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#BBNaija: About Erica Ugomma Ngozie Nlewedim

 

Born to Oby Nwokolo and Eric Nlewedim Christian in Lagos, Erica Nlewedim is a Nigerian actress, model and entrepreneur, born Nlewedim Ngozi Ugomma Erica in Umuahia, Abia State. Erica is an only child who was raised in Lagos by her mother.

 

She had her secondary school education at Victory Grammar School, Lagos and was later moved to Command Secondary School, Ikeja. Erica's quest for knowledge took her to Covenant University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

 

Erica discovered her modeling talent at a young age. In 2013, she became the brand Ambassador for Natures Gentle Touch; a personal style brand that uses natural ingredients to solve hair and scalp challenges.

 

In 2014, she participated in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MGBN) pageant where she quickly became a fan favourite which earned her the MBGN Miss Photogenic award. The competition made her gain massive recognition which saw her work with high profile brands. She also featured in a Peak Milk TV advert alongside Nigerian pop Artiste, Falz.



 

Erica's acting career kicked off in 2015 with a lead role in Secrets and Scandals. She also featured in the TV Series, Royal Castle for three seasons. In that same year, she starred in the movie Poka Messiah, Directed by Ernest Obi.

 

In 2016, she featured in a thriller; Once Upon A Night, where she played a supporting character. Erica has also featured in TV series and movies like My Flatmates and The Paternity Deal, Being Farouk, Dead Rites, Fractured, Win or Lose, Made in heaven and a host of others. She also played a supporting role in the blockbuster movie, Hire A Woman.

 

In a bid to further her acting career, Erica studied Acting for Film at the Met Film School, London, in 2019. She expressed her delight in the knowledge attained at the Met Film School in an interview with AllAfrica.

 

Nlewedim founded Erica Nlewedim Foundation in 2018; a non-governmental Organisation geared towards catering to underprivileged children. The foundation embarks on periodical visits to orphanage homes with the donation babies' supplies and other consumables. In December 2019, Erica Nlewedim Foundation launched its Hunger Heroes Campaign which successfully fed 1000 less privileged individuals on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Over her modelling years, Nlewedim has worked with brands including Glo, Jumia, and MyZotoApp. from 2015-2017, Nlewedim was the brand face for Zaron Cosmetics, Access Bank and Maltina.

 

Erica is set to carve a niche for herself with her Luxury hair brand, Beluxia Hair. She holds the position of the brand's Chief Executive Officer.




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