Meg Otanwa is a foremost Nigerian actress, producer, humanitarian and activist. Ms. Otanwa grew up in Lagos State and Abuja, Nigeria. Graduating with a degree in the English Language from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Meg also holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from TIME Universite, Tunis, Tunisia, and an MBA certificate from Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon France.
A staunch lover of films and art, Meg quit her job at the African Development Bank to join the Nigerian Film Industry is 2010 and has since then featured in a number of movies, TV series and stage productions. Meg is fearless as an actress. Coupled with her talent and passion for storytelling, she is able to play a wide range of emotions and characters.
She was one of the leads on the biggest and most watched daily TV show for Africa’s largest media company. She played Koko on Africa Magic’s “Hush” which is seen by millions of adoring fans every weekday.
Meg recently played Derin in the critically acclaimed movie For Maria Ebun Pataki, a feature length film which earned her a best actress nomination for the 2020 AMAA (African Movie Academy Award) and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). “For Maria” also won the audience award for best feature at the 2020 Film Africa, London, UK.
As an acclaimed polyglot with noted proficiency in English, French, Idoma, Yoruba and basic Hausa and Spanish. Meg is an avid watcher of foreign language films and Pan African cinema.