Nuella Njubigbo (born on 18th March 1984; Age: 39 years old) is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, TV personality, model, and entrepreneur who became known after her first movie Royal Destiny. She is also famous for being the ex-wife of Tchidi Chikere.
Since her debut, Nuella has had quite a flourishing career in acting and has appeared in more than 100 Nollywood successful movies. She has also won a couple of awards for her successful works. However, besides her burgeoning on-screen career, the beautiful actress also gained a different level of public recognition following the crash of her 7-year-old marriage with the Nigerian famous movie director, Tchidi Chikere.
Nuella Njubigbo is a 39-Year-Old Anambra State Native
She was born Emmanuella Njubigbo to Mr. and Mrs. Njubigbo on the 18th of March 1984, making her 39 years old. Nuella, as she is fondly called, was born and raised in her hometown in Anambra State, the southeastern part of Nigeria.
She spent the bulk of her early years with her parents and siblings in Anambra State. She has a brother, Soprano Odogwu, who is also known in the entertainment industry as a musician. Soprano is a musician, actor, producer, and CEO of One Muzik.
Nuella completed her primary and secondary school in her hometown in Anambra State, after which she gained admission into Imo State University (IMSU). She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Administration and proceeded to Delta State, where she completed her compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Nuella Started Acting in 1999 and Has Grown into an Established Nollywood Actress
Nuella Njubigbo had a passion for acting right from childhood and performed in a couple of stage plays in her school. However, she professionally joined Nollywood in 1999 and landed her debut role in Royal Destiny. The movie, which later became a Nollywood blockbuster, launched her to public recognition and shot her to fame at the same time. Since then, Nuella has been growing from strength to strength in her acting career.
She has worked with and shared stages with prominent Nollywood stars like Pete Edochie, Ini Edo, Ramsey Nouah, Uche Jumbo, Desmond Elliot, Patience Ozorkwo, and lots of other top actors. Having been in the industry for many years, Nuella Njubigbo has really gained the respect and admiration of many, given her unique way of acting. Also, her fanbase has impressively grown, and this shows how famous she has become in the industry.
Nuella Njubigbo has won some awards for her successful works and contributions to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry. Some of these include an award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the City People Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2012, she was nominated for the Rising Star Award category at the edition of the Nollywood Awards.
Nuella Njubigbo Became Tchidi Chikere’s Wife in 2014
Amidst controversies and speculations, Actress Nuella and Nollywood film producer Tchidi Chikere got married traditionally on 28th March 2014 at the actress’s hometown in Anambra State. Their legal marriage took place at Ikoyi Marriage Registry in Lagos State in December 2015.
Later in 2018, they walked down the aisle in a white wedding ceremony in the Catholic Church of Transfiguration, Victoria Garden City, VGC, Ajah, Lagos State.
Meanwhile, Tchidi was previously married to actress Sophia Williams, but the union hit the rocks in 2012. Sophia accused Nuella of dating and sleeping with her husband long before their marriage eventually ended, which she also claimed to be the reason for the crash.
Tchidi’s remarriage to actress Nuella did not go down well with Sophia because she claimed that Nuella had been dating and sleeping with her husband even while they were still legally married. So, upon hearing the news, she dragged Nuella and vowed that the wrath of God would be her portion.
Their Marriage Crashed in 2021
In April 2021, reports started making rounds that Nuella and Tchidi were having a marriage crisis. The couple also gave credence to the rumor when they unfollowed each other on Instagram. Nevertheless, they shortly debunked the rumors via their Instagram pages by posting a video of themselves on their bed to show that all is well. But, a few weeks after that, Nuella removed Chikere from her Instagram name.
Again, Nuella’s Instagram bio, which previously read “Mother and Wife,” changed to “Award-winning filmmaker, Mum, CEO.” Meanwhile, Tchidi’s former wife Sophia had mocked them following rumors of their split. “Wetin dey happen to one love made in heaven,” she wrote on her Instagram page. Nuella and Tchidi had named their union “love made in heaven” after they tied the knot.
While some sources cited infidelity as what led to the end of their marriage, others cited domestic violence as the reason. But according to a suggestive post her ex-husband Tchidi once made on his social media page, Nuella just woke up one morning, packed her belongings, and sneaked out of the house. Apart from these claims, there is no other reliable information regarding what actually led to the end of their 7-year-old marriage.
Nuella’s Marriage with Tchidi is Blessed with a Daughter
Nuella and Tchidi were married for 7 years, and the union was blessed with one child, a daughter. The name of their daughter, who is a carbon copy of her mother, is Tess Chikere, and she was born on 2nd December 2014. Tess is currently 9 years old and would definitely be receiving her basic education in one of the prestigious schools in Lagos State, where she lives with her mother.
Where is Actress Nuella Now and What is She Currently Up to?
Obviously, actress Nuella has since bounced back and moved on after her marriage breakup. She now focuses more on her acting career and businesses, as well as her daughter.
Just after the breakup in 2021, Nuella expanded her business endeavors to include a luxury fashion outfit, Nuella Luxury. The store located on Lagos Island boasts luxury fashion wear for fashion enthusiasts for both gentlemen and ladies.