Sylvanus Nkiru

Sylvanus Nkiru

Nigerian Actress, Politician, and Award-Winning Performer


21 April 1982

Early Life and Education

Sylvanus born on April 21, 1982, in Osisioma, Aba, a city in Abia State, Nigeria. She completed her primary and secondary education at Ohabiam Primary and Secondary School, obtaining her first school leaving certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. Eager to pursue her passion for mass communication, Sylvanus enrolled at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication.


06 July 1999

Acting Career and Achievements

At the age of 17, Sylvanus embarked on her acting journey, marking the beginning of a successful career that spanned over two decades. With an impressive filmography comprising more than seventy movies, Sylvanus showcased her versatility and talent, earning recognition and admiration from audiences and critics alike. Her outstanding performances led to several accolades, including the prestigious 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.


06 July 2002

Notable Films

Throughout her career, Sylvanus has delivered compelling performances in numerous films. Some of her notable works include "My Heart," "Final Tussle," "Life Bullets," "Fine Things," "No More Love," "Secret Pain," "She Is My Sister," "The Last Supper," "Treasures Of Fortune," "Alice My First Lady," "Buried Emotion," "Divided Attention," "Pastor's Blood," "Serious Issue," "Sweetest Goodbye," "What A Mother," "Dangerous Mind," "Hope Of Glory," "King Of The Jungle," "My Blood," "Queen," "The Staff Of Odo," "Unconditional Love," "Egg Of Life," "Green Snake," "Six Problems," "Holy Violence," "Last Weekend," "Onunaeyi: Seeds Of Bondage," "The Only Hope," "A Cry For Help," "Love In Bondage," "Miracle," "Pretender," "Unknown Mission," "Never Come Back," and "Terrible Sin."


06 July 2017

Recognition and Public Impact

A contributions to the Nigerian film industry have not gone unnoticed. In both 2017 and 2018, she was featured in The Guardian's publication on Celebrities Who Made Headlines, further cementing her status as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.


06 July 2023

Kidnapping Incident

Sylvanus's life took a distressing turn in December 2012 when she was abducted while serving as a special assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha. Her captors demanded a ransom of N100,000,000 (equivalent to $640,000) for her release. After a harrowing experience, Sylvanus was released on December 21, 2012, following intense efforts from law enforcement and negotiations.


06 July 2023

Political Career

Aside from her successful acting career, Sylvanus ventured into politics and made a significant impact in Imo State, Nigeria. In 2011, she was appointed as the Special Assistant on Lagos State Affairs to former Governor Rochas Okorocha. Later, she became the Special Adviser on Public Affairs, utilizing her skills to contribute to public administration and governance.


06 July 2023

Legacy and Impact

Nkiru Sylvanus has left an indelible mark on the Nigerian entertainment industry. Her talent, dedication, and versatility as an actress have made her a household name, earning her a place among the country's most respected performers. Sylvanus's contributions to Nollywood have not only entertained audiences but also paved the way for aspiring actors and actresses.

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