Ekene Umenwa Cynthia who’s popularly known as Angel Palazzo or “Jesus Last Born” is a renowned comic actress, entrepreneur, filmmaker, content creator and event planner.
She was born on August 27 in the 1990s in Benin City to Mr Nmenwa and Mrs Lucy Ogoamaka Umenwa but is a native of Anambra State.
Ekene Umenwa was raised in Benin City and attended Ebonyi State University where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry.
Her father lived in London, the UK for 9 years. Cynthia is one of the rising actresses in the movie industry. Apart from acting, she’s also into event planning, decoration, and pastries. She’s the CEO of
Angel Palazzo got a vision from God to join acting when she was 13 years old. Although she has always heard that people sacrifice their body to gain fame, the voice keeps telling her to join the movie industry. Now, she’s one of the most successful young actresses ever.
Her father never kicked against her acting career but her father siblings did. They convinced her father not to allow her join the movie industry as they termed it a “prostitute” profession.
Growing up, the feelings from acting became strong. She kick-started her acting career in 2011 after playing the role of a maid alongside veterans like Kenneth Okonkwo and Maureen Solomon in the movie “King After Kings”.
She starred in her first movie before gaining admission into the Ebonyi State University and was seen as a star in the Higher Institution. According to her, some of the challenging moments were the struggles that came with her acting career and when her sister was Ill.
Angela is one of the most booked actresses in Nollywood. She’s loved by fans, movie producers, and directors for her comic personality and her innovative style of acting(ability to shift characters and deliver roles effectively).
Her main purpose in Nollywood is to win souls for Christ. Ekene Umenwa is an advocate of virginity. She uses her voice to preach to young girls to abstain from sex until they get married.
Umenwa is a very successful and influential actress. She’s well known for her comic roles in movies. She has also played romantic roles in scores of movies with top actors like Zubby Michael, Flash Boy and many others.
Ekene Umenwa lives in Asaba and is the CEO of Ekene Confectionery. She is the founder of Ekene Umenwa TV which reached 100,000 YouTube subscribers in August 2023. She earns thousands of dollars from her channel and has engaging followers. On January 2, 2021, she launched her new year with a brand new Toyota Car.
She has a good working relationship with her colleagues in the movie Industry and is an easygoing and free-spirited actress. She has shared beautiful moments with Destiny Etiko and Mercy Johnson. Click the names to watch videos. Destiny Etiko and Mercy Johnson.
On Monday, December 4, 2023, in the morning, Ekene revealed that she faced lots of struggles while growing up as many would thinks she got wealth all of a sudden without any challenges. She affirmed that she doesn’t think some people passed through half of what she went through and that they were times she got fed up about life and gave up on herself. Umenwa further affirmed that she gained admission into the University when her mates were in their finals but what kept her going is “HOPE” as she kept believing that things will be better some day despite the challenges.
Is Ekene Umenwa Engaged? (Ekene Umenwa Husband) (Is Ekene Umenwa Married)
Yes, Ekene announced her engagement to longtime lover on Sunday, October 22, 2023. The beautiful actress took to her verified Instagram page to share adorable moment from her engagement ceremony and said a year and some months ago, she said “Yes” to the man God has set aside for her to accomplish their mission on earth together.
Umenwa thanked Jesus as she countdown to the day of her wedding. She appreciated God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit for making her wish come true. During an interview with “The Sun” on October 7, 2023, she said she’s ready for marriage and that her marriage is near. Now, she has shared the good news to the world.
Ekene is walking down the aisle with movie executive, Ifeanyi Ogbodo Alex aka Kleanson before December 2023. Ifeanyi is a renowned movie producer, filmmaker, farmer, realtor and entrepreneur. He is founder of First NollyTV YouTube Channel and the CEO of Kleanson Concept and Kleason House Empire. Ogbodo is one of the most successful movie producers in the Nollywood Industry.
Ifeanyi Ogbodo Alex, Ekene Umenwa Husband
In excitement, the filmmaker took to his official social media handle to express gratitude to Ekene Umenwa for her love and care in his life. He said she has changed his life and he appreciated her for that. Alex added that he felt incredibly lucky to have been given a chance to propose to her and that he can’t wait to begin the journey with her.
When Is She Getting Married?(Ekene Umenwa Traditional Wedding)
Ekene Umenwa got married on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in a beautiful white wedding ceremony in Benin City, Edo State. Her bride price was paid on April 16, 2023 in a beautiful traditional marriage ceremony. According to her, she and her husband, Kleanson were traditionally married on April 16, 2023 but because of insecurity in the East she decided not to do the kind of traditional wedding that she likes.
She affirmed that she is a village girl and loves her tradition. Ekene noted that she planned on doing a small traditional wedding but her beloved mother turned it to a big one. She appreciated her blood sisters, aunts, uncles and colleagues that came to celebrate with her. Ekene’s wedding is scheduled for November 4, 2023 in Benin City, Edo State.
Watch Video Below To See Her Husband.
Ekene Umenwa with Zubby Michael on set
She also said she likes a man that knows what he’s doing and knows what he wants and also is determined. She further said she doesn’t like a man that’s into illegal businesses. Angela noted that she won’t enter into marriage without seeking God and that she believes God will not let her make mistakes.
She further said she will get married to a man who’s in a tight relationship with God and one who listens to God.
Ekene is a child of God and a believer of the word of God. She’s naturally endowed with curves and is not an advocate of butt enlargement.
1. Nkem Osunkwor
Angel’s younger sister, Nkem Osunkwor is happily married and blessed with two children(a boy and a girl). Her first daughter, Chikaima Audrey marked her 8th birthday on June 6, 2023. Her son, Nnachebem Gerald marked his 3rd birthday on August 4, 2023.
Nkem was called to the bar on July 9, 2019. She marked her 30th birthday on February 21, 2023. She is the CEO Kayna Fruits And More, a Natural Fresh Juice Store in Benin City, Edo State.
Nkem and her mother, Ogoamaka Umenwa at her Induction Ceremony
2. Somto Umenwa
Ekene’s younger sister, Somto Umenwa marked her 20th birthday on March 26, 2023. She’s a face model and brand ambassador. She’s the brand ambassador of a skincare brand, Ivy Beauty Skincare.
Her younger sister is 30, so she’s in her early 30s, definitely between 31-33.
Mr Nmenwa and Mrs Lucy Umenwa
Right photo is Ekene with her mother and her mother’s friend of 35 years
Origin(Ekene Umenwa Is From Which State)
She’s not married so she has no child.
Cynthia lives in a beautiful apartment in Asaba, Delta State and rides a 6 million Naira Toyota Car. She also has over 100,000 YouTube subscribers. She has signed deals with skincare brand, Marymic Skincare and spa and a Real Estate Company, Nze Ventures Home. Ekene is worth $100,000.
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