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Clarion Chukwura

Date of Birth | July 24, 1964 (56 years)


Clarion Chukwura, born (July 24, 1964) is an award winning Nigerian actress known for ''Money Power'' (1982), ''Mirror in the Sun'' (1984), ''Fiery Force'' (1986), ''Glamour Girls 2'' (1996), ''Oduduwa'' (2000), ''Valentino'' (2002), ''Egg of Life'' (2003), ''Ogidan'' (2004), ''Apaye'' (2014), and ''Scars'' (2015). She has gained prominence both as an English and Yoruba language actress on stage, television and films. In 1982, she won the Best Actress Award at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou or FESPACO, making her the first Nigerian to win in the Best Actress category. In 2014, Chukwura won Best Actress in A Leading Role at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her performance in ''Apaye''. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.

Born Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah in Lagos, Nigeria, Chukwura hails from Onitsha, Anambra State. She had her primary education in Lagos, and proceeded to Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha. She studied Dramatic Arts both at the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife) Ile-Ife.

In 1979, Chukwura began her career on stage and television at the age of 14 in Ibadan. She rose to prominence working with renowned theatre and film veterans like Wole Soyinka, Bode Sowande, Victor Ashaolu, Ola Balogun, Bayo Odunneye, and Jumoke Payne. Chukwura is notable for outstanding performances in: ''Money Power'', ''Mirror in the Sun'' (television), ''Fiery Force'', ''True Confession'', ''Glamour Girls 2'', ''Oduduwa'', ''Lagidigba'', ''Valentino'', ''The Price of Love'', ''Midnight Love'', ''Clean-Up'', ''Egg of Life'', ''Late Marriage'', ''Sunmibare'', ''Emergency Wedding'', ''Abuja Connection'', ''My Faithful Friend'', ''O koja Bee'', ''Hot Love'', ''The Outsider'', ''True Love'', ''Abela Pupa'', ''Ogidan'', ''Cry Like Rivers'', ''Danger Signal'', ''Sisters’ Enemy'', ''Goodbye Another Day'', ''Test of Manhood'', ''Wild Dog'', ''Days of Bondage'', ''Nothing for Nothing'', ''Celebration of Death'', ''My Sister..My Child'', ''Return of the Princess'', ''Another New Day'', ''Abuja Top Ladies'', ''Desperate Woman'', ''The World of Riches'', ''Best of the Game'', ''In the Closet'', ''Deep Bondage'', ''Greatest Weapon'', ''Silence of the Gods'', ''Secrets of the Night'', ''Dry Scorpion'', ''Save A Soul'', ''Caught in the Act'', ''Emotional Risk'', ''Final Risk'', ''Take me to Jesus'', ''Chest to Chest'', ''Darkest Day'', ''High Blood Pressure'', ''Equal Right and Justice'', ''Hustlers'', ''Apaye'', ''Scars'', ''Tamed'', and ''Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose'' (television).

Chukwura is also notable for her humanitarian work. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Danny Glover Humanitarian Award, and in 2017, she received the City of Houston Humanitarian Proclamation Award. She has also been recognized as a United Nations Peace Ambassador for her Humanitarian engagements across Africa.

Chukwura is a mother of three boys; Clarence Peters (renowned Nigerian music video director), Robert, and Brian. She is currently married to her third husband, Anthony Boyd (m. 2016), and resides in the USA.

Instagram: @clarionchukwurah