He was born on October 10th, 1975 in Mbaise in Imo State. He had his up-bringing in Lagos State. He is the last child of his parents.
Tichidi had his primary and secondary education in Lagos. He later went to the University of Calabar, Cross River State where he graduated in Theatre Arts.
Chikere travelled to London immediately after his National Youth Service. While there, he published his first book. He also launched his second album in London.
He is a talented singer and launched his first music album, Slaps n Kisses, directed by OJB Jezreel and featured top music stars like Pat Atah, Marvellous Benji and Jimmy B. He directed the video to Kcee’s song “Agbomma”. The second album was launched in London.
Chikere is a talented Nollywood actor, movie producer and director. He has since starred, produced and directed a number of movies. Some of his movies include:
• Throwing Stones
• When Heaven Smiles
• Slave Dancer
• Eye in the Dark
Some of his produced movies are Gold and Silver, Dumebi, Professor Johnbull, Pink Room, Paint My Life/Tempest, Blood Sisters, Stronger Than Pain among others.
Tichidi is creative and highly talented Nollywood actor, known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He is known to feature with top Nollywood celebrities like Kate Henshaw, Emeka Ike, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo, Ken Erics, Kenneth Okonkwo, Ngozi Ezeonu and many others.
Awards and Nominations
Tichidi Chekere is a recipient of several awards and nominations. They include:
• 2008 Best Comedy for his role in a movie, Stronger than Pain
• Best director in Nigeria, most creative director in Nigeria and best producer in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Nominated for Best Screenplay and twice nominated for Best actor at the 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for his role, When Heaven Smiles.
• Best Male Act at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Original Screenplay at the 2013 edition of Nollywood Movie Awards for directing and producing Dumebi.
His Personal Life
Chikere has married twice. First, he got married to Sophia Chikere, a popular Nollywood actress and the union is blessed with three children. Sadly, the couple divorced in 2012 as a result of their irreconcilable differences.
He is currently married to a Nollywood actress, Nuella Njubigbo.
His Net Worth
Tichidi Chekere is presently a force to reckon with in the movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $2 million dollars.