Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah, born July 24, 1964, professionally known as Clarion Chukwura, is a veteran Nigerian actress and humanitarian. She hails from Anambra State. Clarion Chukwura is the mother of award-winning music video director, Clarence Peters.
|Full Name:||Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah|
|Date of Birth:||July 24, 1964 (57 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Anambra State|
Early Life and Education
Clarion Chukwura was born and bred in Lagos State, Nigeria, as the only daughter of a family of four; she is originally from Anambra State in Nigeria.
She attended nursery and primary school in Lagos and then completed her secondary education at Queen of the Rosary College in Onitsha before enrolling at Obafemi Awolowo University‘s Department of Dramatic Arts to study acting and speech.
While growing up, the legendary actress had the dream of becoming a talented actress and never stopped working hard even while she was in school.
For her humanitarian activities in Africa, she was named a United Nations Peace Ambassador.
She began her acting career in 1980 and rose to fame after appearing in the soap series “Mirror in the Sun.” At the 1982 FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso, she was the first Nigerian to win Best Actress.
She has starred in various Nollywood films and soap operas, leaving a lasting effect on her audience. Clarion Chukwura made his acting debut at the age of 18 in the 1984 television series “Bello’s Way.”
The next year, she had another memorable debut in a television series called Mirror In The Sun. It was the same show that catapulted her to fame. She also appeared in the TV shows Super Story, Delilah, and Ripples.
Clarion Chukwura received the traditional title of Ada Eji Eje Mba I of Onitsha, Anambra State and Legends of Nollywood award at the Nollywood at 20 Celebration.
Clarion Chukwura Net Worth
Clarion Chukwura is a legendary Nigerian actress with an estimated net worth of $2million. She is the mother of super talented and award-winning Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters.
Awards & Recognitions
- 1982 Best Actress of the Year at All Africa Film Festival, Ougadagodou, Burkina Faso (won)
- 1997 Afro-Hollywood Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls (won)
- 2001 THEMA Best supporting actress (yoruba) award (won)
- 2001 Lebatino Film Festival, Mexico award for best actress (won)
- 2003 Africa Cinema Award (won)
- 2004 Reel Award for Best Actress (won)
- 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Movies and TV Series
- Fiery Force
- Money Power
- Farewell to Babylon
- Glamour Girls 2
- remarkable night
- Igbotic love
- forbidden choice
- caught in the act
- Abuja Connection
- Egg of Life
- Bello’s Way
- Mirror in the Sun
- Super Story
Chukwura was born into a household of four as the only daughter. Clarence Peters, the director of music videos, is her son, who she born for Shina Peters.
She is from the state of Anambra. Chukwura married Anthony Boyd for the third time in 2016, and converted to his Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs.
- Instagram: @Clarionchukwurah
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