He was born and brought up in Aba, a popular town in Abia state in south eastern. He hails from Umuagwuru Mbieri, a community in Imo state in south eastern Nigeria.
Dede had his primary and secondary education in Aba where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively. He remained active and relevant in the entertainment industry until his tragic end.
Dede One Day began his career, a name he got for himself during one of his comic acting. He started as a comedian and master of ceremony.
He rose to prominence after featuring in a hit comedy audio series “Laugh With Me”, a comedy talk show that was laden with laughter and made one to overcome sorrow in life.
The success of his comedy launched him into Nollywood. He acted his first movie “Joseph The Dreamer”, a movie he acted alongside Odera Nwobu. The movie was very successful and shot him to fame and recognition in Nollywood. The same movie earned him nomination for Best Comic Act to Watch at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Dede One Day was popular in acting comic movies alongside the major players in the industry like Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, late Sam Loco Efe, John Okafor, Nkem Owoh, Victor Ozuagwu and other top stars.
Dede was very creative, skillful and highly talented comic actor. He was gifted at interpreting movie roles and was liberal in accepting any character in most movies.
Dede One Day acted several Nollywood movies, some of which include:
• Village Musicians
• My Classmate
• Corporate Beggars
• Village Lawyer
• Shoe Shinner
• Keke Soldiers
• Iron Pant
• Joseph Oro Nro
• Joseph The Dreamer and many others.
Dede One Day won several awards in the course of acting. They include:
• Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Best actor in comedy at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
• Best comedian in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Best Comic Act to Watch at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Sadly, enough, this veteran met his untimely death on the 14th of December, 2015 as a result of complicated hypertension leaving behind wife and children. he was buried in his mansion in his home town, Imo state. May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace.
His Net Worth
Dede One Day was indeed a good comic actor, a strong pillar of Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.