Tina Mba

Last updated

Tina Mba
Tina Mba (cropped).png
Born2 October [1]
Nationality Nigeria
Occupation Actress
Children2

Tina Mba is a Nigerian actress who was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Contents

Career

In 2017, she starred in Isoken , Bariga Suger, Okafor's Law amongst other films, and was described as "actress of the year" by Pulse. At the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, she was nominated for the best actress in a comedy category. [2] In an interview with The Punch , she disclosed that the secret to her stellar interpretation of roles was from living the character and imagining herself in it. She also stated that she would have preferred theatre to feature films, if she was paid equally for both. [3] In 2016, she acted in Ufuoma, a romantic drama, directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka. [4] In October 2017, she starred in Omoye, which is an advocacy film against sexual violence. [5] In 2017, she acted in the romantic comedy, Isoken alongside, Funke Akindele and Dakore Akande. She plays a mother, putting pressure on her daughter to get married and not be solely focused on her career. [6] In the same year, YNaija recounts her previous roles in Tango with Me, Okafor's Law, Isoken, etc. while stating that her stellar performances are often not appreciated enough in the industry. It opined that the "Naija" body language she brings to her character gives more realistic expression to her roles. [7]

In 2011, she received a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 7th Africa Movies Academy Award. Also in 2017, she was nominated for Best Actress in A Comedy at the 5th Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for her performance in Meet the In-Laws. [8]

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations

YearAward ceremonyCategoryFilmResultRef
2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress – EnglishThis Lady Called LifeNominated [11]

Personal life

Tina Mba was born in Delta State, Nigeria. However, she is a native of Enugu State. [12] She is the first of seven children of her parents. She is a single mother with two children namely Tania and Joseph. [13] [14]

Related Research Articles

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Nigerian actress (born 1978)

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, Ekeinde has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of copies. Omotola is the second Nigerian and first Nigerian celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.

Kate Henshaw Nigerian actress

Kate Henshaw, also known as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, is a professional Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the movie Stronger than Pain.

Funke Akindele Nigerian actress and producer

Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde born popularly known, as Funke Akindele or Jenifa is a Nigerian film actress and producer. Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She rose to fame for her role in the movie titled Jenifa which earned her the nickname Jenifa. The Omo Ghetto trilogy contributed to her fame. Funke Akindele played the lead role in the show Jenifa's Diary, for which she was named the Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2022, she was nominated by the People's Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, as the running mate for the 2023 Lagos state governorship election.

<i>Make a Move</i> (film) 2014 Nigerian dance musical film

Make a Move is a 2014 Nigerian dance musical film produced by Ivie Okujaye and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, starring Ivie Okujaye, Tina Mba, Beverly Naya, Wale Adebayo, Victor Godfery, Helga Sosthenes and Eno Ekpenyong, with special appearances from Majid Michel, Denrele Edun, 2face Idibia and Omawumi Megbele.

<i>Married but Living Single</i> 2012 Nigerian film

Married but Living Single is a 2012 Nigerian romantic drama film, directed by Tunde Olaoye and starring Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin, Joke Silva, Tina Mba, Kiki Omeili and Femi Brainard. The film was inspired by a book of the same name by Pastor Femi Faseru of KICC Lagos and tells the story of Kate, a career driven woman who's married to an entrepreneur, Mike. Mike is diagnosed with lung cancer; Kate has to choose to either take a break from work to be with her husband while he recuperates from his surgery, or stay dedicated to her company which now stands a big chance of winning an important contract with a big telecommunication company.

<i>Lunch Time Heroes</i> 2015 Nigerian family comedy

Lunch Time Heroes is a 2015 Nigerian family comedy film directed by Seyi Babatope, and starring Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Diana Yekinni, Tina Mba and Tope Tedela.

Bose Alao Omotoyossi is a Nigerian Nollywood actress and producer.

<i>A Trip to Jamaica</i> 2016 film by Robert Peters

A Trip to Jamaica is a 2016 Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Robert Peters starring Ayo Makun, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim and Dan Davies. The film tells a story about the adventures of a newly engaged couple in their relatives residence outside Nigeria, and how the secrets of their host led to the eventual breakup of their union amidst the culture shock of the new country and living with upper-class citizens. Though a huge box office success, breaking the record set by 30 Days in Atlanta for the highest-grossing Nigerian film, it received mainly mixed to negative reviews from critics.

Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe, is a Nigerian film maker and producer; He has served as a producer and executive producer for several documentaries and commercials for international organisations and is considered one of the most outstanding directors and one of the most sought after cinematographers of the New Nigerian Cinema.

Wole Ojo is a Nigerian actor. He broke into the Nigerian scene in 2009, after winning the fourth edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show.

<i>Isoken</i> 2017 romantic comedy film

Isoken is a 2017 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jadesola Osiberu. The film stars Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin, and Marc Rhys.

