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Ukeje OC
Acteur/trice | Chanteur/euse

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Acteur et chanteur nigérian.
Okechukwu "OC" Ukeje est né le 15 juillet 1981, à Lagos, Nigeria. Il a joué dans plusieurs longs métrages, dans des rôles principaux.

5' 10" (1,78 m)

Lagos-born actor, singer and performer Okechukwu "OC" Ukeje burst on the Nigerian entertainment scene in 2006 after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show.

O.C. Ukeje was born in Lagos state, Nigeria. The second child of a family of 3 children nursed his interests at the end of secondary school, concentrating mainly on singing before beginning a career in acting from his first year at the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a lead role in a stage play. His father, a caterer and his mum, a staff of the Nigerian Civil Service were ever supportive and he went on to pursue both music and acting, focusing on the acting, on stage plays specifically for the first 4years of his career, before winning the 2006 Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show for actors. He began a full career with a merger of stage and screen. His first screen appearance, as directed by Izu Ojukwu was in White Waters (2008) with the acclaimed Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.

He went on to win the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor (2008) and the City People's Award for Best New Act (2010).

He was a member of cast of the TV series that was presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival, Wetin Dey (2007) produced by the BBC World Service Trust and played lead and supporting lead roles in films like Comrade, Confusion Na Wa and The Awakening.

He featured in acclaimed Nigerian director, Jeta Amata's Black November (2012), along with Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica Fox, Fred Amata and a host of others.

He also featured in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) with Chinwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Anika Noni-Rose as lead cast as directed by Biyi Bandele, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and screens at the London International film festival.

His most recently premiered movies in Nigeria were Alan Poza (2013) and Confusion Na Wa (2013) and he was on the repertory team that showcased 3 stage plays for the Nigeria House at the London Cultural Olympiad (2012).

In 2012, he played the second lead in the screen adaptation of Bola Agbaje's award winning play, Gone Too Far, sponsored by the British Film Institute and premieres at the 2013 London International Film Festival.

In his spare time he writes material for his music, works on radio jingles and collaborates with other musical artistes and producers.

He received the 2013 Best Actor in a Drama Award at the inaugural Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards ceremony; the 2013 Best Actor in a Lead Role Award at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and was nominated in the Best Actor category at the Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA).

He has been nominated in the Best Lead Actor category for the 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards(GIAMA); Best Lead Actor and Rising Star categories for the 2013 Nigerian Movie Awards (NMA); Best Lead Actor category for the Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON) as well as the 2013 Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment Category.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: OC Ukeje

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Jimmy goes to Nollywood 2014

White Waters 2007

Confusion Na Wa 2013

Gone too far! 2013

Heaven's Hell 2015

Potato Potahto 2017

Half of a Yellow Sun 2013

Ayanda 2015

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04/06/2015 > 07/06/2015
festival |France |
NollywoodWeek Paris 2015
3ème édition du Festival du Cinéma Nigérian, à Paris.



soirée |Nigeria |
African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2015)
11ème édition. In honor of Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, with the theme'The Stories never End'.



programme |Nigeria |
African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2016)
12ème édition.


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