Biography And Net Worth Of Osuofia




Nkem Owoh is his real name (meaning something dear, that has bearing with smartness and intelligence). Osuofia is a vetran Nigerian actor and comedian. He is regarded as one of the funniest actors who has made much from the acting profession.

Osuofia was born on 7 February, 1958 in Amagu Village, Udi Town,  Enugu State, Nigeria. After his primary and secondary education, he went to the University of Ilorin and studied engineering. He also studied at the Institute of Management Technology, Enugu where he bagged a degree.


In his primary to university days, Osofia had already began acting in various television and film productions but became fully involved in acting after completing his studies.

In 2008 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is a multiple award winning actor and other  awards to his credits.

His Early life Background

Osofia featured in his popular film in the year 2003 Osuofia in London. This film received wide recognition. In that movie, he played the role of a village man who was fortunate to enter London after the death of his wealthy brother. The movie was not only popular but won many awards both home and abroad. In addition, Osuofia has featured close to 200 movies so far and is regarded as one of the strong pillars of Nollywood actors in Nigeria.

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His Challenges

Osuofia is also a musician. His song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” was about advance fee fraud earned him a setback. The song was featured in the film The Master in which he acted as a fraudster. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song.


In 2007, Osuofia was faced with another challenge when he was arrested alongside 111 people in Amsterdam, Netherlands on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations and was subsequently released.

In November 2009 Osuofia again had another setback, when he  was kidnapped in eastern Nigeria. His kidnappers asked for a 15 million naira ransom. He was released after his family members were said to have  paid a ransom fee of 1.4 million naira.


Osuofia is a social commentator who believes in social justice and rule of law. In his recent interview, he maintained that the  marginalization of the Ibos are responsible for agitations for Biafra. He recommended that equity and justice remain fair play and concluded by asking the Ibos in Northern part of Nigeria to return home.


Osuofia is highly talented and this singular uniqueness marked him out of his colleagues in the movie industry. His immense contribution to the development of Nollywood industry cannot be overemphasized. In short, you cannot talk about Nollywood in Nigeria without mentioning the vetran actor Osuofia.

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His Movie Collections:

Osuofia’s movie collections are just too numerous. They are tabulated as follow:

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Things Fall Apart with Pete Edochie
2000 Ukwa with Patience Ozokwor
1999 Big Man…Big Trouble
Sawam with Francis Agu
Conspiracy with Onyeka Onwenu
2001 Onye-Eze Onye-Eze
2002 Fake Doctor Dr. Zebedi
Ifeonye Metalu
Long John
Police Officer
Spanner with Chinedu Ikedieze
2003 Anunuebe Ejimfor 2011
King of the Forest
Lion Finger
Mr. Trouble with Patience Ozokwor
Osuofia in London Osuofia
Police Recruit
2004 America Visa
My Driver
My Own Share
Osuofia in London 2 Osuofia
Spanner Goes to Jail with Chinedu Ikedieze
The Master with Kanayo O. Kanayo
2005 Akanchawa
Bus Driver with Dakore Egbuson
The Prince
2006 A Fool at 40 Hygenius
Foreign Base
Indemnity Egbentu
Made in Cambridge
My Kingdom Come
The Barrister Athanasius
The Dreamer
2007 Battle of Indemnity Egbentu
Covenant Keeping God Samuel
De prof
Johnbull & Rosekate Johnbull
Stronger Than Pain Ulonna with Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Owoh’s performance in this film earned him the Best Actor in a Leading Roleaward
at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008
2008 His Holiness
His Last Action
Wonderful Man
2012 Military Zone Onyabo
2015 Ghana Must Go
2018 Lionheart Chief Godswill

His Net Worth

Osuofia’s net worth is about 44 million dollars. Osuofia is married to Ngozi and the marriage is blessed with two daughters.

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Updated: October 25, 2018 — 3:10 pm

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