Okawa Shaznay is a Cameroonian actress who has made a name for herself in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. She is the first Cameroonian to successfully break into Nollywood with her role in the blockbuster movie Iyore, starring alongside Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin. Okawa Shaznay has also gained more prominence with her leading role in the 2016 hit TV series Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose. She won the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) award for TV Actress of the year in 2016 for her role in Delilah.
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Full name: Okawa Shaznay
Date of birth: 5th May, 1986
Age: 37 years
Place of Birth: Bamenda, Northwest Region, Cameroon
Education: Texas Southern University
Okawa Shaznay Biography and Early Life
Okawa Shaznay was born on May 5, 1986, in Bamenda, Northwest region, Cameroon. She began her secondary school education in Presbyterian Secondary School Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon. Shaznay later moved to the United States, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Southern University.
Okawa Shaznay is one who always had passion right from the onset. She took an interest in performing arts while being part of stage plays and little film projects in her hometown in Cameroon. As time went by she became accustomed to the Nollywood movies after watching the classic 90’s Nigerian soap operas such as Scores to Settle, Living in Bondage, and Glamour Girls.
She came through professionally with her first role in the movie “Master DJ” which was produced in Cameroon by Sarabi Pictures in 2004. She later moved to Houston in the U.S. where she joined the All Africa Theater group. She returned to Africa and was featured in her first big-screen role, Cheaters, as directed by Frank Rajah Arase. Furthermore, she starred in her first movie in Nigeria in 2014 in a hit blockbuster film titled “Iyore,” which was released in cinemas in 2015, starring opposite Nollywood superstars Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin.
Okawa Shaznay has gone on to star in more than 150 movies, including Master DJ, Snatched, Behind the Face, 8th Commandment, The Other Side of Love, X- Class, Governor’s Gift, Blind Pursuit, Sisters at War, The Prince of Barmah, Scars, Refugees, Cheaters Vacation, Perfect Strangers, Delilah, and a host of other interesting films.
Okawa Shaznay Movies
Okawa Shaznay has acted in more than 150 movies. Here are some of her notable works:
- Master DJ (2004)
- Cheaters (2012)
- Iyore (2015)
- Sisters at War (2016)
- Delilah: The Mysterious Case of Delilah Ambrose (2016)
- The Prince of Barmah (2014)
- Scars (2015)
- Refugees (2015)
- Perfect Strangers (2016)
- Behind the Face (2015)
Okawa Shaznay is not married and has no children. She is known for her beauty and elegance. Her height is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm, 1.65 m), and her weight is 65kg. Her eyes are black in compliance with her black hair.
Okawa Shaznay is an actress who has used her passion to earn an estimated net worth of about US$1.1 million.
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