Actor Of The Week, August 13th – Tana Adelana

The beautiful and talented Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Tana Adelana is our actor of the week.

Christiana Nkemdilim Adelana popularly known as Tana Adelana is an award-winning Nollywood actress, filmmaker, model, former Television Presenter and a professional make-up artist.

Born on the 24th of December 1984 to a family of 10, she is the last born child of her parents. She attended her Nursery, Primary and secondary school education in the different parts of Lagos although, she’s is originally from the Eastern part of Nigeria, Enugu State to be precise. She obtained her in Urban and Regional Planning from the University Of Lagos. She also has a diploma certificate In Make-Up and Art from London and a masters degree in Leadership and Management from the Metropolitan in the United Kingdom.

With all her degree, she became the first Nigerian on the then “Channel O” as a TV presenter after she auditioned for the MTN Y’Hello TV show in 2002. Her acting debut was on a TV series. She got featured on “ My Flatmates” in 2005 while her first lengthy feature movie was in a movie titled “Two Birds and A Baby” in 2011. She has been associated with brands such as; MTN Y’hello TV Show, Mega Star Show, Zain Naira Rain Promo, Coca Cola FC TV Show, Mnet Let’s Dance and recently, Ivory Soap.

In July 2013, she started the Tana Adelana Productions which has enabled her to make her own movies and has so far starred in more than 50 movies since she started acting.

Some of the movies she has starred in are;

  • Mr.& Mrs Revolution (in 2017)
  • Body Language (in 2017)
  • Baby Daddy (in 2017)
  • Two Birds and A Baby (in 2011)
  • Single and Married (in 2011)

Some of her recent movies are;

  • The Re-Union
  • Rant Queens
  • Marriage Pranks

Her hard work and contributions to the Nigeria Entertainment Industry has earned her some awards which include;

  • Winner of the 2005 Grind Awards
  • Winner of the Year(TV) for the 2011 On-Air Personality at the Future Awards
  • The Best Supporting Actress Category Of The City people’s Movie Awards in 2017.

She’s not just an actress, but also a super mum and wife who has done everything possible to keep her family away from the limelight and her private life have so-far remained private.

The 35-year-old actress is married to Mr Femi Adelana and blessed with two children.

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