Peggy Ovire Onoho, popularly known as Peggy or nicknamed “Ego Oyibo,” is a Nigerian actress, model, fashion entrepreneur, and movie producer who was born on October 22, 1985, and is currently 38 years old. She started her career as a model and was crowned the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl on Campus (2003) at Delta State University.
In 2006, she was also the winner of the Miss Nigeria Galaxy beauty pageant. She also won the award for “Most Promising Actress Of The Year” at the City People Entertainment Awards 2015 edition. Aside from acting, Peggy augments her income from her business endeavors; she owns a boutique called Hubs Contour in Lagos, where she retails clothes. More than that, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Peggy’s World.
Inspired by the likes of Nkem Owoh, Angelina Jolie, and Nse Ikpe-Etim, Peggy started her acting career in 2013 with a film directed by Uche Nancy. However, she rose to the limelight in 2015 following her appearance in “Husbands of Lagos”, a Nigerian television series produced by ROK Studios.
The TV series was the catalyst that propelled her into the international scene. Beyond that, she has featured in over sixty movies and TV shows. She is also a successful movie producer with works like Emergency and Game Changer. Interestingly, the talented actress wishes to star alongside her role model Nse Ikpe-Etim someday.
38-year-old Peggy Ovire Hails from Ughelli, Delta State
Peggy is from Ughelli in Delta State, South-Southern Nigeria but she was born on 22nd October 1985 in Lagos State, South-Western Nigeria, and grew up there. She is the last born out of her parent’s six children; despite this, she was not pampered as expected. Her father was a strict disciplinarian, so she did not get preferential treatment as the last born of the house from her father.
He taught her to be a good Christian and always embrace hard work instead of shortcuts. Peggy credits her parents for the kind of values they instilled in her, as they have helped her remain focused on her career. Aside from having a strict father, nothing much is known about her mother and other siblings. Albeit, we do know she shares a strong bond with her family members.
She attended Itire Nursery and Primary School in Surulere Lagos. Upon graduation, she proceeded to AUD secondary school in Surulere, where she got her West African Senior Secondary School Certificate. Thereafter, she enrolled at Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU). Although she couldn’t finish her degree program at DELSU, Peggy continued her education at Ambrose Ali University in Ekpoma, Edo State, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance.
As an actress, Peggy has done a great job and has made huge wealth for herself. Her net worth is currently estimated at $350,000, making her one of Nigeria’s most successful and rich actresses/models. Her major source of income is her business endeavors and her role as a producer and actress in Nollywood.
She Has Been Linked to a Few Nollywood Stars
Peggy loves her privacy and keeps her relationships below the prying eyes of paparazzi and news mongers. She is not married and has never shown anyone that she is in a relationship with. The actress is single, and it is not clear if she has a boyfriend, much less a fiancé. She stated that she has never been married and has never taken a man to her father.
Peggy recently revealed her dislike for Igbo men, saying they are the “most unromantic set of creatures on the planet.” Perhaps, she got the notion from her experience with Igbo men. Still, we cannot pinpoint any of her boyfriends that are Igbo by the tribe because she has never shown off any man, even on social media, that is in a relationship with her. So, let’s look at those she has been linked to in recent times.
Popular Instagram blogger Cutie Julz recently set the internet on a wild goose chase when she posted photos of Peggy Ovire and Frederick Leonard (who she said is allegedly married), stating that the two are in a serious relationship and dating. However, there were tons of reactions regarding the allegation, considering that Leo is a single man who shows no sign of getting hooked to a partner. Remember that just recently, Leo explained his belief in marriage is as the bible even endorses it. However, the 47-year-old bachelor stated that he has not lost hope in the institution and only wants a compatible woman.
Cutie went the extra mile by presenting a supposed marriage certificate for Leonard, dated 24th September 2020. This got the attention of Peggy, who commented on the post with a laughing emoji. Peggy responded and told The Punch Newspaper that Leo is like a brother to her, stating that he encourages her, advises her, and looks out for her. She said it is difficult to find that kind of person in the industry, and she has found all that in Frederick Leonard.
He is not her lover; they are just good friends. A platonic relationship is what they have going. Many fans expressed concerns on why Peggy normally gets accused of dating married men to the point they had to forge a married man and claim she is having an affair with him. However, the two are mostly seen co-starring in movies. Perhaps, this is the genesis of the rumor. They have both starred in movies like Fool me once, Grey, Deep, a Lie Between, and Loving Ellen, amongst other movies.
Peggy was Also Rumored to Be Having an Affair with Tchidi Chikere
Tchidi is a famous Nigerian actor and Film Director who has worked on several projects with Peggy. Tchidi was married to actress Nuella Njubigbo. The actor and Peggy were accused of dating, which Peggy vehemently denied and reiterated that she is single and not searching. However, Peggy is currently not in a known relationship and has never tied the knot but is doing well for herself and her future family.