He was born on February 20, 1982 into a family of five children. He is from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. He had his up-bringing in Abia State.
Osita had his elementary and secondary education in Abia State respectively.
He went further to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Lagos State University. He has since remained a comic actor to watch in the movie industry.
His Acting Career
Osita made his entry into Nollywood in the year 2003. Early in his career, Osita and Chinedu Ikedieze played the role of kids in the comedy film, ‘Aki na Ukwa’, a movie he played the role of Pawpaw that earned him the name Pawpaw.
Iheme rose to fame and recognition as he and Chinedu Ikedieze were seen playing mischievous roles in most movies. He has played the role of a child in many of his movies but has in most recent times played more matured and dramatic roles.
Osita is versatile, creative and highly talented Nollywood actor known for comic roles in acting. He is hilarious, smart with good interpretation of kid character in most movies.
Osita has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies, widely referred to as one of the best, comic and active actors of our time. Some of his movies include:
• Games Men Play
• The Self Destruction of Little Mark
• Double Mama
• Mirror Boy
• Tom and Jerry
• Markus D Billionaire
• Brain Box
• Last Challenge
• Daddy Must Obey
• Holy Diamond
• Criminal Law among numerous others.
Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspirational Movement for Africa which he founded to motivate, inspire and arouse the minds of young Nigerians and Africans at large.
The on-screen Nollywood superstar has made big name for himself. In his short time of acting, he has grown famous to become one of the most renowned actors to watch in Nollywood.
Osita Iheme’s brilliant roles in movies have received recognition and galvanized him to prominence both locally and internationally. He has so far in the industry received many awards most notably as:
• The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards.
• 2014 Best Actor of the year at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
• New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110 and the Author of an inspirational book titled INSPIRED 101.
Osita was honoured with the Nigerian National Honour as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan for his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Film Industry.
In his years in Nollywood, Osita has become an epitome of talents playing different roles, appearing in several movies. He has been described by many as multi-talented Osita because of the humour he brings into play.
Osita’s small stature has given him the uniqueness and advantage over his counterparts in the movie industry. This has also made him to grow in his acting career from a comedic actor to a multi-faceted actor.
This no doubt has earned him respect, fame and wide recognition in the Nigerian movie industry and beyond.
Although he has a small stature, he is but mighty loaded with talents. Not too long ago, the duo Osita and Chikezie’s appearance on stage in Germany was greeted with loud ovation. These young but talented Nigerian actors emerged from big bags to perform on stage.
The duo’s appearance has been trending through memes since 2019 on Twitter and other social media platforms globally.
Osita Iheme is married with two children.
His Net Worth
Osita Iheme is a regular house name in the Nigerian movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth over $3.5 million dollars.