Life story of Nancy Isime, journey to fame, career achievements

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria archives the biography of talented Nollywood actress, Nancy Isime.

Nancy Isime is an accomplished Nollywood actress, model, media personality, TV host and fitness enthusiast from Edo State, Nigeria.

She is famous for her role in the 2011 television series “Echoes” which earned her recognition in the entertainment industry.

She is an alumnus of the renowned University of Lagos.

 Profile summary

Name: Nancy Isime

Date of birth: 17th December, 1991

State of origin: Edo State, Nigeria

Education: University of Lagos

Marital status: Single

Religion: Christianity

Career: Actress, Model


Nancy Isime is an indigene of Edo State,  born on December 17th, 1991 to parents of Esan Ethnicity in Edo State.

Unfortunately, Nancy lost her mother at a tender age and was left with her father who singlehandedly raised and nurtured her in Lagos State, Nigeria.


Nancy had her basic education in Lagos State after which she moved to Benin city where she had her secondary education.

After successful completion of her secondary education, Nancy took a six-month basic course at the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State before obtaining a diploma in Social Work at the prestigious University of Lagos.


Nancy Isime began her career as a model before transitioning into acting.

She made her acting debut in the TV series “Echoes” in 2011 and has since appeared in numerous Nollywood movies and TV shows.

Coupled with her acting prowess, Nancy is also a television presenter, known for presenting gossip show “The Squeeze”, technology show “What’s Hot” and backstage segments of MTN Project Fame season 7.

In 2016 she replaced Toke Makinwa as the presenter of the popular show Trending on HipTV.

She co-hosted the 2019 edition of The Headies award with Reminisce and was also the presenter of The Voice Nigeria 2021.

In 2019, Isime launched her own TV show which she called The Nancy Isime Show and in 2920, she co-hosted The Headies award with Bovi.

Her acting career got International recognition in 2022 when she starred in the Netflix original series Blood Sisters, taking the lead role of Kemi, produced by Ebonylife TV studio which is owned by Mo Abudu.

She also featured as Shalewa in the 2023 Nollywood blockbuster, “Shanty Town”.


Some of her notable film credits include;

  • Hire a Woman
  • The Millions
  • Disguise
  • Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
  • Tales of Eve
  • On the Real
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • Finding C.H.R.I.S
  • The Surrogate
  • Kanyamata
  • Tempted
  • Blood Sisters
  • She Must Be Obeyed
  • Shanty Town

Personal life

Nancy Isime is known for her versatility as an actress, her charismatic on-screen presence, and her stunning beauty.

She has hosted several popular TV shows, including “The Nancy Isime Show” on Hip TV and the music talent show “Gulder Ultimate Search: The Age of Craftsmanship.”

She has also signed ambassadorial deals with top brands in Nigeria.

The Nollywood star actress is active on social media platforms where she shares insights into her personal life, fashion sense, and advocacy for mental health awareness.

She is currently single and prefers to keep her private relationships out of the media.


She has won several awards for her work in the entertainment industry, some of which are;

City People Entertainment Awards Best VJ of the Year in 2016.

Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards as Sexiest female On Air Personality in 2016.

The Future Awards Best On Air Personality in 2017.

City People Movie Awards Most Promising Actress in English, 2018.

City People Movie awards as Best Supporting Actress in 2019.

Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Kiss in a Movie.

In 2023, she was conferred with an honorary Doctorate in Arts and Philosophy by Prowress University, Delaware, USA.

Net worth

Nancy has established herself in the entertainment industry and beyond, gathering a net wealth of over $5 million through her acting career.

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