Onyi Alex Biography: Inside the Life of the Nigerian Actress and Model

Onyi Alex (Born 27 February 1992; Age: 30 years) is a Nollywood actress, model, producer, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her roles in movies like Come Alive (2021), Honeymoon Blues (2020), April (2016), and 3some (2011)

The light-skinned and curvaceous actress has been active in the industry for about a decade and in such a short time space, she has been able to become a distinguished actress in both the modern and epic movie scenes of the Nollywood industry.

Onyi Alex’s Biography Summary 

  • Full name: Onyinyechukwu Alex
  • Nickname: Authe Nwa; Onyi
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 27 February 1992
  • Onyi Alex’s Age:30 years old
  • Ethnicity: Igbo
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Onyi Alex’s Height in Inches:  5 feet 6 inches
  • Her Height in Centimetres: 168 cm
  • Onyi Alex’s Net worth: $100,000 – $500,000
  • Famous for: Acting, Movie Production, Modeling
  • Onyi Alex’s Instagram: @onyiialexx

How Old is Onyi Alex and Where is She From?

Onyi Alex was born on 25 February 1992 and is of Igbo descent, precisely from Anambra State. The 30-year-old was raised in the suburban part of Lagos, Mushin.

Regarding her family, she has kept details about them private. Also, her educational journey remains unknown but from clear indications, Onyi Alex attended a federal university under the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU)

ASUU Strike Prompted Onyi Alex to Go Into Acting and She Became a Producer in 2016

When Nigerian universities went on a long-term ASUU strike during the 2011/2012 session, Onyi Alex decided to try out at auditions. She eventually landed a role in the movie ‘3some‘. The actress played a lead role alongside Tonto Dikeh and Frank Artus. Thanks to her amazing performance in the movie it skyrocketed her into fame and glitz.

Onyi Alex has found her rhythm in the industry and has since created a symphony through her works in Nollywood. She has worked with actors such as Kenneth Okoli, Ebube Nwagbo, Moyo Lawal, Nancy Isime, Ray Emodi, Efe Irele, Mercy Johnson, Zubby Micheal, Patience Ozokwor, Yul Edochie, Ruth Kadiri, Ngozi Ezeonu, and a host of others.

Following the marks that she has made over time, Onyi expanded her career in Nollywood with writing and production. She debuted in movie production and writing properly in 2016 with her movie, April (2016). In the same year, she produced Curse of the seven (2016).

As her fame as an actress increased so did her achievements as a producer. Some of the movies she produced are Mr. & Mrs. Posh (2018), A Tiny Line (2020), Honeymoon Blues (2020), Wild Affair (2021), and Come Alive (2021).

Onyi Alex’s Best Movies That Contributed to Her Fame

April (2016)

From the movie production studios of Onyi Alex films, April was directed by Pascal Amanfo and released in 2016. The movie features actors such as Onyii Alex herself, Ebube Nwagbo, Ebele Okaro, and Femi Jacobs, and captures the tune of love, betrayal, deception, and heartbreak. Citing the movie as one of her first ever-produced movies, Onyi Alex considers April as one of her favorite movies.

Mr & Mrs. Posh (2018)

Directed by Okey Ifeanyi and produced by the actress, Mr & Mrs. Posh is set in an urban environment. It portrays a mutually beneficial but selfish relationship between two lovers. It is a story based on greed and deceit that Wesley (Alex Ekubo) and Emilia (Onyi Alex) tried to pull on each other.

The movie starred Oge Okoye, Daniel Llyod, Alex Ekubo (played Wesley), Onyi Alex (played Emilia), Belinda Effah, and Justice ‘Ushbebe’ Nuagbe.

Next Door Neighbour (2022)

The movie features the likes of Mary Lazarus, Mofe Duncan, and Okey Uzoes. It centers on family life and the drastic changes that take place in a peaceful home when a woman discovers her husband had a child with their next-door neighbor.

Come Alive (2021)

Olivia (Onyi Alex) is left at the altar by Bayo (Blossom Chukwujekwu) after life-altering events are exposed. Wounds are created in the process, and hearts scarred while Amaka (Yvonne Jegede) is heavily bent on having her closure.

From the stables of Onyi Alex films production, the 2021 movie also featured other actors such as Eyinna Nwigwe, Beverly Osu, and Carolyn Danjuma.

