Okawa Shaznay is a Cameroonian Star who made her first appearance in Nollywood with the movie, Iyore in 2014.
Iyore is an African epic movie shot in Benin City in 2014 and released in 2015, starring high profile Nollywood stars like Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin and Paul Obazele.
Okawa is the new golden gel on the Silver Screen. An adage says it’s not how far but how well. She has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with and within a short time, she has taken the center stage, achieving greatness through hard work and consistency.
Shaznay is an exceptionally talented, creative and beautiful actress who has carved a niche for herself. She termed acting as her companion during her interview with a media outlet in 2019.
Growing up, she loved to watch Western, Chinese and Hindi movies. Her interest in becoming an actress grew stronger when she started watching Nigerian movies.
Okawa could relate to the Nigerian stories and saw that there was so much connection in the messages they passed across. This motivated her and fueled her zeal for acting.
While studying Accounting at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, she dabbled into several stage plays and TV productions.
Nigerian Movies like Glamour Girls and Series like “After The Storm” inspire her a lot. She was also inspired by veteran Nollywood stars like Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Ini Edo, and Desmond Elliot.
Through the help of Frank Rajah and Kwame Boadu of Raj and Heroes Film Production, she was able to join Nollywood and get substantial roles. She has appeared in over 20 movies since her first appearance in 2014.
The delectable actress worked as a Banker in Houston but her love for acting conquers all. In 2016, she played Delilah in “The Mysterious Case Of Delilah Ambrose”, a TV series that shot her to the limelight. She also starred in Frank Rajah’s hit film, The Refugees in 2016.
She starred in “Tarella”, an African Fairytale movie selected For African International Film Festival scheduled from November 5 to November 11, 2023. Some of her latest movies are Twisted Mind, A Necessary Step, The Secret, Not Just Marriage, Not My Man and many more.
Regarding her career ambition, the dark-skinned actress has plans to explore other parts of filmmaking and is currently focused on delivering top-notch performances in every movie she starred in while placing her eye on what field in filmmaking she will try her hands at.
She loves her serenity, loves going to the beach, traveling, and love watching her favorite TV series. Okawa dislikes untidiness and unpleasant behavior. To stay beautiful and elegant, she observes several beauty routines such as using face wash cleaner and moisturizer. She also drinks lots of water and stays away from the sun as much as she can.
Okawa is fulfilled as an actress and doesn’t intend to quit acting anytime in the future. She affirmed during an interview that she will explore other job prospects in the future but won’t dump acting for another profession.
Okawa Shaznay was born on May 29, 1986(age 37) to Mr and Mrs Shaznay and is a native of Bemanda, North West Cameroon. She attended her primary and secondary school education in Cameroon and proceeded to Texas Southern University where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Her parents were initially skeptical about her acting career. She wanted to Theatre Arts but was told to study accounting since she was good at Business Mathematics, Commerce and Economics.
They said she might not get roles in movies after school and was better she did another course to be on a safer side. The actress completed her accounting degree and worked in a Bank in Houston before she quit acting.
In 2010, while studying in Texas, she represented Cameroon in the African US Beauty Pageant and did humanitarian works. That was her only and last major pageant.
She was born May 29, 1986(age 37)
Where Is Okawa Shaznay From(Origin)?
She is from Bamenda, North West Cameroon. Bamenda is the English speaking part of Cameroon.
Is Okawa Shaznay Married (Okawa Shaznay Husband)
Okawa Shaznay with Deza The Great on movie set
No, she’s currently single. Her relationship life is not known due to private lifestyle. But according to an interview she had in 2019, she said her husband-to-be must be honest, fun to be with, god-fearing and ambitious.
Okawa Shaznay Siblings
She is secretive about her family and has never shared her siblings photos online. She only shares work-related projects on her social media pages.
Okawa Shaznay Parents(Family)
Okawa is private about her family and has never shared her parents photos online. She only shares work-related projects on her social media pages.
Okawa is a 5’1 tall, dark-skinned and beautiful actress.
Shaznay is quite secretive about her private life and only shares work activities. But with a couple of vacation photos online, you can tell she’s well-to-do and is living a fulfilled life. She’s worth $200,000.
Okawa lives in a beautiful apartment in Lagos and rides nice cars. She revealed this when she was asked if she was a Nigerian by a follower on Instagram. She replied the fan’s comment, noting that she is a camerooonian but resides in Nigeria.