UFUOMA MCDERMOTT IS A YEAR OLDER TODAY
Two beautiful Nollywood stars are plus one today. Ufuoma McDermott and Ini Edo.
Ufuoma McDermott is a Nigerian actor and former model.
She started a career in entertainment with modelling in 2000 as a photographic model and later moved on to the runway and beauty pageants.
By 2002, she had participated in two mini-pageants, won the Miss Ebony beauty pageant and partaken in her first national pageant: Miss Commonwealth(Vanessa Ekeke), where she won the Miss Congeniality prize. Later the same year, she emerged 1st runner up in the queen Afrik beauty pageant.
In 2004 she was crowned Miss Earth Nigeria and consequently went to represent the country at the Miss Earth 2004.
In February 2004, she decided on a movie career. Starting off with Zeb Ejiro’s The President Must Not Die, she has continued to have roles in movies. In May 2005, she played her first lead role in Life and Death, her third movie after The President Must Not Die and Guy on the Line. By December 2005, she played Chibuzor on the Edge of Paradise TV series produced by Royal Roots network.
In January 2018, McDermott reprised her roles as “Mama Baby”, “Women Call Leader” and “Sister Esther” in the stage production Hear Word, which returned for the second year in a row to Harvard and was staged at the prestigious American Repertory theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.SA.
Some of her awards and recognitions include : Best Actress in a TV series Nominee – Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2011
Best Actress in a Drama series nominee, Terracotta TV and Film Awards and Go Red Africa, Best Female Model, 2007.
McDermott was a speaker at TEDx Rayfield, which held in December 2017.
We celebrate with Ufuoma McDermott, happy birthday!