Nancy Isime is a renowned Nigerian actress, model, media personality, brand influencer and fashion icon. The multi-award winning TV host has become one of the leading media personalities in the entertainment industry. From being a model and winning several beauty pageants to featuring in movies and hosting the popular Trending on Hip TV, Nancy has indeed become a force to be reckoned with.
Early life and background of Nancy Isime
Nancy Isime was born on the 17th of December, 1991 in Edo State. Losing her mum at the age of 5, the beautiful actress was brought up by her disciplinarian father, whose disciplinary actions helped in shaping her into the woman she is today.
The Edo State descent grew up in Lagos, where she had her primary and junior secondary school education. Nancy had her senior school education in Benin, Edo state. She enrolled for a six-month basic course at the University of Port Harcourt. She obtained a Diploma in Social Works from the University of Lagos (Unilag).
Her Modelling Career
As a child, Nancy didn’t really know her choice of career but her dad wanted her to be a lawyer. Nancy Isime kicked off her entertainment career as an usher and she worked with several companies. While in the university, people always complimented her gait. Due to this, she decided to try her hands on modelling. In 2009, she contested in the Miss Valentine International beauty pageant and emerged winner. She also finished second in the Miss Telecoms Nigeria beauty contest. As a model, She worked for the likes of Zizi Cardow, Adebayo Jones, Shakara Couture, House of Marie, among others.
The blonde-haired actress has also graced the covers of several magazines like Wedding Planner, Paparazzi Fashion Magazine, LIFE(Ghana) and others.
Her TV Presenting Career
The first presenting job she got was The Squeeze, which was produced by Ultima Studios. She also hosted technology show called What’s Hawt and Project Fame red carpet sessions. Nancy is the anchor of popular TV show, Trending on HIP TV which has been airing since 2016. She replaced popular OAP, Toke Makinwa. She co-hosted the 2019 edition of The Headies award with Reminisce.
Her Acting Career
The TV host never thought of acting as a career. It just happened! Her journey into the movie industry started in 2011. Nancy was on the runway one day when a Ghanaian director approached her and offered her an acting deal. She went for an audition and that was how she got a role for a TV show called Echoes. At that time, all she wanted was save up money for aviation school. She never knew she would one day become a professional actress.
Her role models in the industry include Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Mercy Johnson, Rita Dominic amongst others. Her acting prowess has seen her featuring in numerous movies like Hire a man, A trip to Jamaica, The Surrogate, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, Made in Heaven, Hire a woman, Living in bondage: Breaking free and others. She has also appeared in music videos such as 2Face’s Iheneme, Solid Star’s Omotena, Hennessy Artistry Featuring MI and Naeto C, Winner of Glo Naija Sing Casey Ed’s Not the Girl, e.t.c.
Nancy Isime is one of the fashion goddesses in Nigeria. She sure knows how to stun at events. With a signature blonde hair cut and a lot of bright and expressive colours, Nancy Isime keeps it really stunning with her fashion sense. Her transit from modelling to presenting and acting has indeed show how hardworking she is. This has given her an edge in the entertainment industry.
Nancy Isime’s Endorsements
The TV personality is the face of Bella Hair Collection (Rana Prestige Industry) and Former Face of Total Wrap Online Store. She also bagged endorsement deals with 234 Bet and Makari Nigeria.
Nancy Isime’s Relationship
Nancy Isime is said to be in a serious romantic relationship; not much is known about the man she is dating. She once revealed in an interview the kind of man she could possibly date. She further stated that she can’t date a broke guy. She prefers industrious men.
Awards and Nominations
In 2016, she was voted City People Entertainment Award VJ of the Year.
In 2017, she also won the 2017 Future Awards Africa (TFAA) prize for Best On-Air Personality (Visual).
Maya Awards for Best Actress of the Year 2018
She won City People Movie Awards as Best Supporting Actress (English) and ELOY TV Personality of the year in 2019.
Nancy Isime’s Net Worth
The delectable actress is ranked amongst the richest and influential personalities in the entertainment industry. Her net worth is estimated to be $700,000 dollars.