Rachael Okonkwo Biography: Husband, Age, Son, Net Worth, Movies, Parents, Twin Sister, Baby

May 27, 2023 0 Posted By Blessing Buchi


Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo (born May 26, 1987), known as Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, is a magnetic Nigerian actress, model, and enchanting dancer. She has woven her captivating presence into the tapestry of the entertainment world. 

Renowned for her spellbinding portrayal in the cinematic gem Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, she has emerged as a celebrity in Nollywood’s constellation. She has graced the silver screen with grace and finesse in illustrious productions like The King’s MenThe Wedding Party, and Fifty, showcasing her kaleidoscopic talents.

A virtuoso in her craft, Rachael Okonkwo‘s performances have garnered acclaim and recognition, painting her journey with vibrant hues of success. Her stellar artistry earned her esteemed accolades, notably the prestigious City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Igbo) in 2015. Beyond acting, she lends her aura of influence as a revered ambassador for prominent brands such as Aquadon Water and Glo, adorning her career with a tapestry of endorsement ventures.

In her mesmerizing portrayal of characters, Rachael Okonkwo deftly traverses the spectrum of emotions, effortlessly embracing both the comedic and dramatic realms with a touch of brilliance. As a testament to her boundless artistic spirit, she graces the vibrant canvases of music videos, where her graceful movements as a dance maestro captivate viewers with an enchanting spell.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Ncheta Rachael Okonkwo
Stage Name: Rachael Okonkwo, Nkoli
Born: 26 May 1987 (age 37 years old)
Place of Birth: Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Enugu State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.67 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Okonkwo
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Ken Erics (rum.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $100,000-$500,000

Early Life & Education

Rachael Okonkwo, a Nigerian panjandrum hailing from the breathtaking landscapes of Ukpata in Enugu State, was born on May 26, 1987. As the eldest daughter in a cherished trio of siblings, she experienced the warmth of familial love and the heartache of losing her father at the tender age of 13.

Her artistic journey took her on a captivating path, encompassing the realms of acting, dance, and philanthropy. Though her passion initially embraced acting, the twists of fate led her to the realm of dance, where her spirit found liberation and her talents soared. She is rumored to have a twin sister but that is unconfirmed.

In 2007, Rachael Okonkwo ventured into the mesmerizing world of Nollywood, starting with minor roles that paved the way for her rise to prominence. She shared the screen with notable names such as Ini Edo and Van Vicker in Royal War 2 (2008) and graced the frames alongside Patience Ozokwor and John Okafor in the captivating diptych of Open and Close 1 and 2 (2010). However, her breakthrough came in 2014 when she captivated audiences with her riveting portrayal of Nkoli in the acclaimed film Nkoli Nwa Nsukka.

With a thirst for knowledge, Rachael Okonkwo pursued a degree in theater arts at the esteemed University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her dedication to her craft led to her membership in the esteemed Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), further solidifying her presence in the Nigerian entertainment landscape. Beyond her artistic pursuits, Rachael founded the Rachael Okonkwo Foundation, helping underprivileged children and families through education and healthcare.

Recognized for her exceptional talent, Rachael Okonkwo has garnered accolades throughout her career, including the coveted Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the esteemed 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.


Rachael Okonkwo‘s artistic journey embarked upon its first brushstrokes in the vivid landscape of 2005, but it was not until the illustrious year of 2014 that her vivid colors truly burst forth, painting a mesmerizing masterpiece in the form of the magnum opus Nkoli Nwa Nsukka. Adorned with accolades, this celluloid creation catapulted her into the collective consciousness of Nigerian households, forever etching her name upon the tapestry of fame.

Since that pivotal moment, Rachael Okonkwo has graced the silver screen with a symphony of enchanting performances, each stanza resonating with audiences and leaving an indelible impression. From the regal spectacle of Royal War 2 to the evocative diptych of Open and Close 1&2, from the ethereal charm of The Prince and the Princess to the spellbinding opulence of The King and the Maid, her thespian prowess has flourished, and her virtuosity has been acknowledged with the illustrious crown of the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the revered 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Yet, her artistic prowess transcends the silver screen, for Rachael Okonkwo embodies the spirit of a polymath. She dons the mantle of a successful entrepreneur as the founder of the Rachael Okonkwo Foundation, a beacon of hope that extends educational enlightenment and financial support to the underprivileged children of Nigeria. Moreover, as the orchestrator-in-chief at Rachael Okonkwo Productions, she curates mesmerizing spectacles that enrapture the senses and transport audiences to realms of unbridled imagination.

Awards & Nominations

Rachael Okonkwo has won and been nominated for several awards, including:

  • 2015 Karis Media Awards – Best Comic Actress of the Year
  • 2016 City People Entertainment Awards – Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English)
  • 2018 Department of English And Literary Studies (University Of Nigeria, Nsukka) Award Of Recognition

She has also been nominated for several other awards, including:

  • 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – Best Supporting Actress
  • 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – Best Actress in a Comedy
  • 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards -Best Actress in a Comedy

Social Media

  • Instagram: @rechaelokonkwo
  • Facebook: Rachael Okonkwo
  • Twitter: @iamrachaelokonkwo
  • YouTube: Rachael Okonkwo

Personal Life

Rachael Okonkwo is currently single and does not have any children. She is known for her private personal life and has not shared much information about her relationships.

Rachael Okonkwo was once rumored to be dating Ken Erics, but they’re just friends. She is not married and has no boyfriend flaunted in the media. She has no child.


  • Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017)
  • Shadow Parties (2021)
  • Head Over Bills (2022)
  • Family Regardless (2022)
  • Plague of Tears (2022)
  • Bad Wife Material (2021)
  • Shadow Parties (2021)
  • Flipped (2021)
  • The Mechanic (2021)
  • Together as One (2021)
  • Royal War 2 (2008)
  • Open and Close 1&2 (2010)
  • My Last Days of Tears (2023)
  • A Love Made to Last (2023)
  • Never Let Go (2023)
  • In the Way of Love (2022)
  • Win or Lose (2022)
  • Past Affliction (2022)
  • Black Wedding (2022)
  • Peonage (2022)

Rachael Okonkwo has also appeared in television series, including:

  • Tinsel (2011-2012)
  • Jenifa’s Diary (2013-2014)
  • The Johnsons (2014-2015)
  • Hush (2016-2017)
  • The Men’s Club (2018-2019)

Net Worth

Rachael Okonkwo is a well-known Nigerian actress, model, entertainer, film producer, and businesswoman. Her net worth is between $100,000 to $500,000.

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