Nadia was born November 21, 1982 in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana to Alhaji Sidiku Buari, a musician and producer and Hajia Buari, a beautician. Throughout her elementary school education, Nadia who is the first born of her family was an active member of her school's drama, and dance club. She studied Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon and graduated with a BFA degree in Fine Arts.
In 2005, she premiered on Ghanaian National Television with the TV series Games People Play. Her first movie was "Mummy's Daughter". However, the movie "Beyonce" : The President's Daughter" brought her to limelight. She has starred in over 40 movies.