Regina Chukwu (born on March 23rd, 1980; Age: 43 years old) is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actress, producer, and director best known for her roles in Yoruba films. Regina is a single mother of two children.
Regina Chukwu is one of the many successful Nigerian actresses who leverage their talents and skills to ace their careers to greater heights. Among other things, she is celebrated for her amazing acting skills, as well as her rare ability to skillfully interpret every role she takes. Coupled with her long years of acting experience, Regina now stands among the best you could simply trust for the best films, particularly in the Yoruba film sector.
Regina Chukwu is an Indigene of Enugu State, South East Nigeria
Regina was born on 23rd March 1990 in Iyana Ipaja, Alimosho Local Government of Lagos state, South West Nigeria, but she is Igbo by tribe, and she hails from the city of Enugu in South East Nigeria. Although not much is known about her family, we do know she has a younger sister who apparently lives in Manchester with her family.
Regina had her secondary education at Alimosho Grammar School, and after obtaining her senior secondary school certificate, she gained admission into Lagos State Polytechnic, where she studied and bagged a Diploma Degree in Business Administration.
Regina Joined the Movie Industry as a Makeup Artist
Regina is today a celebrated actress, but she did not join the industry as one. She started off as a makeup artist in 2003. Working with different skilled movie producers and directors, Regina’s responsibilities include designing every character’s look, applying makeup products on actors’ faces and bodies, and using prosthetics to create special makeup effects. Having come in contact with top actors and acting skills, her passion for the career began to build.
Deciding to pursue acting as a career, Regina Chukwu began featuring on television series such as Mike Adenuga’s television drama series “Super Story” and the popular Comedy series “Face to Face”. She also featured in the TV series “Family Ties” before taking her debut role in the Yoruba film Ogunsho. Her next feature film was another Yoruba film Idaro. These two movies shot her into the limelight and paved the way for her subsequent movie roles.
Although she is of Igbo origin, Regina has, over the years, acted in more Yoruba movies than she has in Igbo. One of the Yoruba movies that aided her rise to fame in the film industry is Ija Iya Meji, a 2017 movie that had her sharing the screen with other top Yoruba actors like Iyabo Ojo, Jumoke George, and Funsho Adeolu. She also has appeared in a number of English-speaking movies, and as expected, she did perfectly well in them.
Regina’s production company Triple R Production is also known to produce many mind-blowing Nigerian films that are still trending today. Her success in the film industry has helped her amass a meaningful following on various social media. She is an active user of Instagram where she has over 1.6m followers on her handle @reginachuckwu. Her verified account is where she shares her success story and advertises for various company brands.
53 years-old Regina Chukwu Has Won a Number of Awards
For her much-noticed efforts in the entertainment industry, Regina received a number of award nominations, and although she has not won any of the awards so far, there is no doubt that she is one of the most celebrated females in the industry. A list of her award nominations.
- Nomination for City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress of the Year (Yoruba, 2016)
- Her Movie “Akin” Nomination for Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Best Yoruba Movie, 2013)
- Nomination for City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba, 2017)
Regina is a Widow with Two Children
Looking at Regina, one would easily doubt that she has had her fair share of love stories. The thespian is a widow. She married her late husband when she was in her early 20s, and apparently, she lost him four years into their marriage. In her explanation of how she became a widow, the screen diva revealed that her husband died after a brief illness and that as a young woman, she struggled to take care of her children and to even buy her husband’s medication.
While marking the long years of her husband’s departure, Regina recalled her experience, saying it was the “most confused, painful, devastating, excruciating time of her life. But despite all the pains she has experienced over the years, the screen diva remains grateful for the gift of life and for her kids. “I have done some things I am not proud of, but I am proud of how far I have come…,” She said.
Not much is known about Regina Chukwu’s husband, but from what we gather about him, his name is Mr. Sunday Nwafor. The talented actress and filmmaker Regina Chukwu had challenging years after losing her husband. But then, their union was blessed with two children, and she has not failed to take up the responsibility of a father and a mother to her children.
Her daughter Chiamaka Rachel Nwafor was born in April 2001, and she recently turned 22 years old. Her son’s name is Richard Nwafor, and he is about the age of his sister. Nollywood actress Regina Chuku has expressed excitement about being a proud mother saying that she is sure her late husband would be proud of her. She also seized the opportunity to declare herself open to new relationships.