Chinonso Ibinabo Opara, popularly known as Kim Oprah, emerged into the world on December 15, 1995, in Imo State, Nigeria. Her formative years in Imo State laid the foundation for a life brimming with curiosity and exploration. A graduate of Physiology from the University of Port Harcourt, Kim Oprah’s commitment to education has been a constant thread in her dynamic journey.
Before captivating audiences on the celebrated Big Brother Naija Season 4, Pepper Dem Gang edition, Kim Oprah had already etched her mark in the world of modelling. Representing Nigeria in the Miss Intercontinental World Beauty Pageant and participating in other prestigious competitions, she garnered the title of ex-beauty queen.
Entering the Big Brother Naija house marked a pivotal moment in her career. Kim Oprah’s charisma and distinct personality stood out, propelling her into the spotlight. Leveraging the platform, she seamlessly transitioned from ex-beauty queen to a multifaceted media personality.
Beyond her roles as a TV presenter and ex-beauty queen, Kim Oprah has evolved into a reputable lifestyle influencer. Her journey in the entertainment industry reflects resilience and determination, attributes that have made her a role model for many.
At the forefront of Kim Oprah’s recent ventures is the travel reality show, “Keep It Moving.” This brand-new TV series, set to air on cable and streaming services like DStv, YouTube, and Netflix, seeks to unravel hidden gems and unveil unusual places across the globe.
“Keep It Moving” is not just a travel show; it’s a cultural odyssey. The series delves into diverse cultural values, showcasing tourist attractions, restaurants, and the unique lifestyles of people. With a keen eye for the extraordinary, Kim Oprah brings viewers on a captivating journey, revealing the beauty and richness of our world.
In this immersive experience, she exposes viewers to the vibrancy of different cultures, providing a global perspective on the wonders that often go unnoticed. “Keep It Moving” is not just a show; it’s an invitation to explore, learn, and appreciate the diversity that makes our world extraordinary.
As Kim Oprah ventures into uncharted territories, her influence extends beyond borders, embodying the spirit of exploration and cultural appreciation. Stay tuned for the exciting adventures that “Keep It Moving” promises to unfold, inviting you to join Kim Oprah on a journey of discovery and wonder.
We caught up with her recently at the premiere of “Keep It Moving” and she gracefully answered some questions for us.
Q: Tell us something interesting most people don’t know about you
A: I watch cartoons
Q: Your journey from being a successful model to being on the Big Brother Naija Season 4 and now a TV presenter and an influencer has been remarkable. Can you share a pivotal moment or experience that you believe significantly shaped your career and personal growth?
A: Definitely finding God ! We all say we are Christians but most don’t really know God, I have been fortunate enough to know him and encounter his blessings and favors in my life and family … that ha seeallt shaped me as a person
Q: What inspires you?
A: Finding Joy/Happiness… I constantly want to be happy everyday of my life so It makes me work hard towards that goal
Q: Describe your personality using four dynamic words
Q: As a TV presenter, entrepreneur, and influencer, you wear many hats. How do you manage to balance these different roles?
A: I honestly don’t know if I am doing a good job of how i balance all but I know I am not yet a master of all and I’m glad I’m doing what makes me happy
Q: Who are your favourite people in the world?
A: My support system (Family & Friends)
Q: You started a skincare business a few years ago, can you tell us a bit about it and what inspired you to venture into skincare
A: Skincare has been a journey for me because I had used some questionable products in the past that got my skin damaged not purposely anyway ..you know how they label product wrongly for the sake of advertisement and it got my skin damaged while I was in university and for someone that grew up in the north I started going to traditional spa and over time my skin healed. when i went into the big borther house people kept talking about how nice and clean my skin is and I saw it as an opportunity not just to make money but I wanted to help people with get healthy skin..f I found somebody here in Nigeria who’s a professional in the field and we had to go through alot of formulas and tests I was literally my personal lab rat. That’s how I came up with Kim’secret ..All natural ingredient for your skin to be healthy,glowing,well nourished, we are all about your God given skin…
Q: As a woman in business, what would you be the challenge you face?
A: I face the normal challenges every business owner faces in Nigeria, it’s not easy but I keep pushing and the exchange rate isn’t helping either
Q: Your new TV Show, “Keep It Moving,” promises to showcase hidden gems and unusual places across the world. What inspired you to create this travel reality show, and what do you hope viewers will take away from the experience?
A: I am someone that loves to travel and see the world but I always have an issue with the places I wanted to go based on the media.like Dubai all you see in media about is the safari, dolphins etc and I say to myself what’s More for me to see ..so I explore different cities trying to find other Gems to enjoy … that’s whether takeaway, finding these Gems for your pleasure
Q: Tell us about your favorite memory or the happiest time in your life
A: I think my happiest has to be seeing another day, waking up every morning
Q: What would you like people to remember you for?
A: remembering me as person that broke barriers..I have been in so many Competitions and I never win any but I dream so big and don’t let my losses define me because Kimoprah is here to stay
Q: If you had the opportunity to go back in time what would you change or do differently, how would that change affect your life now?
Q: What advice would you give to young women who are striving to find their place in the world, whether in the entertainment industry or other fields?
A:I pray God gives everyone the courage to stay steadfast in whatever their dreams are. to able to persevere and push through to come out on the other side because ,trust me
it will be hard
It will be brutal
It will break you
Infact the world is designed for you not to succeed
So you need constantly tell yourself that it is not about you or your family,village people. Just keep pushing yourself because the amount of possibilities waiting for you on the other side is countless …
Q: Looking ahead, what are your plans for the future, both in your career and personal life? Are there specific goals or projects we should watch out for in the coming months?
A: I can’t wait for the world to see what I’m about to do with Kim’s Secret and Keep It Moving show
Q: Thank you for your time, we wish you all the best in your new Travel Show and future endeavours!