Biography/Profile/History Of Nollywood Actress Judith Audu


a039e71b30a6a472e7b43308e1b8691bJudith Emike Audu-Foght, professionally known as Judith Audu is a Nigerian film and television actress, presenter, model, blogger and movie producer, renowned for her role as Mofe in the Nigerian television series Emerald alongside Joseph Benjamin, Carol King, Lilian Esoro and Femi Branch.judith_audu_11

Early life

Audu was born in Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria to a Naval Personnel Father[2] Audu Ali Audu and mother Gift Salamat Audu. Her mother was a Restaurateur and entrepreneur[2] that owned a chain of restaurants and a rental service for events. Judith has two brothers, elder brother Franklin Audu and a younger brother Abdulmalik Audu. She is the second child and only daughter.thumb

Audu attended Navy Town Primary School, Ojo, from 1988 to 1993,then proceeded to Navy Town Secondary School from 1993 to 1999, where she majored in the Arts. She then went to the Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry in 2001 and obtained a Diploma that she used in getting a Direct Entry into the University of Lagos in 2002.

In 2005, Audu obtained a B.A in French from the University of Lagos. After her National Youth Service (NYSC) In Kebbi State in 2006/2007, She went back to the University of Lagos and applied for Masters Degree course in Public and International Affairs from 2008 to 2010, where she graduated with a degree in Masters of Public and International Affairs (MPIA).judith_audu_11


While at the University of Lagos, Audu joined a Theater Group called the Campus Playhouse and took part in several stage productions, from there she auditioned to be a part of Theater 15 which was the most respected Theater Group in the University of Lagos at the time. It was from these theatre groups that Audu honed her acting skills and worked alongside Nigerian television personality Denrele Edun, actor/comedian Koffi and Director Wole Oguntokun.thumb

In 2004, when the University of Lagos went on a ten-month strike, Audu was invited by her colleague Denrele Edun to Alpha Vision Company where she auditioned for and got her first role on the small screen in Tajudeen Adepetu’s TV Series, One Love. thumb In the same year, Audu officially registered herself as an actor with the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria  and began attending auditions, through which she got a role in a Ghetto film by Femi Ogedegbe titled Tears of the Ghetto (Life is beautiful). At the end of the University strike, Audu went back to school and took a hiatus from acting, although she did take a part in an independent children’s series, Funtime, where she played the role of Vanessa.thumb

During her compulsory National Youth Service, she was the Presenter and Producer of a programme on Kebbi State Television called French For Beginners and was also the Drama Troupe Director.


Audu (Right) and Doris Simeon on the Set of Stopping Kloe

In 2011, after completing her Masters Degree program, Audu attended an audition for a role in the television drama, Tinsel and got the role of a gynaecologist,[5] she has since been part of several Television Series like Emerald, Seekers, Burning Spears, Tinsel, Huzzel, 4 Walls, Comfort Zone, Rush, Funtime, Life is Beautiful, Case File, House Apart and Queens Drive.thumb

In 2014, Audu produced her first film, a short film on domestic violence titled ‘Not Right’,which starred Omowunmi Dada, Ani Iyoho, Philip Festus and Judith Audu.

In 2014, Audu began airing a radio show on a popular online radio station, Igroove Radio tagged Meet the Actor With Judith Audu where she does personality chats with Actors from all over the world.

In May 2016, Audu produced and premiered her first ever, full-length feature film, under her production company, Judith Audu Productions. The movie, titled Just Not Married features Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Ijeoma Agu, Obutu Roland, Brutus Richard, Gregory Ojefua, Judith Audu and Perpetua Adefemi. The movie enjoyed rave reviews and topped cinema ratings across Nigeria in the first few weeks of its release.emike (28)

Personal life

Judith Audu married Morten Foght on 1 July 2011.

Audu is an avid blogger and has two blogs: where she profiles up and coming artists and does entertainment news, and the other is where she shares food recipes she plays with as she is also a foodie and loves experimenting and trying out recipes from all over the world.thumb

Awards and Recognition

In 2013, she was nominated for the Best Female Actor Award 2013 at the Nigerian Broadcasting Merit Award.

In December 2014, Audu won the award for Best Actress at the In-Short International Film Festival 2014 for her role in the short-film, Alpha Mom.

Audu’s short film Not Right, which she produced and starred in was nominated for the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards as ‘Best Short Film’,the film was also nominated at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Nollywood Movie Awards and at the Abuja International Film Festival in 2014.


Year Title Role Director Notes
2004 One Love Chika Wasiu Onitilo TV Series
2004 Life is Beautiful Jossy Femi Ogedengbe Feature Film
2004 Hammer Fela’s Girl Izu Ojukwu Feature Film/Cameo Appearance
2006 Funtime Vanessa Nkiru Okonkwo TV Series
2010 House Apart Sasha Tony Enejedu TV Series
2010 Huzzel Jennifer Davies Obiekea TV Series
2011 Tinsel Gynecologist Tope Ogun,Victor Aghahowa and George Kura TV Series (Recurring Role)
2012 The Journey Wunmi Femi Adewale TV Series
2013 Emerald Mofe Tope Alake and John Njamah TV Series
2013 4 Walls Tutu’s mother Kolade Shasi Short Film
2013 Yes I Don’t Sheyi Best Okoduwa Feature Film
2013 Switch Sade Best Okoduwa Feature Film
2013 Seekers Dupe Yemi Remi TV Series
2013 Burning Spears Omowunmi Segun Kayode TV Series
2013 Olorogun and Company Avwebo Segun Kayode TV Series
2013 Comfort Zone Nina Obi Osotule TV Series
2013 Love is Over-rated Chinelo Belinda Yanga Feature Film
2014 Stopping Kloe Evelyn Ehizojie Ojesebholo Mnet Original TV Film
2014 Alpha Mum mother Akin Harrison Short Film
2014 Out of Fire Angelina Ehizojie Ojesebholo Mnet Original TV Film
2014 Not Right Funmi Uduak Obong Patrick Short Film
2014 A Day with Death Kulapo Oluseyi Asurf Short Film
2015 Tales of Eve 5 Nengu Imoh Umoren TV Series
2015 Mama Osaro Goes Kinky Ehizojie Ojesebholo Comedy



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