Monalisa Chinda Biography, Daughter, Age, Movies, Net Worth, First Husband, Parents, Bleaching, Father, Siblings, Wikipedia

Monalisa Chinda Biography: Daughter, Age, Movies, Net Worth, First Husband, Parents, Bleaching, Father, Siblings, Wikipedia

March 20, 2022 0 Posted By Blessing Buchi


Monalisa Chinda Coker (born 13 September 1974), addressed professionally as Monalisa Chinda, is a supertalented figure in the Nollywood field.

Not only is she a legendary personality, but her beauty and versatility are also incomparable.

She is a preeminent Nigerian actress, filmmaker, television personality, and media personality.

Monalisa Chinda
Monalisa Chinda: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Monalisa Chinda Coker
Stage Name: Monalisa Chinda
Born: 13 September 1974 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Rivers State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: N/A
Siblings: 5
Husband • Spouse: Victor Tonye Coker (m. 2016), Dejo Richards (m. ?–2009)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Tamar Chinda
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$2 million

Early Life & Education

Monalisa Chinda was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to Ikwerre parents. On the 13th of September, 1974, she was born in Rivers State, Nigeria.

She is the firstborn in her family of two sons and four daughters. 

Monalisa Chinda attended Army Children’s School, GRA for Primary and then Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ School, Elelenwo. Both schools are located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 

She obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.


Monalisa Chinda‘s first significant movie was Pregnant Virgin, which she did in 1996, and subsequently, after she graduated in 2000, she did Above the Law and has done many others since then.

In 2007, her road to stardom kicked off when she started appearing in the television soap Heaven’s Gate. In 2011, she debuted as Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie ‘Kiss & Tell‘, which Emem Isong co-produced with her and Desmond Elliot directed. 

In 2012, Monalisa Chinda became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine. In November 2014, the actress is branched out of acting and debuted her Talk Show titled ‘You & I with Monalisa.”

Monalisa Chinda is involved in a lot of charity work. She has a column (Monalisa Code) in the Saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers, where she writes on social issues and relationships. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new acting, directing, and screenwriting talents.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2014 – Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in Leading Role
  • 2012 – Nollywood @ 20 E-Global Awards (NEGA), Outstanding Character Actress
  • In 2011, Monalisa was crowned the Face of Port Harcourt – Carnival Queen in her hometown of Rivers State.
  • 2010 she was nominated for the Best Actress in a drama series at the Terracotta TV and Film Awards
  • Best Actress, Afro Hollywood Award 2009 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

Personal Life

Monalisa Chinda’s first marriage to Dejo Richards ended in 2010 over domestic violence and constant abuse allegations. The divorced couple both had a daughter together – Tamar Chinda.

She wedded her second husband, Victor Tonye Coker, on February 20, 2016. Monalisa Chinda revealed that she had known Victor Tonye Coker since she was 14.


Monalisa Chinda has featured in more than 80 films.

  • Pregnant Virgin (1996)
  • Royal Grandmother (2007)
  • Sting 2 (2006)
  • Critical Truth (2008)
  • Kiss and Tell (2011)
  • Keeping my Man (2013)
  • Anointed Liars
  • Breaking Heart
  • Without Goodbye
  • Above the Law (2000)
  • City of Angels
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Torn
  • Passionate Heart
  • Memories of the Heart
  • Itoro
  • Lagos Cougars
  • Spirit Love
  • Passionate Heart
  • Okon Lagos
  • Games Men Play
  • Nollywood Hustlers
  • Gossip Nation
  • The Unthinkable (2014)
  • The Therapist (2015)
  • Evil Project
  • The Good Husband (2020)

Net Worth

The beautiful actress Monalisa Chinda is one of the influential actresses in the Nollywood industry, with an estimated net worth of US$2 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @monalisacode

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