Lizzy Gold Onuwaje is a 53-year-old Nigerian actress, ex-Miss Delta State beauty queen, model, brand influencer, and filmmaker. She was born on 16 October 1987 and although she’s believed to be a twin, she is not. However, she has other siblings. In her romantic life, the entertainer is not married but is a mother of two.
Lizzy’s life is more or less a projection of talent as far as the Nigerian entertainment industry is concerned. She has been featured in numerous films such as Save the Princess (2022), Original Madam (2022), Pot of Gold (2015), and World of Lust (2014).
Her ability to turn heads as an actress has equally earned he millions of fans who are eager to know more about her personal life. Here is what to know about her early life, career, relationships, and children.
Summary of Lizzy Gold’s Biography
- Full name: Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Gold Onuwaje
- Nickname: Lizzy Gold, Liz Gold
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: 16 October 1987
- Lizzy Gold’s Age: 35 years old
- Ethnicity: Itsekiri
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Lizzy Gold’s Children: Rex (2015-Son) and Real (2019- Daughter)
- Lizzy Gold’s Parents: Mr. &Mrs. Onuwaje
- Siblings: Nini Johnson Onuwaje, Jason ‘Emj’ Onuwaje, David Tuoyo Onuwaje and Esanye Onuwaje
- Lizzy Gold’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 9 inches
- Height in Centimetres: 175 cm
- Gold’s Weight: 68 kg (approximately)
- Lizzy Gold’s Net worth: ₦100 million
- Famous for: Acting, Modeling, Brand influencing, and filmmaking
- Lizzy Gold’s Instagram: @Lizzygoldofficial
- Twitter: @Reallizzygold
- Facebook: Lizzy Gold
- Education: Department of Information Science at Delta State University, Royal Arts Academy, Lagos State.
Lizzy Gold’s Childhood and Family Background
Elizabeth Onuwaje, better known as Lizzy Gold was born on 16 October 1987 and raised in Warri-South, Delta State. She was born into a Christian home. Her mother is a businesswoman whose business worth N10 million was razed by fire in 2018. She is also an evangelist, belonging to the Anglican church.
The 5 feet 9 inches model received her basic education in Delta. Going further, she graduated from the Department of Information Science, Delta State University. Thirsty for more knowledge, Lizzy Gold decided to attend the 2012 acting classes at Royal Arts Academy in Lagos. The acting training lasted 3 months under the tutelage of Emem Isong and provided a gateway o Lizzy into the Nollywood movie industry.
Does Lizzy Gold Have a Twin Sister?
Lizzy Gold does not have a twin but has a sister named Esanye Onuwaje. She also has a brother, Jason Onuwaje, who is a twin. Even though not much is known about Jason’s twin, i’s known that he is a 6 feet 4 inches tall fitness and fashion model. The actress’ other siblings are David Tuoyo Onuwaje and Nini Johnson.
The actress has also been linked to actress Destiny Etiko. Some have tagged them as being sisters while others say they are best friends. Although it is clear that the relationship both actresses share is peculiar, they are not sisters but close friends.
This assumption has been made as they are seen around one another a lot taking trips or hanging out and have acted or produced some movies together like Lagos Side Chick, Royal Sister’s Betrayal, Crazy Nuns, and The Wolves among others.
She Started Her Career as a Model Before Joining Nollywood in 2013
At age 19, Lizzy decided to compete in the 2006 Miss Delta Beauty Pageant. At the end of the show, she emerged winner. In 2007, she took part in one of the largest modeling shows in Africa, the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageantry organized by Silverbird TV. She came out among the top ten final contestants in the competition. She also took part in Miss Earth pageant along the line as well as a few other beauty pageantries.
In her later years, she pushed herself to explore the aspect of acting and officially came into Nollywood in December 2013. In her early years in the industry, quite a number of the roles she acted in were free. She had to go without pay as some movies were low-budget and did not sell. Her passion and hard work eventually outshone her lack of experience to become a highly sought-after actress.
Despite her growing success, her biggest hit came after she produced a movie which was directed by Yul Edochie called Princess Olivia in 2021. She has worked with producers like Uche Nancy who was the first producer she had ever worked with.
Some movies she has championed are; Original Madam (2022), Just A Night (2017), and Princess Olivia. Rumors have it that many of her movies have been funded by an ex-Delta State governor, however, the claims were immediately refuted by the actress who boasts of funding all her projects.
As an actress, she has worked alongside the big names in Nollywood like Yul Edochie, Destiny Etiko, Sonia Uche, Eve Esin, Ken Erics, Cha Cha Eke, Angela Okorie, Frederick Leonard, Luchy Donald, Chinenye Nnebe, and many others.
Lizzy Gold’s Movies
- Save the Princess (2022)
- Original Madam (2022)
- Royal Bridesmaids (2022)
- The Outcast (2018)
- Agaracha the Lions (2016)
- Moon Maids (2016)
- Pot of Gold (2015)
- World of Lust (2014)
- The Casket (2014)
- School Trouble (2014)
Is Lizzy Gold Married?
Lizzy Gold is not married. In fact, since her entrance into the movie industry and over several interviews, the actress has claimed not to be interested in marriage. As she claims, she is supposedly wary of relationships and cannot give up her job until she is in her late 30s or 40s.
Who Is Lizzy Gold’s Husband?
Although unmarried, Lizzy Gold seems to have a secret man in her life. Her children are for the same man contrary to popular belief that her children belong to different men.
In an interview, she specified the kind of man she would like to be in a relationship with, emphasizing that he had to be wealthy. She had once claimed to have left a relationship because the man was not financially buoyant enough for her.
In 2014, the man she was dating about a year before the birth of her first child bought her a car. In her narration, the actress related that her boyfriend at the time had invited her to Lagos state and gifted her a Lexus Jeep which was big compared to the small Kia car she owned at the time. The romantic gesture was made shortly before he left the country.
She has been frank in mentioning a man and the father of her children as the one she was in love with but not ready to settle down with due to her job’s hectic and demanding nature.