Nkiru Sylvanus: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy


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Nkiru Sylvanus, famously called “Ble Ble”, is a Nigerian actress and politician. 

She was born on the 21 April, 1982. Nkiru Sylvanus is 41 years old as of 2023.

The award-winning actress is known for her ability to cry in movies. She has won numerous awards, including Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.


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Nkiru had her elementary and secondary education at Ohabiam Primary and Secondary School before she headed to Enugu State University of Science and Technology to bag a degree in mass communication.


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She began attending movie auditions and appearing in supporting roles in films after joining the Nigerian film industry in 1999.

She first gained notoriety and notoriety in 2000 after co-starring with Clem Ohameze in the heartbreaking Nollywood film “Cry for Help.” She portrayed an orphan mistreated by her foster parents in the film. 

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After appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster film “Egg of Life” with Georgina Onuoha, Funke Akindele, Pete Edochie, Ebele Okaro, Clarion Chukwura, and other notable Nollywood stars in 2003, Nkiru Sylvanus became even more well-known.

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Nkiru Sylvanus has appeared in over 150 Nollywood productions, including as Cry for Help, Egg of Life, Tears of Vengeance, Mirror of Beauty, and many others. She frequently breaks down in tears while acting in tragic and depressing films. One of Nigeria’s most talented, gifted, and skilled actors right now is Nkiru Sylvanus. One of the most attractive and influential actresses in Nigeria, she has been dubbed one of the most beautiful actresses in the country.

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The talented actress won the Best Actress in a Sorrowful Movie prize at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for her performance in the film. She also received the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria for the film.

Politics Career

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In 2011, she was appointed by the Imo State government as the Special Adviser on Lagos Affairs. She later became the same state government’s Special Adviser on Public Relations, and in 2014, she was appointed Director General of the proposed Imo State Film Academy.


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Nkiru Sylvanus is currently married to Riches Sammy. They tied the knot in a colourful traditional wedding on Thursday, January 12, 2023 

Net worth

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Nkiru Sylvanus reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $2 million. However, Newswirengr cannot independently verify it.


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My Heart

Final Tussle 

Life Bullets 

Fine Things 

No More Love 

Secret Pain 

She Is My Sister 

The Last Supper 

Treasures Of Fortune 

Alice My First Lady 

Buried Emotion

Divided Attention

Pastor’s Blood

Serious Issue

Sweetest Goodbye 

What A Mother

Dangerous Mind

Hope Of Glory 

King Of The Jungle 

My Blood


The Staff Of Odo

Unconditional Love

Egg Of Life 

Green Snake

Six Problems 

Holy Violence 

Last Weekend 

Onunaeyi: Seeds Of Bondage 

The Only Hope 

A Cry For Help

Love In Bondage 



Unknown Mission

Never Come Back

Terrible Sin 

Awards and nominations 

  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Award


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Nkiru was reportedly married to an aide to vice president sambo’s aide, Umar Sani. She was alleged to have married him while his now-late wife, Hajiya Sahura Umar was receiving treatment at a hospital in Egypt.

She, however, denied all the allegations against her about marrying Umar.


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