Chinedu Ikedieze is an icon of the Nigerian entertainment scene.
He became a household name after his theatrical shenanigans with yet another Icon, Osita Iheme in the Nollywood hit Aki na Ukwa where he played the role of ‘Aki’.
He is one of the actors whose on screen performances has seen him glide into the meme culture on social media platforms shared by Nigerians and Non-Nigerians alike!
He is indeed a star, which is why our beams focus on him this week!
The Early Years
Chinedu Ikedieze had humble beginnings and commenced his acting career on a modest level.
He reportedly admitted to earning 500 Naira in his first acting role for the movie; ‘Evil Men Part 1, (1998)’
His fascination for ‘Acting’ had become full fledged in his undergraduate days with renown actors like ‘Gary Coleman‘ taking a central focus in his journey towards Nollywood stardom.
He got his chance to shine soon enough when he paired with Osita Iheme in the Nollywood hit, ‘Aki na Ukwa’ (2002), his first time playing a pure comedical role.
Chinedu’s Acting Career
The success of Aki na Ukwa became a defining crossroad for Chinedu’s career.
Seeing that the duo of Chinedu and Osita were bankable and following pretty much the template of Aki na Ukwa they began to be featured in a slew of movies.
Some of these included; 2 Rats, Stubborn Flies, Tom and Jerry, God Squad, Johnbull My Son, Boys from Holland, Nollywood Babylon and a host of many others!
These movies all looked to mine the comedic resources of Chinedu and his accomplice and many of them were successful in that regard.
Recently, he featured in the current Nollywood rave released in February 2020, Dear Affy – a sign of even more things to come!
Chinedu Ikedieze’s Personal Life
Chinedu is married to wife, ‘Nneoma’ whom he met on the set of a movie in production.
They got married in 2011 and have both remained together ever since.
Chinedu Ikedieze Awards
Chinedu has won the hearts of many Nigerians with his acting prowess earning him a spot in the Top funniest Nollywood actors of all time.
It is natural that some awards will follow the trail of his talent and some of them include;
- Filmmakers Association of Nigeria (FAN) Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award at the Africa Movie Awards – 2007
- Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – 2010
Watch Chinedu Ikedieze and other Nollywood stars such as; Eyinna Nwigwe, Kehinde Bankole, Odunlade Adekola, Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Ademoye, Hafiz Oyetoro, Chiwetalu Agu, Lizzy Jay, Anto Lecky, Uzor Arukwe, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Ali Nuhu, Enyinna Nwigwe, Timini Egbuson, Teni Entertainer, Sir Dee and others as they impresses movie lovers in the February 2020 movie, Dear Affy which is showing at VIVA Cinemas.