BIOGRAPHY OF ACTOR OKECHUKWU UKEJE

BIOGRAPHY OF ACTOR OKECHUKWU UKEJE

Okechukwu Ukeje, a native of Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria, was born and raised in Lagos. On July 15, 1981, he was born. He is the second of three children in his family.
OC Ukeje began his acting career as a lead in a stage play during his freshman year at the University of Lagos, Yaba.

He pursued both music and acting for the first four years of his career, focusing mostly on appearing in stage productions before attempting and winning a reality TV show, Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO).
White Waters (2008), starring Joke Silva and Rita Dominic, was his first film appearance. Izu Ojukwu was the director of the picture.

OC Ukeje continued to make music, partnering with a few Nigerian musicians and producers as well as creating radio jingles for businesses. Between 2008 and 2012, he worked in film and television.
OC Ukeje was a member of the cast of Wetin Dey (2007), a BBC World Service Trust television series that won an International Emmy World Television Festival award, and has also appeared in films such as Comrade, Confusion Na Wa, and Awakening.

He also appeared in Jeta Amata’s Black November (2012), alongside Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica Fox, and others.
He was named one of the top box office grossers of 2014 by the Nigerian Cinema Exhibition Coalition in January 2015.
Ukeje currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria. On November 8, 2014, he married Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth.

Also, he had won some awards;
In 2007, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor, and in 2012 he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
He was named Best Upcoming Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2008, as well as the City People’s Award for Best New Actor (2010).
In 2013, he was named Best Lead Actor in a Film at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and he was also named Best Lead Actor in an English Film at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
In 2019, the Best of Nollywood Awards named him Best Actor in a Leading Role – English.

His net worth is estimated to be $4.5million.
He has featured in movies like; White Waters, Comrade, Black Gold, Black November, Alan Posa, Half of a Yellow sun, Awakening, Gone too Far, Rubbicon, Before 30, Arbitration, Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Shine your Eye, Heavens Hell and many more

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