Osita Iheme Biography And Net Worth

Osita Iheme also known as Pawpaw after his role in the 2003 comedy movie Aki Na Ukwa is a legendary Nollywood actor, producer, investor, entrepreneur, comedian and a television personality known for his versatile role in movies. He is a baby dwarf because he looks younger than his real age and acts mostly as a kid in several Nollywood movies due to his small stature and physical appearance, but later on he started accepting the role of an adult. Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans. He has been described as one of the best comic actor in Nigeria.

He was born on 20th February, 1982 in Mbaitoli, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 41 years old. He completed his primary and secondary education in Owerri, Imo State and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West Africa Senior School Certificate. After which he proceeded further to Lagos State University (LASU), where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.

Osita Iheme joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2001 and rose to prominence in 2003, after starring in the Nollywood comic movie “Aki na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze, where he played the role of Pawpaw. In 2007, Osita Iheme received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He has often been described as one of the best actors of his generation and also one of Nigeria’s greatest actor of all time.

Osita Iheme is the founder of a powerful Non Governmental Organization known as 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 Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) which happens to be the highest award and honor given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economic growth of the country through entertainment.

In 2014, Osita Iheme received an award for Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. He is also the New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International and the Author of an inspirational book titled “Inspired 101”. Osita Iheme has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Aki na Ukwa, Jadon, Stubborn Flies, Boys from Holland, Forgive Me Father, The Billionaires, amongst others. His small size figure makes him to stand out amongst other actors and made him a unique actor.

Osita Iheme currently has an estimated net worth of $3.7 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. Aside from acting, he is also a serial investor and a philanthropist. He has several real estate businesses, charity organization and foundation, which is aimed at helping and assisting physically challenge and displaced people. Osita Iheme has several hotels in Owerri, Imo state and making more plans to expand his hospitality business to Lagos and Abuja.

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