Tina Mba Early Life, Career, Movies and Net Worth

The Nollywood industry is blessed with so many talented personalities, with individuals like Tina Mba as one of them.

If you have watched any of her movies,  you’ll know that she’s one of the Nigerian actresses who likes to play the role of motherhood in most movies.

She’s one of the best actresses passionate about the mother figure role. Other actresses who play the same role as she does include the likes of Patience Ozokwor,  Ngozi Ezeonu, Joke Silva,  Sola Sobowale, and Ebele Okaro.

Apart from playing the mother role in movies,  you may have seen her play the role of a stepmother.  Tina Mba doesn’t fail to entertain her audience with her exceptional acting prowess, and her fans can’t get enough of her movies.

Profile Summary

  • Name: Tina Mba
  • Net Worth: $500,000
  • Profession: Actress
  • Date of Birth: 2/October/1967 (now 56 years old)
  • Place of Birth: Delta State
  • State of Origin: Enugu State
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Marital Status: Single
Photo Credit: @tinamba1: Instagram

Early Life and Education

Tina Mba is a highly talented Nigerian actress born in Southern Nigeria (Delta State on 2 October 1967, now age 56.

Although she was born in Delta State, she hails from Ezeagu, a small community in Enugu located in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Not so much information is known about her parents, but reports have it that she is the first child of her parents.

She was the eldest of seven children.  Tina Mba completed her primary and secondary school education while living with her parents in Delta State.

She enrolled at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, and also later had the opportunity to leave the country to further her studies in the UK, where she completed her tertiary education at Kilburn Polytechnic in London and bagged a degree in English.

Tina Mba is a fluent speaker of three languages, including English,  Yoruba, and Igbo.

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There’s no way you’ll mention the top 5 actresses that play the best mother roles without mentioning Tina Mba in the list.

In an interview with The Punch News,  she discloses that the secret to her outstanding role performances was from living the character and imagining herself in it.

She also added that she preferred theater to feature films only if she was paid equally for both.

Tina Mba has starred in many Nigerian movies, including the 2022 “Omo Ghetto: The Saga,” one of her most successful movie features to date.

Although she has starred in a lot of successful movies in Nollywood, she remains one of the most underrated female actresses compared to some of her colleagues in the industry.

Tina Mba deserves as much recognition as any other top name in the Nigerian movie industry because she has highly exceptional talent and acting skills.


Here is a selected list of Tina Mba’s filmography since she began her acting career:

  • Isoken
  • Okafor’s Law
  • Make a Move
  • Married but Living Single
  • Heroes and Zeroes
  • Tango with Me
  • The Tenant
  • Beneath Her Veil – (2015)
  • Three Wise Men – (2016)
  • My Name is Kadi – (2016)
  • Banana Island Ghost – (2017)
  • The Bridge
  • Nigerian Prince – (2018)
  • The Set Up – (2019)
  • Two Weeks in Lagos – (2019)
  • For Maria Ebun Pataki – (2020)
  • Rise of the Saints (2020)
  • Breaded Life – (2021)
  • Unintentional – (2021)
  • The Rise of Igbinogun
  • Tainted Canvas
  • Battle on Buka Street – (2022)
  • Oprah – (2023)
Photo Credit: @tinamba1: Instagram


Tina Mba is a single mother with 2 children named Tania and Joseph.  Most people are concerned about her husband. Well, she’s no longer with her husband for reasons yet to be known.

But in all,  we know that her family is doing just fine.  So, just in case you never knew,  Tina Mba is no longer married and doesn’t have a spouse as of the time of writing this article.

Awards and Nominations

Despite her unwavering consistency in the Nollywood industry for the past 10 years, Tina Mba hasn’t officially bagged any awards yet.

But she was nominated in 2020 for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

In 2017, she starred in a couple of amazing movies, including movies such as “Isoken,” “Bariga Suger,” “Okafor Law,” and many others too numerous to mention, earning her the title of “Actress of the Year” by Pulse.

That same year, she was nominated for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) for the best actress in a comedy category.

Hopefully,  she gets to win her next nomination in the Entertainment industry because she’s indeed a force to reckon with, and her hard work and contribution are obvious.

Source of Income

Tina Mba’s primary source of income is from her acting career. She’s starred in several successful Nollywood films and TV shows, which have brought her both acclaim and financial success.

In addition to acting, she also runs her clothing line, which is another source of income for her. She’s also an entrepreneur, and she invests in various businesses. So, her income comes from a variety of sources.

With her level of financial independence, she can take care of her 2 children and provide them with a good life despite not being in a marriage.

She can carry out her motherly duty even as a single parent, which is an inspiration to many single moms out there.

Tina Mba Net Worth

From our research and evaluation,  Tina Mba’s estimated net worth is around $500,000.  She has been able to build a fortune out of her career as one of the key faces in the Nigerian Nollywood industry.

Social Media

Tina Mba is not an ardent user of social media,  but she does have an Instagram account with the name @tinamba1, which has over 80k followers as of the time of writing this post.

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