Sandra Okunzuwa is a phenomenal actress, an epitome of beauty with brains, and an exceptional filmmaker, lawyer, show host, and humanitarian. She’s the CEO of Greenwealth Production which was registered in 2021 and so far, she has more than 7 movies to her credit.
Sandra is one of the few commercial actresses who has made a made for herself over the years. She’s well known for best-selling cinema movies and has gained popularity for her top-notch acting prowess, simplicity, and beauty.
Okunzuwa started her acting career in 2018, 3 years after she graduated from the University Of Benin where she bagged a degree in Law and made her first appearance in the movie, “Blind Spot” alongside evergreen star actress Rita Dominic, Femi Jacobs, Seun Akindele, and many others.
She didn’t stop there as she continued to forge ahead in her acting career, featuring in blockbuster and cinema hit movies and bagging Awards and Recognition.
Her acting career which spanned the last 5 years has witnessed massive progress, growth, and development, and is grateful to God for bringing her this far among the multitude of crowds who are striving to be in the position she is today.
Sandra is well known for hit movies like “Rejected Stone”(2019), cinema hit movies like “The Wildflower”(2022) and “The Order Of Things”(2022) where she gave a mind-blowning performance, and “Symphony” alongside D’Banj, and Jackie Appiah, and many others.
On May 30, 2023, she was placed on the list of The Breakout Act 2022 for her role in the film, “The Wild Flower”. The cinema film she starred in titled, “The Order Of Things” was No 1 on Netflix in Nigeria while “The Wild Flower” was on the No. 3 spot.
Apart from acting, she has tried her hands on filmmaking, event hosting, and video vixen and did marvelously well in them. She debuted in her career as a video vixen with a cameo appearance in Skales love song titled, “Badman Love” in 2020. In November 2021, she anchored the Africa Choice Awards alongside BBN’s Ike.
In 2022, she released, “Enitan” which was selected for screening at the African Film Festival. The actress revealed that she was sexually abused at a very young age and suffered mental issues that inspired the film. Although she is now aware of her rights to persecute the abuser she doesn’t want it to be generalized and face stigmatization because of it.
The film, “Enitan” is about a woman who’s not getting sexual satisfaction from her husband and decides to go outside to a group of thugs who slept with her. She later faced serious consequences when her husband found out.
The light-skinned actress said she faced a lot physically, mentally, and spiritually when acting the role and had to put herself in the character to give top-notch performances. She also said she went for several spiritual cleanses.
In 2023, Sandra Okunzuwa made a big move and released a cinema movie, “Something Like Gold” featuring Kunle Remi, Mercy Johnson, Brodashaggi, and many others, which reached N60 million at the Box Office on December 1, 2023.
The actress revealed during an interview that she had to borrow a loan to fund the cinema movie. The film emerged as the Highest Grossing Nollywood movie 10 days after it was released in August 2023.
With all these, it’s safe to call her the Box Office Queen. Apart from being the Queen Of Box Queen, she’s also a reigning star on popular digital platform, YouTube.
Most movies she starred in on YouTube have hit over a million views and still counting, making her one of the favorites of movie lovers. Some of them are Love Impossible, Savage Wife, Away From Home, Wasted, Silly Mistake, We Found Love, Sarah’s Bind, Forever, 2 Hearts, Love Scandal, Please Say No, Love In Lagos and many more intriguing films.
Sandra on set of “Ruthless” with Chidi Mokeme
An amazing feature about her is the ability to switch into characters perfectly and wow her fans. She played an action role in the movie, “Ruthless” where she displayed Martial arts skills and did wonderfully well to the delight of the movie producer, Vincent Okonkwo.
Her efforts to tell her story and give a beautiful interpretation of her characters have been crowned as she has bagged several awards and nominations.
Sandra was listed among the top 100 Most Impactful People in July 2023 and won a Recognition Award at Eko Star Film & TV Awards in April 2021. On November 20, 2022, she emerged as the Face Of Edo State.
Her humanitarian works over the years can’t be left untouched as she has put smiles on people’s faces since the inception of her foundation, the Sandra Okunzuwa Foundation in 2017. Together with her team, she has reached out to the less privileged children and the needy in locations like Lagos, Edo, Port-Harcourt, and Abuja.
She gave food(cooked and raw) and other essential products to several orphanages and children on the streets and has also given cash(N50k upwards) to many people to boost their businesses. She’s just an amazing human being and a lover of humanity.
Currently, Sandra Okunzuwa is one of the most successful young actresses in the Nollywood industry and is worth $300,000.
