In 1998, Benita Nzeribe joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood at the age of 18 years old while still an undergraduate at Abia State University and acted in her first movie “Beyond Our Dream” a movie that brought her to limelight.
She became a Nollywood celebrity at the age of 18 years old. She knows how to act very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors. She is originally from in Ihiala, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Benita Nzeribe completed both her primary and secondary school education in Ihiala, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her primary and secondary school education in Ihiala, Benita Nzeribe proceeded to Abia State University in Uturu, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language. She started acting right from her secondary school days and participated in several drama and stage play in her high school days.
Benita Nzeribe has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Conscience, King of the Town, Cross and Tinapa, The Peace Maker, Agony of a Mother, Fire on the Mountain, Street Life, Games Men Play, The Scorpion, Peace Talk, Beware of Dogs, The Soul of Wickedness, Asunder, etc. She took a break in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) to attend to other personal matters. Benita Nzeribe is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $850,000.
In 2002, Benita Nzeribe became a public figure after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Agony of a Mother” a movie that won her an award for Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. After which she acted in another Nollywood blockbuster movies “Fire on the Mountain” in 2002 and “Street Life” in 2003. Benita Nzeribe was the most sought after actress in Nigeria in the early 2000s. She is currently one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actresses in Nigeria. She gives in her best in any role she is playing and that skill has attracted her so dearly to movie producers and directors.
Benita Nzeribe in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Most Prominent Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Nollywood Most Promising Act to Watch at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Benita Nzeribe is one of the most versatile actresses in Nigeria. She has the ability to fit in any role given to her by movie directors. She has established herself in the Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood) as a great talent. She is one of the best paid actresses in Nigeria and has contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world.