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Biography of OC Ukeje 2022: Early Life, Net-worth and Career Updates

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– Biography of OC Ukeje –

Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is a Nigerian actor, model, and musician. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show.

Biography of OC Ukeje

Facts About OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje has received several awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.

He has featured in several award-winning films including Two Brides and a Baby, Hoodrush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa, and Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ukeje lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He got married to Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth on 8 November 2014.

Early Life and Education

Okechukwu Ukeje was born on July 15th, 1981, in Lagos State, Nigeria. He is the second child of a family of three. He attended Federal Government College Ijanikin, Ojo, Lagos.

OC Ukeje began his career in acting from his first year at the University of Lagos, Yaba, with a lead role in a stage play.

Career

OC Ukeje began his career in acting from his first year at the University of Lagos, Yaba, with a lead role in a stage play.

He pursued both music and acting, focusing mainly on acting in stage plays for the first four years of his career before attempting and winning a reality TV show, Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO).

His first screen appearance was in White Waters (2008) with Joke Silva and Rita Dominic. The film was directed by Izu Ojukwu.

He won the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor (2008) and the City People’s Award for Best New Act (2010).

OC Ukeje continued to write music, collaborating with a few Nigerian musical artists and producers and working on radio jingles for corporate organizations. He has worked in movies and television between 2008 and 2012.

OC Ukeje has been a member of the cast of the TV series that was presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival, Wetin Dey (2007) produced by the BBC World Service Trust and played lead and supporting lead roles in films like Comrade, Confusion Na Wa, and Awakening.

He also featured in Black November (2012) by Jeta Amata with cast members such as Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica Fox and a host of others.

OC Ukeje was also on the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton as lead cast, directed by Biyi Bandele.

He was on the repertory team that showcased 3 stage plays for the Nigeria House at the London Cultural Olympiad (2012).

Ukeje also acted in the BFI sponsored film, Gone Too Far. He was in NdaniTV’s series Gidi Up with Titilope Sonuga, Deyemi Okanlawon, Somkele Iyamah, and Ikechukwu Onunakuhttps.

In January 2015, the Nigerian Cinema Exhibition Coalition listed him as one of the highest box office grossers of 2014.

OC Ukeje’s Net Worth

OC Ukeje’s net worth has grown significantly in 2021 from his many starring roles in featured films, television series, and other entrepreneurial ventures.

He is currently one of the richest & most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $4.5 million, slightly lower than his net worth last year which stood at $5 million.

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