Nancy Isime is a Nigerian actress, model and media personality. In 2009 she won the Miss Valentine International Beauty Pageant, and began a career as an actress in the TV series Echoes in 2011. She has since appeared in several films and is known for presenting gossip show The Squeeze and technology show What’s Hot.
Nancy Isime Background
Nancy Isime was born on the 17th of December 1991, in Lagos State to Mr and Mrs Isime. Although the beautiful celebrity hails from Edo State, she had her primary and junior secondary education in Lagos State. Nancy had to leave Lagos for Benin, where she had her senior secondary education.
After secondary school, Nancy enrolled for a six-month basic course at the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport). She also obtained a Diploma in Social Works from the University of Lagos (Unilag).
Nancy Isime lost her mother at age 5, and was left with her disciplinarian father, whose disciplinary actions helped in shaping her into the woman she is today. Although she wasn’t close to her father because she felt he was too strict, she is grateful for every training he gave her.
Nancy Isime Career
Nancy Isime’s Career As A Model
Growing up, Nancy wanted to be so many things from a lawyer to a surgeon, then a geologist. Later, she decided to be either a pilot or a social worker.
While in the university, people kept throwing compliments at her, telling her that she had the shape of a model. As a result, she decided to venture into modeling to make some money to support herself in school.
She went for several auditions before she was finally chosen to partake in the Miss Valentine International pageant in 2009. Nancy won the contest and went on to contest for Miss Telecoms Nigeria where she took the second place.
Also, she has modeled for big fashion houses like House of Marie, Lanre Da Silva, Ade Bakare, etc. However, has decided to take a break from modeling so she can focus on her career as an actress and TV presenter.
Nancy Isime’s Career As An Actress
The model turned actress never had the intention of being an actress. It just happened! Her journey in the industry began in 2011. She was on the runway when a producer met her and told her that she looked good on camera, and that he had a role for her.
That’s how she found herself as a cast for the Tv series – Echoes. At the time, she only wanted to make money to fund her education. She never knew she would one day become a professional actress.
Her role models in the industry include Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Mercy Johnson, Rita Dominic, Angela Bassett, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning. Thus far, she has held a very successful career in Nollywood.
Nancy Isime’s Career As A Presenter
As a Tv presenter, Nancy is currently the host of HipTv’s show – Trending. She took over from Toke Makinwa who was the previous host of the show. Before this time, she was the presenter of Ultima Studios gossip show – The Squeeze.
While at Ultima Studios, Nancy was also hosting a technology show called What’s Hot. She was one of the hosts of the red carpet session of Project Fame West Africa. Nancy hosted The Headies 2019 alongside Reminisce.
Nancy Isime Movies
Hex – 2015
A Trip to Jamaica – 2016
Hire a Man – 2017
Finding C.H.R.I.S – 2017
The Surrogate – 2017
On the Real (Television Programme) – 2017
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
A Better Family – 2018
Jonny Just Come (JJC) – 2018
Club – 2018
Disguise – 2018
Levi – 2018
Living in Bondage: Breaking Free – 2019
Don’t get mad get even – 2019
Made in Heaven – 2019
Hire A Woman – 2019
Adaife – 2019
The Millions – 2019
Beauty in the Broken – 2019
Guilty – 2019
Awards And Nominations Of Nancy Isime
Most Stylish Media Person at the 5th edition of the Glam and Essence Magazine Awards.
Celebrity of the year by Vivianlam Magazine Special
Excellence in Service award by Ovation Magazine
City People Entertainment Award VJ of the Year – 2016
Model of the year at the Nigerian Model and Achievers Award – 2016
Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award nominee for sexiest female On-Air Personality (OAP) – 2016
Most Stylish Emerging Actress of the year at the SEWAF Style Awards – 2017
The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for On-Air Personality (TV) – 2017
Best Supporting Actress (English) at the City People Movie Awards – 2019
Honouree at La’mode Awards – 2019
Nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) at the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards – 2019
Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards nominee for Best Kiss in a Movie – 2019
Her estimated net worth in 2020 is $1 Million - $5 Million (Approximately) .