Entertainment is a huge part of Nigeria. The Nigerian film industry has produced and showcased a great many talents over the years (both male and female). In previous articles, we have talked about a few of the actresses and now it’s time we talk about the actors.
Okechukwu Ukeje is more commonly known by the name OC Ukeje, he is an actor, a model, and a musician. In the Nollywood film industry and he has been in a lot of movies that have won awards. OC Ukeje was brought to limelight when he won the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) and since that time, the actor has been winning a lot more awards.
OC Ukeje was born in Lagos State, Nigeria and he is the second child in a family of three children. He was a student in the Federal Government College of Ijanikin, Ojo in Lagos and he also attended the University of Lagos. His first appearance in a movie was a film he did with Rita Dominic known as White Waters. Since then, he has been a lot more movies some of which include “Alan Poza”, “Hoodrush”, “Two Brides and a Baby”, “Half of a Yellow Sun” and “Confusion Na Wa”. He is married to Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth.
Bryan Okwara was born on the 9th of November, 1985 and his full name is Ikenna Bryan Okwara. He is an actor in the Nollywood movie industry and he used to be a contestant in pageantries before he went into starring in movies. He won Mr. Nigeria in the year 2007 and he got to the semi-finals in the Mister World competition in the same year. He has been in a lot of movies such as “Weekend Getaway” which was produced by Emem Isong, starring the actor and other casts like Genevieve Nnaji, Alex Ekubo, Ini Edo, Ramsey Nouah, Beverly Naya, Uru Eke, Ime Bishop, Bobby Obodo among others.
Some of the other movies the actor has starred in include “I’ll take my chances”, “The Awakening”, “So in Love”, and “Shattered Romance”.
Another one of the most handsome Nigerian actors in Nollywood is Blossom Chukwujekwu, a native of Otolo, Nnewi in Anambra State, Nigeria. He was born on the 4th of November, 1983 in Benin City, Edo State to Dr. I.E and Evangelist J.C Chukwujekwu and he is the first son of the couple and he has a younger brother. He was a student in the Anambra State University of Science of Technology where he studied Mass Communication. While he was at the university, he observed that he was interested in acting. He then joined the House of Theatre and he got a lead role in a drama presentation which was titled “Godless: The path to dawn”. After performing in the play, he made a decision to go into acting in movies and has been doing so since.
Some of the movies he has starred in include “Finding Mercy”, “Flower Girl”, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”, “A Place Called Happy”, “The Visit” and “Ghana Must Go”.
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr. was born on the 19th of December, 1970. He is an actor born to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother from Owo in Ondo State. Ramsey Nouah studied Mass Communications and obtained a diploma in the course from the University of Lagos. He also happens to be one of the richest stars in the Nollywood movie industry. His career as an actor began in the year 1993 in a Nigerian soap opera titled “Fortunes” and moved on from that into starring in many Nollywood films that have won awards. His is referred to as “Nollywood Lover Boy” because most of the movies he has been him always cast him as a lonely individual who gets to find true love somewhere he never expected.
Some of his movies include “Supa Love”, “Power of Love”, “Figurine”, “Fugitives”, “The Battle of Love”, “Bleeding Love”, “Heart of a Fighter” and the list keeps on going.
Uti Nwachukwu was born on the 3rd of November, 1982 and he is another one of the top Nigerian actors who made the list of the most handsome actors in Nigeria. He hails from Ndokwa from Aboh Kingdom in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. He is a very popular TV character who became very popular due to the fact that he participated in Big Brother Africa twice. In Big Brother Africa 3, he was the third person to be evicted from the house on the 5th of October (the 42nd day). In the year 2010, he participated again in Big Brother Africa 5 and he won that year – defeating his opponent by a deciding vote of 8 to 7.
A year later, Uti Nwachukwu began his career as an actor and some of the movies he has starred in are as follows “What is Not Acceptable in Love”, “Weekend Getaway”, “Finding Mercy”, “Bursting Out” much more.