Nollywood actress turned Nurse, Regina Askia, just achieved another great feat as she recently bagged a degree from Wanger College in New York. She graduated with a degree in Family Health Nursing from the College.
Sharing photos from her graduation, Regina Askia wrote;
And on that note, its a wrap at the FNP program, Wagner College, NYC!! Thanks be to God. Next!
Imaobong Regina Askia popularly known as Regina Askia is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, model, social activist and an American-based registered nurse. She was born on 17th May 1967 in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria. She is currently 50 years old.
She is originally from Ukanafun, a small village in Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is very beautiful, intelligent, creative, gifted and talented and has been described as Nollywood best actress of all time.
Regina Askia completed both her primary and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her secondary school education, she proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. In 1989, Regina Askia contested and won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, a beauty pageant hosted by Silverbird Television.
In 1990, the actress turned nurse represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International beauty pageant held in Leningrad, Russia and came out as First Runner-up. Regina Askia also made history by becoming the first Nigerian at Miss International in Japan with outstanding traditional costume.
In 1993, she joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in her first television soap opera “Fortunes” a film that gave her an advantage in Nollywood and draw her closer to movie directors and producers.
In 1995, Regina Askia rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Most Wanted” where she acted as a disguised male arm robber. The movie won her an award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards. Regina Askia has featued in over 100 Nollywood movies which include Slave Warrior, Festival of Fire, Dangerous Babe, Man Snatcher, Full Moon, High Way to the Grave, Most Wanted, Fortune, etc.