Susan Pwajok (Full Name: Susan Laraba Ganchung Pwajok, born January 15, 2003) is a Nigerian actress best known for her role as Blessing on The Johnson TV series.
The future of the Nigerian entertainment industry belongs to her youngsters, one of which is the 19-year-old Susan Pwajok, who began acting as a 3-year-old. As a child actress and now a young adult, Susan has starred in many Nigerian movies and TV shows and not just some regulars but the likes of critically acclaimed Desperate Housewives Africa and The Johnson TV series, some of the best works the industry has ever produced.
Still, Susan is only but a young girl, and in the years to come, there is no doubt that she will delight her fans and movie watchers in general with her delectable acting talent. A look at the actress’s biography tells how much of a huge talent she is.
How Old Is Susan Pwajok and Where Was She Born?
Susan Pwajok is 19 years old and comes from the Berom tribe in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The Berom/Birom people are the largest autochthonous ethnic group in Plateau State, with their ancestral home in Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Ladi (Gwol), and Riyom local government areas in Jos. Some Beroms are found in some parts of Southern Kaduna, where they also call their home.
The predominant religion of the people is Christianity and Traditional African religion, while their indigenous language is called Berom. As of Nigeria’s last census data, Susan Pwajok and her family members are part of the 1 million Beroms which significantly adds to Nigeria’s 201 million population (2019 estimates).
Though a Berom by tribe, Susan belongs to the crop of millennials born in cities very far away from their parent’s ancestral land. She was born in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos State, and was raised in the state’s opulent Ikoyi Island.
There is no available information yet about her parents or even her siblings. But from what we can infer, seeing how young (3 years old) she was when she started acting, there are plausible reasons to believe that Susan’s parents have been hugely supportive of their daughter’s acting career from the go. She has in the past made a post on Twitter about her parents.
Happy Father’s Day to my beautiful mama❤️🥰 pic.twitter.com/QF0bazvJ1d
— Susan pwajok (@pwajok_susan) June 21, 2020
She Made Her Acting Debut At the Age of 3
She landed her first acting role in a stage play titled Adaobi is Getting Married as a 3-year-old but had to put her acting career on hold for the next 6 years that followed. During this time, Susan attended Greenwood private school, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi.
As she got older, she was getting ready to return to her childhood passion – acting. Still, when an opportunity came to model as a child, she (or her parents on her behalf) grabbed it with both hands as she modeled for Kf Faces, Ikeja.
In 2014, Susan Pwajo starred in her very first notable Nigerian movie titled The Tunnel. For a then 11-year-old, it was a loud cheer for her acting career seeing her in the same movie with the likes of Waje Iruobe as Sade, Femi Jacobs as Pastor Lade Olagbesan, Patrick Doyle, Nse Ikpe Etim, Femi Akeredolu, and Lepacious Bose. Stanlee Ohikhuare directed the film, while the trio – Adejumoke Atunde, Grace Edwin-Okon, and Morenike Erinle were the producers.
At 19, Susan Pwajok is an Actress, Brand Ambassador, and Social Media Influencer
Egged on by the success of her first official Nollywood film and seeing the caliber of actors and actresses who stand out as some of Nollywood’s best heads she starred with, Susan Pwajok pressed on her acting career. In addition, she has also diversified her income sources to include non-acting sources.
Susan’s Movies and TV Show
Still 2014, she auditioned for a role on Tinsel but was instead chosen to act in an African Magic Original Film. She thereafter landed roles in films like –
- Keeping Lucy
- Night Raid
- Stopping Chloe
- Steer Wheel
- Steel Bling
- The Johnsons
- Desperate Housewives Africa
With these acting credits, the young talented actress had already begun drawing significant attention as to how good she is at what she does. In 2017, she won the Movie Personality of the Year Award of a Nigeria Child and was nominated for AMVCA Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
She has Brand Endorsement Deals with Notable Companies
Susan Pwajok is one of the few Nollywood thespians whose acting career has been able to catch international attention. Though not yet as an actress, but as a brand ambassador. She is currently a brand ambassador for Hewlett-Packard, a software company famous for the HP line of computers. Susan has also been featured in an official Samsung Galaxy S20 FE advert alongside musician Koredo Bello and Esther Uzodinma.
In addition to these two, she promotes and models for Payporte on her Instagram account and the weight loss products from @PharmacistElla, perfumesandbeyond, @Liptoniceandtea, @Cardburyhotchocolateng, @bimfemnaturalhairproduct, etc.
Susan’s Social Media Following
Like many Nigerian celebrities today and celebrities worldwide, Susan has leveraged her successful acting career to draw in a steadily growing social media following. She is notably on Instagram as susanpwajok, where she promotes most of the brands she is affiliated with and gives us a glimpse of what goes on in her personal life.
She also has an eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2015. On the channel, she posts prank videos, promotes brands she is signed with and does random videos with her friends.
The Johnsons Remain Her Most Significant Acting Role to Date
Though it is given that Susan Pwajok has acted in a good number of films, it can’t be argued that her starring in The Johnsons stands out as one of her best works. In the television series, she plays the character of Blessing, the youngest child in the family, and has a way of getting what she wants.
At the same time, she doesn’t like her other siblings Samuel Ajibola (Spiff), Chinedu Ikedieze (Efe Johnson), Seun Adebajo Osigbesan (Jennifer Johnson), and Olumide Oworu (Tari Johnson) to get attention from their parents.