Wanna See Range? Watch Nancy Isime in These 10 Movies

She isn’t a Nollywood veteran, but she has stamped her footprint on the map.
BY Arese Sylvester

Nancy Isime is either your favourite actress or you’re just not watching a lot of recent Nollywood movies. No seriously, the 30-year-old actress seems to star in all the Nollywood movies currently streaming on Netflix and it’s not that surprising. She has a decade-long career that spans not only acting but also TV hosting.

 

Emotional complexity is Isime’s party trick and range is her charm. And don’t just take our word for it—her talent speaks for itself. In recent years, Nancy has gained some well-deserved recognition for her exceptional talent and her star only continues to rise.

 

 

 

So, if your knowledge of Nancy Isime begins and ends with Hire a Man, we hate to break it to you that you might be considered uncultured. But we’ve got you! Continue reading for a comprehensive watchlist of your new favourite actor’s best work. Respect is due.

 

Blood Sisters

Nancy’s latest hit role was in the drama-filled series Blood Sisters where she played Kemi, the insightful sister who will go to different lengths to protect her family. If murder, betrayal, and high-stakes drama are your thing, then this is a must-watch.

 

Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards

This 2020 romantic comedy had Nancy at the helm as the eponymous Kambili, a woman in the throes of a mid-life crisis. The movie sees her try to win back her ex-boyfriend while overhauling her life and trying to make better decisions. No spoilers here but some have described this movie as chaotic.

 

 

The Razz Guy

This 2021 release follows the story of Temi Johnson, a senior executive cursed with the inability to speak properly. Nancy Isime plays the role of his love interest, Nadine, and as always, she played the comedic role well.

 

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

In the sequel to Nollywood’s classic

 

 

Hex

Ah, who could forget about Hex, the short horror story released in 2015? In it, Nancy Isime plays Chioma, one of Bola’s (Roseline Afijie’s) four friends involved in a murder. There’s some pretty gory stuff going on in this movie and Nancy brings her mastery of complex emotions to the table.

 

Levi

This movie shouldn’t be good, but alas, it’s great. Starring Ramsey Noah and Nancy Isime, this follows the story of Levi, a successful man who’s determined to woo his high school sweetheart, Somi and is not deterred by the fact that she is married with twins. Being a romantic love interest is obviously Nancy’s favourite role.

 

Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons

 

Nancy’s character, Sophia Obaseki steals the screen in this 2018 film. With her straight demeanour and focus, she gave an excellent interpretation of the character.

 

 

The Silent Baron

Isime embodies everyone’s worst nightmare with this role. She plays Anita, a woman tricked by a young man into trafficking drugs for him. The acting here is phenomenal and watch out because it might just become your favourite film,

 

The Set Up 2

This is the sequel to the 2019 instalment of the franchise and Nancy stars as a new villain, Usi alongside Kehinde Bankole and Adesua Etomi.

 

 

Hire a Man

We saved the best for last and if you haven’t seen this show, we’re high-key judging. In this 2017 release, Tishe who is played by Nancy decides to quite literally hire a man to play her fiance at her sister’s engagement.

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