12 Interesting Facts About Chinedu IkediezeYou Do Not Wish to Miss Out

Chinedu Ikedieze is an award-winning Nollywood actor that is popularly known as Aki in the industry. He is a talented and creative actor, serial investor, and a business person that is successful in life. Chinedu, just like an onscreen brother Osita Iheme, is a dwarf, comic actor and plays the role of children alongside his friend Papaw in most of the movies the features in. He gained worldwide fame and breakthrough in the Nigerian movies industry when he starred in the movie “Aki na Ukwa,” and since then, his name remains a brand in the Nollywood Industry. Chinedu has been in the industry for over two decades now.

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  • Chinedu Ikedieze was born on 12th December 1977 at Bande, Abia State of Nigeria. Chinedu perused both primary and secondary education within Abia state. He is 43 years as of 2020.
  • Chinedu Ikedieze, just like onscreen brother Osita Iheme is a dwarf actor with an average height of 1.29 meters (4feet and 3inches). This makes him less average of normal body size.
  • He pursued a Higher National Diploma in Theater Arts and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the Institute of Management and Technology located in Enugu state. Chinedu had ambitions of being a lawyer but decided to venture into acting in the year 1998 when he pursued his new dreams. He was a very active member of the Drama Society in the secondary and featured in many secondary dramas taking several roles in several school drama stage.
  • Chinedu joined the Institute of Theater group and partook in massive production before exploiting several opportunities in making Nollywood contacts and perfecting his acting dreams. He also enrolled at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in the year 2004, to further perfect his creativity and versatility in movie acting.
  • Chinedu Ikedieze is thankfully married to one beautiful Nneoma Nwaijah popularly known as Nneoma Ikedieze. Chinedu met his luck wife in Lagos when working on a movie, and Neoma was a costumer director by then. After falling in love, the two had a colorful traditional wedding on 26th November 2011 at Isala hometown, at Nneoma’s home. The wedding was attended by influential senior personalities, including Theodore Orji-Aba state governor, and Nollywood stars including Mike Eziruonye, Kanayo o Kanayo, Emeka Enyiocha, Ebube Nwagbo, among others.  The marriage is yet to be blessed with a child as the couple awaits God’s blessing.
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Chinedu Ikedieze with wife, Nneoma Nwaijah
  • Chinedu broke through the Nollywood industry in the year 2000 when he played a minor role in the movie “The first Nigerian Girl” alongside Nollywood veteran actor Pete Edochie. Later, he became very famous in 2002 after taking part in the movie “Aki na Uka” alongside his onscreen twin brother Osita Iheme that played a mischievous child, Papaw character. Since that movie, the two dwarf comic actors are famously known as Aki and Pawpaw in the whole world.
  • Chinedu and Osita have featured together in more than 150 movies together, assuming the roles of children in most of the movies. Some of the famous movies of Chinedu include Tom and Jerry, Colors of Emotions, School Dropouts, 2 Rats, and recently The Return of Billionaires alongside Yul Edochie.
  • Chinedu has acted more than 200 movies with several Nigerian Actors like Patience Ozokor,  Nkem Owo, Pete Eochie, the late Sam Loco Efe, Yul Edochie, among other stars. He is popularly known for humor, comedy, stubbornness, and trickery traits in most of the movies he stars in. Chinedu tops the funniest actors making him scarce and high on demand in the industry. He has also taken roles in Tv series by the name The Johnson.
  • Chinedu Ikedieze is a very talented actor that uses his unique body size in creating humor and tactfully play the role of children well. His creativity has made him get several nominated to several Nollywood and national honor. In 2007, He was nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award at African Movies Academy Awards and bagged it. He has also won Best Actor in the Leading role at African Movies Academy. Further, the multitalented dwarf actor won the Best Actor awards at both African Magic Viewers Choice and Best Nollywood Awards.
  • Chinedu was honored with the Order of the Federal Republic award by the former president Jonathan Goodluck in 2011 for actively contributing to the country’s economic growth through entertainment. He is henceforth influential and prominent Nollywood personality within Nigeria and the world.
  • Chinedu Ikedieze, commonly known as Aki, and his onscreen brother Osita Iheme (Pawpaw), established a film making company called Aki and Pawpaw Entertainment (APEN) to help upcoming stars produce their movies. The production has since fashioned numerous Nollywood films. The two-dwarf televised rib-tickling actors have also founded the Aki and Pawpaw Child Care Foundations that provide for children medical care needs. These two initiatives help the two actors in giving back to the society that has earned them more.
  • Chinedu Ikedieze lives a lavish and luxurious life. He is believed to have a net worth of $3.5 million, making him highly influential and rich. He derives his wealth from Nollywood acting, numerous businesses, and investments he owns.