Nnenna Nwabueze Instagram Photos: 10 Facts About Merit Okonta 'Living In Bondage' Star Actress Profile

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Who Is Nnenna Nwabueze – Okonta aka Merit?
'Merit' Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta is a pioneer veteran Nollywood actress who became famous after playing the role of Merit in the first Nigerian home video "Living In Bondage" which was a blockbuster then in 1992.

Real Name, Nickname: Her real name is Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta. Okonta is her husband's name while Nwabueze is her maiden name. She is fondly called Merit, following the visible role she played in that pioneering Igbo movie, "Living In Bondage".







Date Of Birth, Birthday, Age: Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta was born on April 5, 1969.
How old is Merit Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta?
Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta is 51 years old as at 2020.
How old was Merit When She Did Living In Bondage in 1992?
Merit Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta was 23 years old when she acted in 'Living In Bondage'.

Movies: Nnenna Nwabueze Merit Okonta featured in the following Nollywood movies, Living In Bondage, Chidera, Royal Castle, Circle Of Doom, Arunsi Iyi, Anything For Love among others.


Marriage, Wedding, Husband: Nnenna Nwabueze was married off to a wealthy Delta state Chief, Okonta, who wouldn’t want to lose her to another man. Hence, she disappeared from the screen after the film was released into the market, to solidify her marriage.

”I met my husband for the first time on February 28, 1994. But on March 12, we had our introduction party in Lagos, and on the 26th of the same month, we did our traditional marriage in my village. The popularity of the pioneering film, “Living in Bondage”, was all over the place and people from all walks of life attended our traditional marriage ceremony.”

”I got married after starring in ‘Living in Bondage’ which was produced in 1992. But it wasn’t the film that actually opened the door for many suitors to come after me. I was 23 years then, and I felt it was time to get married. If I had not acted in the film, I would still have gotten married because I was a beautiful woman.” Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta told Vanguard.




No Courtship With Late Husband: Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta recalls, "He didn’t come to date me, rather he came for marriage. I met him on the 28th of February, 1994. There was no courtship. We just ran into each other, and he told me, ‘You are my wife.’ Before I knew it, he was already in my village and the rest is history. He was not after sleeping with me."

State Of Origin: Merit Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta is from Uzuakoli in Abia State Nigeria while her late husband was from Delta State.




Merit Okonta with Paul Nwokocha - Igbo gospel artiste






Back To Acting: After 20 years of building her marriage, the husband allowed her to stage a comeback to her first love – acting, in 2014.

Death Of Her Husband, Okonta: Sadly, Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta's husband died few days to their 22nd wedding anniversary, on March 15, 2016. Her husband, Chief Okonta was sick for about six years and finally gave up the ghost in March 2016.

Children, Sons, Daughters: Nnenna Nwabueze Merit Okonta has 6 children.





Meet Merit Okonta's Children - Sons and daughter.


Instagram: Nnenna Nwabueze Merit Okonta Instagram Page Account Profile Handle merittokonta





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