Chinedu Ikedieze AKA Aki's Inspiring Career, Growing Up And Personal Life

Chinedu Ikedieze, MFR is a Nigerian actor. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na Ukwa.

Early Life/Education

Chinedu Ikedieze's Inspiring Career, Growing Up And Personal Life
Veteran actor Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze was born on December 12, 1977, in Bondo, Abia State, Nigeria to parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ikedieze Ogbonna.

Growing up, Chinedu dreamt of being a doctor or lawyer but all that changed when he caught the acting bug as a teenager after he joined his secondary school's Dramatic Society.

On completion of his secondary school education, Chinedu enrolled at the Institute of Management & Technology in Enugu State to study Mass Communications. From a chat with Saturday Beats, he stated that he had a younger brother who died of sickle cell anemia.

The actor described the day as the saddest day of his life and recalled the close bond they shared as brothers. He described his late brother as a free-spirited and funny person who always makes people laugh wherever he goes.

Led by his passion for acting he joined the Institute's theatre group, as an active member of the group he took part in several large-scale productions, ceasing the opportunity to make industry contacts and hone his craft.

Career

Chinedu Ikedieze's Inspiring Career, Growing Up And Personal Life
Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze burst on to the scene in truly dramatic fashion in the 2002 movie Aki na Ukwa. And in less than a decade he has gone on to become one of the most famous actors in Nollywood. Best known for acting alongside his sidekick Osita Iheme, the duo have solidified the name Aki & PawPaw in the Nigerian movie industry.

Chinedu has starred in nothing less than 100 movies. Some of which are Aki na Ukwa, World Apart, Jardons, Spanner, Secret Adventure, The Heroes, Soldier Ants, Fifth, The Johnsons, (an Mnet production), Hammer n lots more.

He recently co-produced a Hollywood-Nollywood movie "Take the Spotlight" which featured some Hollywood celebrities: Lynn Whitfield n Glenn Morshower, directed by Drew Madueke and shot in Dallas, USA.

Early in his career Chinedu was often typecast in the role of a child, but he has since then displayed his versatility as an actor taking on more mature and dramatic roles after he took a time out and enrolled in the prestigious New York Film Academy (NYFA) in 2004. This bold move has garnered him a number of awards including the FAN Award (Filmmakers Association of Nigeria) USA, and most notably the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Africa Movie Awards.

Going by the moniker Aki, the funny man has become one of Nollywood's most recognizable faces and a name to reckon with in Nollywood Industry.

Leveraging on the popularity and the critical success of his movies, in 2010 he received one of the highest honours a Nigerian Citizen can be given, he was conferred an MFR (Member Order of the Federal Republic) by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebere Jonathan.

