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

Uche Jombo is a well-known Nigerian actress, producer, and screenwriter with a long and successful film career. She founded Uche Jombo Studios, a film production and distribution company. She has been active and involved in the film industry since her Nollywood debut in 2009. She also played an important role in the recently released Blood Sisters film series.

Early Life & Education

Uche Jombo was born on December 28, 1979, in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria. Growing up was a difficult experience for actress Jombo. When she was very young, her mother nurtured her and enrolled her in their church theater group. She was consistently recognized as the top drama student in secondary school. Her tuition had to be paid for by her mother’s church during her secondary school years.

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

Career

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

She has appeared in over 200 Nigerian movies. Her 20 screenwriting credits include Games Men Play, Lies Men Tell, Holding Hope, A Mother’s Fight, Unconditional, A Time to Love, Be My Wife, and Celebrity.

In 2008, she began executive producing her own films through her production company, Uche Jombo Studios. She married Kenny Rodriguez in 2012 and began directing in 2015, following the birth of her son Matthew. Among her directed films are Lost in Us, How I Saved My Marriage, and the Nollywood box office true-life film Heaven on My Mind.

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

In 2022, Uche Jombo also acted in the popular Blood Sister movie series, alongside prominent Nollywood actors such as Ramsey Noah, Gabriel Afolayan, 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.

Endorsement 

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

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Movie Series

Year Film Role
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
2012 Mrs Somebody Desperado
Misplaced Debra
2011 Kiss and Tell Mimi
Damage
2010 Home in Exile
Holding Hope Hope
2009 Love Games
Entanglement
Silent Scandals Muky
2008 Feel My Pain
Beyonce & Rihanna Nichole
2007 World of Commotion
Rush Hour
Price of Peace
Most Wanted Bachelor
Keep My Will
House of Doom
Greatest Harvest
Final Hour
2006 Secret Fantasy
Price of Fame
My Sister My Love Hope
Love Wins Ege
Co-operate Runs
2005 Endless Lies Becky
Darkest Night
Black Bra
2004 Scout
2002 Fire Love
2000 Girls Hostel
1999 Visa to hell

 

Awards & Nomination

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
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 Screenplay Nominated
Best Kiss with Kalu Ikeagwu Nominated
2012 Nafca Best Actress Leading Role Damage Won
Best Film 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[14] 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
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