She released one of the highest-grossing Nollywood movies this year(2023) titled “Something Like Gold”. She also has a YouTube channel of over 90,000 subscribers, Sandra Okunzuwa TV where she earns thousands of dollars from.
The delectable actress has also signed deals with fashion and skincare brands and Giant Telecommunications brands like Globalcom. Sandra runs a web series titled, “The Maduekes” where she plays Clara and “Deza The Great” plays Theophilus. Her first YouTube movie with Maurice Sam titled “Love Mandate” was released December 13, 2023. The movie reached 2 millions views 2 days after its release.
Okunzuwa is living her dream life. She lives in a beautiful apartment in Lagos and rides exotic cars. During leisure, she goes on vacation with her younger sister, Faith Okunzuwa, and her mother, Gladys Okunzuwa. Sandra has been to Italy, Amsterdam, the US, the UK, and France.
The beautiful actress revealed on December 2, 2023, that she’s always careful about kissing on movie sets. She noted that she was told that when kissing on sets, there should not be any form of tongue contact to avoid the exchange of saliva and besides, she doesn’t know the medical conditions of who she’s kissing.
She said she was also told that one can play with the lips and eyes to make it real but not tongue contact. When asked if she gets emotionally attached to any actor she kisses, she said “No”, adding that the place one is filming is not always conducive and that there are many people in the room behind the camera watching.
She also said one would sweat so hard and will try memorising one’s lines which practically made it impossible to become emotionally attached to any actor one kisses.
Sandra was born on February 25, 1996, to Mr Okunzuwa and Mrs Gladys Okunzuwa in Benin City, Edo State. She’s a native of Esan in Edo State and is from a family of 5. She’s blessed with 2 siblings, Onome Sally Okunzuwa(late) and Faith Okunzuwa.
Sandra attended Federal Government Girl College(FGCC) in Edo and later proceeded to the University Of Benin where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Law in 2015.
Despite being a lawyer by profession, her zeal and enthusiasm for becoming an actress were strong as she forged ahead in her acting career. She joined Nollywood in 2018 and since then, she has carved a niche for herself, overcoming boundaries and achieving goals.
Sandra wasn’t born with a silver spoon. Her parents were average class and very hard-working and that was the path she walked through. She noted during an interview with “The Sun” in January 2023, that she never had what she wanted and needed, and that was why she had to work hard.
Her parents wished she would practice Law and were skeptical about her acting career but later allowed her to do what made her happy.
When Did Sandra Okunzuwa Started Acting?
Sandra started acting in 2018, 3 years after graduating from Uniben.
Is Sandra Okunzuwa Married(Sandra Okunzuwa’s Husband)
No, she’s not married. The beautiful actress is not controversial and not dramatic and that’s why she’s not always in the news. Despite her involvement in several romantic movies, she has never been romantically linked to actors she has acted with.
Sandra and Deza The Great on set of “The Maduekes” exclusive to her YouTube channel
Okunzuwa sees marriage as a beautiful thing and loves to walk down the aisle someday. After the sexual abuse that happened to her at a very young age, she sees men in a different light but has moved past the situation that once gave her mental torture.
During an interview with “The Sun” in January 2023, when she was asked if the abuse made her resent men, she said she’s not afraid of marriage and that it’s a beautiful thing. She said before, the sexual abuse she experienced made her resent men but not anymore as she has healed.
Sandra noted that she would like to get married to a god-fearing, supportive, hardworking, caring, patient, and trusting, not an abusive and controlling man.
Sandra is not married and doesn’t have children. Sandra loves children so much. They are the major reasons she launched her charity initiative and she has reached out to them via orphanage homes and on the street, helping them with food and other essential commodities.
Sandra Okunzuwa Is From Which State/ What State Is She From? (Origin)
She’s a native of Esan in Edo State.
As of February 25, 2024, she was 29 years old.
Sandra doesn’t have a twin sister but shares a strong striking resemblance with her younger sister, Faith Okunzuwa. Faith aka “Angel 4 Sweetness” bagged a bachelor’s degree in Law on September 10, 2023.
Sandra Okunzuwa Family/Mother/Father
Sandra doesn’t have a brother but has two sisters, Onome Sally Okunzuwa who’s late(according to LinkedIn), and Faith Okunzuwa. She doesn’t talk about her father but often shares lovely moments with her beloved mother on her official Instagram handle.
The family(Faith and her mother) often go on vacation during their leisure time.
She doesn’t share her contact with the public but you can catch up on her daily lifestyle via her Instagram page @Sandraokunzuwa
Sandra is worth $300,000