Movies

  1. Lara and the Beat
  2. Big Chi
  3. 2014 Take the Spotlight
  4. 2012 The Johnsons
  5. 2012 Village Rascals
  6. 2012 Village Rascals 2
  7. 2012 Village Rascals 3
  8. 2012 Village Rascals 4
  9. 2012/IV The Meeting
  10. 2011 Jack & Jill
  11. 2011 Jack & Jill 2
  12. 2010 Loyal Enemies
  13. 2010 Loyal Enemies 2
  14. 2009 The Rain Makers
  15. 2009 The Rain Makers 2
  16. 2008 Marcus 'D' Millionaire
  17. 2008 Marcus 'D' Millionaire 2
  18. 2007 Cain & Abel
  19. 2007 Cain & Abel 2
  20. 2007 Escape to Destiny
  21. 2007 Escape to Destiny 2
  22. 2007 Power as of Old
  23. 2007 Power as of Old 2
  24. 2007 Powerful Civilian
  25. 2007 Powerful Civilian 2
  26. 2007 Spirit of a Prophet
  27. 2007 Spirit of a Prophet 2
  28. 2007 Stubborn Flies
  29. 2007 Stubborn Flies 2
  30. 2007 Thunder Storm
  31. 2007 Thunder Storm 2
  32. 2007 Trumpet of Death
  33. 2007 Trumpet of Death 2
  34. 2007 Village Destroyers
  35. 2007 Village Destroyers 2
  36. 2006 'U' General
  37. 2006 'U' General 2
  38. 2006 Blessed Son
  39. 2006 Blessed Son 2
  40. 2006 Boys from Holland
  41. 2006 Boys from Holland 2
  42. 2006 Brain Box
  43. 2006 Brain Box 2
  44. 2006 Brain Masters
  45. 2006 Brain Masters 2
  46. 2006 Criminal Law
  47. 2006 Criminal Law 2
  48. 2006 Games Men Play
  49. 2006 Games Men Play 2
  50. 2006 Games Men Play 3
  51. 2006 Jadon 2
  52. 2006 Kadura
  53. 2006 Kadura 2
  54. 2006 Last Challenge
  55. 2006 Last Challenge 2
  56. 2006 Magic Cap
  57. 2006 Magic Cap 2
  58. 2006 Royal Messengers
  59. 2006 Royal Messengers 2
  60. 2006 Sweet Money
  61. 2006 Sweet Money 2
  62. 2006 Winning Your Love
  63. 2006 Winning Your Love 2
  64. 2006 Young Masters
  65. 2006 Young Masters 2
  66. 2006 Jadon
  67. 2005 Baby Guards
  68. 2005 Baby Guards 2
  69. 2005 Colours of Emotion
  70. 2005 Colours of Emotion 2
  71. 2005 Final World Cup
  72. 2005 Final World Cup 2
  73. 2005 I Think Twice
  74. 2005 I Think Twice 2
  75. 2005 One Good Turn
  76. 2005 One Good Turn 2
  77. 2005 One Good Turn 3
  78. 2005 Reggae Boys
  79. 2005 Reggae Boys 2
  80. 2005 Secret Adventure
  81. 2005 Secret Adventure 2
  82. 2005 Spoiler
  83. 2005 Village Boys
  84. 2005 Village Boys 2
  85. 2004 Across the Niger
  86. 2004 Big Daddies
  87. 2004 Big Daddies 2
  88. 2004 Igbo Made
  89. 2004 Not by Height
  90. 2004 Not by Height 2
  91. 2004 Spanner 3
  92. 2004 Spanner Goes to Jail
  93. 2003 'am in Love
  94. 2003 2 Rats
  95. 2003 Aki na ukwa 2
  96. 2003 Akpu-Nku
  97. 2003 Back from America
  98. 2003 Back from America 2
  99. 2003 Charge & Bail
  100. 2003 Family Crisis 2
  101. 2003 Lagos Boys
  102. 2003 Lagos Boys 2
  103. 2003 Onunaeyi: Seeds of Bondage
  104. 2003 Pipiro
  105. 2003 School Dropouts
  106. 2003 Show Bobo: The American Boys  2003 The Catechist
  107. 2003 The Catechist 2
  108. 2003 The Tom & Jerry
  109. 2003 The Tom & Jerry 2
  110. 2002 Aka Gum
  111. 2002 Aki & PawPaw
  112. 2002 Aki na ukwa
  113. 2002 Okwu na uka
  114. 2002 Spanner
  115. 2002 Spanner 2

Awards

Chinedu Ikedieze's Inspiring Career, Growing Up And Personal Life

2007 Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards

In 2011, the Federal Government recognised Aki with the national award of Member Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)

Controversy

Chinedu Ikedieze's Inspiring Career, Growing Up And Personal Life

Chinedu Ikedieze is one of the few Nollywood actors without known controversy.

Personal Life

Chinedu Ikedieze's Inspiring Career, Growing Up And Personal Life
Chinedu Ikedieze and Wife

On Saturday, November 26th, 2011, Chinedu got married to Nneoma Ikedieze and are yet to have a child. Nneoma is a graduate of the Needlecraft Couture Fashion School and presently runs her own fashion line called Nikiz.

Social Media



Instagram: @chineduikedieze

Twitter: @chineduikedieze

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