July 18, 2024


Kenechukwu Elma Mbadiwe (born September 28th) is a young talented actress best known as Elma Mbadiwe, famous for her role as Carmen Wilmer-Willoughby. in the popular Netflix series tagged “Far From Home,” which was released on December 2022.

Elma is a highly skilled actress currently in her 20’s with a great and creative talent for acting, and she is also a good writer.

Early Life 

Elma is a young Nigerian actress born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Nigeria in the Imo States. She comes from a Christian family and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mbadiwe

Elma received her primary and secondary education in Lagos state and later earned a degree in Mass Communication from Redeemer’s University in Ede, Osun State. 

During her early school days, Elma was actively involved in her school drama group after discovering her passion and interest in acting.

In addition to her degree, Elma holds a diploma in Acting on screen from the Royal Arts Academy in Surulere, Lagos.


Elma‘s writing journey began when she secured a position at a well-known media house called SoundCity. She worked there as a consolidated writer, responsible for creating and producing written content for the company. In addition to her role as a writer, Elma was also given a chance to work in the production department, where she gained valuable experience in the behind-the-scenes aspects of media production.

She made the decision to pursue acting as a career and officially began her journey in 2016. She took on minor roles in a few films, honing her skill and gaining experience. It wasn’t until she was cast in the movie “Broken” that she truly broke into the limelight and gained widespread recognition for her talent.”

Over the years, Elma has become a famous actress in the Nigerian movie industry with her lucrative skills. She became very well-known and hit massive prominence after featuring as one of the lead roles in an Original Netflix series tagged “Far From Home,” released on December 2022, where she played the role of Carmen Wilmer-Willoughby.

She worked alongside other talented young celebs like Natse Jemide, Mike Afolarin, Genoveva Umeh, Bucci Franklin, Olumide Oworu, Gbubemi Ejeye, Ruby P. Okezie, Natse Jemide, Raymond Umenze, Moshood Fattah, Tomi Ojo, and others.


  • Spite
  • Far from home
  • Worlds apart
  • Crossline
  • Rattle snake
  • Bridges
  • Blast

Personal Life 

Elma is known to be private and does not disclose personal information on social media. There is no publicly available information about her family or siblings. 

Elma’s relationship status is currently unknown as she has not shared any information about a partner.

Social Media

Net Worth

Elma is a diligent young woman who, through her work in the industry, has amassed an estimated net worth of between US$100,000 and US$500,000.

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