He was born on the 10th of June 1950 in Onitsha, Anambra State in south eastern Nigeria.
Chika had his primary education in 1964 and secondary education at Prince Memorial High School both in Onitsha, Anambra State in 1972.
After obtaining his first and secondary school certificates respectively, he went to Enugu state Science and Technology, Enugu to have a degree in Mass Communication in 1996. Long before then, Chika had been a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.
Chika Okpala began his career over three decades ago, precisely in 1983 when he featured in a TV comedy series “New Masquerade”. It was a very popular television series where he played the role of Chief Zebrudaya between 1983 to 1993.
The programme did not only receive wide acceptance from the Nigerian populace, it shot Chika to fame and recognition globally as the programme was aired in virtually all radio and television stations across Nigeria.
It was also the beginning of a new dawn in the growth and development of Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood) as people then began to sit back to watch our local movies.
He is creative, skillful, wonderfully talented comic actor. He is gifted at interpreting movie roles and can as well accept any character in most movies.
The Nigerian movie industry cannot be complete without the mention of this man widely believed to a living legend. His style of acting, the use of pidgin English to convey his message actually made Chika a man to watch and someone to be remembered in generations to come.
He is indeed a strong pillar and a pacesetter for the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Chika Okpala was honoured by the Federal Government of Nigeria as the Order of the Federal Republic (OMF) in recognition for his contributions to the growth and development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Chika Okpala is also an advertising practitioner. He has done several adverts for big companies, corporate bodies and government agencies across the country.
His Personal Life
Chika is happily married with children. So far, no news of scandal has been reported or heard about him. He is simple, cool and collected and a disciplinarian.
His Net Worth
Chika Okpala, Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo, alias 4:30 is a strong pioneer of Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of over $500,000 dollars.