Nkechi Blessing Sunday (born February 14, 1989) is a 33-year-old Nigerian actress, movie producer, director, screenwriter, and social media influencer.
Nkechi joined the Nigerian film industry in 2008, first starring in Yoruba-speaking movies before transitioning to Big Nollywood. As one of the curvier actresses, the actress is best known for playing the seductive, femme fatale roles. Here is all you need to know about Nkechi Blessing, including her family life, businesses, and many more.
How Old is Nkechi Blessing?
Nkechi Blessing is 33 years old and was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on February 14, 1989, in Surulere, Lagos State. Although she grew up in Western Nigeria, in places like Surulere and Abule Egba, she has Igbo roots.
Her mother, Gloria Obasi Sunday, popularly called Iya Nkechi, was a native of Abia State, located in the Eastern part of Nigeria. This explains her Igbo and Yoruba dual ethnicity, and she is fluent in both languages.
Her mother used to be a very successful restaurant owner, but sadly, she passed away in 2021. On the other hand, there isn’t much to know about her father as he died when she was still very young. It has been said that Nkechi also had a brother who died young when she was still a kid. Presently, Nkechi is the only surviving member of her birth family.
Nkechi Blessing attended Olu Abiodun Nursery and Primary School for her primary school education and Barachel Model College for secondary school. She later underwent a 6-month diploma program in Theater Arts at the Lagos State University. She later obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic.
Nkechi Blessing Sunday Has Been Active in The Film Industry Since 2008
Before she graduated from college, Nkechi already knew that Nollywood was the industry of her dreams. It was also here that she discovered her talent for performing in front of cameras. The delectable actress spoke of a friend named Kemi Korede, who helped her actualize her dreams by featuring her in the movie ‘Omo Bewaji,’ becoming Nkechi’s debut movie appearance.
Her performance in ‘Omo Bewaji’ brought her a little fame and introduced her to other big players in the industry. She met filmmakers Emeka Duru and Emem Isong, the latter of whom agreed to cast her in her movie titled ‘Through The Fire & Entanglement’ in 2009. Nkechi Blessing finally got her first big break in 2012 from the movie ‘Kafila Omo Ibadan’ which saw her cast in her very first lead role.
Her next big role came in the form of a Nollywood box office hit, ‘Omoge Lekki.’ The movie featured actresses like Yinka Quadri and Mercy Aigbe and was one of the most successful movies of 2015. ‘Omoge Lekki’ won several awards, including a MAYA Award and one Nollywood Awards nomination.
Nkechi then featured in the 2018 paranormal film, ‘The Ghost and the Tout’, where she played a character named Dora. Her performance earned her an award for ‘The most Promising Actress of the Year’ at the 2018 City People Movie Award. She then featured in ‘Fate of Alakada’ as Bisi.
Other notable movie appearances of Nkechi Blessing include ‘Omo Emi,’ ‘Tanwa Savage,’ ‘Ise Ori,’ ‘The Cleanser,’ ‘Breaded Life,’ and ‘Olori Amolegbe.’ Although she has not taken a break from the screen yet, the 33 year-old actress has moved into movie production and directing. She is now the Director and Chief Executive Officer of her own movie production company, Nkechi Films production.
All her various businesses have placed her net worth at an impressive figure of 20 million naira.
The Actress Earns Additional Income from Brand Endorsements Deals
Nkechi Blessing Sunday is no stranger to signing endorsement deals. As one of the most successful and marketable actresses of the last five years, it isn’t surprising that she is presently an ambassador to no less than 5 different companies in Nigeria, namely:
- Rockas Empire
- Royal Hairs
- Radiant Revive
- Engie Fragrance
- Leisure Court
- A Gold Merchant Company, and
- Khard Collections
Who was Nkechi Blessing’s Husband?
The beautiful actress is currently single, but she hasn’t always been. According to confirmed reports, not too long ago, she tied the nuptial knot with Ekiti politician Falegan Opeyemi David. Not much is known about Opeyemi Falegan, but on Instagram, he prefers to describe himself as the ‘Husband of all widows’, British military personnel, philanthropist, and CEO of the ODF Foundation.
He began his foundation in 2015, after the death of his father. His mother’s poor living conditions at the time inspired him to particularly pay attention to helping poor widows in his community. While Nkechi’s wedding to the renowned politician isn’t public, the actress announced her wedding on June 10, 2021, on Instagram. She did this by shading their wedding photos on her Instagram story. Their marriage was quite rocky and lasted only 10 months.
What Happened to Nkechi Blessing’s Marriage?
Like clockwork, Nkechi announced her divorce on April 6, 2022, via Instagram again. Their divorce was messy, as both partners called each other out on social media, literally exposing their dirty linen with Falegan being severely dragged on the media for being a ‘serial cheat.’
The whole episode started in June 2021 when a controversial blogger, Cutie Jules, called out the politician for reaching out to one of her daughters while he and his actress wife were still an item. The said lady lashed out at Falegan for denying Nkechi as his wife and went further to report the incident to the actress, who escalated the issue, and they fought dirty over it.
Opeyemi revealed that he opted out of his marriage to Nkechi because of her alleged poor hygiene. The actress clapped back immediately and strongly denied all the allegations. The couple had no children together, but Nkechi Blessing Sunday is a mother of one son, King Elijah Success, whom she welcomed on April 3, 2019.
Elija, who is currently 5 years old, is already following in his mother’s footsteps and is currently a brand ambassador for a well-known Nigerian cosmetic line. The ‘Fate of Alakada’ actress recently revealed that she was in a relationship with a sexagenarian Nigerian diplomat. She refused to reveal who it was. Hopefully, Nkechi finds romantic happiness sooner than later.
The Actress is Active Across Multiple Social Media Platforms
In this present internet age, being an actress mandates one to be present on social media, and if there is anything we know about this particular actress, it’s that she doesn’t play with her job.
Nkechi’s current biggest platform is Instagram. The mother-of-one currently runs a page of nearly 450k subscribers on the platform. Her handle is @nkechi_blessing_sunday. She is also active on the micro-blogging and video platforms Twitter and TikTok, respectively, and her handle on both platforms is @NkechiBlessingS.