Osita Iheme is popular Nigerian actor who achieved fame after playing the role of ‘Paw Paw’ in the Nollywood movie, Aki na Ukwa. His advent in the Nigerian entertainment scene was received by millions of movie fans in Nigeria. Touted as one among the special actors in Nigeria, Osita was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Africa Movie Award in 2011. He founded Inspired Africa Movement, targeted at motivating creative young minds in Nigeria.
Osita Iheme Biography
Born on February 20, 1982, in Abia state, to Augustine and Herbert Iheme. Osita hails from Mnaitoli in Imo state but grew up in Abia and did his secondary education there. After completing his secondary education, he moved to Lagos to study computer science at the University of Lagos. Growing up in a family of five children, he didn’t think high about his future and, with that in mind, he sees himself favoured to be one among the very successful celebrities in the country.
Osita Iheme Career
Osita Iheme began acting in 2002, taking up minor roles of a child in Nigerian movies. In 2002, he came to limelight in Nigeria after playing Paw Paw together with co-actor Chinedu Ikedieze in the movie titled Aki na Ukwa. Later, he started getting more mature and dramatic roles. As a utility actor, he gained the upper hand and landed himself in many juicy roles in various movies.
Awards and Recognition
In the Nigerian movie industry, hard work is always recognized and rewarded and Osita wasn’t left out. In 2014, he won the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for Best Actor. Part of his recent films include Mirror Boy (2011), Double Mama (2015), Self-Destruction of Little Mark (2017), Games Men Play, Computer Games is Our Game (2018).
Osita is authored a book titled Inspired 101, dedicated to secondary school pupils in Nigeria. He is also a New Generation Ambassador Rotary International District 9110.
Some Facts About Osita Iheme
• Osita is not yet married, as he has not confirmed that he is married, even though there have been rumors he is married.
• He owns a transportation company that operates between South East and Lagos.
• He harbors an ambition to become a political leader and he also aspires to become a musician. He has some songs recorded alone.
• He had the ambition to become a footballer but was discouraged by his body size.
• He became an actor after his friend took him to a movie scene.
• He owns landed property in Owerri and other places.
Osita Iheme Net Worth
As an actor with a huge following and popularity in Nigeria and even Africa, Osita has really walked his way to the hearts of top brands in Nigeria. and if you put his endorsement deals side by side with how much he earned from the movies he starred in, you will know that the dude is one among the super-rich actors in Nigeria. According to reports, Osita is said to be worth near $3.6 million. Although we cannot independently verify the accuracy of the figure.