Chioma Chukwuka has ascended to become a renowned Nigerian actor, producer, and director. Her career, which has lasted for over two decades, has exposed the 41-year-old actress to winning awards and featuring in films, including The Apple, Omo Ghetto: The Saga, and Wives on Strike 1, among others. Besides her acting career, she is also an influencer, teacher, and speaker.
In addition, Chioma is known for several things that include keeping her private life close to her chest. In this regard, her family life remains a bit of a mystery to many. However, the mystery surrounding some parts of life is revealed here.
Quick Profile of Chioma Chukwuka
Full Name: Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha
Date of Birth: 12 March 1980
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Ethnicity and State of Origin: Igbo, Anambra State
Occupation: Actress, director, producer, and speaker
Husband: Franklin Akpotha
Currently 41 years old, Chioma is definitely one celebrity who doesn’t seem to age. This is perhaps one of the major reasons she is a versatile actress who can easily fit into any role. She has featured as a schoolgirl, a wife, a lady in her 20s, 30s, and more.
Her age has been one of the major talked about things in her life, especially because she has features that could easily pass for a woman below her age. At 41, she has accomplished a lot in the movie industry, where she has featured in more than 300 movies, produced a handful of movies, and still counting. She has also gained many award nominations over the years.
Chioma Chukwuka was born in Lagos on March 12, 1980, as the eldest of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Chukwuka. She is of Igbo ethnicity and hails from Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, even though she was born and raised in Lagos. Still in Anambra, she attended an all-girls secondary school in Onitsha, Anambra – one of the major economic centers in Nigeria.
Growing up, Chioma had a flair for arts and would go on to sing and act in the presence of people. Before she made a move to become a professional actress, however, she attended several schools. She first attended Onward Nursery and Primary School, Lagos, after which she attended Federal Government Girls College Onitsha, Anambra.
Chioma did not study theatre arts like many other Nigerian actors but graduated with a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance from Lagos State University. She loved figures and wanted to combine acting and working in the bank. Nevertheless, acting took a better part of her heart, and in 2000, she got a role in The Apple, which became her first movie.
Chioma Akpotha hails from a close-knit family. Even though her family members have remained private, she has revealed them several times on social media. She has two sisters Ify Chuckwuka and Oge Alfred. Also, she has two brothers, Tochukwu Chukwukwa and Chiagozie Chukwuka.
Her mother, Ugomba Chukwuka, was a professional cook who owned a restaurant. Details about her father’s career and life remain unknown. However, Chioma’s parents have always been keen on education and encourage all their children to go to school no matter what they intend to become. This is one reason she didn’t start her acting career in the late 1990s, but in 2000, even though she was already in the industry.
In 2006, six years after she began her career in the movie industry, Chioma became married to Franklin Akpotha. Franklin is a private person whose life is at the far ends of the media. As a result, not much is known about him. However, Chioma has described him as a fun-loving person, a good husband, a good father, and packed full of understanding and tolerance.