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Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze is a Nigerian actor, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in majority of the movies after their breakthrough as duo in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa

1977

12 December 1977

Born

Chinedu Ikedieze was born on 12 December 1977

2000

13 July 2000

Collaboration with Osita Iheme

After entering the Nollywood industry in 2000, Chinedu gained recognition for his role in the Nigerian film "Aki na Ukwa" in 2000, where he played the breakthrough role of Aki alongside Osita Iheme, leading to their popular identification as "Aki and Paw Paw" and subsequent collaboration in numerous films, displaying remarkable onscreen and offscreen chemistry praised by the Nollywood community


2000

13 July 2000

Career

Chinedu, after completing his primary and secondary education in Aba, Abia State, obtained a Higher National Diploma in Theatre Arts and a degree in Mass Communication from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, before pursuing a career in film acting and attending the New York Film Academy in 2004


2018

13 July 2018

Honours

In 2007, Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards and was honored with the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian President for his contributions to Nollywood; in 2018, he was recognized as a distinguished visitor in Miami, Florida, expressing gratitude and encouraging others to believe in themselves.


2023

13 July 2023

Legacy

Chinedu's performance alongside Osita Iheme in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa continues to be highly acclaimed, and Osita's character has gained widespread popularity through memes on Twitter and other social media platforms globally, while Osita himself is recognized as one of the wealthiest actors in Nigeria.