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Chioma Umeala

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Chioma Umeala is an up and coming actress and aspiring filmmaker and producer who through her talents and work ethic, is working her way up to becoming a household name in the international film industry.Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South African-Nigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. “I’ve always been creative. When I was in primary school I was always involved in events and programs, and I see acting as an extension of that. I enjoy exploring different characters, playing with different people and being able to step into different realities. But most importantly, what drives my passion for acting is storytelling,” she said.

Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her film debut on a student film, Look Closer which was released in 2017, and her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on three episodes of the American produced discussion show, The Grapevine, and played a supporting role in the to-be-released film, The First Last Tour. She has also appeared in various music videos, including South African Rapper & Hit-maker AKA’s Caiphus Song music video. Moreover, Chioma has also had behind the scene experience having worked as an assistant to the Executive Producer on the hit show Real Housewives of Johannesburg (RHOJ). She has also worked on corporate productions under Megan Wilsons’ company, 360 Degrees. Chioma has been trained by notable industry professionals like Accent Coach and actress Louise Saint-Claire, Casting Director Christa Schamberger, Fiona Ramsey, Sylvaine Strike, Craig Morris, James Carnes and many more.

Aside from acting, Chioma is a humanitarian at heart, passionate about social issues affecting women, children and people of colour. She also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled in dance, martial arts and gymnastics.

Chioma Umeala currently lights up our screens every Monday to Thursday on BET Africa as she plays the character of Ayo on Isono. Ayo is a rebel who constantly challenges her parents, especially when it comes to father’s reliance on faith to heal all ills.

Chioma Umeala – Africa’s rising star in the Film industry[edit]


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