Biography of Nkem Owoh(Osuofia), Net Worth, Age, Facts And All Movies

When you come into the nigerian movie industry, Nkem Owoh aka Osuofia is just more than a legend. Currently you can’t mention the top five Nollywood actor of all time the his name not on your list.

He remains one of the most popular and accomplished names in Nollywood.

Some standout things about him remains his natural acting talent added to a fluid comical personality. The actor plays virtually every role and don’t fine it difficult to find words in any situation. Even when acting in a closed role, he manages to tickle the audience through witty utterances and reactions which leave movie goers in stitches.

Due to his consistency in movies and the ability to keep audience glu to their seats, many people are starting to ask about the Biography of Nkem Owoh(Oshofia), Net Worth, Age, Facts And All Movies.

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Who is Nkem Owoh?

Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor born in Amagu Village, Udi Town, Enugu State, Nigeria, on October 17th, 1960. He attended his primary and post-primary education in Nsukka, in Enugu State before attending the Univerisity of Illorin to study Electrical Engineering. Before even graduating, he started acting and got several roles in both TV series and screen productions. During this time, Nollywood wasn’t as big as it is now.

The name “Nkem” an Igbo name, means something that is very dear. It can be used to address someone you love so much.


When did Nkem Owoh Acting Career begin?

He began to gain popularity following his epic role in the screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The 1987 series had over fifty episodes each running for about 50 minutes and was aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). As Nollywood was on establishing stage, he got a supporting role in both Ukwa 1 and 2 in 1995 alongside other top Nigerian actors like Sam Loco and Patience Ozokwor.

Till date, Nkem Owoh has played a role in over 300 Nollywood movies and TV productions. Most Nigerian producers prefer to have sequels to almost every other film thus benefitting actors like Owoh who have to feature in movies that they have played as lead acts or major supporting casts.

The Enugu born actor got a full globally recognition after his expertise in his presonal movie, Osuofia in London in 2003.

All Moives By Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)

Lionheart (2018) [95 min | Comedy]

Biography of Nkem Owoh(Osuofia), Net Worth, Age, Facts And All Movies
Genevieve Nnaji and nkem owoh together after acting lion Heart|| Osuofia is also a singer yes we can confirm he does music. He recorded and performed I Go Chop Your Dollar

About Lionheart : Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father takes a step back due to health issues.

Director: Genevieve Nnaji | Stars: Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu

Chief Daddy [Chief Daddy (2018)]Comedy

About Chief Daddy: ‘Chief Daddy’ tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses. Chief … See full summary »

Director: Niyi Akinmolayan | Stars: Aiyeola Bisola, Dakore Egbuson, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun

God Calling Movie (2018) Drama

Rattle Snake (1995 Video) 150 min | Drama

Things Fall Apart (1987– ) 50 min | Drama

The Movie features Stars like: Funso Adeolu, Fabian Adibe, Pete Edochie, Justus Esiri

Osuofia in London (2003 Video)-105 min | Comedy, Drama

Little about ‘Osuofia in London’: The movie offers a variation on an old story: a country bumpkin comes to town, where city slickers try — and ultimately fail — to take advantage of him and steal his money.

The movie was a major addition to the Biography of Nkem Owoh.

Director: Kingsley Ogoro | Stars: Nkem Owoh, Sebastian Hall, Mara Ashton, Charles Angiama

[k]PALI (2019) Drama

Onye-Eze (2001 Video) -87 min

In this one Nkem Owoh plays the role of a wicked village chief. Killing who he likes with a evil powers but he meets a bad ending at last. Very interesting and educating.

Director: Tchidi Chikere | Stars: Nkem Owoh, Chukwudi Okolo, Blessing Nnaji, Victor Osuagwu

Fake Doctor (2002 Video) Comedy, Drama

Small Chops (2020) 130 min | Drama

Ukwa (1995 Video) 50 min | Comedy

A Fool at 40 (2006 Video) 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Anunuebe (2003 Video) Comedy

Osuofia in London 2 (2004 Video) 72 min | Comedy

Shattered Mirror (2012 Video) 107 min | Drama

Bus Driver (2005 Video) Drama

Foreigner’s God [Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | Post-production]

In colonial Nigeria, an English documentary photographer in looking for stories falls in love with an accused witch living under inhumane conditions.

