Ekene Umenwa Cynthia, popularly known as Angel Palazzo or “Jesus Last Born” is a prominent comic actress, entrepreneur, filmmaker, content creator and event planner. She rose to fame for her role in hilarious comedy movies.
|Full Name:||Ekene Umenwa|
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|Place of Birth:||Anambra|
|State of Origin:||Anambra State|
Early Life and Education
Born on August 27th in the 1990s in Benin City to Mr. Nmenwa and Mrs. Lucy Ogoamaka Umenwa, Ekene Umenwa is originally from Anambra State.
She was raised in Benin City and earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Ebonyi State University. Her father resided in London, UK, for 9 years.
Cynthia is emerging as a prominent actress in the film industry, and she also has a keen interest in event planning, decoration, and pastry making.
At the age of 13, Angel Palazzo received a divine calling from God to pursue a career in acting, despite the prevailing notion that fame often demanded personal sacrifices. Her unwavering inner voice urged her towards the world of movies.
While her father was supportive of her acting aspirations, her paternal relatives were opposed. They managed to dissuade her father, branding the movie industry as a “prostitute” profession. As she grew, her passion for acting intensified.
In 2011, she embarked on her acting journey, debuting as a maid alongside seasoned actors like Kenneth Okonkwo and Maureen Solomon in the film “King After Kings.”
Her talent was evident even before she enrolled at Ebonyi State University, where she gained a reputation as a star.
Angel Palazzo faced challenges along the way, including the struggles of her acting career and her sister’s illness. Her unique comedic style and ability to embody diverse characters endeared her to fans, producers, and directors in the industry.
Her primary goal in Nollywood is to inspire and lead others to Christ. She passionately advocates for abstinence until marriage, especially among young girls.
Angel Palazzo is a highly successful and influential actress, renowned for her comedic and romantic roles alongside prominent actors like Zubby Michael and Flash Boy.
She resides in Asaba and is the CEO of Ekene Confectionery. She also founded Ekene Umenwa TV, which achieved 100,000 YouTube subscribers in August 2023. Her channel is a lucrative endeavor with an engaged following. On January 2, 2021, she celebrated the new year by acquiring a brand new Toyota car.
She maintains strong and harmonious relationships with her colleagues in the movie industry and is known for her easygoing and free-spirited personality. She has shared delightful moments with fellow actresses Destiny Etiko and Mercy Johnson. Click their names to watch videos featuring them.
Ekene Umenwa Net Worth
Ekene Umenwa has accumulated an estimated net worth of about $200,000. She is a famous comic actress, and relented personality.
Ekene Umenwa is happily married to her husband, Ifeanyi Ogbodo.
Ekene made her engagement announcement on Sunday, October 22, 2023. The radiant actress shared cherished moments from her engagement ceremony on her verified Instagram page, expressing that a year and several months ago, she joyfully accepted the divine union with the man chosen by God for their shared life mission.
The culmination of their journey occurred on Saturday, November 4, 2023, when Ekene Umenwa and her beloved, Kleanson, exchanged vows in a splendid white wedding ceremony in Benin City, Edo State. Earlier, on April 16, 2023, her bride price had been formally paid in a magnificent traditional marriage ceremony.
Though they had traditionally wed on April 16, 2023, Ekene explained that due to security concerns in the Eastern region, they chose not to have the type of traditional wedding they had envisioned.