Somkele Iyamah Biography, Net Worth, Awards, Career, Age

Somkele Iyamah Biography, Net Worth, Awards, Career, Age

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Somkele Iyamah is a Nigerian actress who is known for her work in both Nollywood and Hollywood films. She has starred in movies such as “93 Days” and “The Wedding Party 2” and has been nominated for several awards for her performances.

Early Life and Education

Somkele Iyamah was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She attended Chrisland Schools for her primary and secondary education. After completing her secondary education, she moved to Canada to further her studies.

She earned a degree in Biochemistry from McMaster University in Canada. After completing her degree, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a few years before pursuing her acting career.


Somkele Iyamah began her acting career in 2009 when she landed a role in the television series “Gidi Up”. She then appeared in a few more Nollywood films before landing her breakout role in the movie “93 Days” in 2016. The movie was based on the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

She also starred in the popular movie “The Wedding Party 2” in 2017. The film was the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time at the time of its release.

In addition to Nollywood films, Somkele Iyamah has appeared in a few Hollywood films. She had a small role in the movie “The Power of the Dog” in 2021.


Year Title
2014 93 Days
2016 The Wedding Party
2017 The Wedding Party 2
2019 4th Republic
2021 The Power of the Dog

Personal Life

Somkele Iyamah is married and has two children. She keeps her personal life private and does not share much about her family online.

Cars and House

There is no information available about Somkele Iyamah’s cars or house.

Net Worth

Somkele Iyamah’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million (USD). In Nigerian naira, her net worth is approximately 400 million naira. In Canadian dollars, her net worth is around 1.3 million CAD. In Ghana cedi, her net worth is around 6 million GHS. In Kenya shilling, her net worth is around 120 million KES. In South Africa rand, her net worth is around 15 million ZAR. In Uganda shilling, her net worth is around 3.6 billion UGX. And, in India rupee, her net worth is around 70 million INR.

It is important to note that her net worth may vary based on the source of the information and the current exchange rates.

Awards and Nominations

Somkele Iyamah has been nominated for several awards for her work in film. Some of her nominations include:

  • Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards – Best Supporting Actress for “The Wedding Party” (2017)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for “93 Days” (2017)
  • Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards – Best Actress in a Drama for “The Tribunal” (2018)

Somkele Iyamah has proven herself to be a talented actress with a promising career ahead of her. With her international success and nominations, she has become a role model for aspiring actors and actresses in Nigeria and around the world.

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