He was born and raised in Lagos state, the date of his birth not known. He hails from Imo state in south eastern Nigeria.
Charles Awurum had his primary and secondary education in Lagos state where he had his first and secondary school certificates respectively.
He later went to the University of Calabar to have a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. He has since remained very active and relevant in the entertainment industry.
His Acting Career
Charles Awurum who had always dreamt of becoming an actor from youth joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1999. He had since starred in over 200 Nollywood movies.
He rose to fame after featuring in a hit movie “Apama”, a movie he acted alongside the late Sam Loco Efe.
Charles is highly resourceful, creative, skillful and exceptionally talented Nollywood actor. He is known to acts with popular comic actors like Osita Iheme, Chinedu Chidezie, the late Sam Loco Efe and other top stars. He is gifted and plays movie roles assigned him brilliantly and hilariously.
Some of his movies include:
• Silence of he Gods
• Friends and Lovers
• Games Fools Play It
• World Apart
• Toronto Connection
• Johnbull and Rosekate
• The Barrister
• Marcus the Millionaire
• Most Wanted Kidnappers
• Nothing For Nothing
• I Need a Man
• Trusted Enemy and several others.
Charles Awurum has in his years of acting received several awards including:
• Best comic actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Most promising actor in Nigeria at the African Viewers Choice Awards.
• Most prominent actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
In 2016, Charles Awurum hosted the “Award for Excellence”, organized by Magic Lens African Film Academy Awards (MAFAA).
In 2014, Charles Awurum was appointed Brand Ambassador for Globacom, a telecommunication giant in Nigeria. The deal is said to be in millions of Naira.
His Personal Life
Charles Awurum has been married since 2005 and the marriage is blessed with three children.
His Net Worth
Charles Awurum is indeed an accomplished Nollywood comic actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $750,000 dollars.