There can never be the talk of the African film industry without mention of Ghana's Ghallywood. The West Africa powerhouse have given their neighbours Nigeria a run for their money, and this is because of stars such as Nadia Buari. The film industry tends to grow more when there is cross-border collaboration, and Nadia is one of the many actresses who have had their careers both in Nollywood and Ghallywood.
Nadia is an award-winning Ghanaian actress who has been on the screens for the better part of the last fifteen years. She is fondly remembered from the Ghanaian TV series Games People Play that put her on the map as a talented actress. She has starred in countless top-rated movies both in Ghana and Nigeria.
Nadia Buari profile summary
- Celebrated name: Nadia Buari
- Birth name: Omotola Jalade
- Date of birth: 21 November 1982
- Place of birth: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
- Age: 37 years old (as of 2020)
- Birth sign: Scorpio
- Occupation: Actress
Nadia Buari biography
The actress was born on the 21st of November, 1982 in Sekondi-Takoradi to a Lebanese father and Ghanaian mother. Her mother was married to a renowned Ghanaian film producer, Alhaji Sidiku Buari who adopted Nadia as his legitimate daughter. Her mother, Mrs Hajia Buari, was a beautician.
Which tribe is Nadia Buari? She is from the Dagomba tribe. Nadia schooled at Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School before being admitted to the University of Ghana. She graduated from the institution with a Bachelors Degree in Performing Arts.
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The beautiful career of Nadia Buari began in late 2005 when she was featured in the TV series Games People Play. Having newly been on the limelight, many big roles were coming her way in quick successions such as Mummy’s Daughter and Beyonce.
In 2006, her status as an upcoming actress was cemented by being nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
The top Ghanaian Nadia Buari movies include:
- Forbidden Fruit
- The King is Mine
- The President’s Daughter and Passion of Christ
In 2008, Nadia made the crossover from Ghallywood to Nollywood films. Her blockbuster movie Beyonce and Rihanna saw her claim a seat in the Nollywood table among great people such as Jim Iyke and Van Vicker. She received unprecedented fame in Nigeria and across Africa for her role in the movie.
She was subsequently awarded the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. When Nadia is not acting, she is a model and a movie producer. She even came out with a movie titled The Diary of Imogene Brown, which is a product of her production.
It was well-received by critics and was also a commercial success. One of the highlights of her career was in 2013 when she bagged the Pan African Actress award. This was in the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards that was held in New York City, USA.
In the same year, she became the ambassador of Tablet India Limited (TIL). TIL is a leading pharmaceutical company based in India.
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Husband and children
The actress was once in a relationship with celebrated Ghanaian footballer Michael Essien. They allegedly dated for a while before Essien left her to marry another woman. Michael and Nadia are believed to be friends and are occasionally seen together.
During the New Year’s Eve in 2014, Nadia Buari and fellow Nollywood actor Jim Iyke were dating. Three months later, Jim proposed to her, and they were set to become one of the fan-favourite celebrity couples. This was never to be because Nadia broke up with Jim Iyke due to a misunderstanding, they were unable to solve.
The star is a mother to four adorable girls, two of them being twins. The first-born twins were born in 2015. The third born was born in February 2017 while the youngest was born in 2018.
Who is the father of Nadia Buari twins? The star has not revealed the name to the public yet. Details of her husband or wedding if any are also not known.
Nadia Buari net worth
The success of Nadia Buari has seen her ranked as one of the richest actresses in Ghana. Apart from starring in several movies in Ghana and Nigeria, she has also been the recipient of several accolades. Her net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be around $800,000.
There is no doubt that Nadia Buari has had an accomplished career as an actress. She has managed to remain on top of her game thanks to her discipline.
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