DStv’s pan-African lifestyle channel, HONEY launched a brand new reality show last night. The show, “Nollywood Queens”, is the latest addition to the reality content slate this Africa Month.
‘Nollywood Queens’ features actress and BBNaija star, Venita Akpofure, actress and producer, Nuella Njubigbo; as well as star actresses Grace-Charis, formerly known as Belinda Effah, Mimi Orjiekwe and Mercy Isoyip.
Meet the cast:
Venita Akpofure (34), was born in the United Kingdom and hails from Delta State in Nigeria. She gained prominence as a housemate on the fourth season of Big Brother Naija. Venita plays a lead role on Africa Magic’s Unmarried, as the beloved character ‘Nengi.’ Amongst other ventures, Venita owns Ivie Lux home diffusers and candles, and a beauty and haircare line.
Grace-Charis (31), formerly known as Belinda Effah is an actress and TV presenter. She has won several awards including Best New Actress for awards such as AMAA, Bon, GIAMA and the Nigeria Entertainment Award. Grace-Charis is an entrepreneur currently running Grace Charis Bassey Empire which focuses on fashion and lifestyle.
Mercy Isoyip (30), is a popular Nigerian actress, singer and a model. Her claim to fame comes from her role in the film Paige. She has a long line of academic qualifications behind her, including furthering her studies at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in the USA. Mercy is also the proud owner of Estees Restaurant, and a popular rap queen under the name “Descushiel.”
Emmanuella Adaobi Njubigbo (37), publicly known as Nuella Njubigbo is from Ozubulu town in Anambra state. The actress, writer and producer has been in the Nollywood industry for well over a decade, with a key nomination under the Rising Star category in the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards. She also runs a fashion line called “Nuellafrik” and a skin care line named Nuella Naturals.
Mimi Orjiekwe (33), is a Nigerian actress, entrepreneur, proud single mother and beauty queen. She rose to prominence following her role as ‘Inem’ in the 2016 film From Freetown TL. Mimi won Miss African Queen, Focus Face of the Year Award and other beauty pageants. She is the owner of FBM Homes and Interiors and has a beauty range named Flawless.
HONEY is DStv’s first original Pan-African lifestyle channel and is broadcast on channel 173 throughout the continent. The first season of Nollywood Queens premieres this Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8 PM.