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Queen Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade

Born and raised in Edo State, HRM Queen Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade originally hails from Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria. Considered a child prodigy by her primary school tutors, Theodora's parents wanted her to pursue education as far as she could take it. This led to a certificate in Education at Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State. Later on she studied Accounting at the University of Lagos..

Even though she excelled in academics, Theodora also greatly admired entertainers and all things entertainment. After her University education, she decided to move to the UK in order to seek out other opportunities.

The multi-award winner, who regularly graces the cover of UK-African magazines, founded Miss Elegant International, a beauty pageant in 2009. This propelled her into the limelight and a few years later, she took the pageant one step further with the Miss Elegant international Tv Show.

With offers pouring in from African celebrities like Clarion Chukwurah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Utaka , etc for her to promote and consult on their entertainment projects, Theodora then created Theodora PR, a media and consultancy PR firm for Black talent in the diaspora(www.theodoraibekwepr.co.uk).

Theodora had a chance encounter, whilst a stand-in MC at an event, with a film producer. Incidentally, he was casting for a new movie with Nollywood star Jim Iyke, and was so impressed by her performance that he offered her the lead role. This led to her big break in movies. She went on to star in other movies and in February 2013, took on her first role as a producer for the drama Shameful Deceit.

She also recently produced her first stage drama Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" adapted by Nick Pelas.

Theodora Ibekwe -Oyebade then tied the knot and the budding entrepreneur continues to create opportunities for herself in the UK-African entertainment industry.

Also an inspirational speaker, Theodora has had numerous speaking engagements including the launch of Miss Bronze UK pageant, in Portsmouth; Lift Effects 2013; the launch of Morin Okenla’s charity, Enrich Africa, Focus on Disability foundation of which she is the brand Ambassador for the charity. She is also the brand Ambassador for Chamy Perfume and brand Ambassador for Numatville(Nigerian Unity Museum & Trade Tourism.)

As one of the founding members of the UK Nollywood Producers Guild, Theodora is the immediate past public relations officer, and she is the Founder/ President of the Nollywood UK Actors Guild.

Theodora was made a Traditional Queen in Nov. 2014. (Queen of Nollywood Uk) for the support She has given to Nollywood.

Achievements

  • Supported and helped raised funds for Clarion Chukwurah's charity
  • Supported fund raising for Theodora children’s Trust UK
  • Supported and fundraised for the John Utaka foundation
  • Supported and fundraised for Ngozi Nwosu's Kidney Treatment
  • Supported and raised fund for Focus and disability foundation
  • Supported and raised funds for Ezinwanne Amaka Women Uk
  • Supported and raised fund for Adaure women Association Uk
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Portfolio

  • Miss Nollywood UK 2008
  • Miss Elegant UK 2009
  • Clarion Chukwurah Foundation Fundraising 2009
  • Miss Elegant International 2010
  • Women 4 Africa Award Organising Committee Member 2012
  • John Utaka Foundation 2012
  • CANUK Dinner for the Nigerian Olympians 2012
  • Ngozi Nwosu Fundraising Event 2013
  • Shameful Deceit Film Premiere UK 2013
  • The Briefcase Film Premiere UK 2013
  • Heartless Carer Film Premiere UK 2013
  • ZAFAA Awards 2013 (Organising Committee Member UK)
  • Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit 2013 (Organising Committee Member UK)
  • 18 Carat Mama Film Premiere UK 2014
  • The Broken Bride Film Premiere UK 2014
  • Nigerian Centenary Awards 2014 (Organising Committee Member)
  • Fundraising event with Rotary club of Hendon Aug, 2015
  • Unsung Heroes Award (Member Organising committee)
  • Television Programmes

    • Christian Drama on Passion TV 2007
    • Arize talk show on Passion TV (Presenter) 2008
    • Everyday Life on Ben TV  (TV Series) 2008-2012
    • Talk show on Ben TV 2008
    • Miss Elegant Reality TV show on Ben TV 2011
    • "Shameful Deceit" Audition TV show
    • Home office TV campaign to raise awareness on modern day slavery 2017.
    • HRM Theodora Youth Empowerment talk Show 2020

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