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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Local Actress

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental
perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since
gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects.
Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma
made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has
also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC
Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the
character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has
been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’
Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments.
Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts.