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Chidi Mokeme Biography: Inside The Life of Nigerian Actor

Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor and reality show host. He is well-known for his work in the films Abuja Connection, Agony of a Mother, and ’76, which premiered during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at the Isabel Bader Theatre. He is well known for being the host of reality shows like Gulder Ultimate Search. He is currently the host of “The Therapist” show on Amazon Prime.

 

Early Life and Education

Chidi Mokeme was born on 17 March 1972 in Anambra State, Nigeria. At Salvation Primary School in Surulere, Lagos, the actor started his primary school education. He received his West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) after attending the Federal Government College in Mina, Niger State.

Mokeme studied at theInstitute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, where he earned a National Diploma in Computer Science Technology before moving on to the Yaba College of Technology for a Higher National Diploma. He decided to go in, follow his passion, and completely embrace acting while completing his Higher National Diploma.

 

Career

In 1998, Chidi started a career in modelling. He represented several brands in the marketplace as part of his work. He collaborated with a number of well-known companies, including the well-known telecommunications firm Vodafone. Chidi debuted in Nollywood in 2003. He has since appeared in more than 100 Nigerian films.

Chidi is one of the few versatile Nigerian actors who are quite proficient in Yoruba, Hausa and his native dialect of Igbo, which are to his credit for his achievements as an actor. He is now such a versatile actor because of this quality that he has appeared in many kinds of movies. He has appeared in numerous Yoruba and Igbo films.

In the early 1990s, Nollywood dramas featured Mokeme in some of her first significant appearances. His filmography includes such titles as “Goodbye Tomorrow,” “Igodo,” “Visa To Hell,” “Secret Goldmine,” “My Story,” “Omotara Johnson,” “Armageddon King,” and “Hitch,” among others.

In the 2019 drama, Pillars of Africa, Mokeme co-starred with Hakeem Kae Kazeem from Hollywood. Sola Sobowale and other well-known actors appeared in the film as well. A well-deserved “best actor in an independent film award” was given to Mokeme at the 2021 Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards for the movie, which was released in 2021.

With his performance as Scar in Dimeji Ajibola’s “Shanty Town”, which included Richard Mofe-DamijoNse Ikpe-EtimIni EdoSola Sobowale, and others in ensemble roles, Mokeme struck gold once more in 2021. The movie is expected to be a huge hit and will make Mokeme a popular box office draw, according to experts.

Mokeme starred in the indie drama Half Heaven in January 2022. The film was shot in Douala, Cameroon. Mokeme portrays a villain who has committed many murders but is on the run from the cops.

The outstanding actor is also a reality show host. After hosting the first two seasons of the Gulder Ultimate Search, he gained notoriety. He now presents the Amazon Prime programme “The Therapist.”

 

Personal Life

On April 28, 2012, Chidi Mokeme married Dr Jean Chinwe Olumba. His wife works as a doctor and a pharmacist. She is a resident of the United States. His nuptials took place at Our Saviour’s Church in Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Square.

In 2015, we saw the birth of Noah Mokeme, the son of Chidi Mokeme and his wife. The actor’s adult son, Emem Daniel Mokeme, was already in existence and was the product of a prior relationship between Chidi and a journalist named Adia Ukoyen.

Given that his wife lives abroad and the actor is stationed in Nigeria, many have questioned whether Chidi Mokeme’s family is together amicably. Nevertheless, since they keep their personal affairs confidential, one cannot infer anything about them until they directly mention it.

 

Chidi Mokeme’s Car Accident

There was concern in August 2015 that the outstanding actor had just survived a fatal vehicle accident. Online images of him showed him in the hospital looking severely hurt and defenceless. But soon it was revealed that Chidi had not actually been in an accident. The images were taken earlier in the same year on the set of a movie.

 

Robbery Attack

In April 2022, Chidi narrated how he escaped an attack by unknown men who double crossed his car in Lagos traffic while he was on his way to the airport to catch up with an international flight.

Chidi who narrated the incident on an Instagram post said although he did not stop when the unknown men attacked his car and damaged his car’s glasses, some peeps are of the opinion that they were targeting his louisvuitton bags sitting in the back sit of his car while some think it was an abduction attempt.

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Filmography

Year Title Role
2021 The Therapist Rotimi Bankole
2021 Entangle
2020 Akachi
2017 Mr & Mrs: Chapter Two Kobi
2016 76 Major Gomos
2008 Critical Condition Jubril
2008 Critical Condition Jubril
2007 Ultimate Warrior
2007 Ultimate Warrior 2
2007 Minority Tension
2007 Who Will Tell the President Jang
2007 Who Will Tell the President 2 Jang
2006 Boiling Point
2006 Crime Planner
2006 High Stake
2006 Last Kobo Mike
2006 Saviour Peter
2005 Anini Osunbor
2005 Back Drop
2005 Blood Battle
2003 Abuja Connection
Fire Dancer
Omotara Johnson
The Seed (with Stella Damasus-Aboderin)

Award and Nominations

Chidi Mokema has also received praise for his extraordinary talent and diligence. He has received many honours, including the following:

  • Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actor in Nigeria in a Leading Role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Best TV Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards.

Net Worth

The successful multi-talented actor and reality show host is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most important actors. He has served as a brand ambassador, among others, for MTN and GLO. His net worth is thought to be $7 million.

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