Known for his deep and hilarious Igbo proverbs in his movies, Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu has succeeded in endearing himself into the heart of movie lovers.
He can be said to be one of the veteran actors in the industry and he deserves the title in ace. Starring over 100 movies, this actor has set the bar when it comes to being a wicked uncle, father, just name it. Recently he was arrested by military officials in Onitsha for wearing the Biafran flag. This caused a lot of buzz on social media and everyone has been clamoring to know more about him. Although he has been released, as a video of his release surfaced, here are some things to know about the talented actor.
Chiwetalu Agu was born on the 27th of October, 1956.
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He is currently 65 years old.
The hilarious actor hails from AmokweUdi town in Enugu State, Nigeria.
The actor attended Municipal Council School Ogui Town, Saint Luke’s Primary School Ogui Urban Area in Enugu, Nigeria. After his first school leaving certificate, he gained admission to the College of Immaculate Conception (CIC) Enugu, where he had his SSCE. He would later move to Miinchen College Enugu, where he bagged a diploma in Dramatics Arts.
Chiwetalu Agu began acting in 1981 as he featured on NTA drama Things Fall Apart, where he played the role of Anikwu. Since then, he has gone on to act in more than 250 movies and series. The veteran actor is known for his use of slangs and funny phrases.
He has been nominated for the best actor in a supporting role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008. However, he won the Best Actor of the Year Awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012.
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Some of the movies Chiwetalu Agu has acted in include; Ripples, The Return of Justice, Price of the wicked, Traditional Marriage, among others.
Chiwetalu Agu is married to Nkechi Agu, and their union is blessed with five children; three males, two females.
The ace actor is reportedly worth $800,000.
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