Biography of Erica Ngozi Nlewedim – The Famed BBNaija Housemate And Nigerian Actress
Erica Ngozi Nlewedim is a 26-year-old Nigerian actress and model who was born on 13th March 1994 in Lagos.
Apart from everything we know about her, she became famous for her presence in the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown House and all the drama that characterized her stay which later led to her eventual disqualification.
In this edition of Celebrity Facts & Life, our focus is on Erica Ngozi Nlewedim. We take a deeper look into her background, education, career, controversies and her BBNaija adventure.
But before that, we all will agree that she has a striking beauty which certainly sets her up for stardom. But was she ever ready for that? Let’s find out.
Quick Facts On BBNaija’s Erica You Probably Do Not Know
1, Erica Ngozi Nlewedim is a 26-year-old Nigerian model, actress who was born on 13th March 1994 to Christian Eric Nlewedim and Oby Nwokolo in Lagos State.
2, Although Erica originally hails from Abia State, she was raised in Lagos State. Few years after she was born, poor little Erica was abandoned by her father. This made her mother a single mother who had to raise, cater and educate her only child singlehandedly.
3, Erica was a super brilliant student at school thus after obtaining her First School Leaving Certificate proceeded to Command Secondary School in Ikeja Lagos where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) upon completion.
4, Erica was able to graduate with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Management in 2013 from one of Nigeria’s top private Universities; The Covenant University located at Ota, Ogun State.
5, Erica later completed her mandatory 1-year national service programme and was advised by the mother to work in Lagos. She later worked as the Marketing Manager at the MEI Oil and Gas Limited for six years. However, her desire to pursue a career as an actress was a daunting task on her which compelled her in 2019 to move to the Met Film School in London.
6, At the Met Film School, Erica was trained as a professional actress as her talent was honed, nurtured and enhanced through consistent training and re-training. She later returned to Nigeria in 2020 and featured in several blockbuster movies as a supporting act.
7, In 2014, Erica finished as one of the top 5 contestants at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria reality show. She stood out for her grace, infectious smile, beauty and overall personality. That made her the fans’ favourite which made her win the “Most Photogenic” award at the same event.
8, In 2020, Erica was enlisted into the most anticipated reality show Big Brother Naija. She was later disqualified from the house for reasons that she was peeping on her fellow contestants, disrespected her fellow housemates, bullying, provocation, and the widely speculated rumour that she was engaging in amorous act with Kiddaway. This controversy actually shot her to fame.
9, Erica has featured in over 20 movies. She had her first movie role in a Nigerian TV series ‘Secrets and Scandals”. She later featured in several movies including “Hire A Woman” which shows on Netflix. Movies Erica has starred in include: Once Upon A Night, Royal Castle, Made In Heaven, Win or LoseFractured, Death Rites, Being Farouk, Paternity Deal, My Flatmates, and Poka Messiah.
10, Erica has made a fortune out of her modelling career as she has modelled for top Nigerian and multinational companies like Access Bank Plc, Diamond Bank, Hollandia, Globacom, Peak Milk, Stanbic Bank, Etisalat, Zaron Cosmetics, and Jumia.
11, Erica is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Beluxia Global Links, a company she started running with her mother. She describes herself as someone who loves to have fun, learning new things, travelling, being true to herself and taking on new adventures.
12, Erica is single, unmarried and free. However, it is rumoured that she was dating Laycon and Kiddaway when she was in the 2020 Big Brother Lockdown House.
13, Erica Ngozi Nlewedim says her biggest achievement is her ability to complete her film school in London, producing her first movie and starring in “Hire A Woman”, a movie that has made it onto Netflix.
14, On January 20, 2021, Erica made a grande entry into Ghana. She was received honourably at the Kotoka International Airport by her fans amidst drumming and singing.