Nadia Buari Biography: Early life, age, parents, wedding, husband, children, net worth, movies and shows

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Debuting in 2005, Nadia Buari has risen through the ranks to become one of Ghana’s most influential and popular actresses. Her real breakthrough came from when she starred in the movie ‘The President’s Daughter’.

In that movie, the actress played the role of ‘Beyonce’, who tried everything under the sun to destroy the relationship with a man she has fallen in love with.

Her combination of beauty and raw talent on set opened even more opportunities as she carved out a niche for herself in the Nigerian Movie Industry. Nadia Buari has already featured in over 100 movies.

Below are some key facts about Nadia Buari


Full name:  Nadia Buari

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Date of birth: November 21, 1982

Place of Birth: Secondi-Takoradi, Ghana

Parents: Sidiku Buari (Lebanese Father) and Hajia Buari (Ghanaian Mother)

Siblings: Malik Buari, Ayisha Buari, Jameel Buari, Jeed Rogers

Children: 4

Profession: Actress, Entrepreneur and Producer

Ethnicity: Dagomba

Nationality: Ghanaian

Education: Mfantseman Girls Secondary School, University of Ghana, Legon

Relationship: Dated Michael Essien, also dated Jim Ike. Now married, Husband’s name is not known to the public

Religion: Muslim

Net Worth: Estimated amount of $800,000

Early Life of Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari is a phenomenal Ghanaian actress born on November 21, 1982, in Sekondi-Takoradi to a Lebanese Father who also had some involvement in the movie industry and a Ghanaian mother who was more of a businesswoman.

The actress revealed that growing up, she struggled with alcohol addiction and it took her mum’s intervention to break that addiction.

She attended Mfantseman Girls and holds a BFA degree in performing arts from the University of Ghana, Legon; She actively engaged in drama clubs, dance clubs, and entertainment while in the university and high school.

Which SHS did Nadia Buari attend?

Nadia Buari attended and completed Mfantseman Senior High School. Amid the Achimota Rasta student row, Ethel Cofie, a Ghanaian Tech entrepreneur, has recounted the sad ordeal of Nadia Buari where school authorities at Mfantseman forced her to cut her hairs.

He added that the actress wept bitterly and he always remembers that incident anytime he sees the actress on TV

Where is Nadia Buari from?

Born in Ghana makes her Ghanaian by birth. Her father, however, is Lebanese. This makes her Lebanese by blood. But she has lived much of her life in Ghana.

Movie Career

Nadia Buhari first appeared on the Ghanaian National Television with the movie series Games People Play in 2005 which landed her nominations for the best actress.

Nadia’s first major film was Mummy’s Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter. Her role as a “Beyonce” served as her major breakthrough. After that, she starred in more than 20 movies and in 2013 came out with her on a movie called The Diary of Imogene Brown.

 Nadia Buari

Nadia joined Nollywood around the year 2008 with her breakthrough role as Beyonce in the film Beyonce & Rihanna.

The movie became popular with both Ghanaian and Nigerian audiences, it seems the name Beyonce actually has made a very big impact on Nadia’s movie career serving as the required explosion to give someone a successful career.

Her other notable Nollywood films include Rough Rider, Beauty and the Beast, Holding Hope and Single and Married.  

She also co-starred with Nollywood actor Jim Lyke, which ended the two in some form of dating.

The Films include the Beyonce & Rihanna film series, Hot Romance and Behind a smile.

In 2013, Nadia Buari won the Pan African Actress Awards t the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in New York City.

Husband and children

The actress was once in a relationship with celebrated Ghanaian footballer Michael Essien. They allegedly dated for a while before Essien left her to marry another woman. Michael and Nadia are believed to be friends and are occasionally seen together.

Nadia Buari and daughter

During New Year’s Eve in 2014, Nadia Buari and fellow Nollywood actor Jim Iyke were dating. Three months later, Jim proposed to her, and they were set to become one of the fan-favourite celebrity couples.

This was never to be because Nadia broke up with Jim Iyke due to a misunderstanding, they were unable to solve.


  • Deranged – 2017
  • HashTag – 2018
  • American Driver – 2017
  • Game Plan – 2015
  • Single and Married – 2012
  • Chelsea – 2010
  • Heart of Men – 2009
  • Checkmate – 2010
  • Agony of Christ – 2009
  • Heroes and Zeroes – 2012
  • Forbidden Fruit – 2009
  • Holding Hope – 2010
  • The Return of Beyonce – 2008
  • Sin of the Soul – 2009
  • Crazy Scandal – 2011
  • The King is Mine – 2009
  • In the Eyes of My Husband – 2008
  • The Diary of Imogene Brown – 2013
  • Beyonce – The President Daughter (2006)
  • Mummy’s Daughter
  • Darkness of Sorrow – 2006
  • Slave to Lust
  • American Boy
  • Wicked Intentions
  • Tomorrow must Wait
  • Hidden Treasure
  • Beyonce and Rihanna
  • Beauty and The Beast (2008)
  • My Last Ambition
  • Love, Lies and Murder
  • Secret Lie
  • The Angle Against The Monster
  • Heartless
  • Last Hour Romance
  • Under My Pillow
  • Speechless
  • Desperate Bride
  • Innocent Sin
  • Guilty Threat
  • The Golden Lady
  • Satanic Kingdom
  • Rough Rider
  • Crazy Scandal
  • Unfaithful
  • The Monster in Me
  • Bad Egg
  • Garden of Eden
  • NO More Love
  • My Dove

Married Life

As of now, it seems Nadia Buari would like to keep the public’s eye off her family. The closest she came to revealing the identity of the husband was when she wished him a happy father’s day in an emotional message on social media.

But is apparent she is a very passionate and caring mother of four daughters as well as a good wife.


Nadia Buari was the first to be honoured for her significant contributions to show business in Africa by Emklam Showbiz International, won the Best Actress award in the 2007 and later in 2009 Five Continents Annual Academy Awards moving on to win thrice in a row Best Supporting Actress by the African Community in the UK in 2009 and Ghana Movie Awards in 2010 and 2011.

Winning the African Jewel in the 2012 African Goodwill Recognition Award held in Los Angeles and African Woman of Worth Award in the 2012 Queen’s Choice Awards Ghana. Pan African Actress Awards at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in New York in 2013, Most Fashionable Actress in the 2013 African fashion Week held in London and Best Actress in the 2013 African International Film Festival.

And in 2014, the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards gave her a Special Recognition Award in an event held in Ghana.

Businesses and Endorsements

  • She became an ambassador at Tablet India in 2013
  • She signed an endorsement deal with Glo Communications as one of their Ghana brand ambassadors
  • She is the face of Devon Soap
  • She owns and run companies like Nadia’s Baby Diapers, NSB Productions, NSB Investment Limited, and Resolution Security Limited. In

addition she owns Nadia Buari Foundation as a way to give back to society.

Net Worth

It is estimated that Nadia Buari has an amount of $800,000 as her net worth.