Who is Nadia Buari in Ghana?
Nadia Sidiku Buari is an award-winning Ghanaian-Lebanese movie actress, entrepreneur, Muslim, and philanthropist.
She gained media attention after featuring in the Ghanaian TV series named, Games People Play.
Nadia had her breakthrough in the film industry after starring in the Ghanaian movie, “Beyonce: President’s Daughter”.
Playing the role of “Beyonce”, Nadia was bent on taking away the man she had fallen in love with but who was already in love with another lady.
Nadia Buari was one of the few Ghanaian actresses who starred in numerous high class movies both in Ghana and Nigeria.
She became a superstar not only in the Ghanaian movie industry but also in the popular Nollywood film industry in Nigeria.
She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
- Who is Nadia Buari in Ghana?
- Early Life
- Which SHS and University did Nadia Buari attend?
- Is Nadia Buari adopted?
- Where is Nadia Buari from?
- Twin Daughters, Children
- Michael Essien dated Nadia Buari
- Jim Ike dated Nadia Buari
- Movie Career
- Endorsement and Ambassadorial Deals
- Net Worth
- Foundation, Charity
- Recognition, Awards
Nadia Buari gets to celebrate her birthday on every November 21st.
She was born on Sunday, November 21st, 1982.
The President’s Daughter actress is currently 40 years old and will be clocking 41 years come November this year, 2023.
Nadia Buari was born to a Lebanese father and Ghanaian mother, Madam Caddy Buari in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.
Nadia’s biological Lebanese father left the family after she was born and that is how come she bears the name of her stepfather, Alhaji Sidiku Buari.
Nadia’s Muslim stepfather, Alhaji Sidiku Buari is a musician, music producer, and former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
Alhaji Sidiku Buari also became the Vice President of the International Federation of Musicians.
Nadia Buari was born and raised in Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
The Beyonce actress revealed that, whilst growing up, she had a tough time weaning herself off alcohol addiction.
According to her, it took the timely intervention of her mother, Caddy Buari, for her to break away from her alcohol addiction.
She attended Mfantseman Girls Secondary School in the Central Region of Ghana.
Which SHS and University did Nadia Buari attend?
Nadia Buari started her primary and junior high school education in Sekondi-Takoradi.
She went to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School — an all girls second cycle institution in Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana.
She studied Arts at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, and graduated with a BFA Degree.
Is Nadia Buari adopted?
Yes, Nadia Buari was adopted as a child by her stepfather, Alhaji Sidiku Buari, since she was born out of wedlock.
This was after her mother officially got married to the former President of MUSIGA.
In May, 2020, when asked if the actress was his biological daughter or not in an interview with Halifax Ansah Addo on Okay FM’s entertainment show, Nadia’s stepfather, Alhaji Sidiku Buari, who seemed very uncomfortable with the question angrily said:
“definitely…you see, the fact is errr…this is where you people have a little problem, ok. Why would I educate you?…this is where you create confusion between a father and son (daughter)…you create confusion, you know…when you called me here, you called me for one thing and now you come in with a different thing (question).”
Nadia Buari is a Fante girl and comes from Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana, where her biological mother comes from.
Nadia’s local name, which you never knew until now, is Maame Esi.
Where is Nadia Buari from?
Nadia Buari is a Ghanaian-Lebanese who was born and raised in Ghana.
She originally hails from Sekondi-Takoradi, the hometown of her mother.
The sultry actress bears the Buari name of her stepfather as her surname and not that of her biological Lebanese father.
The bond between Nadia Buari and her biological mother, Caddy Buari, is simply inseparable.
Nadia’s mother, Caddy Buari, was born to Aunty Ewurabena of Sekondi Station.
Caddy Buari is also of a Ghanaian and Lebanese-Indian decent but has naturalized as a Ghanaian.
In celebrating her mother’s birthday recently, Nadia Buari posted on her Instagram account:
“The wind beneath my wings…definitely! I love u infinity @caddybuari . ❤️”
In May, 2022, Nadia on mothers’ day had this letter to share about her lovely mum:
“Dear @caddybuari , Since I was born, u have been there. Your world as u once knew it stopped and began to revolve around a new sun, your baby, me. You showed me being strong means growing through the pain. That crying can be good and is at times necessary before new beginnings can blossom.
