Friday 25 August 2023

๐—•๐—œ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—›๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—š๐—จ๐—ก ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ญ๐—˜; ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—š๐—ข๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

I Know So Many Of Us Have forgotten This Amazing Nollywood Legend ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ, popularly known as ๐—•๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„ in the movie Industry.

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ (born 24 September 1965). He was born in Anambra State, Nigeria. Originally, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ was a native of Lagos state. Lagos State is a state in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Notably, his father is of the Yoruba tribe, while his mother is of the Igbo tribe. ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ is not a “Lagos boy,” he is a native of Lagos state but grew up in Onitsha, Anambra State, his maternal home.

He still very much alive and sound. Is a Nollywood icon better addressed in his professional field as ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ. He is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor, director, singer, voice-over artist, and movie producer.

He is one of the legendary actors who has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nollywood industry.

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ had both his elementary education in Onitsha, Anambra State. Therein, he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. For his secondary education, he attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, Kwara State, and completed it at Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State; he got his West African Certificate Examination Results therein.

Later, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ got admitted into the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, where he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ started as a musician. His career began in the entertainment industry – music – in 1992. Then, he produced his first album, which is his debut album. It was titled “๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€.”

Shortly after starting a career in the music industry, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ got a feature in a movie. This feature gave him many things, among which the nickname was inclusive. Notably, the name he answered in the film “๐—•๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„” was his nickname.

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ rose to prominence after featuring in that movie. ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ has won many hearts and awards all by and to himself. This, of course, could be linked to his expertise in explaining movie scripts beyond normal. These, among others, are some of his awards;

- Former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

- Works as an acting coach with African international film festival.

- City People Movie Special Recognition Award for his remarkable contributions to the growth of the Movie Industry (Nollywood, 2016) in Nigeria.

- Works as an entertainment consultant and voice over artist.

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ was married to a Nollywood renowned actress, Ann Njemanze. Yes, he WAS; they had a daughter together before the marriage collapsed in 2010.

Now, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฒ is married to Julie Arinze. They have been married for a long time now and live happily ever after. They have three children together, two boys and a girl.

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