Charles Okocha is a popular Nollywood actor, hip pop rapper, song writer and a recording artiste. He is popularly known as Igwe 2Pac. His fans call him Igwe 2Pac because he dress, talk and act like the late American legend rapper 2Pac. He is from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He grew up in Surulere, Lagos in the western part of Nigeria where he had both his primary and secondary school education.
After his primary and secondary school education, he joined the Nigerian movie industry (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.
However, during an interview he confessed that it was Teco Benson who introduced him into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and gave him a major role that brought him to limelight.
According to him, his movie career started in 2001, as he was walking down his street in Surulere, Lagos he met with multiple award 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 which brought him to fame and limelight.
He has acted in over 50 Nollywood movies which include Wasted Years, Strong Men at Work, Mr. Ibu in London, etc. He rose to fame after acting in the blockbuster “Wasted Years” a world class movie produced and directed by multiple award winning movie director, Teco Benson.
The movie gave him a nomination for Best New Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards. He has also been nominated for Best Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Viewers Choice Awards.
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.
Charles Okocha is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $450,000.