Charles Ezechukwu Okafor popularly known as Charles Okafor is a veteran Nollywood actor, producer, director, television personality and an entrepreneur. He was born on 23rd July, 1960 in Umuatuolu Village of Ivite Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 57 years old.
He is the fourth Child in a family of six. He grew up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He had his primary school education at Araromi Primary School One, Olodi, Apapa. After which he proceeded to St. Gregory College, Ikoyi for his secondary school education both in Lagos, Nigeria.
After obtaining his West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), he proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in River State in the south southern part of Nigeria and graduated in 1993 with a Second Class Upper Degree in Theatre Art.
After obtaining his first Degree in Theatre Arts from University of Port Harcourt, Charles Okafor proceeded to the University of Lagos and obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science and International Relations.
He has worked briefly with the Security and Exchange Commission, following the completion of his National Youth Service (NYSC). After spending six years with Security and Exchange Commission, Charles Okafor resigned the job voluntarily and decided to pursue a career in acting.
After obtaining his Masters Degree in Political Science and International Relations, Charles Okafor joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1996 and acted in his first movie “Domitilla”. In 1999 he rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie “End of the Wicked”.
Charles Okafor has acted in over 300 Nollywood movies which include End of the Wicked, Domitilla, Conspiracy, Blood Billionaires, Executive Connection, World of Riches, Tomorrow Lives Again, Super Hero, Abuja Boys, King of the Forest, Price of the Wicked, Forest of Promises, etc.
He usually acts alongside with Kanayo O Kanayo, Clem Ohameze and Pete Edochie. He always features in occultist movies and acts very well in his role to the extent that many people are having negative feelings about him.
Charles Okafor has won many African movie awards which include Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Male Lead Actor at the African Movie Viewers Choice Awards. He is currently married with beautiful kids.
Charles Okafor is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 million.