Today is Nollywood actor, OC Ukeje’s birthday!
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ukeje began a career in acting from his first year at the University of Lagos.
After 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 with the acclaimed Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.
He won the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor, 2008 and the City People’s Award for Best New Act, 2010.
Ukeje was also a member of the TV series “Wetin Dey” produced by the BBC World Service Trust and presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival.
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.
He has since received several awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
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