He was born in 1975 in Enugu state in south eastern Nigeria. He hails from Enugu state.
King Joe had his primary and secondary education in Enugu state for his first and secondary school certificates respectively.
He later went to the University of Ghana in Accra to have a Bachelor’s degree in International Leadership.
His Acting Career
King Joe started his acting career dated back to his early days in the secondary school when he used to perform stage plays and dramas.
He was introduced into the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1997 by the renowned Nollywood actor, Bob Manuel Udokwu and acted his first movie, ‘Rituals’ where he played a lead role.
He also acted another hit movie, ‘Mark of the Beast’, a movie he played the lead role of a Pastor.
He has since starred in several movies, some of which are:
• Government House
• I Swear
• Patience My First Lady
• Deceit of Gods
• Alice My First Lady
• Naomi and many others.
King Joe Okechukwu is such a creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actor, gifted in the interpretation of movie roles. He can as well accept any character assigned him and he does this very well to the delight of his numerous fans across the country.
King Joe acts in seductive, tragic and royal movies alongside top Nollywood stars like Desmond Elliot, Tonto Dikeh, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah, Ini Edo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Stephanie Okereke and other key players in the industry.
King Joe is also a movie producer and director. He has produced and directed a number movies.
He is also a great orator and can move crowd for his brilliant oratory speeches. He has also written and published good books, quotes and motivational books.
Awards and Nominations
King Joe has so far received several awards and nominations in recognition of his acting career. They include:
• Best Actor in a leading role at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
• Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Best Actor in a supporting role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
His Personal Life
The Enugu born Nollywood superstar is currently off-screen and has quitted acting for other businesses.
His Net Worth
King Joe Okechukwu has made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.