Biography & Net Worth of Nollywood Comic Actor Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw is a Nollywood comic actor, motivational speaker, philanthropist and a comedian. He was born on 20th February, 1982 in Mbaitoli, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 35 years old. After his primary and secondary education he went further to Lagos State University where he had a Bachelor of Arts.

Osita Iheme joined Nollywood in 2001 and started acting as minor character in movies. In 2003, he rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Aki na Ukwa” alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze. In 2007, Osita Iheme received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.


Osita Iheme has often been described as one of the best actors of his generation and also one of Nigeria’s most famous actors. He is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa. A movement set aside to inspire and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians.

In 2011 he received a national award by the Nigerian Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has played the role of a child in many of his films but later has adopted more mature and dramatic roles. In 2014, he received an award for Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. He is the New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International and the Author of an inspirational book titled “Inspired 101”

He has acted in more than 100 movies which includes Aki na Ukwa, Jadon, Stubborn Flies, Boys from Holland, etc. His small size figure makes him to stand out amongst other actors. He is a baby dwarf just like his colleague Chinedu Ikedieze.

Osita Iheme is currently one of the richest & most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.


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