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Jidekene Achufusi: Swanky JKA Is The Nigerian Actor Breaking The Nollywood Stereotype

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Jidekene Achufusi, commonly known by his stage name Swanky JKA, is one of the most talented Nollywood actors. His full name is Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi. Jidekene Achufusi, Swanky JKA

Swanky has starred in several notable Nollywood movies where he has played a lead role in some of them. He is known for films such as Lionheart, (2018), Pretty Little Thing (2017), and Living in BondageBreaking Free (2019) among others.
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Age And State Of Origin
Jidekene Achufusi was born on 17th October 1991 in Enugu, Nigeria.

He went to Watchman Owned Secondary school in Imo State. Later on, he enrolled at Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He took a degree in Geology and Geography.

He won the Trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo), A Lonely Lane, Best Actor in a Leading Role (English), Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.

Jidekene Achufusi has been in the entertainment industry for several years. During that period, he has featured in more than ten films for Ernest Obi and played a lead role in Poka Messiah. His breakthrough in acting came in 2019 when Charles Okpaleke was in search of a fresh face in his movie. Jidekene Achufusi

Biggest Movie to date
Jidekene Achufusi was given the lead role in the sequel to 1992/1993 classic Living in Bondage: Break Free. Jide played Nnamdi Okeke in the drama thriller directed by Ramsey Naouh and produced by Charles Okpaleke. Before joining the acting world, Jide did some modelling. At some point in his life, he contested for Mr Ideal Nigeria, where he finished at position six among the 40 finalists
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