Belinda Effah’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian actress
Is Actor
Film actor
From Nigeria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 14 December 1989, Cross River State, Nigeria
Age 31 years
Star sign Sagittarius

Belinda Effah (born December 14, 1989) 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.


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


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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