Biography And Net Worth Of Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)




Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw is a Nigerian actor. He was born on February 20, 1982 into a family of five children. He is from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. He grew up in Abia State.

After his elementary and secondary education, Osita proceeded to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Lagos State University.

He is widely and popularly known as Paw-Paw for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in a movie Aki na Ukwa with Chinedu Ikedieze.

Osita Iheme has been referred to as one of the best, comic and active actors of our time. He is said to be the founder of Inspirational Movement for Africa which he founded to motivate, inspire and arouse the minds of young Nigerians and Africans at large.

Osita Iheme, in his short time of acting profession, has grown famous to become one of the most renowned actors in Nollywood.


His Career

Early in his career, Osita was often seen playing the role of a child with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of ‘Pawpaw’.

In 2003 Iheme rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze, played a mischievous child. He has played the role of a child in many of his films but has in most recent times played more mature roles.

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He has been very versatile an actor, now playing more matured and dramatic roles.

This unique and bold move has galvanized him to become prominent in the Nollywood industry and today, Iheme has received many awards most notably:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Africa Movie Awards.
  • Best Actor Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2014.
  • New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110 and the Author of an inspirational book titled INSPIRED 101.

In his short time in the Nollywood movie industry, Osita has become a bundle of talents and active in playing different roles, appearing in over a hundred movies. He has been described as multi-talented Osita because of the humour he brings into play and is today one of the most popular faces in Nollywood.


Osita’s small stature has given him the uniqueness among others actors in the Nigerian move industry. This has also made him to grow in his acting career from a comedic actor to a multifaceted actor. This no doubt has earned him respect, fame and wide recognition in the Nigerian movie industry and its fans alike.


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.

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Osita’s contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Film Industry, earned him the prestigious award, the Nigerian National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.


Osita Iheme has starred in over 100 movies just too numerous to mention. But a few of them are listed below:


Osita’s Net Worth

Osita Iheme’s net worth is well over $10 million dollars.


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Updated: July 7, 2019 — 6:34 pm

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