SA TIMES -Real Facts Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki has carved a name for himself in the Nigerian movie industry. He started acting in 1998 but didn’t break into the limelight until 2003 when he featured alongside Osita Iheme ‘Paw-paw’ in the movie ‘Aki na Ukwa’.
The duo became Nollywood sensation and had back to back hit performances in different movies.
This cemented their place as comic actors who can function as kids and adults due to their short height.
Many fans, especially young people of this generation see Chinedu Ikedieze in
the television series, ‘The Johnsons’ and probably thinks he’s a child, we thought to bring to your notice some notable things about the actor.
Born December 12, 1977
He is just one year short of being a 40 year old man.
Yes! That puts him in the same age bracket with people like 2Baba, Sound Sultan, Rita Dominic and others.
His height may make you assume he’s young but the next time you see him and about to
make the mistake of touching his head, remember that’s a 40 year old man right there.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The African Movie Academy Awards had been the major Nollywood award until recently when AMVCA came on board.
Chinedu Ikedieze bagged the lifetime achievement award in 2007 from their stables.
Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
The Nigerian government has also recognised the actor’s contribution to the movie
industry in Nigeria and consequently honoured him with a national award,
the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR) – That makes him an important person in Nigeria.
He is a Certified Married Man
The talented actor walked down the aisle with his bride in 2011 and has never looked back since.
Rumour of their separation filled the air some time ago but that was what it was,
rumours.His wife is a Fashion designer. They were both blessed with a daughter in 2012.
He is Not Even From the Same State as Osita Iheme ‘Pawpaw’ Chinedu hails from Abia State while Osita hails from Imo State.
Most people thought they were blood related especially because they play brothers in movies but this is far from the truth.
He Studied Mass Communication
Chinedu studied Mass Communication at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu.
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Chinedu Ikedieze is one of the most prolific actor in Nigeria.
He has been in the industry for decades. Chinedu is very talented and funny.
He acts mostly as a kid in several movies due to his small stature.
So therefore, I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor
Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki that you probably didn’t know.
1.)Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki is a famous Nollywood comic actor,
investor, entrepreneur, comedian and a television personality.
He is a baby dwarf and acts mostly as a kid in several Nollywood movies due to his small stature and physical appearance.
2.)He was born on 12th December 1977 in Bende,
Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 41 years old.
He completed his primary and secondary education in Aba, Abia State in the south
eastern part of Nigeria and went further to Institute of Management and Technology (IMT)
in Enugu where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Theatre Arts.
3.)Chinedu Ikedieze joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in
2000 and rose to fame in 2003, after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster comic movie
“Aki na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Osita Iheme, where he played the role of Aki.
4.)In 2007, Chinedu Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African
Movie Academy Awards for Most Accomplished Actor in Nigeria.
He has often been described as one of the best actors of his generation and also one of Nigeria’s most famous comic actors.
5.)Chinedu Ikedieze aside from acting is also an entrepreneur and a serial investor
and has several real estate investments and other businesses. He is currently a GLO
ambassador and currently playing the role of Efe in the television series “The Johnsons”.
6.)In December 2011, Chinedu Ikedieze got married to Miss Nneoma Nwaijah,
a Fashion Designer and in 2012 there had their first child.
Their wedding ceremony was attended by several celebrities, public figures and important dignitaries from the Nigerian entertainment industry.
7.)In 2011, Chinedu Ikedieze received a national award by the Nigerian Federal
Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which happens
to be the highest award given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth of the country.
8.)Chinedu Ikedieze has acted in more than 170 Nollywood movies.
Some of the movies he has acted include Aki na Ukwa, Tom and Jerry, Back From
America, Nothing Spoil, Spanner, The Billionaires, The Johnsons, amongst others.
His small size figure makes him to stand out amongst other actors and made him a unique actor.
9.)Chinedu Ikedieze in the cause of his acting career has won several awards which
include Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards,
Best Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actor at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
He also has a charity organization and foundation, which is aimed at helping and assisting physically challenge and displaced people.
10.)Chinedu Ikedieze currently has an estimated net worth of $3.6 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria.