Chinedu Ikedieze is one of Nigerian popular dramatic and comic actor with a less than the normal average height.
Due to his height of 1.29 m which is 4 ft 3 Inches, Ikedieze stands out in the entertainment industry. He started his acting career in 2000, but he later rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie ‘’Aki na Ukwa’’ in 2002.
This movie put him in the limelight, grew his popularity and gave him the nick name “Aki”.
He is also commonly known for starring alongside with a close friend, brother from another mother and a colleague, Osita Iheme with whom he often starred as child actors. His career has grown over a decade in the Nigerian movie industry.
Chinedu Ikedieze disclosed that he has worked hard to attain the peak of success that he is in, having experience poverty our comic actor put in all he had to achieve great success in his acting career. Chinedu Ikedieze became a widely sought after actor in Nigerian movie industry for comic roles.
This placed him on the list of Top 10 Funniest Nigerian movie actors of all time. During his premiere years in Nollywood, he was usually chosen to feature as a child in many of his movies, but the table turned when he decided to take a faith leap into adult characters.
He has featured in over 100 movies and he is also a character in one of Nigeria’s family series titled “The Johnson’s”.
In this article, we will let you know everything about Chinedu Ikedieze biography, net worth, how his career evolved, his relationships and many more. So come with us as we explore the career of the Nollywood “Aki”.
Chinedu Ikedieze Profile
- Full Name: Chinedu Ikedieze
- Age: 43 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Abia State
- State of residence: Lagos, Nigeria
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Actor, comedian, entrepreneur and serial investor.
Chinedu Ikedieze age
Chinedu Ikedieze was born on the 12th December, 1977, in Bende, Abia state and he is currently 43 years old.
Chinedu Ikedieze State of Origin
Chinedu Ikedieze was born in Iluoma Uzuakoli, Bende in the South eastern region of Nigeria in Abia state.
Chinedu Ikedieze Education
Chinedu Ikedieze pursued his primary and secondary education in Aba, Abia State. After finishing his secondary school education he pursued a degree in Mass communication from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.
His love for acting made him to join the Institute’s theatre group which he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Theatre Arts.
However his passion for acting pushed him further to furnished his acting skills and interpretations of roles by enrolling at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in 2004.
Chinedu Ikedieze Career
After Chinedu’s studies at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, he started to audition for movie roles. After a lot of trials, he was eventually picked to act a small role in the movie “Evil Men” in 1998.
The producers were always astonished by his acting abilities and skills. This resulted in the continual assigning of roles to him in subsequent movies such as”Spanner” with Nkem Owoh.
Our famous comic actor got his huge break and rose to limelight in 2002 when he starred as Aki in the movie “Aki na Ukwa”. From that time, the name Aki has stuck as a household name in families. This made Chinedu Ikedieze to be one of the most recognized faces in Nollywood.
Chinedu Ikedieze being a humble actor gives credit to his rise to limelight in the Nigerian movie industry to the marketer and producer of the Aki na Ukwa movie the late Chukwuka Emelionwu, otherwise known as Kasvid by many people.
In addition other movies he has starred in are; Marcus ‘D’ Millionaire 1 and 2 in 2008, The Rain Makers 1 and 2 in 2009, Loyal Enemies 1 and 2 in 2010, Jack and Jill 1 and 2 in 2011, Village,Rascals 1 to 4 in 2012, The Meeting in 2012,Take the Spotlight in 2014.
Chinedu is also into a family-comedy television series named “The Johnson’s”. He is starring as Efetobore Johnson.Besides, acting, Chinedu Ikedieze also has businesses in the media, fashion, branding/graphics, and tourism industry.
Aki’s performance in his career has built up a legacy alongside with his brother from another mother, a fellow dwarf actor Osita Iheme in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa which is still widely spoken of. Their pictures has been trending through memes since 2019 in Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media platforms globally.
Chinedu Ikedieze Relationship
Our charming Nollywood comic actor is married to a beautiful fashion designer, Nneoma Nwaijah in Lagos on 26th of November, 2011. It was a big ceremony which was attended by distinguished guests which included several movie stars; among high class politicians and the Governor of Abia State.
Their union is blessed with a child.
Chinedu Ikedieze Achievement
Chinedu Ikedieze during his career years has won several awards which includes; Filmmakers Association of Nigeria (FAN) Award, Lifetime Achievement Award at the Africa Movie Awards in 2007, best actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actor at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
He was also recognized and honored by the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebere Jonathan, as one of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2011. He was also honored by the Miami- Dade County office of the Mayor and the County Commissioners as a distinguished visitor to the city of Miami, Florida in 2018.
Apart from receiving awards and recognition, he has given back to the society in many ways such as owning a charity organization and foundation, which is set apart for helping and assisting people with disabilities and displaced people.
Chinedu is also known as an inspiring actor, whose quotes has inspire a lot of Nigerians and other up coming actors/actresses. Some of his quotes are; “There’s a thin line between being hardworking, and being successful”, “be contented with what you have today; tomorrow shall be better”, “you are bigger than all your problems.
Just don’t give up”, ”be amazing, be good, be pretty, be strong, be smart, be cool. But the most important thing is, be yourself”.
These quotes are sources of encouragement to people, especially those with the same background as he was.
Chinedu Ikedieze Net Worth
Chinedu Ikedieze is seen as one of the successful and richest actors in Nigeria. He currently has an estimated net worth of $3.6 million.