Profession: Actor
Education: BA in English from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
A masters degree in Human Resources management from TIME University Tunis, Tunisia.
An MBA training from University Jean Moulin, Lyon France.
Languages: English, Idoma, Spanish and Yoruba.


She made her Nollywood debut in the dance film ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ in 2011 and has since moved on to major roles in some of Nollywood’s biggest movies. She played the role of ‘’ in Kunle Afolayan’s AMVCA award winning hit movie, Óctober 1’, she also starred as Aisha in the popular series ‘B430’.

Her other major credits include Charles Novia’s Atlanta, Gidi Culture, Ojuju, Kpians (Festival of Souls) and others.


In 2016 she received three Best Actress nominations in one AMVCA award and two Eloy Awards.
In the 2017 AMVCA awards, she was nominated in the best actress in a Drama, Movie/ TV Series category for her role in the movie “Derailed” and the AMVCA recognition awards Best Actress in a drama category for her role in “Hush”.
In 2017 Meg Otanwa won the AMVCA recognition award for Best Actress in a Drama for her outstanding role as Koko in the Hit Series “Hush.



5 things you did not know about Meg Otanwa- before-30-actress-id3538974.html

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day Hype Magazine Zambia had a few questions for Meg, and this is how it went.

Which woman in the public sphere do you admire and why?

Charlize Theron. I love how fearless she is and her dedication to using her platform and voice in helping the African youth.

What are you most proud of doing?

My proudest moments are times when I’m able to do something meaningful for another person, especially one who has nothing to give me in return.

What did you dream of doing as a little girl?

Oh I had dreams! I had dreams of constantly speaking to a large audience. I’ve come to understand it as being in a position to influence and impact the world around me, which is what I am doing today, thankfully.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to younger you when you were just starting?

FEAR NOT! Walk into the room with your head up high because the world awaits your magic.

What makes a woman feminine?

Knowing and recognizing the power within her.

For more on Meg:
•Rosie Motene
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