Adah Ameh (1974–2022) was a Bollywood actress, producer, businesswoman, motivational speaker and philanthropist. She had a 26-year career in Bollywood and appeared in various films and the award-winning TV series The Johnsons.
Ada Grace Ameh was born on Wednesday, 15 May 1974 (Age 48 years; at the time of death) at the Naval Barracks on Malu (Mobil) road in Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria. His zodiac sign is Taurus. She went to Army Children’s School 4, Ajegunle, Lagos for her primary education. For secondary education, he studied at Idoma Community Secondary School, Otobi, Benue State. Later, she went to Wesley High School, Otukpo, Benue State. Then, she proceeded to Edolu Secondary School, Ajegunle, Lagos. She left school at the age of 14 when she became pregnant. She appeared in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination as an external candidate. She did Diploma in Cosmetology. She suffered from mental health issues later in life before her death.
Height (Approx.): 4′ 11″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
His father was a naval officer in the Nigerian Navy and his mother was a businesswoman and sold food. He had 5 elder brothers and 5 younger sisters.
husband and children
He never married; However, at the age of 14 she became pregnant. The father of her child was a man in the Nigerian Armed Forces, whose identity she never disclosed. She raised her daughter Gift Aladi Ameh as a single mother. His daughter underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in Abuja, Nigeria. However, the tumor was not completely resectable and their daughter died on 20 October 2020.
She belonged to the Idoma tribe of Benue State, Nigeria.
movies and tv series
She met Zeb Ejiro in Ajegunle. She told Zeb that she needed a job and cast him in the film Domitilla, released in 1996. Her role as Anita in the film won her appreciation from critics. Although she did not intend to become an actress, she took up any role to earn money. She appeared in the films Phone Swap, Civil War and 30 Days in Atlanta. One day, he got a call from Solomon Macaulay to audition for the TV series ‘The Johnsons’. She played the role of Mrs. Emu Johnson, which made her a household name in Nigeria. She was also seen in the TV series ‘About 2morrow’. He had a career of 26 years in Bollywood, which spanned from 1996 till his death in 2022.
She was the CEO of the company Adelaide Productions Limited. He produced the talent hunt cum reality show ‘Take It to the Street’ which featured students from Benue State.
She ran a small business supplying groceries to homes in her area. He also ran a food supply business.
In 2022, she was sued by her client because she was unable to hold down a job due to her mental health issues. She claimed that she was unable to pay the amount demanded from her. A video surfaced in which she was saying,
I was offered a job, I didn’t do the job because I had a mental problem. Will people understand? They are loading bills on me, suing me. Ok.”
Awards, Honors, Achievements
- She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Comedy Award at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- She was nominated for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- He was nominated for the Best Comic Act to Watch award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
He died on 17 July 2022, at the age of 48, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) hospital in Warri, Delta State. She went to a party and suddenly collapsed. He was taken to the hospital and died around 11 pm. He was buried on 26 August 2022 at his father’s compound in his hometown of Otukpo, Benue State.
Facts / Trivia
- During her childhood, she was a tomboy.
- He loved to eat and cook rice, fish, stew and Chinese food.
- She loved perfumes, shoes and bags.
- She wanted to open a facility to mentor teenage girls.
- He battled alcoholism at various times in his life.
- Her parents separated the same year she became pregnant, and her father kicked her out of the house when she was 15.
- He considered becoming a musician or a doctor as a child.