Austin Faani Ikechukwu is a famous Nollywood director, producer and a movie editor. He was born and bred in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. He is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria, where he is currently based with his family.
Austin Faani Ikechukwu is the lucky and proud husband of beautiful and talented Nollywood actress Chacha Eke. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. Austin Faani Ikechukwu completed both his primary and secondary school education in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
Austin Faani Ikechukwu joined the Nigerian movie Industry (Nollywood) in early 2000s and started professionally as a movie editor. After working for several movie producers and directors in Nigeria, Austin Faani Ikechukwu learnt the rudiment of filmmaking and diverted to movie directing and producing.
Before diverting to directing and producing of movies, Austin Faani Ikechukwu was an active movie editor who was the brain behind many great movies Nollywood has released for so many years. Although he wasn’t recognized back then because Nollywood movie editors are not appreciated or recognized.
The only practitioners that are recognized and appreciated in Nollywood are the actors, actresses, directors and producers. Many Nigerian movie lovers have failed to realize that movie editors are the brain behind the success of Nollywood. Without movie editors Nollywood wouldn’t have become a global venture.
To gain more fame and popularity, Austin Faani Ikechukwu diverted from movie editing to movie directing and producing. The movie which he directed that gave him global recognition is “The Bank Job” a 2010 Nollywood action thriller movie produced by Peter Okonkwo and starred Chacha Eke and other top Nollywood celebrities. Austin Faani Ikechukwu has also directed many hit and blockbuster movies in Nigeria.
In 2009, Austin Faani Ikechukwu met his beautiful wife Chacha Eke on the set of Amaco’s movie titled “When Kings Decide”. On 1st June 2013, Nollywood movie director Austin Faani and Nollywood famous actress Chacha Eke got married.
On 19th September 2013, Austin Faani and Chacha Eke welcome their first daughter. Their white wedding took place on Saturday 1st June 2013 in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria while their traditional marriage took place in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, which happens to be the hometown of Chacha Eke.
Austin Faani in the cause of his career as a movie editor, director and producer has won several awards which include Best Editor at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Creative Director at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Producer at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Austin Faani is currently one of the richest and most influential movie director in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $700,000.
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