List of Other Onyi Alex’s Movies 

  • Ihuoma in Love (2022)
  • Moving On (2022)
  • 3 Can Play (2022)
  • Newly Married (2022)
  • Beautiful Liar (2022)
  • Her Mother’s Daughter (2021)
  • Come Alive (2021)
  • Pandora’s Box (2021)
  • Wild Affair (2021)
  • Irreconciable Differences (2020)
  • A tiny Line (2020)
  • Love and Shadow (2018)
  • Mr & Mrs. Posh (2018)
  • Dr. Duncan (2018)
  • Sex and Love (2018)
  • The Friend Zone (2017)
  • Flirting with Fifty (2017)
  • Hello (2016)
  • April (2016)
  • Timeless Love (2016)
  • Circle of Trust (2016)
  • Curse of the Seven (2016)
  • Just Married (2015)
  • Airline Babes (2012)
  • 3Some (2011)
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What to Know About Onyi Alex’s Modelling Career and Other Businesses

The actress with about a decade-old career to her cap is also a model. However, she is not known to have worked with a modeling agency to officially harness her gift.

The movie producer is also a CEO of a clothing brand called ‘The Body NG’.  Onyi Alex energetically uses her modeling skills to showcase her brand which now has a wide fan base.

Also working as a brand influencer, the actress is an ambassador for a Nigerian top skincare brand, Hush’d Makeovers, alongside other well-known celebrities like Kiekie, Mike Godson, Mawuli Gavor, and Eniola Ajao among others.

In addition, she models for hair and clothing brands across the country such as Kukushair and Viarissa Boutique.

Is Onyi’s Body Natural?

Over the years, Onyi Alex’s body structure has become more voluptuous and curvy, which has resulted to rumors that she had hip and butt enlargements. However, there has never been evidence as regards the claim neither has the actress accepted nor refuted it.

In any case, the Nollywood diva is not the only female in the industry that has been reported to have gone under the knife due to some changes in their body. Others who fall into a similar category include Ini Edo, Toke Makinwa, Tonto Dikeh, Chika Ike and Destiny Etiko.

Onyi Alex’s Height and Other Body Measurement

The actress’ height is listed as 5 feet 7 inches. Despite the fact that many sources have given this to be her height, other sources claim that she may be 5 feet 6 inches tall. Whatever the case, both listed heights place her as taller than the average Nigerian woman whose listed height is 5 feet 2 inches.

In the Nigerian movie industry, her height is considered great and is about the same as that of actresses such as Daniella Okeke and Halima Abubakar whose listed heights are also 5 feet 7 inches. However, she is is shorter than actors like Chika Ike (5 feet 10 inches) and Nancy Isime (5 feet 11 inches).

While there may not be any insight into how the height may have had any positive or negative impact on her career as an actress, it may have contributed to making her attractive. Also, this height may have served as an advantage to her as a model since most models in Nigeria are up to 5 feet 6 inches tall.

In the aspect of her other body measurement, there is no information about her bust size, waist, and hips. Regardless, it is no news that she is curvy as her hips and bust are bigger than her waist.

Is Onyi Alex Married?

The April movie producer is currently unmarried. In 2020, she emphasized that she is not in a hurry to get married and prefers to take her time. Onyi Alex maintains that it is better to focus on one’s career and hobbies first before focusing on romantic relationships as men can be confusing.

Despite her lack of rush into marriage, Onyi Alex has revealed that she is in a relationship and prefers to keep her private life quiet.

In an interview, however, the actress claimed that the popular actor Alex Ekubo was in love with her and had been begging for a chance to have a relationship with her.

In 2021, after Onyi had gifted Alex Ekubo’s mum a sum of ₦150,000 in December,  the actor sent his love but from the trend of conversation, she chose to repeatedly refer to him as a brother and nothing more.

Other Supposed Love Interests

The Igbo native was also rumored to have been in a supposed romantic entanglement with a fellow actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu. Fans’ reactions and conclusions were chaotic after she posted a picture of herself and the actor in a romantic position while on set for the movie 3 Can Play (2021)

It turned out that the actors only interpreted their roles greatly and may not have had romantic life outside of the movie. People were even more convinced that there was no romantic affair when Blossom became married to  Winifred Ehinome Akhuemokhan in May 2022.

Nenpan Ngwan
Nenpan is a linguist, reader and writer who can spend hours thinking of the right words. She believes that with each thought comes words, and with each good word comes a great writing that can change how we see things.

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