Notable Nollywood actress and star of the hit movie Stolen Bible, Chioma Toplis, is excited that she is returning to the industry she loves so much after a temporary pause occasioned by a domestic accident, which kept her away for some time.
The pretty actress is enlivened that things are falling into place again in her acting career.
According to her, “the series of surgeries, which I had to undergo following the domestic accident, obviously frightened me and for once, I kept wondering how all these will turn out.
The movie industry is a glamorous one and nobody would want to compound issues with broken limbs. For months, I had screws and bolts in my bones and walking was a tug of war. It was a painful and frightening experience being unable to move like I used to. But God was there for His daughter. I trusted Him and He did not disappoint me at all.”
Fully back to acting now, film producers are paying attention, as 2021 opened on a bright note for her with outstanding movie roles alongside some renowned stars in the industry.
“I have been shuttling from Lagos to Asaba for work. So far, I have been on four different movie sets: Mad Preacher, which I shot for Rockcelly Productions. There is Crazy Widow for Holycup Productions, then Amaka, My Love’ for Ossy Affasson; and Dangerous Battle for Elshaddai Productions. I just got called for two others. I am glad for the opportunity to reconnect with some colleagues I had not seen in a while,” she explained.
Chioma Elizabeth Toplis is a Nigerian born actress in Nigeria’s movie industry (popularly called Nollywood). She made her career debut in 2004 in the movie Stolen Bible alongside Kate Henshaw but gained prominence when she appeared in a lead role in a 2005 movie Trinity with several other prominent Nigerian actors.
Toplis, whose English name is Elizabeth, is a native of Umuahia, Abia State, in the South-eastern part of Nigeria. She is related to another popular Nollywood actor and past President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejike Asiegbu. Between 1979 and 1985, she did her primary school education at several schools: St Michaels Primary School Umuahia, Orji Town Primary School Owerri, Umuhu Central School, Umuahia and 67 Infantry Battalion Primary School Faulks Road, Aba. Between 1985 and 1990 she schooled at Ohuhu Community Secondary School Amaogwugwu, Umuahia. When she left Nigeria and lived several years in London, she started at Valentine High School to study English Language and later enrolled at Barking and Dagenham College in 2003 to study Social Healthcare.
Chioma Toplis is married and has three children. She has homes in London, United Kingdom and on Victoria Island, a high-brow part of Lagos, Nigeria. She has an interest in charity and is involved in the project Home For The Elderly.