Osita Iheme is a popular Nollywood actor and comedian. He is widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. He is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa. A movement set aside to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans.
After completing his primary and secondary education in Abia State, Osita got admitted to Enugu State University where he studied Mass Communication. He has often been described as one of the best actors of his generation. In less than a decade he has gone on to become one of the most in-demand actors in Nollywood.
In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors. In 2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Osita Iheme Age
Osita was born on February 20, 1982 in Abia State, Nigeria, where he also grew up. He is 36 years old as of 2018.
Osita Iheme Family
He was born into a family of five children to Augustine Iheme, Herbert Iheme. He hails from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria but born in Abia State.
The popular Nollywood actor and comedian, Osita Iheme also known as pawpaw may be getting married soon, Nigerian media reported several years back. Wedding plans are said to be on the way as the actor prepares to tie the knot with his Ghanaian girlfriend. Pawpaw however, revealed that he was opting for a secret wedding
The reports come years after his screen twin brother Chinedu Ikedieze had a luxurious wedding. Fans in Nigeria have been pressuring the Iheme to follow on the footsteps of Chinedu.
Osita Iheme Career
Early in his career Osita was often typecast in the role of a child. In 2003, he rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of ‘Pawpaw’. In this role, Osita played a mischievous child. He has played the role of a child in many of his films but later adopted more mature roles.
Displaying his versatility as an actor, Iheme decided to take on more mature and dramatic roles. This bold move has garnered him a number of awards most notably the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Africa Movie Awards, Best Actor Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2014.
He is the New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110 and the Author of an inspirational book titled INSPIRED 101. With just a decade in the Nollywood movie industry, Osita has wowed audiences and critics alike with his comedic timing, talent and versatility in playing different roles, starring in over a hundred movies. Multi-talented Osita is today one of the most popular faces in Nollywood.
Like his onscreen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita has a small physique and the two are sometimes referred to as the midget duo. Osita’s rare condition gave him the advantage of being different and unique from all other actors in the Nigerian Movie industry.
He has evolved in his career from just a comedic actor to a multifaceted established actor. This has gained him respect throughout the Nigerian movie industry and its fans alike. To reward his contribution towards the growth of the Nigerian Film Industry, in 2011 he was awarded the Nigerian National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Osita Iheme House
Osita Iheme is said to have acquired a landed property at an approximate cost of about N100 million located in an exclusive and the most expensive estate in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.