He hails from Amator community in Ugbawka clan in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Emeka had his primary education in Amator community in 1966. He later went to Awkunawnaw Boys Secondary school where he spent just 3 years before attending Aba Boys Trade Centre, now Abia State Technical School.
Emeka went further to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maduguri after learning a motor spare parts.
His Acting Career
Emeka Ani began his acting career in 1989 in what many described as the strangest manner in Onitsha, Anambra State where he was selling motor spare parts.
He was approached by a director who was shooting a movie close to his shop to join the crew, as he Emeka looked like a Chief. That was the beginning of his journey to fame and greatness in the movie industry.
Emeka acted his first ever movie, “Betrayal”. His brilliant performance in the movie paved the way for his subsequent Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• Secret Games
• Darkest Night
• Critical Decision
• He Lives in Me
• Last Wedding
• My American Nurse
• Indecent Girl
• The Carcass among numerous others.
Emeka is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actor known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He is popular in dressing in a Priest-like or herbalist attire, playing movies roles with his heavy beards that give him fearful look. He has many fans that delight in watching his movies.
His Personal Life
Emeka Ani happily got married to his lovely wife in 1984 and the union is blessed with five children – three boys and two girls.
His Net Worth
Emeka Ani is a regular face and strong pillar of Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $700,000 dollars.