He is a book cover designer and author of several books.
Chuma was born on June 21, 1975 to the family of Enyi Jim I. Mmeka and Lolo Jossy C. Mmeka of Alaenyi-Ofeahia, Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State in south eastern Nigeria.
Nothing is known about his educational background but Chuma has authored several books.
Chuma Mmeka has been referred to as “a most unique Nigerian, an extraordinarily unique skills-box; a jack of many trades and a master of all”.
Chuma Mmeka made a successful entry into Nollwood with several movies to his credit, some of which include:
• Beyond Beauty
• The King Must Marry A Strange Virgin
• The 3 Idiots
• The Arrogant Sisters
• I Chose A Dirty Palace Maid
• Broken Smile
• Our Village Priest
• The Village Girl
• The Crippled Maid
• My Gateman Stole My Heart On Saturday
• Millionaire Sisters
• The Evil Man among numerous others.
Chuma has worked with top Nollywood celebrities in the likes of Clem Ohameze, Rachael Okonkwo, Nonso Emekaekue, Joyce Kalu, Francis Duru, Chacha Eke, Pete Edochie and other top stars.
He convened 77 young writers and movie actors at Owerri, Imo State in October 2015, an initiative designed to strongly and effectively campaign against broken marriages among Nigerian celebrities.
Chuma is also the initiator of ‘The Safe Child Project’ through which he commenced from 2009, the quarterly support of 1000 Imo orphans.
In 2002, the versatile and highly talented star organized the first ever Miss Imo Beauty Pageant Contest in which the winner Miss Chidinma Dike took home a new car and other mouth-watering prizes.
Chuma Mmeka coordinates programs that provide practical empowerment to targeted youths in Nigeria and the entire Africa.
Chuma is author of many books notably in a work, Secrets Book Series which reportedly brightens the skills of enterprising Africans and empowers them with a practical insight into several professional areas like corporate fund raising and acting.
Chuma is also a poet, one of a new breed of modern day poets with the publication of various anthologies of poetry. He uses this means to expose the oppression of women and portray their influence of feminism to the world.
It also helps to promote African culture and traditions with his work given recognition by Colgate University Council, sponsored Dove Tales, an International Journal of Arts, pose to promote global peace, family and cultural identity.
Chuma’s collections of true-life poetry “The Broken Home” and “Echoes of the Mind” have received global media and literary industry reviews, widely acclaimed a new generation Nigerian poet.
Awards and Recognitions
Chuma Mmeka’s poems received recognition as the “Best New African Poets 2015 and 2016 Anthologies” respectively.
Chuma also won the Maryam Babangida Children’s Poetry Prize in Nigeria at an early age of 13 and emerging African Poet toga in 2017.
He won the Best Upcoming Nollywood Actor (2019) by the Actors Guild of Nigeria and several awards for his humanitarian services across the world.
His Personal Life
Chuma is happily married to Nikky Mmeka and the union is blessed with children.
Chuma Mmeka was a victim of child abuse with his parents’ separation in 1976, with his mother shouldering his up-bringing.
Chuma was said to have suffered untold humiliation at different times in the hands of abusive maternal relatives being the first son of a polygamous home. His formative life no doubt, is reflected in his writing style and social approach.
His Net Worth
Chuma Mmeka is indeed a veteran in the Nigerian entertainment industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with estimated net worth of about $800,000 dollars.