“You taught me to love myself, u taught me to care about others, and u taught me being the best I can be, does not mean being the same as everyone else. I hope u know that I will always treasure what u’ve done and how u’ve raised me.
You are my strength and my motivation and u are the one behind all my achievements. I would not have been the same person had u not been my mother. Thanks for making me a successful and responsible person. Wishing u a very Happy Mother’s Day.”
Nadia Buari has four other lovely siblings from her mother Caddy Buari and stepfather Alhaji Sidiku Buari.
In all, there are three females including Nadia and two males making it five children in number of their parents.
They are Nadia Buari, Samera Buari, Jameel Buari (musician), Jeed Rogers Buari (a musician and animator, @Jeedrogersgh), and Sydi Buari (last born).
Nadia Buari and her other four siblings call or pride themselves with the brand name, “B5”, which means “Buari Five (5)”.
Twin Daughters, Children
In February, 2015, Nadia Buari and her Lebanese husband welcomed their gorgeous set of twin girls.
Then in February, 2017, the couple was blessed with another beautiful girl.
Then again, in January, 2018, Nadia and her husband were blessed with an adorable girl.
In all, Nadia Buari and her Lebanese husband currently have four lovely daughters.
After her failed relationships with both Ghanaian football star Michael Essien and Nollywood actor Jim Ike, Nadia began a new journey in her love life.
She secretly got married to a Lebanese businessman with whom they currently have four daughters, including twins.
Nadia Buari is currently married to a Lebanese businessman she so much admires.
They have been in a relationship for more than 13 years.
In June, 2019, Nadia in an interview with Zionfelix revealed why she kept her relationship with her husband and their kids away from prying eyes.
“It was my choice. People know me as a character on the screen but behind the scene, I am Nadia Buari. I am not a reality star, that’s not what I introduced to the world.
“I introduced a character so I feel like there is always supposed to be a border between my private and public life. It’s a personal choice. Now I feel my children are too young and I don’t know when they will ever be ready for this.
“They are innocent and don’t even understand the media and everything that comes with it. It will be so unfair to put them out there when they haven’t asked for it. I am just respecting the fact that they are very innocent,” Nadia Buari disclosed.
They now have four children (daughters).
Michael Essien dated Nadia Buari
Initially, stories of former Ghanaian international Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien dating Nadia Buaria, started as rumours.
Later events confirmed that the two lovebirds were seriously ‘chopping’ themselves.
In 2010, Michael Essien and Nadia’s almost perfect love affair went sour as the center of their relationship could no more hold.
The reason for their breakup was said to have been caused by the then ‘personal managress’ of Michael Essien, Mrs Akosua Opuni, who would later become his (Essien’s) wife.
In July, 2012, there were rumours of the former lovebirds coming back together again as new photos of them posing together at the birthday event of Ghanaian media personality, Nana Aba Anamoah held at Villaggio Primavera, popped up on the internet.
Nadia Buari, however, debunked the rumours that her ruined relationship with Michael Essien had been reignited.
“We were trying to take pictures and the media paparazzi were also taking pictures. We were to take just two shots but they were still taking a lot [of] pictures and I was really shy so I tried to leave and Essien was just trying to cover my face that’s all,” Nadia Buari explained.
Jim Ike dated Nadia Buari
After breaking up with Michael Essien, next on Nadia’s ‘hit list’ was the ‘bad boy’ of Nigeria, Jim Ike.
On May 23rd, 2013, the two lovers, who could no more keep their love affair a secret, actually confirmed it on Twitter with Jim Ike saying, “She calls me Skittles. I named her Space. D gift of laughter, companionship n trust is incomparable. BFF. Love is a f***ing beautiful thang!”.
And Nadia also had this to say:
“There comes a point in ur life wen u realise who really matters, who never did and who always will.~I named him Skittles,he calls me Space.”
Then in November, 2013, the couple had a good time on an European trip.
Whilst in Rome, the Nollywood ‘bad boy’ actor hired a mariachi band to perform while they dined at a restaurant.
