How many of us remember the veteran Nollywood actress and former beauty queen, Regina Askia. The veteran actress disappeared from the screens a long time ago to pursue a different career as a nurse.
Now based in America as a Family Nurse Practitioner, healthcare and educational activist, television producer, writer and public speaker, Regina Askia first found fame as an actress.
Born Imaobong Regina Askia Usoro in Lagos in 1967, her acting breakthrough came in 1993, when she played gold-digger Tokunbo Johnson in Nigerian soap Fortunes (later Mega Fortunes) on NTA Network, a role which earned her critical acclaim and roles in Nollywood movies. She has received several awards for her performances including one for “Best Actress in Nigeria” by Afro Hollywood London in 2000 and has produced several television shows and films.
Askia starred in several Nollywood films during the 1990s and early 2000s, most of which were filmed to be released directly to video, reaching a wide audience in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa such as Tanzania and Ghana. She became one of Nigeria’s biggest acting celebrities paid around N300,000 for a starring role, on par with other top Nigerian actresses.
The veteran Nollywood actress has taken to Instagram to share a photo of herself and her lovely daughters, Stephanie and Tessa.