years old as a child actress. She was born on 24th October 1992 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 26 years old. She is originally from Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, where she completed both her primary and secondary school education. In 1997, Sharon Ezeamaka joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) at the age of 5 years old and acted in her first movie “Narrow Escape” as a child actress alongside with Nollywood actor Pete Edochie. In 2000, Sharon Ezeamaka rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood movie “Dear Mother” a tragic movie in which she acted as a child actress alongside with Hilda Dokubo. The movie “Dear Mother” later won her the award for Best Kid Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Sharon Ezeamaka is also known for her role in the television series “Shuga” a TV series, where she played the role of a princess. She has also acted in a television series like “The Johnson” and “High School Musical Nigeria”.

5. Isosiya Dokubor

Isosiya Dokubor started his career as a Nollywood child actor, but today he has grown into a handsome young man. He is currently an actor, a model and a television personality. Isosiya Dokubor is the son to veteran Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubor. He is a graduate of Information and Communication Technology from Middlesex University in England, United Kingdom. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1999 as a child actor. He is the first son of veteran Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubor who was mistaken to be Zack Orji’s son. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1999 as a child actor. He is very handsome, skillful creative and talented. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character giving to him.

6. Promise Odika

Promise Odika started his career as a Nollywood child actor, but today he has grown into a handsome young man. He is currently an actor, a movie producer, a model and a television personality. Promise Odika is popularly known for playing the role of an orphan who is been maltreated by his step mother. He always features in tragic and sorrow movies. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1998 as a child actor. Promise Odika was born and raised in Aba, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. He started acting at a very tender age while still in primary school and joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2000 as a child actor. In 2001, he rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Onye-Eze” where he played the role of a child who lost his mother and is been maltreated by his step mother.

7. Chukwudi Okoro (Ikenta)

Chukwudi Okoro popularly known as Ikenta started his career as a Nollywood child actor, but today he has grown into a handsome young man. He is currently an actor, a movie producer and a television personality. Chukwudi Okoro is popularly known for playing the role of a spoilt brat who is fond of intimidating people. He is known for playing the role of a troublemaker in several Nollywood movies. He always features in epic, comedy and tragic movies. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1999 as a child actor. Some of the movies he has acted include Onye Eze, Aguba, Hi Goat, Ikenta Onye Ojuo, and many more. He is a graduate of Political Science from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He is very talented and gifted in acting and interpretation of movie roles.

8. Adaeze Onuigbo

Adaeze Onuigbo started her career as a Nollywood child actress, but today she has grown into a beautiful young woman. She is currently an actress, a model, a dancer and a television personality. She joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2015 as a child actress at the age of 10 years old. She has been rated as one of the fastest rising Nollywood child actress. She was born on 2nd September 2005 in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 14 years old. Adaeze Onuigbo is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria, where she is currently living with her parents. She is currently in her early stage in secondary school, where she is combining both her studies and acting career together. In 2018, Adaeze Onuigbo contested and won the ‘Face Of Anambra Beautiful Kids’ an event which was held in Awka the capital city of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where she displayed her massive skill in dancing.

9. Oguike Sisters

The Oguike sisters comprising of Chisom, Chidinma and Chinenye Oguike are the latest child actresses in Nollywood. They joined Nollywood in 2018 as child actresses. Their first trending movie was “My Kids And I”. The three sisters, barely 12 years old are already making headlines in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood). They are now the raining child actors in Nigeria, gathering a large number of fan base. Their popularity started after they featured in the movie ‘My Kids And I’. They have gone ahead to star in so many other movies. In the movie “My Kids And I” the kids acted as American returnees with rude character except the youngest one which is Chinenye Oguike who acted as a good and well trained child. Chisom, Chidinma and Chinenye Oguike have acted in a good number of movies. They have also featured in another trending movie titled “Home Alone”. They are currently having a contract deal with Soul Mate Studio.

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