Victoria Inyama is a veteran Nigerian Nollywood actress that hails from Enugu state, Southeastern Nigeria. She used to be one of the top actress in the Nollywood scene until she suddenly disappeared into thin air. She made a great comeback in the year 2017, when she featured in the movie “Talking Dolls” which was rated as one of the best dramas in contemporary Africa. This post is all about the biography of Victoria Inyama, in which you will find some interesting things you never knew about the actress before.

Victoria Inyama Biography: Education, Movies, Husband, Health and More

Victoria Inyama Date of Birth

I guess you might be eager to know the date in which Victoria Inyama was was born. Actually she was given birth to on the 23rd of November. She became famous in the entertainment scene when she featured in a popular 1990s series called “Ripples”.

Victoria Inyama Early Life and Education

Victoria Inyama obtained her first degree (B.Sc) from the University of Lagos. She then furthered her studies by enrolling in Lewisham Counseling School of London, to study counseling in order for her to help people mentally. She has also attended the Greenwich School of management in London.

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Victoria Inyama Health

Through her social media platform, the veteran actress revealed that she was battling with cancer in 2006.

Victoria Inyama Marriage Life

Victoria got married to legendary author, Ben Okri. This made her to relocate to the United Kingdom and which was one of the factors responsible for disappearance from the Nollywood scene.

Victoria Inyama’s Husband, Ben Okri

Victoria’s husband, Ben Okri, is a trained lawyer by profession and also a renowned author. Ben was particularly brought to limelight by his award winning book, “Tarnished Road”. His journey as a writer began when he wrote his first novel, “Flowers and Shadows” at the age of 21.

Ben Okri has won many awards, some of them include the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Crystal Award.

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Life as a Mother

Victoria revealed that with her, motherhood has present itself with a blend of experiences. Her children have made her life exciting although she has become a domestic staff because of the chores associated with taking care of them. It can be annoying at times but the gift of motherhood is certainly something she doesn’t take for granted.

Victoria Inyama’s Children

Victoria has three wonderful children. Her first son recently celebrated his 12thbirthday on the 12th of October 2017. She has two other children, Mark and Rachael.


Victoria Inyama has been out of the Nollywood scene for many years after her relocation to the United Kingdom. However, she still intends to return back to Nollywwod in the nearest future. She is currently in Drama School in the United Kingdom and she believes her experience and training will be quite useful particularly in Nollywood hence her need to return.

Apart from giving back to Nollywood, Victoria also misses her friends in Nollywood. Taking a peek down memory lane, Victoria recalls how she used to chill and hang out with her colleagues.

Victoria Inyama’s Good Friend, Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe have always been a good friend to Victoria Inyama. Their friendship extends as far back as when they were classmates at the University of Lagos during their undergraduate years.

Victoria was one of the celebrities that showed Mercy support when her marriage recently crashed. It would be recalled that Mercy was a victim of domestic abuse and violence. Victoria took to social media to encourage her friend. She shared the post on the Mercy Aigbe’s 39th birthday on January 1, 2017. She also shared a throwback picture of the two of them.

Vicoria Inyama Movies

Victoria came into limelight for the role she played in the 1990s popular TV series, “Ripples”. This TV series was created and produced by Nollywood Godfather and legendary producer, Zeb Ejiro.

Victoria was actually discovered and brought to Nollywood by Alex Usifo. Alex is also a veteran actor in Nollywood, and is known for the role he played in popular movies like “Okoro the prince”, “Trumpet of death”, and “Strong men at work”.

Since her entrant into the Nollywood scene, Victoria Inyama have featured in lots of movies and they include the following:

  • Housemates
  • Bimbo
  • All My Heart
  • Feelings
  • Holland
  • Heat
  • Love from Above
  • Blind Love
  • Days of Agony
  • Iyanga
  • Lost Passion
  • Ofeke
  • Oga and His Boys
  • Six Problem Girls
  • Woman Rapa
  • Orange Girl
  • Gangster Paradise
  • Mothers Cry

Victoria took a break from acting when she got married in order to focus on her marriage and motherhood.

Victoria Inyama Recent Movie, Talking Dolls

Victoria was recently featured in a romance drama, Talking Dolls. The movie was released in 2017 and has enjoyed excellent reviews. The movie featured the likes of Daniel K. Daniel, Belinda Effah, Tamara Komboye, Mofe Duncan, Mike Olaribigbe [Mikes Comedy], Yetunde Oduwole, Kunle Oladeji, Feona Mali, Natalie Deadman, Marie Gomez-Sarkis, Olukunle Fawora and Victoria Inyama.

Talking Dolls addresses societal issues, sex abuse and their shortcomings. The movie was shot in the heart of London, Kent and Essex and was released in U.K, Ghanaian and Nigerian cinemas in the second quarter of 2017.

Victoria Inyama’s Plan For The Future

Although Victoria Inyama is enjoying every bit of her life in London, she hopes to relocate to Nigeria some day. However, she does not think she would follow the path of many of her colleagues that have ventured into movie production. Nonetheless, she intends to influence not only the movie industry but the lives of Nigerians positively. This seems to explain why she is currently studying Psychology at a college in London. Victoria believes her training will enable her play a part in solving the stress problem which many Nigerians face.