Ivie Okujaye

Ivie Okujaye
Born16 May 1987 (1987-05-16) (age 36)
Nationality Nigeria
film producer
Years active2010–present
SpouseEzie Egboh

Ivie Okujaye Egboh (born 16 May 1987) is a Nigerian actress, film producer, scriptwriter, dancer, singer and activist. In 2009, she participated in and won the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality TV show. She is sometimes called little Genevieve because she resembles actress Genevieve Nnaji. She was awarded Best Young Actor at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Personal life

She was born in Benin City to a Delta State father and an Edo State mother. She is the last of 5 children. She has often stated that her parents wanted her to study medicine due to the presence of several medical practitioners in her family. She spent the first 10 years of her life in Benin before settling in Abuja. She had her primary education at Our Ladies of Apostle Private School. She attended Queen's College, Lagos before studying Economics at the University of Abuja.

She married Ezie Egboh in 2015.


She had been performing on stage years before her Nollywood debut. According to her, featuring in the Amstel Malta Box Office launched her career and paved the way for her first feature film, Alero’s Symphony.


Year Title Role Notes Ref
2019 Cold Fish Preye
Kuvana Lira
2018 If I am President Umi
2017 5th Floor Alongside Toni Tones and Emem Ufot
Dise's Secret Dise
Slow Country Kome
2016 Valerie Freda
2015 7 Inch Curve
2014 Make a Move Osas Also produced the movie
Burning Bridges Rose Rose
The Black Silhouette
2013 The Volunteers Earned her AMVCA nomination for best actress
Kamara's Tree Vero Kamara
2011 Alero's Symphony Alero Coker

TV shows

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2020 Enakhe Enakhe Iwinosa Africa Magic original
2015 Hotel Majestic Ivie/Alero
2014 Dowry Naomi With OC Ukeje
2013 How She Left My Brother A 7-episode Sitcom


Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Talent Nominated
2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Young Actor Alero's Symphony Won
2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Trailblazer Award Won
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama The Volunteers Nominated
The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment Nominated
2016 Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2017 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role –English Slow Country Won
2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Supporting Actress On Your Own Nominated

See also

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