10 Real Facts About Zack Orji You Probably Didn’t Know

Zack Orji is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He has been in the industry for over two decades. He is known for his motherly role in movies. So therefore in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Zack Orji that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Zachee Ama Orji popularly known as Zack Orji is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, director, filmmaker, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. 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. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for more than 25 years. He always plays the role of a father, a pastor, a catholic priest and a good husband in several Nollywood movies.

  2. He was born on 10th October 1960 in Libreville, Gabon. He is currently 59 years old. Zack Orji grew up in Cameroon, Togo and Benin Republic all in West Africa. He is originally from Nsukka, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is the eldest child in a family of seven children comprising of five girls and two boys. He started acting right from a very tender age and was a participant in several dramatic clubs and has featured in several stage plays in different events, shows and ceremonies while growing up.

  3. Zack Orji completed both his primary and secondary school education in Gabon, Cameroon and Togo all in West Africa where he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Zack Orji returned to Nigeria and proceeded to University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Estate Management.

  4. Zack Orji is currently a GLO Ambassador and also an MTN brand ambassador. He is also a philanthropist and has a charitable organization aimed at helping physically challenged and less privileged people. He has starred in over 250 Nollywood films. He can speak English and French fluently. After completing his university education, Zack Orji joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1994 and acted in his first movie “Unforgiven Sin” a movie that brought him to limelight. He is referred to as the most gifted and most talented actor in Nigeria. He has also being described by many media organization and movie fans as a Nollywood living legend.

  5. Zack Orji has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Unforgiven Sin, Half a Yellow Sun, Above Death, All My Life, Games Women Play, Women’s Cot, Zonal Leader, and many more. He features mostly as a pastor, catholic priest, good husband, caring father and a good father-in-law in several Nollywood movies. He is very good in acting and interpretation of movie roles and can fit in any role given to him by a movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

  6. Zack Orji is a pioneer of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. Zack Orji in the cause of his acting career has won several awards and recognitions. Some of the awards he has won include Lifetime Achievement Awards at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in Drama at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.

  7. Zack Orji has also won Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2011, he was honored by the Nigerian federal government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.

  8. Zack Orji is currently married to Ngozi Orji and the marriage is blessed with three beautiful children. One of his sons, Lionel Chukwuemeka Orji is a fast rising musician in Nigeria. Zack Orji is currently based in Lagos State, Nigeria with his family. Apart from movie acting, he is also involved in other businesses such as real estate investments and entrepreneurship. He has been described as one of Nollywood most richest actors in Nigeria and also one of Nollywood most sought after actor in Nigeria.

  9. Zack Orji during an interview stated that his rise to fame in Nollywood wasn’t bed of roses after all. According to him, the road to success is filled with pot holes and one need to be determined and focus to get to his destination. Zack Orji has been described as a legend in Nollywood. He started acting when Nollywood was nothing but today through his contributions and hard work Nollywood is now regarded as the third most successful movie industry in the world.

  10. Zack Orji currently has an estimated net worth of over $3 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with half of a million followers on his official Instagram handle. Zack Orji is indeed a character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.

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