Mbong Amata Biography
Mbong Amata, born September 21, 1985, is a famous Nigerian actress, beauty queen, and former wife of Jeta Amata. She is from Akwa Ibom State, and she represented the state in the Miss Nigeria Beauty Contest in 2003, finishing as the second runner up. As a humanitarian, Mbong founded the Tickle-Us Foundation, which works to care for Africa’s less fortunate mothers and children.
|Real Name:||Mbong Amata Grace|
|Date of Birth||September 21, 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Aba, Abia State|
|Occupation:||Actress, Beauty Queen|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Early Life and Education
Mbong Amata Grace was born in Aba, Abia state, Nigeria on September 21st, 1985 to parents from Akwa Ibom state.
Mbong grew up in Aba, where she had her primary education before enrolling for a secondary education at the Federal Government Girls College, Calabar, Cross River State. She showed traits of modeling even when she was very little.
Mbong Amata debuted in the Nigerian entertainment industry in 2003, when she competed for Miss Akwa Ibom at the age of sixteen.
She was crowned “Most Beautiful Girl” (Akwa Ibom) in 2003 and finished second in the 2004 Miss Nigeria pageant.
Jeta Amata met her at an audition in Calabar in 2001. They started dating two years later, when she was 18 years old. They married in 2008, and Veno was born the following year. They divorced in 2014 after splitting in 2013.
She has appeared in films such as Black November, Forgetting June, and Inale. Amata splits his time between Los Angeles and Lagos.
His list of movies is shown below:
- 2005: Wheel of Change
- 2006: The Amazing Grace
- 2008: Mary Slessor
- 2010: Inale
- 2011: Black Gold
- 2012: Black November
- 2013: Forgetting June
- 2014: Champagne
- 2015: The Banker
- 2017: A Little White Lie
- TBA: From Freetown
- TBA: Darima’s Dilemma
Mbong Amata is experienced and at such, she has won many nominations and awards. The list is as shown below:
- Crowned as Most Beautiful Girl, Akwa Ibom, in 2003
- 2nd runner-up – Miss Nigeria in 2004
- Nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Upcoming Artist
Mbong Amata Net Worth
Mbong Amata is a top Nigerian actress and film producer with an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Mbong Amata met her husband, a prolific film producer/director, during an audition in Calabar in 2001. In 2008, she married Jet Amata, a well-known director and producer, and they have a daughter, Veno. They divorced in 2014 after they separated in 2013.
Mbong Amata met her husband, a prolific film producer/director, during an audition in Calabar in 2001. In 2008, she married Jet Amata, a well-known director and producer, and they have a daughter, Veno.
Mbong has stated that her ex-husband denied her access to her daughter and insisted that she be a part-time mom by just communicating with her daughter over the phone.
She continued, “I have always made one thing clear to him; he knows how much of a hands-on mother I am. I will not discredit myself and reduce my role as a mom to just speaking to my daughter on the phone. I had been very clear and said to him that if he will not let me full access to my daughter physically, I have no part of what is going on.
Sometime June last year, Jeta Amata came online to say that his ex-wife is missing. Mbong actually came online with a video in response to the claims by her estranged husband, that she is not missing but healthy and hearty. Mbong said that it’s a routine thing for her.
The Akwa Ibom Beauty Queen said:
“People who are close to me and those who matter the most understand how I use social media,” she explained. They are aware that I take periodic breaks and that I have been on a social media break since January.”
- Instagram: @mbongamata
- Twitter: @MbongAmata