Omono Okojie is a Nigerian-Born American Actress, Meet Her

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Omono Okojie – born March 9, 1988, is 36 years old.

Omono Okojie is a Nigerian-American actress, writer, and model. She is best known for her appearance as Cleo in the CW fantasy series, Legacies. The young woman launched her career less than a decade ago and has only featured in a handful of projects at the moment, but Omono continues to shine brightly among her more experienced colleagues. Meet the amazing actress and discover all there is to know about her in this read.

Profile summary of Omono Okojie
  • Name: Omono Okojie
  • Date of birth: March 9, 1988
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian-American
  • Marital status: Single
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches (64 inches)
  • Occupation: Actress and model
  • Years active: 2015 – present
  • Net worth: $700,000
  • Instagram: @omonookojie
  • Twitter: @omonookojie

Where is Omono Okojie from and how old is she?

Omono Okojie is presently 36 years old. She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, on March 9, 1988. Omono was born to Nigerian journalist parents but nothing extra has been revealed about her parents’ identities and careers at the moment. The name “Omono” is said to be unique to the Esan people in Delta State, Nigeria. It is translated to mean “my precious jewel” and is mostly borne by women. There have been many speculations about Omono’s ethnicity and nationality but the fact remains that she is Esan, even though she was born in Yoruba land.

Omono Okojie’s nationality is given as Nigerian-American. She reportedly spent the early part of her childhood growing up in Lagos but relocated with her family to the United States of America. Although there isn’t much information on where in the US Omono relocated to at first, she spent most of her childhood days in Los Angeles, California. She revealed that she acclimatized very quickly to the American system, especially regarding education. Omono completed both her high school and college education in the US. The actress has found it necessary to keep a very low profile, thus, there isn’t any verifiable source stating where she went to school or what and when she studied.

From multiple indications, Omono Okojie majored in the Arts in college. She has always had an innate ability to string words together coherently. This greatly explains her acting and writing careers. She also likely inherited her writing prowess from her parents, who are reported to be highly respected journalists back in Nigeria. She is also a rising dancer and seems to be one of the few genuine multifaceted artists in Hollywood.

She landed her first acting gig in 2013

Omono Okojie started the way nearly every new actor starts out at the beginning of their careers—inexperienced and with a minor role. Matter of fact, her first acting job happened offscreen. On her Instagram page, Omono revealed that she got her first acting gig back in 2013, where she was contracted to dress up as Princess Tiana for a kid’s birthday party. The funny Instagram post also revealed that Omono played the Disney character so well that the children couldn’t tell the difference between her and the animated character.

This was only the beginning for Omono though, as she continued bagging relevant gigs in Hollywood. She made her official television debut in the series, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service as Bahar in 2015. Two years later, she landed another role as Regina in the Justin Chon-directed movie, Gook in 2017. The character is a teenager who discovered alongside her sister Kamilla that their mother had been brutally murdered. Poor Regina died a tragic death as well.

Movie roles like the above proved Omono’s flair for the dramatic arts and all her subsequent movie roles have played to this strength. Other notable roles Omono Okojie has played include the “Space Girlfriend” in the 2016 film, Bella and the Bulldogs. She also played Clara Whitfield in West Of Hell in 2018, and Akimana in Trees of Peace in 2021. Omono Okojie is best known for her portrayal of Cleo Sowande in the television series Legacies, the spin-off of the teenage rave fantasy series The Originals on The CW. Cleo is a student witch studying at the Salvatore School, as well as the roommate of the main character, Hope Mikaelson.

Omono Okojie’s movies and TV shows

TV series

  • NCIS (2003) as Bahar Tambai
  • Bella and the Bulldogs (2016) as Space Girlfriend
  • Legacies (2018) as Cleo Sowande


  • Accents for Actors as Student – 2014
  • Gook as Regina – 2017
  • Country Road 12 as EMT – 2017
  • Her Side of the Bed as Bea Davis – 2017
  • West of Hell as Clara Whitfield – 2018
  • Lift as Judy 2018/I
  • The Road Not Taken as Kim – 2019/II
  • Trees of Peace as Akimana – 2021
  • The Entertainers (post-production) as Hip Photographer

Omono’s career as a dancer and writer

Omono was born into a family of writers and the influence of her parents can be seen throughout her career. She started out as a performing dancer in her early career days and has continued in that path, although her love for dance seems to have taken a backseat to allow her acting career to thrive. On her social media, you will find videos of Omono dancing to various Nigerian songs. She also incorporates a lot of indigenous Nigerian moves into her dances.

As a writer, Omono has not really done much on a huge professional platform. It appears that she writes for a small audience at the moment. A quick internet search reveals that she doesn’t have any published books or scriptwriting credit yet. Knowing how Omono has a reputation for not letting the cat out of the bag too early, let’s keep our fingers crossed that she will reveal a writing project in the near future.

Is Omono Okojie dating?

As far as we know, Omono Okojie is not yet married in 2022. In addition, her relationship status has remained shrouded in obscurity. She hasn’t given her fans any clue about her romantic life or who might have been part of it. The actress prefers to keep that part of her life away from the public and that might not be changing anytime soon. At least until she’s ready to announce something big (like marriage perhaps?), or maybe the arrival of a baby.

Fast facts

Is Cleo in legacies a Nigerian?

Yes. In Legacies, Cleo is from an ancient city that eventually became present-day Nigeria.

Is Omono Okojie a Nigerian?

Omono Okojie is a Nigerian lady born to Nigerian parents who relocated to the U.S when she was a child.

Who plays Cleo in legacies?

Nigerian-born actress Omono Okojie plays Cleo in the fantasy series, Legacy.

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