10 Real Facts About Charles Okocha You Probably Didn’t Know

Charles Okocha is one of the most prominent actors in Nigeria. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over 18 years and also play the role of a criminal. So therefore in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Charles Okocha that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Charles Okocha is a famous Nollywood actor, comedian, hip pop rapper, song writer, recording artiste and a television personality. He is popularly known as Igwe 2Pac. His fans call him Igwe 2Pac because he dress, talk and act like the late American legendary rapper 2Pac. He always features in action thriller movies.

  2. Charles Okocha has been regarded as one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria, one of the best performing actors in Nigeria, one of the most influential actors in Nigeria and also one of the most talented actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing criminal, villain and hit man role in movies. His is therefore regarded as one of the most comical rugged actors in Nigeria.

  3. Charles Okocha is from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He grew up in Surulere, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria where he had both his primary and secondary school education. He always play the role of a terrorist, criminal, arm robber, warrior, presidential agent, assassin and a drug dealer in several Nollywood action thriller movies.

  4. Charles Okocha has been in the Nigerian movie industry for almost 2 decades and has been regarded as one of the pioneer of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He has also contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Charles Okocha joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2001 and acted in his first movie “Wasted Years” alongside with late Nollywood actor Justus Esiri. The movie was produced and directed by Teco Benson.

  5. Charles Okocha is currently married with lovely kids. However, during an interview, he confessed that it was Teco Benson who introduced him into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and gave him a major role that brought him to limelight. He has been regarded as one of the best comic actor in Nigeria especially with his use of American slangs.

  6. Charles Okocha has been in the Nigeria movie industry for over 18 years. According to him, his movie career started in 2001, as he was walking down his street in Surulere, Lagos he met with multiple awards winning movie director, Teco Benson. According to him, Teco Benson approached him and asked him if he was interested in acting. And that was how he was given a role in the award winning movie “Wasted Years” a movie that brought him to limelight and made him a public figure.

  7. Charles Okocha completed both his primary and secondary school education Surulere, Lagos in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his primary and secondary school education Charles Okocha relocated to the United States of America to further his education. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

  8. Charles Okocha has acted in over 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Wasted Years, Strong Men at Work, Mr. Ibu in London, Across the Bridge, and many more. He rose to prominence after starring in the blockbuster movie “Wasted Years” a world class movie produced and directed by multiple award winning movie director and producer, Teco Benson. The movie earned him the nomination for Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  9. Charles Okocha was a victim of straight bullet some years ago but thank God he survived the bullet. It happened that some cultists group were battling themselves around his neighborhood and unfortunately a bullet released from nowhere hit him and he fell down, but thank God for a Good Samaritan who saw him and rushed him to the hospital, he was operated upon immediately and the bullet was removed by a professional surgeon. Since then he has been healed and has acted in numerous Nollywood movies and still counting.

  10. Charles Okocha currently has an estimated net worth of over $800,000, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with over a million followers on his official Instagram account. Charles Okocha in the cause of his acting career has won several awards and recognitions. Some of the awards he has won include Best New Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria as the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Charles Okocha is regarded as one of the most sought after actors in Nigeria. He is indeed a character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.

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