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Ngozi Nwosu - veteran actress and producer

Ngozi Nwosu a native of Arochukwu in Abia State was born in August 1, 1963.

She is a veteran Nigerian actress and producer. She began her acting career in Yoruba-language films, before making her home-video debut in Living in Bondage, an Igbo-language film considered to begin the video film era of Cinema of Nigeria.

She grew up in Lagos. Her father, a Biafran veteran was killed during the Nigeria Civil War. Nwosu is fluent in Igbo, Yoruba and English languages. She had her primary education at St. Paul Anglican School, Idi Oro. She then proceeded to Maryland Comprehensive High School, Ikeja, and concluded her high school at East Rosary High School.

Her professional acting training under the leadership of Reverend Fabian Oko was done at Royal Theatre Art Club School. In 2012, she took ill, which affected her career. The diagnosis was reported to be related to a kidney disease. She eventually got treatment abroad through government and some organizations.

She began her acting career while attending acting classes in school, most of which were done in Yoruba. She played "Madam V boot" in the television series, Ripples. While on set in Living in Bondage, Ngozi Nwosu is attributed as being the first actress to kiss on set during her romantic session with Kenneth Okonkwo. She is also known for playing "Peace" in sitcom, Fuji House of Commotion (created by Amaka Igwe). Her character was the third wife of Chief Fuji, often shown as his favorite. In 2018, she played "Ene" in Nigerian animation film "Sade". Her character is a woman who didn't utilize what she has until she lost it. According to her, everyone can identify with the film because of its comedic tone. She was the producer of Evil Passion, Stainless and the radio show, Onga.

Speaking on female sexual harassment in the industry, Ngozi Nwosu explained that it could be fine when producers make sexual advances towards an actress, but she considers it more demeaning when the actress seduces the producer. She also stated that every actress has the right to say no to anything that is not comfortable for them. She has also featured in music videos of Chidinma Ekile and Fair Prince.

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