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Uche Jombo Biography: Education, Career, Marriage, Movies, and Awards

Uche Jombo is a well-known Nigerian actress, producer, and screenwriter who has had a long and successful career in the film industry. Uche Jombo Studios, a film production and distribution company, was founded by her. Since her Nollywood debut in 2009, she has been active and involved in the film industry. She was also a key player in the recently released Blood Sisters film series.

Early Life & Education

Uche Jombo was born in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria on December 28, 1979. For actress Jombo, growing up was a difficult experience. Her mother raised her and enrolled her in their church theater group when she was very young. In secondary school, she was consistently recognized as the top drama student. During her secondary school years, her mother’s church had to pay her tuition.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Calabar and a master’s degree in computer programming from the Federal University of Technology, Minna.


Uche Jombo made her film debut in Nigeria in 1999 with a role in the film Visa to Hell. She has written and co-written several films as a screenwriter, including The Celebrity, Games Men Play, Girls in the Hood, and A Time to Love. Jombo went on to direct films such as Nollywood Hustlers, Holding Hope, and Damage, a documentary about domestic abuse.

She has appeared in more than 200 Nigerian films. Games Men Play, Lies Men Tell, Holding Hope, A Mother’s Fight, Unconditional, A Time to Love, Be My Wife, and Celebrity are among her 20 screenwriting credits.

Through her production company, Uche Jombo Studios, she began executive producing her own films in 2008. Following the birth of her son Matthew, she married Kenny Rodriguez in 2012 and began directing in 2015. Among the films she has directed are Lost in Us, How I Saved My Marriage, and the Nollywood box office hit Heaven on My Mind.

She was one of several celebrities, including Omoni Oboli, Laura Ikeji, and others, who helped launch GrandLux Cafe in Lekki on November 30th, 2018. Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, and Kate Henshaw co-starred in the Ebony Life TV reality show Screen Divas in 2012. The short film New Horizon was co-written and directed by these four female actors. Tope Oshin’s film addressed women’s mistreatment and domestic violence.

Uche Jombo appeared in the popular Blood Sister film series in 2022, alongside notable Nollywood actors such as Ramsey Noah, Gabriel Afolayan, and Deyemi Okanlawon, among others.

Personal Life

Marital Life

In 2012, Uche Jombo got married to Kenny Rodriguez. In 2015, the couple was blessed with a boy, Matthew.


Within the 3 years period of 2010 to 2013, Uche Jombo served as an ambassador for Globacom.

Movie Series

2022Blood SistersMrs. Duru
2018Heaven On My MindUju
How I saved My Marriage
2017Banana Island Ghost
2016Lost in Us
Wives on strike
2013After The ProposalMary
2012Mrs SomebodyDesperado
2011Kiss and TellMimi
2010Home in Exile
Holding HopeHope
2009Love Games
Silent ScandalsMuky
2008Feel My Pain
Beyonce & RihannaNichole
2007World of Commotion
Rush Hour
Price of Peace
Most Wanted Bachelor
Keep My Will
House of Doom
Greatest Harvest
Final Hour
2006Secret Fantasy
Price of Fame
My Sister My LoveHope
Love WinsEge
Co-operate Runs
2005Endless LiesBecky
Darkest Night
Black Bra
2002Fire Love
2000Girls Hostel
1999Visa to hell


Awards & Nomination

2008AfroHollywood Awards -UKBest ActressWon
4th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressKeep My WillNominated
20102010 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Supporting ActressSilent ScandalsWon
City People Entertainment AwardsBest ActressWon
Abia State AwardsHonor AwardHerselfWon
Life Changers Awards-UKNollywood Personality of the yearHerselfWon
5 Continents Awards -New YorkMerit award for charity supportHerselfWon
2011ELOY awardsBest Actress Leading roleDamageWon
2011 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress Leading roleDamageNominated
Best ScreenplayNominated
Best Kiss with Kalu IkeagwuNominated
2012NafcaBest Actress Leading RoleDamageWon
Best FilmWon
2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsFemale Viewers Choice AwardsherselfNominated
8th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleDamageNominated
2013Africa International Film FestivalBest Actress Leading RoleLies Men TellWon
2013 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress Leading Role-EnglishMrs SomebodyNominated
2014ELOY Awards[14]Female Film Producers of the YearNominated
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest On Screen (with Patience Ozokwor)After The ProposalNominated
Female Viewers Choice AwardsHerselfNominated
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Movie – ComedyLies Man TellNominated
10th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleLagos CougarsNominated
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actressoge’s sisterNominated
Female Viewers ChoiceHerselfWon


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