Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje

Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje (OC Ukeje)’ Biography

 

Synopsis:

Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje popularly known as OC Ukeje is a multiple award-winning Nollywood actor. He was born in Lagos State on the 15 July 1981 as the second of a family of three. His career as an actor did not come about until he enrolled as a student at the University of Lagos. As an undergraduate, he took part in stage plays as a lead actor. Already known for his skillful stage performance within and outside the University environment, Okechukwu then decided to up his game later on by participating in a reality TV show Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO). There too he made waves. However, the project that actually brought Ukeje to limelight was White Waters (2008), a movie starring stars such as Joke Silva and Rita Dominic. Since then Okechukwu, who is also known as, OC Ukeje, has been moving from one excellent project to another, winning numerous awards and recognitions worldwide. He has also featured in a number of award-winning films and stage plays. Besides acting, Ugeje also writes music, sings, runs commercial and a host of other notable creative engagements. He was also part of the cast of the popular BBC sponsored television series Wetin Dey. Also in 2013, he was part of the leading actors in the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel turned movie of the same title. Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje is married to Senemi Ibukunoluwa Togonu.

Education:

He attended the University of Lagos, Lagos State after studying at the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos.

Popular Roles: He is well known for his love-struck roles.

Breakout Movie including year released: White Waters (2008)

Popular Movies including year released:

  • Gidi Up (2014)
  • When Love Happens (2014)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
  • Two Brides and a Baby (2011)

Recent Movies including year released:

  • The Department (2015)
  • Heavens Hell (2015)
  • Before 30 (2015)
  • Ayanda (2015)

Awards:

  • (Best Lead Actor) 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • (Best Lead Actor) 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards
  • (Best Actor in a Lead Role) 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards
  • (Best Actor) 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • (Best Upcoming Actor) 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Controversies:

After having first broken the hearts of many ladies both fans and colleagues alike by marrying his long time girlfriend in a distance relationship, OC Ukeje in 2014 sparked up a lot of controversies and rumour when people started to notice that his wedding ring was missing whenever he attended public events. Considering that the top Nollywood actor had only just married for about two weeks, it was natural that people, especially concerned fans should insinuate. Okechukwu however cleared the air later to say that he was not wearing his ring because it needed to be fixed in order to fit his hand better, and that as soon as the ring was resized he would put it on again.

Social Profiles:

  • Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje’s Facebook: OC Ukeje
  • Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje’s Twitter: @OCtheGreatUkeje
  • Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje’s Youtube: OCtheGreatUkeje
  • Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje’s Instagram: @octhegreatukeje
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