Biography of Meg Otanwa

Born February 14th, Meg Otanwa is a Nigerian actress and former banker who was until the start of her acting career worked at the African Development Bank

Otanwa hails from the Idoma speaking area of Benue State, Nigeria, growing up partly in Lagos. She comes from a polyglot family and speaks about five languages including English, Yoruba, French, Hausa, her mother tongue Idoma and some Spanish. She is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria[1] where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English language, then proceeded to obtain a master’s degree in Human Resources Management at TIME University, Tunis, Tunisia and afterwards, for a Master of Business Administration degree at Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France.[3]

Meg Otanwa's Career

After working at the African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia, Meg Otanwa resigned and picked up a career in acting, making her Nollywood debut in 2011. She featured in the dance drama film by Emem Isong, Ill titled, Take My Chance. In 2014, she was starred in Kunle Afolayan's film, October 1st; in Bodunrin Sasore's drama series, Before 30, starring as "Aisha"; and in Charles Novia's film, Atlanta.

She was starred in the 2016 Africa Magic's debut telenovela, Nollywood's Hush, as "Koko Ogunbiade". Also featured are Richard Mofe Damijo, Thelma Okoduwa and Rotimi Adelegan.

She got nominated at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Actress in a Drama category and the AMVCA recognition award for MNET original series, which she won, for her role in the thriller telenovela, Hush.[7][8][9] The actress was also present at the red carpet of the 2018 event.

In the 2018 Tosin Igho film titled, The Eve, she was starred as "Alero", acting alongside actors and actresses like Beverly Naya, Hauwa Allhabura, John Okafor and others.

In the 2020 film, For Maria Ebun Pataki, directed by Damilola Orimogunje, she was starred as "Derin".[14]

She was featured as "Angela" in Dimeji Ajibola's sci-fi thriller, Ratnik, which was released on December 1, 2020 also featuring Osas Ighodaro, Karibi Fubara, Paul Utomi and others.[15][16]
Year     Film     Role     Notes     Ref.
  • 2021     Loving Rona 
  • 2020     Ratnik    
  • For Maria Ebun Pataki  
  • 2018     Payday   
  • The Eve   
  • Knockout Blessing
  • 2016 - 2017     Hush 
  • 2015–present     Before 30 
  • 2015     Road to Yesterday    
  • Doll House  
  • 2014     October 1
  • Kpians: The Feast of Souls
  • Ojuju    
  • 2011     I'll Take My Chances    
  • Accolades


Meg Otanwa's Awards and Nominations

As a sterling actress, Meg Otanwa here is a full list of nominations and awards she has won in the course of her acting career.
  • Won the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA)    Best Actress in a Drama
  • Nominated as Best Actress in A Drama, "For Maria Ebun Pataki" in the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA)

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