Nancy Isime is a beautiful Nigerian actress, model, writer, entertainer, film director, socialite and media personality. She hails from Edo State in South-South, Nigeria, and attended the prestigious University of Lagos.
“I don’t believe in age; I believe in energy. Don’t let your age dictate what you can and can’t do”
is one of the many popular quotes from the famous Nancy Isime.
This multi-talented Isime was born on 17 December 1991. She lost her mum at the young age of five and was brought up solely by her disciplinarian father, who helped shape her into the woman she is today. Nancy had her primary and junior secondary school education in Lagos, after which she left for Benin to continue her senior secondary education.
She did a six-month introductory course at the University of Port Harcourt before returning to Lagos for a two-year course in social work at the University of Lagos. There is very little about her other family members in the public domain. She professes the Christian faith. She is relatively tall with a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Nancy rocks a gold-dyed low cut with a curve-shaped line running through from the left side of her forehead. This hairstyle has grown to become the signature style she rocks. Though she presents herself to suit whatever part she has to play in a movie, her unique low cut is what she goes with off movie screens.
She has dabbled in many waters career-wise including modelling; in 2009, Nancy Isime won the Miss Valentine International beauty pageant. She also came second in the Miss Telecoms Nigeria beauty contest. She has worked as a model for a couple of top agencies. Nancy Isime is also a television presenter and event host. She was a presenter on the gossip show ‘The Squeeze’, a technology show ‘What’s Hot’ and backstage segments of MTN Project Fame Season 7.
She replaced Toke Makinwa as the presenter of HipTV, a popular show in 2016. In 2019, Nancy Isime launched her own television show called ‘The Nancy Isime Show’. She also co-hosted the 2019 edition of ‘The Headies’ award alongside Reminisce. In 2021, she was the presenter of ‘The Voice Nigeria’. Nancy Isime is also a famous Nigerian actress.
The famous Nancy Isime has been nominated for many awards right from 2016 to the present day. She has also won various awards, including the best VJ of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards (2016), the sexiest on-air personality (female) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (also in 2016), The best on-air personality (visual) at The Future Awards in 2017. She also won the most promising actress (English) and the best supporting actress (English) at the City People Movie Awards. In 2019, she won the best kiss in a movie award at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Nancy Isime is one of the wealthiest entertainers in Nigeria. Her popularity has made her famous on social media, where she has a massive following. Her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, which equals over N615,690,000. She accrued her wealth from movie roles, awards, television shows, posting sponsored adverts on her Instagram page, endorsement deals and her business, Nip Studios.
The model turned actress never had the intention of being an actress. Nancy Isime began her journey into the movie industry in 2011. She was on the runway when she met a producer who told her she looked good on camera and that he had a role for her. That is how she began her career in acting in 2011 when she featured in the television series ‘ECHOES’.
Then, making money to fund her education was her priority. However, she never knew her career as a professional actress would kick off from that point (or, as people say in the local slang, she did not think she would blow).
Her role models in the movie industry include Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Mercy Johnson, Rita Dominic, Angela Bassett, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Dakota Fanning. She has made a name for herself in the industry thus far. She has appeared in about 30 films. Some of the films she has appeared in include;
- Hex (2015)
- Tales of Eve (2015)
- On the Real (2016)
- A trip to Jamaica (2016)
- Hire a man (2017)
- Finding CHRIS (2017)
- The Surrogate (2017)
- Treachery (2017)
- Kylie’s Quest
- A Better Family (2018)
- Club (2018)
- Johnny Just Come (2018)
- Liars and Pretenders (2018)
- My Name is Ivy (2018)
- Sideways (2018)
- Disguise (2018)
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018)
- Don’t get mad get even (2019)
- Hire a Woman (2019)
- Adaife (2019)
- The Millions (2019)
- Beauty in the Broken (2019)
- Another Angle (2019)
- Merry Men 2 (2019)
- Levi (2019)
- Living In Bondage: Breaking Free (2019)
- Made In Heaven (2019)
- Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards (2020)
- Creepy Lives Here (2021)
- The Razz Guy (2021)
- Superstar (2021)
Nancy Isime seems to have succeeded in keeping this aspect of her life under wraps. She has hardly been caught in any relationship or ‘situationship’ saga. She had maintained a spotless and drama-free reputation except recently when she was accused of dating a married man, an allegation she debunked immediately.
Questions about her relationships and love life are among the most asked questions that she receives. She is not yet married, and neither is she in a relationship for the time being.
Despite this fact, she has been shipped with various guys ranging from Zubby Michael to Reminisce. In an interview with TVC, Nancy cleared up all rumours and addressed her relationship status. She said she had been in a relationship for years, but that relationship had ended. Isime, however, emphasized that she does not have time for guys.
Nancy Isime is a multi-talented actress. She is very dedicated to her work and is also a very open and free-spirited person. She is slowly making waves in the entertainment industry.