He was born and raised in Lagos state. He hails from Nnewi in Anambra state in south eastern Nigeria.
Okonkwo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same University.
His Acting Career
Arinze Okonkwo began his career in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a model before going into full time acting.
He made his entry into Nollywood professionally in 2001 after taking a lead role in a movie alongside a veteran actress Eucharia Anunobi. His brilliant performance in the movie shot him to fame and recognition in Nollywood.
Okonkwo has since starred in several movies, some of which are:
• Covenant Keeping God
• Bless Me
• Money in the Bank
• Crazy Temper
• Troubled Waters
• The Pain of Aliya among others.
Okonkwo is a handsome, creative and exceptionally talented Nollywood actor known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He can as well fit into any character given to him and his style of acting is calm, matured, very relaxed with a charisma that will make one to anticipate the next happening in most movies.
Arinze Okonkwo is also an entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Jaspido, a Fashion outfits in Lagos.
His Personal Life
Okonkwo has married twice. First to a banker, Ifeoma Nnaju in 2010. The marriage was short live as it hit the rock after just one year and six months.
He again remarried to his current wife, Ujunwa Chineme Aneke in September, 2017, a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Their relationship started at an event of a child dedication and eventually blossomed into marriage.
Ujunwa Chineme Aneke is a staff of an Oil Company in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
His Net Worth
Arinze Okonkwo is indeed a good Nollywood actor to watch, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.
You can reach Okonkwo on his instagram:@officialarinzeokonkwo