Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo (born 26 May 1987) Popularly Known as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka is a Nigerian film actress. She is best known for the film of the same name. Nollywood celebrity Actress Rachael okonkwo looks super beautiful as get happily ready to celebrate valentine day. The Actress steps out in a glamorously designed red colored gown.
Rachael Okonkwo hails from Ukpata in Uzo Uwani Local government area of Enugu State, located in South East (Nigeria). She started acting while she was a child, but due to lack of movie roles she switched career to dancing. She joined Nollywood in 2007 playing very minor roles.
In 2008, she played a Supporting role to Ini Edo & Van Vicker in Royal War 2, also in 2010 alongside Patience Ozokwor and John Okafor in Open and Close 1&2. Her first major role and consequently her breakthrough movie came in 2014, where she played the lead character in Nkoli Nwa Nsukka as Nkoli.
How did your journey into the movie industry begin?
It began in 2005 when I officially joined Nollywood. I acted in about 7 movies and stopped. The experience was terrible for me. I then joined the music industry as a dancer. I danced so much that people started calling me ‘oteegwu’[Igbo: great dancer] because I appeared in most gospel music videos in the market then. I went back to Nollywood and continued acting and eventually the movie,“Nkoli Nwa Nsukka” came and gave me the break.
Did you ever encounter sexual harassment in the beginning?
No, I did not, and I have not. It is not the way people talk about it.
Can you share one of your best moments as an actress?
One of my best moments as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka was when we were shooting Nkoli Nwa Nsukka seasons 5 & 6. We got to a location and people did not allow me to shoot because they saw Nkoli Nwa Nsukka. I never knew I had become that popular. In fact, I ran back inside the car and started crying, tears of joy.
How do you deal with stubborn fans?
I try to manage them very well because I see them as my well-wishers. Without people like them, we won’t feel appreciated. God will always bless my fans for me.
Any embarrassing moment with a fan you can’t forget?
Yes o. I came out of my car to enquire something from someone and on noticing I was the one, the young man jumped up and kissed me right on my lips. And this happened in a traffic jam; so, many people saw it. I can’t forget that day in a hurry. I felt so embarrassed that I felt like disappearing from there. It was one of those things.
Aside movies, what else do you do?
Property management; I buy and sell properties.
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