Chidi Mokeme is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, director, model, TV host, entrepreneur, investor and a television personality. He always features in action thriller movies. He has been regarded as one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria and also one of the richest actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing criminal, villain, hitman role in action thriller movies and also act as a Casanova in romantic movies. He has been in the industry for over 20 years. He always plays the role of a bad boy, criminal, Casanova, player, lover boy, heart breaker and sometime cheating husband in several Nollywood movies.
He was born on 17th March 1972 in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but grew up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 47 years old. He attended Salvation Army Primary School Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, Chidi Mokeme proceeded to Federal Government College in Mina, Niger State in the northern part of Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
While still in secondary school, he was actively involved in drama, stage play and performing act. He was an active member of his school dramatic club where he displayed his massive skill in acting and interpretation of roles. After completing his secondary school education and obtaining his West African Senior School Certificate, Chidi Mokeme proceeded to Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu and graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science.
While still school, he started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies. He had to travel all the way from Enugu to Lagos for movie auditions and sometimes he was rejected and had to return back to Enugu after wasting his transport fare.
Chidi Mokeme started his career professionally as a model before joining the Nigeria movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2003. He came into limelight after he anchored the first two edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search Talent Hunt Show. 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.
Chidi Mokeme has acted in more than 200 Nollywood blockbuster movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Abuja Connection, Critical Condition, His Excellency, Fire Dancer, His Majesty, and many more. Aside from acting, Chidi Mokeme is also working as a television reality host, a movie producer and a film director. He is currently the host of Gulder Ultimate Search, an annual TV Reality Show. He is also a brand ambassador for GLO and MTN.
Chidi Mokeme is currently married with lovely children. On 28th April 2012, Chidi Mokeme got married to Jean Olumba Mokeme and the marriage is blessed with two beautiful children namely; Daniel Mokeme and Noah Mokeme. His wife is a pharmacist and a medical doctor practicing in the United States of America where she grew up and resides presently.
Chidi Mokeme in the cause of his acting career has won several movie awards both locally and internationally. Some of the awards he has won include Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best TV Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role the Nigeria Entertainments Awards and many more.
Chidi Mokeme started showing interest in acting right from his secondary school days, he was fond of writing drama scripts and poem. As a teenage Chidi Mokeme dream was to become a professional actor. He admired several British, American and Hollywood actors and wanted to become famous when he grows up. That is why he was actively involved in drama, stage play and performing arts while still in secondary school.
Chidi Mokeme can speak Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo fluently. He regards himself as a full time Nigerian because of his ability to speak the three major languages in Nigeria very well. He has starred in many Yoruba movies, Igbo movies as well as English speaking movies.
Chidi Mokeme currently has an estimated net worth of over $7 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram handle. In 2010, he won the Best Actor of the Year and Sexiest Man in Nigeria at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In 2011, he was awarded a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award giving to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economy growth of the country through entertainment. Chidi Mokeme is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria and also one of the most richest actors in Nigeria.
Chidi Mokeme was once a brand ambassador of a telecommunication company known as Zodaphone. He is currently a brand Ambassador for GLO, MTN and Gulder. He is very handsome and always known for featuring in romantic and action thriller movies. In 2008, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In 2009, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Chidi Mokeme has been regarded as one the most handsome actors in Nigeria by many ranking media in the internet. His handsome look, charming personality, sense of fashion and beautiful lifestyle attracts him so dear to many women.