Standing at 5ft11″ of pure goodness, CEO Nip Studios and executive producer/creator of @thenancyisimeshow and multi-award winning TV host, Nancy Isime is the new mediapreneur to watch.
Young and stylish, she may soon very well be sitting on the helm of her own media empire like an Oprah Winfrey or a Mo Abudu.
From a botched aviation dream, Ms. Isime has pushed herself beyond the limitation of losing her mother early in life through a six-month basic course at the University of Port Harcourt and a Diploma in Social Work at the University of Lagos to owning a TV show. As content is king in today’s marketing for Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen X, and Gen Z, her choice of investment in content is a sure hit with rewarding ROIs.
From Esan, Edo State, Ms. Isime charted a course away from her disciplinarian father’s plan for her to be a lawyer. That path took her to a crown in 2009 when she won Miss Valentine International beauty pageant. This was followed closely by her first runners-up position at the Miss Telecoms Nigeria pageant. These pageants shot her into the runways of the modeling world, working for House of Marie, Lanre Da Silva, Ade Bakare, and Zizi Cardow.
TV came calling. Nancy Isime first presenting job was The Squeeze, which was produced by Ultima Studios. Whilst at Ultima Studios, she hosted a tech show “What’s Hawt” and Project Fame red carpet sessions. After partaking in a screen test for Trending on HipTvs she’s been anchoring the show ever since.
Ms. Isime’s journey to the big screen began with a Ghanaian director who urged her to give it a try as she possessed the charisma and gait of an actress. She would flunk her first audition. Undeterred, she went on to land a place on the series “Echoes” from 2011. In “Tinsel” she has been a single-mother, ex-abused wife, and Brenda’s friend-turned-nemesis – Serena. She starred in AY’s “A Trip to Jamaica”, in the Yoruba demons-inspired “Merry Men” with Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, and co., in “Hire a Woman”, in “Disguised”, in the sequel of “Living in Bondage”, and as Jasmine in “Jasmine.” Nancy Isime has been a natural for cinema. “I like to take scripts that challenge me,” she says, with a particular bias for roles that she has never played before. She understands that “No matter how bizarre or outrageous a storyline seems, it is the true experience of many people.”
Nancy Isime identifies with Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Mercy Johnson, and Rita Dominic as her role models from within Nigeria. And in Hollywood, Angela Bassett, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning,
Ms. Isime unwinds by watching TV and going to the beach. The feel of the sand, the roar of the waves, and the constant breeze help her think, reflect and be one with nature. The 28-year old was voted City People Entertainment Award VJ of the Year, In 2016. In 2019, she won City People Movie Awards as Best Supporting Actress (English)
She founded The Nancy Isime Show in 2019. It aired for the first time on Africa Magic Urban, AIT, and HIPTV.
You can follow her Instagram @nancyisimeofficial