Anee Icha (born 28th December 1988, aged 35 years old) is a Nigerian actress, writer, and producer, who is popularly known for her role in the drama series Before 30.
The actress who reportedly started her career in 2015 with the drama series is super-talented and is carving a niche for herself in the industry. Since her breakthrough in the series, she has been featured in many other notable movies such as Poison Ivy, Namaste Wahala, Palava, and many others. Here is everything you need to know about her.
35 Year Old Anee Icha Hails From Kogi State
Anee Icha was born in her hometown in Kogi state. The names of her parents have been given as Mr. and Mrs. Icha and some sources suggest that they both worked in the civil service. Anee grew up in Kogi, having had her primary education and part of her secondary education in the state.
Her family later relocated to Lagos when she was already a teenager. After her secondary education, Anee’s passion for acting drove her to study Theatre Performing Arts. However, the name of the university where she studied this course is not known.
She Gained Popularity With her Role as Ama in Before 30
Anee’s strong personality, good looks, and theatre arts degree has equipped her with the right tools to thrive in her field. She kicked off her career with small roles in movies and series and also played as extras before her big break. She made her breakthrough in the industry in 2015 when she played the role of Ama in “Before 30”.
Before 30 was based on four friends – Damilola Adegbite, Beverly Naya, Meg Otanwa, and Anee Icha that had to navigate through the struggles of life, make a name for themselves professionally, and get married before they turned 30. Anee played the role of Ama.
Her character was the youngest in her circle of friends. She is a free-spirited lady and has a rosy outlook on life. She was very spiritual and shared her faith with just about anyone. Anee brought raw energy and a little bit of dynamism to her group and the movie in general. This immediately made her famous.
She has Since been Featured in Several Top Nollywood Productions
Since her breakthrough on Before 30, it has been one hit role after the other for Anee Icha. Let’s take some time to look at some of her best roles where she gave dazzling performances.
This movie is a cross-cultural romantic comedy – an Indian and Nigerian mix. In the movie, Anee played the role of Angie, a friend of the main character. It was a supporting role but she still owned it. She served as the glue that held the whole set together, attracting several positive reviews. Irrespective of the role she is given in a movie, Anee always finds a way to make the best out of it and always gives it her all.
Little Black Book
Just like Before 30, Little Black Book is also a TV series with a Nigerian setting. It tells the story of a struggling female entrepreneur that crosses paths with a rich male hotel owner. Anee did not play the lead role in this series but she once more drew a lot of attention as Dami, a girlfriend to a supporting character.
This is another TV series that further amplifies Anee’s talent. The romantic drama which premiered in April 2021 is set in Lagos and depicts the life of women dealing with the pressure to bear children in contemporary Nigerian society.
The star-studded production had the likes of Bimbo Akintola, Joseph Benjamin, Wole Ojo, and many other A-List actors. It featured Anee as Iye Adeyemi, a career-driven lady who barely has time for her husband. She however discovers that she is pregnant shortly after a promotion at work, and this changes the dynamics of her life. Anee has also been featured in many other movies and TV series.
Anee’s Parents Are Fully In Support of Her Acting Career
Anee got all the love and support from her parents on her journey to become an actress. The talented actress once revealed in an interview that her father was fully in support of her acting career.
According to her, he was also very worried about her sanity and well-being in the industry which he feels is not yet stable in Nigeria. All this love and support played a huge role in forging Anee into the strong and challenging young woman she is today.
The Actress has Spoken Out about Sexual Harassment in Nollywood
Anee has in so many other ways advocated for decency and feminine power. One of these ways is by joining conversations calling for women to take control of their bodies. In June 2021, she joined life coach Ekene Onu on the popular Woman Conversations, where they spoke about women’s bodies, sensuality & agency.
Anee has also spoken out about the inherent vice of sexual harassment in Nollywood. In an interview with Pulse.ng, the actress revealed that getting intimate with a man was a big deal for her and she wouldn’t do it just for material gain. She also admitted that the movie industry is a competitive one and that some unscrupulous stakeholders see it as an avenue to exploit young actresses.
Is Anee Icha Married?
Anee Icha is single and has not been married before. She has no children. More so, there have been no rumors about a romantic relationship with anyone in or outside the industry. The actress has however been speaking about her desirable qualities in a man. Miss Icha once revealed in an interview that she is not after a man’s pocket but at the same time is not looking for a ‘broke’ man.
The fast-rising actress who loves to read also admitted that she would be attracted to a man who also loves to read because she wants someone that will be able to connect with her on an intellectual level and excite her mind. However, she has never mentioned any name as regards who she is dating.