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.
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.
|2022||Blood Sisters||Mrs. Duru|
|2018||Heaven On My Mind||Uju|
|How I saved My Marriage|
|2017||Banana Island Ghost|
|2016||Lost in Us|
|Wives on strike|
|2013||After The Proposal||Mary|
|2011||Kiss and Tell||Mimi|
|2010||Home in Exile|
|2008||Feel My Pain|
|Beyonce & Rihanna||Nichole|
|2007||World of Commotion|
|Price of Peace|
|Most Wanted Bachelor|
|Keep My Will|
|House of Doom|
|Price of Fame|
|My Sister My Love||Hope|
|1999||Visa to hell|
Awards & Nomination
|2008||AfroHollywood Awards -UK||Best Actress||Won|
|4th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Keep My Will||Nominated|
|2010||2010 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Silent Scandals||Won|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|Abia State Awards||Honor Award||Herself||Won|
|Life Changers Awards-UK||Nollywood Personality of the year||Herself||Won|
|5 Continents Awards -New York||Merit award for charity support||Herself||Won|
|2011||ELOY awards||Best Actress Leading role||Damage||Won|
|2011 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress Leading role||Damage||Nominated|
|Best Kiss with Kalu Ikeagwu||Nominated|
|2012||Nafca||Best Actress Leading Role||Damage||Won|
|2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Female Viewers Choice Awards||herself||Nominated|
|8th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress Leading Role||Damage||Nominated|
|2013||Africa International Film Festival||Best Actress Leading Role||Lies Men Tell||Won|
|2013 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress Leading Role-English||Mrs Somebody||Nominated|
|2014||ELOY Awards||Female Film Producers of the Year||—||Nominated|
|2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best On Screen (with Patience Ozokwor)||After The Proposal||Nominated|
|Female Viewers Choice Awards||Herself||Nominated|
|2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Movie – Comedy||Lies Man Tell||Nominated|
|10th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress Leading Role||Lagos Cougars||Nominated|
|2015||2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress||oge’s sister||Nominated|
|Female Viewers Choice||Herself||Won|