Jim Ike got down on a knee and proposed to his then girlfriend, Nadia Buari.
Unfortunately for Nadia in that same year (2013), her relationship with the Nollywood actor could not withstand the test of time as rumours of Jim Ike having a bad temper, being a womanizer and not paying attention to her (Nadia) surfaced online.
At an early age, Nadia Buari had started exhibiting her skills in acting and other entertainment-based activities.
Taking after her stepfather’s footsteps, Nadia developed a strong passion for the entertainment industry by actively participating in her school drama and dance clubs.
In late 2005, Nadia Buari started her professional acting career by making her debut in the Ghanaian national television series, Games People Play.
Her role in Games People Play later got her a nomination for Best Actress.
Nadia’s first major movie she featured in was Mummy’s Daughter.
She rose to prominence after starring in Beyonce – The President’s Daughter.
Nadia has since featured in several Ghanaian and Nigerian movies.
In 2008, the sultry actress also started making waves in the Nigerian movie industry christened, Nollywood.
The Beyonce role Nadia Buari played in the movie, Beyonce & Rihanna, alongside one of Nigeria’s biggest actresses, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who played Rihanna, marked her breakthrough in Nollywood.
The movie became very popular both in Ghana and Nigeria.
Other popular Nollywood movies Nadia has starred in, include Rough Rider, Beauty and the Beast, Holding Hope, Hot Romance, and Behind a Smile which she did with her then fiancé Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke.
In 2013, Nadia, for the first time, produced her own movie titled, The Diary of Imogen Brown.
- Gold Coast Lounge
- Love and Justice
- Beyoncé — The President Daughter (2006)
- The Return of Beyoncé
- Mummy’s Daughter
- Darkness of Sorrow (2006)
- Slave to Lust
- In The Eyes of My Husband
- American Boy
- Wicked Intentions
- Tomorrow Must Wait
- Hidden Treasure
- Beyonce & Rihanna
- Beauty and the Beast (2008)
- My Last Ambition
- Love, Lies and Murder
- Secret Lie
- The Angle Against The Monster
- Last Hour Romance
- Under My Pillow
- Desperate Bride
- Innocent Sin
- Guilty Threat
- The Golden Lady
- Satanic Kingdom
- Rough Rider
- Crazy Scandal
- The Monster In Me
- Bad Egg
- Garden of Eden
- No More Love
- My Dove
- Agony of Christ (2009)
- Heart of Men (2009)
- Forbidden Fruit (2009)
- Holding Hope (2010)
- Chelsea (2010)
- Checkmate (2010)
- Single and Married (2012)
- Heroes & Zeros (2012)
- Game Plan (2015)
- American Driver (2017)
Endorsement and Ambassadorial Deals
In September, 2009, Nadia Buari was one of the high profile Ghanaian ‘celebrities’ who was signed by giant Nigerian mobile telecommunication network, Glo or Globacom, as one of its ambassadors in Ghana.
In 2013, the Beyonce actress became an ambassador for Tablet India Limited (TIL), a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company known for high quality products.
In recent times, she has been the brand influencer for Reggy Intense Clarifying Cleanser & Repair Toner products.
Nadia was also the face of Devon Soap.
Currently, Nadia Buari is the ambassador for GLICO General Insurance Company Limited, a leading non-life Insurer in Ghana.
Nadia Buari is also an entrepreneur or businesswoman who owns and run companies like Nadia’s Baby Diapers, NSB Productions, NSB Investment Limited, and Resolution Security Limited.
Nadia Buari is a top Ghanaian actress who is also an entrepreneur.
The “Beyonce” actress has an estimated net worth of $3million USD.
Miss Nadia has set up a foundation in her name which is known as the Nadia Buari Foundation.
Its core function is to give back to the underprivileged in our various communities.
- 2014 — SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD — @African Magic Viewers Choice Awards held in Ghana — Winner!
- 2014 — Favourite Actress — @Ghana Movie Awards — Nominated
- 2013 — Pan African Actress — @Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) held in New York — Winner!
- 2009 — Best Actress in a Leading Role — @African Movie Academy Awards — Nominated
- 2007 — Best Actress in a Leading Role — @African Movie Academy Awards — Nominated
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com