Blessing Jessica Obasi is a popular actress in Nollywood, known for the energy and zest she brings into her role. She is Igbo by tribe and hails from a town in Abia State, South Eastern Nigeria but she was born in Kano state.
She is also a producer in D’Esperanza Media. For her, being in Nollywood is a dream come through as the energetic lady has always hoped to become an actress since cradle days. But it doesn’t only end there.
The actress who recently celebrated her one year marriage anniversary on 11th of this month September has starred in many movies, including the ones she produced. Among her popular features is “Prophetess”, an Akinmolayan movie which she played Deborah. A role that went perfectly and rapidly shot her into limelight. Others are The Recipient, Elevator, Game of Chess and Wheels.
In this article, we’ll tell you what’s more to Blessing Obasi. What was her growing up like? Where is she from and is she married? Keep reading to discover these and more about Blessing Obasi.
- Full Name: Blessing Jessica Obasi
- Gender: Female
- Religion: Christianity
- Date of birth: 12th May
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Place of birth: Kano
- State of Origin: Abia State
- Marital status: Married
- Profession: Actress
Blessing Jessica Obasi was born in Kano on 12th May, the year is not disclosed. It is however speculated that the actress is ten years older than her hubby. This could mean the actress is 43. In an interview with BBC pidgin, her hubby confirmed she is his senior. He also gave reasons why he went ahead to get married despite the age difference. He revealed that he does not mind the buzz around their marriage, revealing he is comfortable with her and she gives him peace.
For the young actress, growing up in a strict Christian home was not without its own challenges. In an interview, she disclosed how she was once beaten by her mom for having relaxed her hair to go for an audition. According to the actress, she didn’t seek her mother’s permission before this because hair relaxing was against her family morals. She had been taken to a salon later to have her hair cut low.
At first, her family especially her mother didn’t quite support her acting ambition. According to her, the woman was often upset with this and told her to concentrate on getting a degree instead. But the ambitious Blessing would never give in, as she finally got roles in few of the movies auditioned for. Aside this, the actress hasn’t really disclosed much about her family.
Blessing Obasi Husband
Blessing Obasi dated actor Stanley Ebuka Nzediegwu professionally known as Stan Nze for a while and they got married on 11th September, 2021. The cheerful thespians compliment each other so well whenever they fall together on a movie set.
Education and Career
Blessing attended primary school in Kano State and started her secondary education at African Church Model College, Ifako, Lagos, but completed same at Government Girls College, Umuahia where she got her SSCE.
On completing her secondary education, the fluent speaking actress relocated to Lagos where she gained admission to the prestigious University of Lagos. After four years she obtained her first degree, B.A in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from same institution.
Luckily after NYSC, Miss Obasi got employed in a notable Oil and Gas firm, a job position which she combined with her acting career. She would often leave the office to shoot movie scenes and this didn’t augur well with her boss. She was made to choose between her job and passion. Accordingly, after just a year and a half, she left the oil and gas industry and never looked back. With persistency and passion, she got to stardom shortly afterwards with her exceptional roles in several movies.
Blessing Obasi has produced about seven movies for D’Esperanza media.