Nkem Owoh Biography
Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He is one of the most popular and accomplished people in Nollywood due to his comical personality. He received the African Mobie Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role in 2008.
The actor attended Nsukka for his Primary and Secondary Education after which he proceeded to the University of Ilorin for his tertiary Education at the University of Ilorin, completing it at the Institute of Management Technolgy (IMT), Enugu where he bagged a degree in Electrical Engineering.
After his youth service, Nkem worked with WACO Engineering but was unfortunately laid off after a year. This gave him room for radio and television productions.
His acting career began way back in his Primary and Secondary school days. That is when he discovered his talent in acting. He is a born natural when it comes to acting.
Owoh featured in the 2003 film Osuofia, in London. He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer.The song was however banned by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.
Nkem Owoh Age
Nkem was born on 7 February 1958 in Udi, Enugu state, Nigeria. He is 60 years old as of 2018.
Nkem Owoh Family
His parents are from Udi as he was born there but nothing much is known about them. Nkem had an elder sibling by the name: Bartholomew Owoh. He is one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for the offence of drug trafficking. The three were publicly killed by firing squad.
Ngozi Nkem Owoh | Nkem Owoh Wife
Nkem got married to Ngozi Nkem Owoh in 1998. They are blessed with two daughters. She prefers to stay away from the public eye hence, not much is known about her apart from her name. There is a common misconception that Nkem Owoh and Chinwe Owoh are married. According to Nkem Owoh, they are in-laws and not husband and wife.
Nkem Owoh Arrested in Amsterdam
In 2007 Owoh was arrested in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bijlmermeer neighborhood in the Amsterdam Zuidoost borough) as the result of a 7-month investigation by the Dutch police dubbed “Operation Apollo”.
Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations. Owoh was later released.
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Nkem Owoh Patience Ozokwor
There have been speculations that the two Nollywood sensations are siblings but our research shows that they are not blood siblings since they come from two different communities that neighbour each other. Nkem is from Udi village while Patience is from Nkwo village. They are just communal brother and sister working in the same industry. They can however consider themselves as brother and sister according to Igbo culture of brotherliness.
Nkem Owoh Kidnapped
In November 2009 Owoh was kidnapped in eastern Nigeria. His kidnappers demanded a 15 million naira ransom. Owoh was released after his family members allegedly paid a ransom fee of 1.4 million naira.
Nkem Owoh Movies
- Things Fall Apart
- Big Man…Big Trouble
- Fake Doctor
- Ifeonye Metalu
- Long John
- Police Officer
- King of the Forest
- Lion Finger
- Mr. Trouble
- Osuofia in London
- Police Recruit
- America Visa
- My Driver
- My Own Share
- Osuofia in London 2
- Spanner Goes to Jail
- Bus Driver
- The Prince
- A Fool at 40
- Foreign Base
- Made in Cambridge
- My Kingdom Come
- The Barrister
- The Dreamer
- Battle of Indemnity
- Covenant Keeping God
- De prof
- Johnbull & Rosekate
- Stronger Than Pain
- His Holiness
- His Last Action
- Wonderful Man
- Military Zone Onyabo
- Ghana Must Go
List Of Nkem Owoh Songs | Nkem Owoh Songs
- I go chop your dollar
- Marry Me
- Mama No Know ‘N’ Pikin Again
- This life
Nkem Owoh Death
The actor disappeared from the public limelight for a while in December 2008. Rumours began ciculating that the actor had passed on after a drug overdose just a onth after his movie award win. Another version emerged that he had been convicted somewhere in the Arabian desert for drug trafficking while others said that he had been kidnapped and beheaded in Russia. Just like other celebrities that have been killed ‘on the internet’, Nkem had to make a public appearance before the press to dispel the rumours.