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Erica Nlewedim – Biography, Age, Career, husband, family, Net Worth & other facts

Erica Ngozi Nlewedim is an actress, model and entrepreneur. In this article, we will be telling you about Erica Nlewedim – her biography, age, family, career, net worth and other interesting facts about her.

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Erica is also one of Nollywood’s fast-rising stars.

She is also an ex-queen who contested in the most beautiful girl in Nigeria in 2014 as Miss Kogi.

Erica was one of the housemates that participated in BBnaija 2020 reality Tv show. She is one of the most popular housemates from the show.

If you are interested in knowing more about the beautiful queen, then this article is for you.

Early life and biography

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She was born into the family of Oby Nwokolo and Eric Nlewedim Christian.

The actress is an only child. Raised by her mother in Lagos State. She is from Abia State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

She studied acting for the screen at Met Film School, London. The BBNaija star is a commercial model, an ex-beauty queen.

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She has a BSc in business administration from Covenant university. ‘Riri’ as she fondly calls herself has always been passionate about entertainment, beauty and business.

Birthday & Age; How old is Erica Nlewedim

The reality TV star was born on the 13th of March 1994. Hence she is currently 26 years old.

If you are one of her fans, do create some time to celebrate with her on her birthday.


She is a Nollywood actress who began her acting career in 2015 with a lead role in ‘Secrets and Scandals’.

Prior to her emergence into the movie scene, Erica Nlewedim participated in the 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MGBN) pageant.

With her enchanting signature smile and always happy looks, Erica quickly became a fan favourite and won the Most Photogenic award.

Erica Nlewedim early life and biography, career and husband

As a model, Erica has graced a number of billboards nationwide, modelling for top brands in Nigeria.

Husband & children; Is Erica Nlewedim Married?

Erica is not married and has no children yet. if anything pops up about her marital life, we promise to keep you updated.

Who is Erica’s boyfriend?

Although there are speculations that Erica is romantically involved with Kiddwaya, the actress has reiterated time and time again that she is single.

In fact, during her recent visit to Ghana, in January 2021, Erica said again in an interview that she is single.

Erica Nlewedim

So Erica as of the time of this article, is very single and does not have a boyfriend.

List of movies BBNaija Erica Nlewedim has featured in

Erica is barely six years into her acting career so she has not featured in lots of movies.

In any case, here is a few list of movies Erica has featured in so far – TV series inclusive

  • Hire a woman
  • Poka Messiah
  • My Flatmates
  • Paternity Deal
  • Being Farouk
  • Dead Rites
  • Fractured
  • Win or Lose
  • Made in heaven 
  • Royal Castle
  • Once Upon A Night

In addition to those movies, Erica featured in a short movie titled, ‘Mercy Mercy which she co-produced.


Erica Nlewedim Net worth

There is no official information on Erica’s Net worth. However, we can say she is very well to do, given her achievements this far.

Also, if anything official is announced, we promise to update this post.

Ambassadorial Deals

Erica had graced a number of billboards nationwide, modelling for top brands such as 

  • Nature’s Gentle Touch
  • Zaron Cosmetics
  • Diamond Bank
  • Hollandia
  • Globacom
  • Jumia
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • Etisalat.
  • Peak Milk

She is currently one of the leading faces in the new Maltina television advert coming soon

It is important to note that she’s had all these deals before going into big brother Naija house.

BBNaija Erica ambassadorial dal, list of movies and Net worth
Credit: Erica Nlewedim

After leaving the house, Erica got signed up to popular management company upfront and personal bookings.

Thereafter, she signed a multimillion naira deal with two popular brewery brands, Star Radler and Legend drink.

She also have a deal with Nigeria’s leading online travel agency, travelbeta. The agency sponsored her much talked about vacation to Ghana.

Erica, during her visit to Ghana.

Other Interesting facts about Erica Nlewedim

There are several interesting facts about Erica. She has captured both movie lovers and fans of the Big Brother Naija house with her very beautiful smile.

As a matter of fact, fans have tipped her as the most beautiful housemate in the BBNaija season five Lockdown House – ahead of Nengi.

Interesting facts about BBNaija Erica
BBNaija Erica

BBNaija Erica appears to be a funny and free-spirited person who loves smiling and living her life freely.

According to her, she’s Nigerians’ “Riri”. Erica absolutely loves and adores Rihanna like you can’t even comprehend how but she says she is more beautiful than Rihanna – although she was joking.

Speaking in an interview with Guardian, she says Halle Berry is her role model who inspires her so much.

“Halle Berry inspires me a lot because she’s one of the most successful black action stars. She’s versatile also,” she said.

“She is the first black woman to win an Oscar for best actress, she’s very classy and even after so many years of acting, she’s still in great form and can still take on action roles in her fifties.

“I admire her a lot because she gave me a role model of my skin colour, we have very few black female action stars.

Erica also said her dream role would be to be the main character in an action film.

“I have always loved female action stars like Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron and dreamed of acting like them.

” I’m currently training myself to be ready whenever that role presents itself,” she said.

Erica Nlewedim Foundation

She founded Erica Nlewedim Foundation in 2018; a non-governmental Organisation centred on catering to underprivileged children.

The foundation holds occasional visits to orphanage homes and donate 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.

Apparently, she is fulfilling her favourite quote, “I will touch as many lives as possible. When I leave this world, they will remember me.

According to her, the foundations’s achievement is feeding ‘1000 people during the Christmas holidays. I’m working on doing more in the near future’, Eribillionaire as she is fondly called, says.

Erica talks so much about God. With every opportunity she gets, she mentions that God is her everything.

In an interview with Guardian, Erica was asked to advice those actors dreaming to launch their acting career, she said, Keep improving yourself; get acting lessons online; improve on your looks and your overall packaging.

“Network; put yourself out there at every opportunity you get; get a main source of income while still trying to make it in the acting world and use the money to keep investing in your acting career.

“Also, be persistent and consistent.
Lastly, do not ever think you can do everything on your own, trust in God to help you,” she added.

With every new interview, Erica keeps revealing her intelligence giving her fans bragging rights.

The Elite League

Erica came out of the house to meet an army of rich, educated and loyal fanbase who have promised to love her unconditionally and they call themselves “the Elite League”.

Obviously, the Elite League’ is one of the strong fan base in Nigeria. They have an anthem, a flag, a website and a magazine.

There is even a song, “Are you fine like Erica”, a book, “Queen of hearts”, composed and written by her fans in her honour.

In fact, when Erica was disqualified, her fans set up a gofundme where there raised $72,000 for the “Star Girl”, as they fondly call her.

Moreover, there are contributing heavily for her birthday coming up on the 13th of March.

Who is Erica Nlewedim’s mum

Erica’s mother, Oby Nwokolo, raised her In Lagos State.

One could see the resemblance between the two beautiful women.

Erica’s mum, Oby Nwokolo

Quick Summary of Erica Nlewedim’s profile

Name: Erica Ngozi Ugomma Blessing Nlewedim
State of Origin:
Abia State
13th of March 1994
26 years old
Actress, model and entrepreneur
Marital Status: Single

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