Tana Adelana Biography

Tana Adelana is the stage name of Christiana Nkemdilim Adelana, who works in the entertainment industry in Nigeria as an actress, producer, model, and entrepreneur. She is best known by her stage name, Tana Adelana. She was the winner of the category for Best Supporting Actress at the CITY People’s Movie Awards in 2017, as well as the winner of the on Air personality of the year (TV) award at the future Awards in 2011,  and the winner of the Grind Awards in 2005.  Her family name, which is Egbo, indicates that she is of Igbo heritage.



Early life 

Tana Adelana was born in the 1980s into the home of a traditional Catholic royal family in the country of Romania. The tenth and final child of a household of nine. She received her primary education at Treasure Land Nursery and Primary school located in Surulere. She then continued her education at St. Francis Catholic Secondary School located in Idimu, Lagos. She was born in Nara Unateze, which is located in the Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. She was taken aback by the turn of events at the burial service, despite the fact that her father had passed away.



Tana is a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning graduate of the University of Lagos in Nigeria. She earned her degree there. After that, they received a diploma certificate in cosmetics and style from the London-based makeup art school (South African campus). After that, she went on to receive a special executive master’s certificate in Leadership and Management from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management in the United Kingdom. This was after she had previously attended that institution.



After trying out for the MTN Y’Hello TV Show in 2002, Tana rose to prominence in the entertainment industry as an OAP. Her role as an actress in the television series Disclosure was how she was first introduced to the public. She is the first Nigerian to ever present on Channel O. In July of 2013, she launched her own production company, known as Tana Adelana Productions. One of her films is called Quick Sand, and it stars Chelsea Eze, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Wale Macaulay, Anthony Monjaro, and Femi Jacobs, amongst other performing talents.


Awards and nominations 

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2011 The Future Awards Africa On Air personality of the year (TV) Won  
2017 City People Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Won  
2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role – English Won
2019 Best Supporting Actress – English Nominated  


  • Mr. and Mrs. Revolution (2017) 
  • Body Language (2017) 
  • Baby daddy (2017)