Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Ebele Okaro Onyiuke was born on 19 January. She is a Nigerian actress and film producer. Okaro was born in London and raised in the Nigerian state of Enugu. She married into the Onyiuke family.
Ebele began acting while attending the Santa Maria Primary School and continued while at Nsukka’s Queen of the Holy Rosary Secondary School. After beginning studies of Education at the University of Calabar, Okaro found her passion for the dramatic arts won out and she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts.
After her graduation, Okaro served her National Youth Service at the Nigerian Television Authority, where she took up opportunities for television appearances. However, with declines in the Nigerian movie industry (known as Nollywood), she took up a job as working in an embassy in Lagos and later in a bank before being able to return to acting.
She has become known as the “Mama of Nollywood” and has earned the respect of both fans and colleagues
In 2014, Ebele Okaro Onyiuke produced and acted in Musical Whispers, a movie that advocates for loving care for children with autism. It features other prominent Nigerian actors and actresses, most notably Chioma Chukwuka and Kalu Ikeagwu.