Woman Crush Wednesday: Belinda Effah

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Belinda Effah
Born December 14th 1989
Cross River State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation actress
Years active 2005-present
Website www.belindaeffahofficial.com

Belinda Effah is a Nigerian actress and presenter. She won the Most Promising Act of the Year award at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Early life and education

Effah was born on December 14, 1989 in Cross River State, a coastal state in Southern Nigeria. She had her primary and secondary education at Hillside International Nursery & Primary School and Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt respectively. She furthered her studies at the University of Calabar, majoring in Genetics and Bio-Technology. According to an interview with The Punch Newspaper, she claimed that the disciplinary nature of her dad towards his 14 children was very helpful in shaping her career.

Nollywood career

She made her first television debut in the 2005 TV series Shallow Waters. Afterwards, she took a break from the series to feature in the reality show Next Movie Star. She finished 5th, and was never evicted from the house.

She was once a television presenter for Sound City, a Nigerian Entertainment cable station. However, she left the station to start her own TV show titled Lunch Break with Belinda.

Television

Year Television Role Notes
Shallow Waters
The Room
Tales of Eve Simi

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2018 SA Girl Effi Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. Starring Belinda Effah, Daniel Lloyd & Jason Maydew
Java’s House
Kokomma
Udeme Mmi
Mrs Somebody
Enquire
Alan Poza Bunmi
Apaye
Jump and Pass
Lonely Heart
Misplaced
The Hunters
After the Proposal
Cat and Mouse
Princess Ekanem
Bigger Ladies
Azonto Babes
2015 The Banker Daisy Aburi
2016 Lost Pride Jenny
Ojuju Calabar
Stop
Keeping Secrets
Luke of Lies
Folly
Bambitious
So in love
Being Single
Heroes & Villains
Black Val

Accolades

Year Award Category Film Result
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Act (female) Kokomma Won
Golden Icons Academy Awards Best New Actress Won
2013 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Rising Star Won
Nollywood Movies Awards Best Indigenous Actress Nominated
Africa Movie Academy Awards Most Promising Act Udeme Mmi Won
Ntanta Award Won
2014 ELOY Awards Movie Actress of the Year After The Proposal Nominated
2014 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Award Best Supporting Actress APAYE Won
2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama Stop Nominated
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