Kehinde Olorunyomi is a Nigerian actress and screenwriter, and filmmaker notable for her role in the defunct soap opera DOMINO and several screenplays.

Juliana Oluwatobiloba Olayode, also known as Toyo Baby, a sobriquet she got from starring as Toyosi in the series Jenifa's Diary; is a Nigerian actress and sexual purity activist. She is also known for being a public critic of sex before marriage among Nigerian youths.

Lota Chukwu Nigerian Actress

Ugwu Lotachukwu Jacinta Obianuju Amelia is a Nigerian actress popularly known as Lota Chukwu. She gained popularity after starring in popular Nigerian TV series, Jenifa's Diary, alongside Funke Akindele, Juliana Olayode, and Falz where she plays the role of "Kiki", a friend of the lead character, Jenifa. She is also a yoga fitness enthusiast.

<i>Chief Daddy</i> 2018 Nigerian comedy drama film

Chief Daddy is a 2018 Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, written by Bode Asiyanbi and produced by Mosunmola Abudu and Temidayo Abudu, which was released in December 2018. It starred popular Nollywood actors and actresses Funke Akindele Bello, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Joke Silva, Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo and Racheal Oniga.

<i>The Set Up</i> (2019 film) 2019 crime thriller film by Niyi Akinmolayan

The Set Up is a 2019 Nigerian crime thriller film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. The film stars Dakore Akande, Adesua Etomi and Kehinde Bankole in the lead roles. The plot of the film is based on a young woman who drops her childhood innocence as she delves to become a criminal for survival. The film was released on 9 August 2019 and received mixed reviews and was also criticised for too much plot twist and turns in the screenplay. Despite the mixed reception, the film became a success at the box office. It was also streamed via Netflix on 22 April 2020.

<i>Coming from Insanity</i> 2019 Nigerian crime drama film

Coming from Insanity is a 2019 Nigerian crime drama film directed and written by Akinyemi Sebastian Akinropo. It stars Gabriel Afolayan, Damilola Adegbite, Dakore Akande, Wale Ojo and Bolanle Ninalowo.

<i>Omo Ghetto: The Saga</i> 2020 Nigerian comedy film

Omo Ghetto: The Saga also known as Omo Ghetto 2 is a 2020 Nigerian gangster comedy film co-directed by Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz. The film stars Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpota, Nancy Isime, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Deyemi Okanlawon and Mercy Aigbe in the lead roles. This was the second film in the Omo Ghetto franchise and it was also the sequel to the 2010 trilogy film Omo Ghetto. The film had its theatrical release coinciding with Christmas on 25 December 2020 and was opened to extremely positive reviews from critics. The film became a box office success and surpassed Fate of Alakada as the highest grossing Nigerian film for the year 2020. As of 26 January 2021, when the film grossed ₦468 million at the box office it surpassed the record of 2016 film The Wedding Party to become the highest ever grossing film in the Nigerian film industry.

Tunbosun Aiyedehin, popularly known as Tuby, is a Nigerian film actress and voice-over artiste. She is best known for her role in the movies, Two Brides and a Baby and Kpians: The Feast of Soul.

<i>For Maria Ebun Pataki</i> Nigerian film

For Maria Ebun Pataki is a 2020 drama film directed by Damilola Orimogunje. It features Meg Otanwa and Gabriel Afolayan in the leading roles. The film explores post-partum depression and was filmed in Yoruba language with English language subtitles. The film earned six nominations in the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

References

  1. "CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY – TINA MBA". Yup Magazine. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. "Tina Mba is unarguably the best Nollywood actress of 2017, so far". Pulse. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  3. "I don't engage in Nollywood politics -Tina Mba". The Punch . 20 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  4. Izuzu (30 August 2016). "Mike Ezuruonye, Peggy Ovire, Tina Mba star in new movie". Pulse. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  5. "Tina Mba, Stan Nze, others return in 'Omoye'". Vanguard. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  6. "Funke Akindele, Dakore Akande, Tina Mba, Joseph Benjamin star in new movie". Pulse. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  7. admin (6 July 2017). "THE FILM BLOG: WE DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT TINA MBA DOESN'T GET THE CREDIT SHE DESERVES". YNaija. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  8. "Tina Mba : Biography | Filmography | Awards - Flixanda".
  9. ., . (5 February 2022). "Movie Review: For Maria Ebun Pataki reveals hidden pains of motherhood". Daily Trust. Retrieved 30 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. "StarTimes pulls weight as epic movie "The Rise of Igbinogun" hits cinemas". Vanguard News. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  11. Augoye, Jayne (2 December 2020). "2020 BON: Here are 5 nominees for 'Best Kiss' category" . Retrieved 11 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "I've been battered & broken------Tina Mba". Modern Ghana. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  13. Orenuga, Adenike (23 October 2014). "Marriage is a burden, don't go there" – Actress, Tina Mba". Dailypost Newspaper. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  14. "Tina Mba : Biography | Filmography | Awards - Flixanda".