At 29, this is Tamara Eteimo’s life in 5 takes

A year shy of 30, actress, producer, musician and beautician, Tamara Eteimo, released a new set of pictures on Sunday to mark her birthday.

From singing to acting and running a beauty salon, presents the 2011 Next Movie Star (NMS) winner in five takes.


Her real name is Tamarabrakemi Eteimo which is shortened to Tamara Eteimo. She also uses Tamara Jones as her stage name. The fourth of six children, Tamara hails from Bulu-Angiama in Bayelsa State. Her younger sister, Tara Eteimo, is also a singer and songwriter. Before moving to Lagos, Tamara was a cheerleader at basketball games in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


Tamara grew up in Port Harcourt where she attended elementary school and higher institution. She graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt in 2009. She studied acting at Del York, a clinic put together by actress, Stephanie Okereke, in collaboration with the New York Film Academy in September 2011.


In 2005, the beautiful actress performed on stage with Blackface as a dancer. She performed at Julius Agwu’s Crack Ya Ribs and the Rivers State’s Carniriv both in 2009. As of May 2010, she had released two singles ‘Vibrate’ and ‘Na Only you’. She got a modest break after winning the 7th edition of Sola Fajobi’s Next Movie Star in 2011. In 2013, filmmaker and movie critic, Charles Novia, ranked her no. 2 of his best actresses for the year with Mercy Johnson at No. 1 and Damilola Adegbite as 3rd. Three years after winning NMS, she was listed on thenetng’s 25 new faces in Nollywood alongside O.C Ukeje, Damilola Adegbite, and IK Ogbonna. She has appeared in movies like Mrs Somebody, DRY, Finding Mercy, Unblissful, Somewhere Down the Line, and Desperate House Girls.


She was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) in 2014 for her role in Desperate House Girls. The years also saw her nominated as Best Rising Female Actress by Best of Nollywood for her role in Finding Mercy. Some reports say she is currently in Atlanta, USA to pick up her African Culture Image Award as Best Supporting Actress 2016


Aside acting in movies and sitcoms, Tamara has also invested in her own productions. She premiered Unblissful in Lagos in 2015 and she just finished filming Candles. She also operated a salon in Ogba, Ikeja for some years.