Erica Ngozi Nlewedim

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Erica Ngozi Nlewedim

(1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 29)
Abia State
  • Covenant University
  • Met Film School
  • Model
  • actress
  • entreprenuer
  • BB Naija season 5
  • Being Farouk
  • Royal Castle
AwardsMBGN Miss Photogenic award.

Erica Ngozi Ugomma Blessing Nlewedi[1](Born on March 13, 1994) is a Nigerian actress, model and TV reality show star and the Chief Executive Officer of Beluxia Hair[2]. She won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Girl in Nigeria Award in 2014 and was nominated as a housemate in Nigeria's popular TV reality show, Big Brother Naija (season 5) (Lock Down Edition).[3][4]

Early life and education

Erica was born to the family of Eric Ike Nlewedim[5] in Umuahia Abia state in the Eastern Region, Nigeria. She grew up in Lagos Nigeria.[6] She graduated from Victory Grammar School, and proceeded to have a degree program with the Covenant University, where she graduated with Business Administration, and furthered her education at Met Film School in London.[7]



Erica started her career with a passion for modeling while she ran her company Beluxia Hair. Her first modeling endorsement was with Natures Gentle Touch a cosmetic brand that deals with hair product, before proceeding to contest for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MGBN) pageant representing Kogi state,[8] she also earned the MBGN Miss Photogenic award.[9]


In 2015 after graduating from Met Film School, she ventured into her career as an actress she played the leading role in Secrets and Scandals[10]. She has played major roles in movie series such as Royal Castle and Being Farouka.[11] She played a major in a nollywood romantic comedy movie Hire a Woman (film) where her character name was Nifemi.[12] The movie featured notable Nigerians actor and actress such as Alexx Ekubo, Nancy Isime, Uzor Arukwe. She was also played a leading role in Made in Heaven series which featured top Nollywood stars such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Toyin Abraham and Ayo Makun.[13]

Reality show

In 2020 Erica participated in 5th edition (Lockdown Edition) of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.[3] She was disqualified on September 6th, 2020[14][15][16][17]. After her disqualification, a fundraising of hundred thousand U.S dollars ($100K) was set for her through GoFundMe,[18][19] where her fans were able to donate fourteen thousand U.S dollars.[20] Erica before leaving the house apologist to everybody she has offended, that it was out of emotional stress she is pass through, made her to react some ways.[21][22][23]


She has secured endorsement deals from Aaron Cosmetics, Access Bank plc and Maltina.[24]


Soap Opera
Year Program Role Ref
Till Present Being Farouk Farouk fiance
Nollywood Movie
Year Title Role Ref
2019 Made in Heaven Actress
2016 Poka Messiah Actress
2019 Hire a Woman Actress


  1. "11 things you didn't know about BBNaija's Erica". Vocal Media. November 27, 2020.
  2. "BBN Naija: Erica Biography and net worth". 360 Reporters.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Erica". Africa Magic. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  4. Olowolagba, Fikayo (2020-09-07). "BBNaija 2020: I don't hate Laycon — Erica". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  5. "BBNaija: Photos of Erica's father, Erik Ike Nlewedim pops up". ABTC.
  6. Posner, Abigail (2020-08-11). "Meet BBNaija 2020 housemate Ngozi "Erica" Nlewedim". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  7. "Erica Nlewedim". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  8. Says, Jemimah (2014-07-09). "Official Photos: Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN 2014) Contestants". SilverbirdTV. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  9. Premium Times, Premium Times (2014-07-20). "19-year-old Iheoma Nnadi wins MBGN 2014 contest". Premium Times. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  10. "I am here to stay, says Nollywood actress Erica". P.M. News. 2019-10-11. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  11. "Being Farouk". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  12. (2019-04-02). "Family Goals ?! Erica Nlewedim Had a 'Hire A Woman' Screening Party With Family". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  13. "Mofe-Damijo, AY, Kosoko light up Made In Heaven". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  14. Olowolagba, Fikayo (2020-09-07). "BBNaija 2020: Erica breaks silence after disqualification". Daily Post (Nigeria). Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  15. Odutuyo, Adeyinka (2020-09-07). "Kiddwaya, Laycon, others talk about Erica's disqualification from show". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  16. "Erica disqualified from Big Brother Naija". Premium Times. 2020-09-06. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  17. Linda Ikeji, Linda Ikeji (2020-09-06). "#BBNaija: Erica disqualified from the Big Brother Naija Lockdown show". Linda. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  18. "Wetin fans dey do to ginger Erica, disqualified Big Brother Naija housemate". BBC. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  19. "Fans launch $100k fundraiser for Erica BBNaija disqualified housemate". P.M. News. 2020-09-06. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  20. "BBNaija: Nigerians blast Erica fans for opening GoFundMe account, donating over $14k to her after disqualification". Vanguard News. 2020-09-07. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  21. "BBNaija: "I don't hate you" Erica has a message for Laycon (Video)". ABTC. November 27, 2020.
  22. "BBNaija: Erica Apologizes for talking down on her fellow housemates (Video)". Linda Ikeji. November 27, 2020.
  23. "Erica: I'll love to apologise to everyone". The Nation.
  24. (2019-03-29). "Meet Erica Nlewedim The New Nollywood IT Girl". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2020-09-11.

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