Steph-Nora Okere is a prolific Nigerian actress, model, and television personality. She was born on 26th April 1974 in Owerri, Imo State in the southeastern part of Nigeria, and started her career at the age of 21. She is a passionate actress who devotes all her energy to bring out the best in everything she does. Her ability to successfully interpret any role given to her makes her one of the most sought-after actresses in the Nigerian movie industry during her active years in the Nigerian movie industry.
Steph-Nora Okere was born on 26th April 1974 in Ngor-Okpala, a small village in Owerri, Imo State in the southeastern part of Nigeria, and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Nora grew up alongside her siblings and nurtured her passion for story writing and acting since her tender years.
Steph-Nora Okere had her childhood in Lagos where she had her primary and secondary education. She migrated to Lagos state in southwest Nigeria at a very young age and had her basic education in St Paul Primary School located in Ebute Metta where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She moved back to her state of origin to receive secondary education. Okere obtained her West African Senior School Certificate in Akwakuma Secondary School located in Imo State and later proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she obtained her BSc degree in Theater Arts.
Steph-Nora Okere has an incredible career, although her passion had grown with her over time, she debuted for the first time in the Nigerian movie Industry in 1994 at the age of 21 and later went on to feature in several Nollywood movies. Okere is a gifted actress with exceptional skills of perfectly interpreting any role given to her. Her versatility has won her several awards and notable recognition in the Nigerian movie industry.
She features mostly in action, romantic and tragic movies alongside Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah, Emeka Ike, Kenneth Okonkwo, Mercy Johnson, Chika Ike, and other top Nollywood actors and actresses.
In 2015, Where was voted as the Vice President of Script Writers Guild of Nigeria, a position that women rarely attain. Okere is a Bilinguist as she perfectly speaks Yoruba and Igbo languages, an advantage to her career. However, she is no longer active in Nollywood movies but features mostly on television soap operas.
Okere is still single and not yet married but has severally spoken publicly about her colleague in the movie industry, Jim Iyke who she reportedly dated but sarcastically claims she is married to Jesus. She once revealed that She was sexually harassed by a famous Nollywood filmmaker who reportedly put a knife on her neck having ordered her to strip.
The beautiful actress almost got married to Lanre Falana, which didn’t work out later. She stated during an interview that she was never married to Lanre Falana stressing that it was just a hoax engineered by the media. She reacted blatantly that the media gave fake publicity claiming that she got married to Lanre Falana and later divorced him.
Steph-Nora Okere, without mincing words, has severally displayed her versatility and ability to perfectly fit into any roles given her. She has featured in several Nollywood movies part of which include:
Singles and Married (2004)
Circle of Tears (2004)
Immoral Act (2005)
Big Heart Treasure Island (2007)
Eleda Teju (2007)
Aye Jobele (2005)
Dark Secret (2004)
Bleeding Love (2003)
Singles and Married (2004)
Angels Forever (2006)
Destiny’s Challenge (2005)
Joy of a Mother (2006)
In her years of acting, Okere has won several awards which include :
*The “Special Recognition Award” at City People Entertainment Award
*Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
*Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Steph-Nora Okere Net Worth
Steph-Nora Okere has significantly great wealth to her name with a net worth of approximately $500,000.