Okawa Shaznay Biography: Family, Husband, Net Worth, Age, Movies, Nationality, Parents, Instagram, Wikipedia, Boyfriend, Pictures
Okawa Shaznay (born 29 May 1986) is a fascinating and passionate Nollywood actress and TV personality.
She is the first Cameroonian from her country to successfully break into Nollywood with her role in a blockbuster movie titled Iyore, starring Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin.
However, Okawa Shaznay gained more prominence with her leading role in a 2016 hit TV series titled Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose.
She even won the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) award for TV Actress of the year in 2016 for her role in the movie Delilah.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Real Name:||Okawa Shaznay|
|Born:||5 May 1986 (age 37 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Bamenda, Cameroon|
|Husband • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$1.1 million|
Okawa Shaznay was born in Bamenda, North West Province of Cameroon, on 5th May 1986.
She grew up in her land of birth. She developed interests in performing arts, stage plays, and small film projects in her home country at a very young age.
The huge influx of Nigerian movies into Cameroon exposed her to the world of Nollywood in the 90s, which she grew to love and admire.
Okawa Shaznay finished her secondary school education at Presbyterian Secondary School, Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon.
She later moved to the United States in 2005, where she studied and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Southern University in 2009.
Okawa Shaznay acted in her first movie titled Master DJ, which was produced in Cameroon by Sarabi Pictures in 2004, just before leaving for the United States.
While in Houston, she linked up with the All Africa Theater group, with whom she moved on the road for two summers performing an adaptation of Chinua Achebe‘s “Things Fall Apart“.
After that, she performed in a little over 10 African films in the U.S, working alongside some of Nollywood’s top stars. In 2010, Okawa Shaznay began to have a buzz in the African film industry within the US and was cited in the UK blog – Dulce Camer’s 2010 top 50 Cameroonians to watch out for.
Okawa Shaznay later moved back to Africa, where she starred in her first big-screen role in a movie titled Cheaters, which the renowned Frank Rajah Arase directed. Furthermore, she starred in her first movie in Nigeria in 2014 in a hit blockbuster film titled “Iyore,” which was released in cinemas in 2015, starring opposite Nollywood superstars Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin.
Among the few Cameroonian fast-rising acts in African cinema today, she starred in a 2016 TV series titled “Delilah“, playing a leading role.
She also appeared in a 2016 released movie project titled “REFUGEES“, filmed in Ghana in 2012 but completed in Atlanta, the USA, towards the later months of 2013.
Okawa Shaznay has gone on to star in more than 150 movies, including Master DJ, Snatched, Behind the Face, 8th Commandment, The Other Side of Love, X- Class, Governor’s Gift, Blind Pursuit, Sisters at War, The Prince of Barmah, Scars, Refugees, Cheaters Vacation, Perfect Strangers, Delilah, and a host of other interesting films.
Due to their striking resemblance, Okawa Shaznay and Jackie Appiah starred together as a sister in the movie ‘Sisters At War.’ This has prompted many to ask if they are related, but the answer is NO.
Awards & Nominations
Okawa Shaznay is a diligent actress who has deservedly won several awards and recognitions. She was nominated as “Most Promising Actress” at the 2nd annual 2013 GIAMA awards.
In 2014, she won the “Best Supporting Actress Award” nomination at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. The Cameroonian was nominated in 2015 for the Actress of the Year (Africa) Award by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Okawa Shaznay was delighted after winning the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) award for TV Actress of the year in 2016.
Not minding her busy schedule, Okawa Shaznay still takes time to relate with her fans on social media.
On Instagram, she is followed by over 87.7k active followers. The Cameroonian Nollywood actress is also available on Twitter and Facebook.
- Instagram: @okawashaznay
- Twitter: @OkawaShaznay
- Facebook: Okawa Shaznay
Perhaps her beauty and elegance also contributed to her career success. Okawa Shaznay‘s elegance is complimented by her perfect height of 5 feet 5 inches(165 cm, 1.65 m) and an average weight of 65kg.
Her eyes are black in compliance with her black hair. She has a slim body with measurements 34-25-35 (breast size 34B, waist 25, and hip 25).
Okawa Shaznay, who currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria, is still single about her relationship status. She has not been linked to any serious relationship. When she is not participating in any movie scene, Okawa Shaznay loves traveling. She is not married and has flaunted no boyfriend.
Okawa Shaznay is an actress who has used her passion to earn an estimated net worth of about US$1.1 million.
- 2004 Master DJ as Sirri
- 2008 8th Commandment
- 2009 Caged
- 2009 Governor’s Gift
- 2010 The Bet as Grace
- 2011 The Other Side of Love
- 2011 This Is Houston
- 2012 X- Class
- 2013 High Endz
- 2013 Blind Pursuit
- 2013 Cheaters 1& 2 as Clara
- 2014 Sisters At War 1 & 2 as Ayah Ampah
- 2014 Cheaters Vacation as Tracy
- 2014 The Prince of Barmah as Rita Nash
- 2015 Scars as Gaya Lawson
- 2015 Iyore as Amenze/Onaiwu Esosa/Princess Ajoke.
- 2016 Refugees as Nahlela
- 2016 Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose (TV series)-Season 1 & 2. as Delilah Ambrose
- 2017 Crossed Path as Melody
- 2017 Perfect Strangers as Anastasia
- 2017 Soul Tie as Grace
- 2017 Wounded as Wendy
- 2017 Snatched as Grace
- 2017 Behind the Face as Amanda
- 2017 Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose (TV series)-Season 3. as Delilah Ambrose
- 2018 The Gamble as Vanessa Williams
- 2018 Save My Heart as Ivory
- 2019 Unbroken Cord
- 2019 Love & Lies
- 2019 Customer Service as Stacy
- 2019 In My Country as Adesua Odihi
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