His real name is Zachee Ama Orji but popularly known as Zack Orji. He is a Nigerian actor, producer, director, filmmaker and an entrepreneur.
Zack was born on the 10th of October 1960 in Librevile, Gabon. He grew up in Cameroon, Togo and Benin where he had his primary and secondary education. He is from Nsukka, in Enugu State, in south eastern Nigeria. He is the eldest in a family of 7 children.
Zack Orji had his primary and secondary education in Gabon, Cameroon and Togo where he had his first and secondary school certificates respectively. He later went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Estate Management. He speaks English and French fluently.
It was revealed that the father actually wanted him to study medicine, but as fate would have it, the dream of becoming a doctor was defeated and Zack ended up studying a different course in the University.
His Acting Career
Zack Orji joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1991 and acted in his first ever movie “Unforgiven Sins”, a movie that brought him to fame and recognition in Nollywood.
He became more and more popular in a blockbuster movie, “Glamour Girls”. The same movie shot him to fame and earned him fortune in the industry.
Zack Orji is also referred as one of the Pioneers and legends in Nollywood who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigerian Movie industry.
The history of Nollywood today cannot be complete without the mention of Zack Orji who has been described by many as exceptionally gifted and talented Nigerian actor.
He is a true legend, creative, and prolific with over 200 Nollywood movies to his credit including Above Death, Unforgiven Sins, Games Women Play, Zonal Leader, All My Life, Head Gone, Three Wise Men, Beson’s Villa, Half of a Yellow sun, Bridge of No Return, Mama Africa, Heritage and several others.
Unlike other Christian actors who turn down certain roles considered to be contrary to their faith, Zack Orji accepts any role assigned him. He believes that an actor is an interpreter who interprets a drama and who should fit into any movie role.
Zack is known to feature alongside top Nollywood stars in the industry like Paul Sambo, Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi, Omoni Oboli, Samuel Adedoyin, Sylvester Madu, Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo and several others.
Zack Orji is a multiple award winner and has won several prestigious awards including:
· Lifetime Achievement Awards by the City People Entertainment Awards.
· Most prominent actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
· Best Actor in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
· Best actor in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
· Best Actor of the year at the African Movie Academy Awards.
· Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
He was a time President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Zack Orji married got married to Ngozi after a long and careful search and the union is blessed with 3 children, among them a fast rising musician.
His Net Worth
Zack Orji is acclaimed a strong Pillar of Nollywood, rated one of the richest, most talented and most influential Nigerian actors with a net worth of about $3 million dollars.