Director: Ifan Ifeanyi Michael | Stars: Ini Dima Okojie, Paul Sambo, Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh

De prof (2007 Video) Comedy

Big Man… Big Trouble (1999 Video)

Conspiracy 2 (1999 Video) 78 min | Drama

Onye-Eze 2 (2001 Video)

Forgive Me Father (2009 Video) Comedy

Johnbull & Rosekate 2 (2007 Video) Drama

Osuofia and the Wise Men (2008 Video) 150 min | Comedy

Spanner (2002 Video) Comedy, Drama

The Prince 2 (2005 Video) Comedy

Police Recruit (2003 Video) Comedy, Drama

Mr. Trouble (2003 Video) Comedy

Rattle Snake 2 (1995 Video)BDrama

Made in Cambridge (2006 Video) Comedy

Conspiracy (1999 Video) 78 min | Drama

Kiss Me Quick (1998 Video) 75 min | Comedy

The Barrister (2006 Video) Comedy

Police Officer (2002 Video) Action

Stronger Than Pain 2 (2007 Video) Drama

Akanchawa (2005 Video) Drama

Fake Doctor 2 (2002 Video) Comedy, Drama

Anunuebe 2 (2003 Video) Comedy

Indemnity (2006 Video) Comedy

Long John (2002 Video) Comedy

Long John 2 (2002 Video) Comedy

My Kingdom Come 2 (2006 Video) Comedy

Osuofia and the Wise Men 2 (2008 Video)Comedy

Wonderful Man 2 (2008 Video) Comedy, Drama

His Last Action (2008 Video) Drama

Stronger Than Pain (2007 Video) Comedy, Drama

The Dreamer 2 (2006 Video) Comedy

Akanchawa: Final Part (2005 Video)Drama

Yogo Pam Pam (1998 Video)Comedy

This section also includes the Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With Nkem Owoh.

Controversies and fruad claims

On few occasions, his Movie role has affected bhim in real life. Back In 2007, the actor found himself in the prison cell after being arrested in Amsterdam when police stormed the venue of a musical performance in which he was part of. The Dutch security operatives was investigating his infringement on immigration laws and fraud in lotteries for about seven months before Owoh was caught in the middle of Operation Apollo which targeted 419 scam architect. The actor was later released after not found quilty.

Does Nkem Owoh Do Music?

Biography of Nkem Owoh(Osuofia), Net Worth, Age, Facts And All Movies||Owoh was demanding outrageous value for acting roles

Nkem Owoh is also a singer yes we can confirm he does music. He recorded and performed I Go Chop Your Dollar, a song that talking about scamming people. The song will go ahead to became an anthem for real life scammers who tagged themselves as 419ers. The song went on to feature in “The Master”, a movie in which Owoh played the role of a real scammer.

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However, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) later banned the song after it was also banned by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission.

In addition, Owoh got banned for demanding outrageous value for acting roles. He was accused severally by producers of charging exorbitant appearance fees. The Association of Movie Makers and Producers banned him for making unreasonable demands in 2004. He was among the several Nigerian artists who were barred from acting in the country over to their very high fees and difficult contract demands.

Was Nkem Owoh kiddnapped?

Yes he was back November 2009 when be was picked up by kidnappers while travelling in eastern Nigeria. A ransom of 15 million naira was demanded by his kidnappers but his family only managed 1.4 million to secure his release.

Awards And Honours

Finally, Nkem Owoh the reward for his hard work and when be was awarded the top honours for Best Actor during the 2008 African Movie Academy Awards.

Is Nkem Owoh Dead?

Following his disappearance from the public limelight for a while in December 2008. Then rumours sparked that he had passed on after a drug overdose just a month after his movie award win. More reports alleged that the actor had been convicted somewhere in the Arabian desert for drug trafficking while still others said that he was kidnapped and decapitated in Russia. But the actor later made a public appearance before the press to rebuffing the rumours.

About Owoh Family Wife, Children

Ngozi the wife of Nkem Owoh||Biography of Nkem Owoh(Buzznigeria)

He’s married to Ngozi Nkem Owoh. The couple got married in 1998 and their union is blessed with two daughters.

What is Nkem Owoh Net Worth?

According to a reliable source, Nkem Owoh’s net worth is approximately 3.9 million U.S. dollars.Feb 12, 2020. He acquired his fortune from charge per movie roles and endorsement from different companies.

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