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Nkechi Blessing Biography: Education, Career, Relationship, Controversies, Awards, and Net Worth

Nkechi Blessing Sunday, a Nigerian actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter currently based in the United States, was born and bred in Surulere, Lagos State. Omoege Lekki, her first film, was released in 2015 and starred her and Yinka Quadri. Omoege Lekki won MAYA Awards in 2016 and was nominated for Best of Nollywood Awards for Revelation of the Year. She is also the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nkechi Films and the NBS Foundation.

Early Life & Education

Nkechi Blessing was born on the 14th of February, 1989. She is a native of Abia, a state in the country’s southeast. She attended Olu Abiodun Nursery and Primary School in Lagos for her primary education and Barachel Model College in Lagos for her secondary education. Nkechi Blessing studied International Relations at Houdegbe North American University and completed a six-month diploma in theater arts at Lagos State University.

Career

Kemi Korede spotted Nkechi’s talent for acting in 2008 and cast her in her film “Omo Bewaji.” She met  Emeka Duru, who offered her a supporting role in Emem Isong‘s film Through The Fire & Entanglement in 2009. She gained fame in 2012 with a lead role in Kafila Omo Ibadan, following a meeting with producer Temitope Bali in South Africa, who offered her the part.

On the 1st of February, 2017, she was introduced as one of the Nigeria Carnival USA’s ambassadors at the second edition of the yearly Nigerian music, cultural, and comedic event in the United States. In 2018, she was nominated for a City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress of the Year for her work as “Dora” in the film The Ghost and the Tout. Nkechi and Seun Sean Jimoh co-hosted the 2020 edition of the African Entertainment Awards in the United States in 2020. She was in the cast of Fate of Alakada the same year, as BisiTanwa Savage, The Cleanser, Omo Emi, and Ise Ori were among her starring roles, and Breaded Life and Olori Amolegbe were among her supporting roles.

Personal Life

Nkechi Blessing married Falegan Opeyemi David, an Ekiti politician, on June 10, 2021. Blessing announced the death of her mother, Mrs. Gloria Obasi Sunday, on September 23, 2021, as she was preparing to launch her premium films in Lagos’s largest theater. Nkechi Blessing declared on Instagram on April 6, 2022, that she had divorced Falegan Opeyemi David.

 

Controversies

Falegan Opeyemi David

She recently reignited her year-long beef with politician ex-lover, Opeyemi Falegan.

During an interview with TVC ‘s ‘Your View’ aired on Thursday, Blessing talked about her immediate past relationship and how it finally ended.

When asked if she still loved Falegan, the actress said she was “100 per cent” over him. According to her, she only got into a relationship with the politician in order to spite a previous lover.

Describing how she got into a relationship with Falegan, she said, “The thing is, he was the one that loved me more. It was the time that I was trying to level up to the love he has for me that he messed up.

“I recently broke out from a relationship with my ex that lived in America, and in the heat of the breakup, while we were still trying to fix things, he started posting a girl, covering her face.

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“Then I realised there’s this man asking me out, okay, fine man. In all ramifications of people I like to date, he’s not 1–10. So that was me just trying to use him to get back at my ex – then I landed in relationship.”

Reacting to the interview, Falegan took to his Instagram page where he slammed the actress for speaking about him during the interview.

“This girl will never stop mentioning my name kilodeee? Once I have a reason to go, I will never find an excuse to come back. U no get content again?

“Attaching my name to yours is dysfunctional, just stop mentioning my name abeg, someone should please give her contents, she sounds really empty now,” he wrote.

Falegan and Nkechi got into a public war of words ealier in the year, as they announced the breakdown of their marriage.

Despite sharing pictures of her purported wedding back in 2021, Blessing stated after their break-up that she was never legally married to Falegan.

 

Dildo

Nkechi Blessing recently came under fire on social media for sharing dildo as souvenirs on her mother’s death anniversary party.

The actress had on September 23, 2021 announced the death of her mother, with well-wishers sending condolences.

The controversial actress held a remembrance party with many of her friends, colleagues and fans present.

A video that has since gone viral surfaced online with Blessing seen giving out a plastic penis in a souvenir package.

 

 

She proceeded to call on single or divorced women in the crowd, charging them to make do with the sex toy.

Selected Filmography

  • 2021 The Cleanser
  • 2021 Tanwa Savage
  • 2021 Breaded Life
  • 2021 Amerah
  • 2020 Fate of Alakada
  • 2019 Wound
  • 2019 Plastic Girls
  • 2019 Omo Emi
  • 2019 Olopa Olorun
  • 2019 Ise Ori
  • 2019 Hostel Babes
  • 2019 Broken Crown
  • 2019 Babeje
  • 2019 Akwa Ndu
  • 2019 Akanda
  • 2019 Agidi Okan
  • 2018 Unsane
  • 2018 The Ghost and the Tout Dora Ghost
  • 2018 Soulmate
  • 2018 Orogun Aladie
  • 2018 Olori Amolegbe
  • 2018 Lekki Guyz
  • 2018 Judasi Ojooluwa
  • 2018 Jadesola
  • 2018 Imoran Advice
  • 2018 Ile Wa
  • 2018 Fatherhood
  • 2018 Ebiti
  • 2018 Duro
  • 2018 Dokita Miracle
  • 2018 Broken Soul
  • 2018 Aye Sokunkun
  • 2018 Anniversary
  • 2018 Alagbawi 1 & 2
  • 2018 Alaamu
  • 2018 Aje
  • 2018 Aje
  • 2017 Yanga
  • 2017 Asiko-Time
  • 2017 Alakada Reloaded
  • 2015 Omoege Lekki
  • 2012 Kafila Omo Ibadan
  • 2009 Through The Fire & Entanglement
  • 2008 Omo Bewaji

Produced Films

  • 2021 Amerah
  • 2018 Unsane
  • 2018 Judasi
  • 2015 Omoege Lekki

Awards and Nominations

Year Event Prize Result
2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead role –Yoruba Nominated
2019 City People Movie Award Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Yoruba) Nominated
2018 City People Movie Award Most Promising Actress of the Year (Yoruba) Won
2018 City People Movie Award Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) Nominated
2018 City People Movie Award Most Promising Actress of the Year (Yoruba) Nominated
2018 City People Movie Award Fastest Rising Actress of the Year (Female) Nominated
2016 Best of Nollywood Awards Revelation of the Year (female) Nominated

Net Worth

According to reports, Nkechi Blessing’s primary source of income is from entertainment-related businesses, which has contributed to her projected net worth of $250,000.

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