Chinedu Ikedieze is a Nigerian famous comic and dramatic actor who rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie ‘’Aki na Ukwa’’. He is also best known for acting alongside close friend and colleague, Osita Iheme with whom he often featured as child actors. With a career that span over a decade in Nollywood, Chinedu Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards 2007.
In 2011, the Nigerian government honored him as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Almost all Nollywood movie lovers in and outside Nigeria know Chinedu Ikedieze. He is a talented actor known for playing mostly hilarious characters in films. In 2011, this actor received the Member Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria award for his contribution to the development of cinema art in Nigeria and for all his achievements.
- Name: Chinedu Ikedieze
- Birthdate: December 12, 1977
- Birthplace: Abia State
- Age: 43 years (as of 2020)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Igbo
- Sun sign: Sagittarius
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Actor
- Net worth: $3.5 million
Chinedu Ikedieze’s early life and background
Chinedu was born on December 12, 1977, in Nigeria. His birthplace is Bende in Abia State. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ikedieze Ogbonna.
Chinedu had a younger brother, but he died from sickle cell anaemia disease in 2009.
How old is Chinedu Ikedieze?
Chinedu Ikedieze age is 43 years old as of 2020.
After his secondary school education, Chinedu went on to study Mass Communication at The Institution of Management and Technology (IMT), which is in Enugu State. He was a member of the drama group at IMT, and he was part of the drama society when he was in secondary school.
In 2004, the actor enrolled at the New York Film Academy.
Chinedu’s professional acting career began in 1998 when he played a minor role in the film titled Evil Men. He continued appearing in movies, playing minor roles until the year 2002 when he got the opportunity to play one of the lead characters in the film titled Aki na Ukwa.
His appearance in Aki na Ukwa in the role of Aki, a problematic child, rose Chinedu to stardom. Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze played the lead roles in the film. While Ikedieze played Aki, Iheme played Pawpaw.
Within that same year, he starred in more than ten movies, including very popular ones.
With time, the popularity of Chinedu grew from playing a child in movies, and he became one of the top ten most popular comedy actors.
His other successful appearances in TV series and movies helped put him on the list of the 10 funniest actors of Nollywood of all time.
Chinedu became famous mostly for playing a child in films; thankfully, many of the movies in which he played an adult were as successful as the ones he became famous for.
In total, he has appeared in more than 200 movies, some of which are real masterpieces and have high popularity among the audience.
Chinedu has also won many awards.
What is Chinedu Ikedieze net worth?
Chinedu Ikedieze actor has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. The actor has made most of his earnings from his work as an actor.
When speaking about the difference between his movie characters and his real self or between him as a star and him as an ordinary person, Chinedu says that it’s very important to live one’s life as due and always to remember that you are a human.
He said that it is very important to stay grounded in order not to hit rock bottom.
Who is Chinedu Ikedieze wife?
Chinedu’s wife’s name is Nneoma. Nneoma and Chinedu Ikedieze traditional wedding was held on November 26, 2011.
The traditional wedding was held in the premises of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church field, Obolo, Isiala Mbano in Imo State.
The ceremony was a huge event with over 20,000 guests and members of the public who wanted to see the actor.
Guests at the wedding include the Governor of Abia state, other Government officials, Nollywood actors, and many fans of Ikedieze.
The actor’s church wedding took place in Lagos state, Nigeria on December 10, 2011. His Aki na Ukwa co-star Osita Iheme was his best man on his wedding day.
Chinedu and Nneoma met in 2005 on a movie set in Lagos. Nneoma was a student of Mass Communications at Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT).
They were friends first before their relationship became romantic.
Chinedu Ikedieze baby rumour
In 2017, the actor shared a photo of a newborn baby girl on his Instagram page, and rumours quickly began to spread that the couple finally had their first baby.
Many people believed the rumour and assumed that the baby was Chinedu Ikedieze daughter and congratulatory messages began to pour in for the actor and his wife.
The actor later put the rumour to rest, stating that even though he and his beautiful wife would love to have up to three babies, the child in the picture was his niece.
Chinedu Ikedieze is a talented Nollywood actor who is famous in Nigeria and many countries around the world. He has achieved great heights in the entertainment industry.