In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Nkiru Sylvanus.
Nkiru Sylvanus is a Nigerian actress and politician.
She has featured in over two hundred movies and won the awards for Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
The renowned Nollywood superstar Nkiru Sylvanus was born on 21st April 1982 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus in Osisioma, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.
Nkiru is a native of Imo State, Nigeria. Imo State is a State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
The actress was first linked to an aide to Vice President Sambo’s aide, Umar Sani.
She reportedly married him while his now late wife, Hajiya Sahura Umar was receiving treatment at an hospital in Egypt but she later debunked it.
The wedding reportedly held in January 2013.
However, sources close to Umar Sani says that Nkiru broke up with him less than two weeks after their secret traditional marriage because she’s afraid of sharing Sani’s bed with another woman.
Sadly Umar lost his 32-year-old wife in June 2013 close to six months after Nkiru left him.
Several months later, Stanley Duru came back into her life and she accepted to marry him but when Oge Okoye’s people told her the kind of man Stanley Duru is, she was said to have called off the marriage at the last minute.
A source close to Nkiru said the actress told family members that she would rather remain single for life than to marry a womaniser like Stanley Duru and that was how her marriage plan was cancelled at the last minute.
On December 31, 2022 Nkiru took to her Instagram page to show off her engagement ring with the caption “It is what it is”,which means the actress is about to tie the knot finally.
Nkiru Sylvanus attended ohabiam primary school and ohabiamm secondary school in Aba for her basic education.
Shen then went on to study Mass Communication at Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
As it were, Nkiru Sylvanus joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood officially in 1999.
Then, she was just 17 years of age.
Shortly after joining the movie industry, Nkiru rose to fame.
She was known for the movie role she played in “Egg Of Life.” Of course, she did play and has been explaining movie roles with expertise.
Since she started acting, Nkiru Sylvanus has featured in over 100 movies; some of which are :
- Green Snake
- A Cry For Help
- The Staff Of Odo
- Six Problems
- Unknown Mission
- My Blood
- Egg Of Life
- My Blood
- Hope Of Glory
Nkiru Sylvanus took a long break from Nollywood to pursue her political career in 2010.
She only did few movies from 2010-2018, but she has returned back to Nollywood since 2019 after a long break.
She was appointed by the then Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha as his Special Assistant on Entertainment after she campaigned for her in 2011.
Nkiru has an estimated net worth of $500,000 according to an online source.