Ada Ameh Biography, Movies, Awards, Family and Net Worth
Ada Ameh is a famous Nollywood actress, comedian, producer and a television personality. She became very popular for her role in the sitcom ‘The Johnsons’ currently showing on Africa Magic. She is very gifted comedian but also skillful, creative and talented in interpretation of other movie roles aside comedy.
Although she is a native of Idoma in Benue State, Ada Ameh was born and raised in Lagos State, south western part of Nigeria at the Naval Barracks on Malu (Mobil) road in Ajegunle. She completed both her primary and secondary school education in Lagos Stae also.
In 1995, Ada Ameh joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and rose to fame in 1996 after playing the role of Anita in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Domitila” a movie produced and directed by Zeb Ejiro.
In 2003, she acted in the very popular Nollywood blockbuster comedy movie “Aki na Ukwa” alongside Amaechi Muonagor and the comic duo of Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme where she played the role of Gladys. In 2016, she starred in the popular television series “The Johnson” which is currently running on DSTV.
In her own words, Ada described how Zeb Ejiro discovered her talent. “He met me and we got talking. He saw something that I didn’t see in me. I didn’t know I had such talent. All my life, if you ask me, I would say I was going to be a medical doctor or a singer. So Zeb Ejiro saw something in me and when the movie Domitila was to be shot, he said he had somebody who he wanted to play the role of Anita. They looked for me and they found me. It was not the era of GSM. Anyway, they got me; I was a greenhorn, very green. But people like Pat Okiri and Basorge taught me how to interpret a script. That was how it all started”.
Ada Ameh is multilingual, she speaks Idoma, Ibibio and Yoruba very fluently and also speaks a little of Igbo. She has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies which include Domitila, Aki na Ukwa, True Love My Foot, Ghana Must Go, Phone Swap, 30 Days in Atlanta, The Johnsons, Blood Money, Atlas and many more.
Ada Ameh has been nominated for few awards which include Best Actress in Comedy at the City People Entertainment Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Comic Act to Watch at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, .
Ada gave birth to a daughter at age 14 while she was in secondary school and she raised her on her own. She is still single and hope to settle down someday with the man of her dreams.
Ada Ameh is presently a main cast at the Popular comedy TV series “The Johnsons”, This has increased her popularity leading to many advert and sponsorship deals. She is currently in the top category of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $350,000.