Okechukwu Ukeje

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Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Birth Name: Okechukwu Ukeje

Stage Name: OC Ukeje

Birth Date: July 15, 1981

Occupation (s): Film Actor, Model, Musician

Years Active: 2007-Present

Net Worth: Unknown

Latest Movie: Shine your eyes


Personal life

Okechukwu Ukeje is a Nigerian actor model and musician who was born on July 15, 1981, as the second child in a family of three. Although he originally hails from Umuahia, Abia state, he was born and bred in Lagos. 

For his secondary education, he attended Federal Government College Ijanikin, Ojo, Lagos. and University of Lagos, Yaba


He began his career in acting from his first year at the University of Lagos, Yaba, with a lead role in a stage play. He went on to pursue both music and acting, focusing mainly on acting in stage plays for the first four years of his career before attempting and winning a reality TV show, Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO).

His first screen appearance was in the 2007 movie, White Waters alongside Joke Silva and Rita Dominic. The film was directed by Izu OjukwuHe continued to write music, collaborating with a few Nigerian musical artists and producers and working on radio jingles for corporate organizations. He has worked in movies and television between 2008 and 2012.

He has been a member of the cast of the TV series that was presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival, Wetin Dey in 2007 produced by the BBC World Service Trust and played lead and supporting lead roles in films like Comrade, Confusion Na Wa, and Awakening. 

He also featured in the Jeta Amata 2012 movie, Black November (2012) with cast members such as Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica Fox, and a host of others. He was also on the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandiwe Newton as lead cast, directed by Biyi Bandele.

He was on the repertory team that showcased 3 stage plays for the Nigeria House at the London Cultural Olympiad (2012). He also acted in the BFI-sponsored film, Gone Too Far. He was in NdaniTV's series Gidi Up with Titilope Sonuga, Deyemi Okanlawon, Somkele Iyamah and Ikechukwu Onunakuhttps. In January 2015, he was listed by Nigerian Cinema Exhibition Coalition as one of the highest box office grosser of 2014.

In 2016 he was invited with Somkele Iyamah to attend the Toronto International Film Festival as "rising stars".


2013 - Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2013 - Best of Nollywood Awards

2013 - Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards

2012 - 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards

2010 - City People's Award, Best New Act

2008 - 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Upcoming Actor


He married Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth on 8 November 2014 with actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju, as one of the “groom’s men” at the wedding. The couples are blessed with beautiful children.


Remember the sunshine, and walk confidently in the direction of some shade.

Process. Everything is processed, a baby, a seed, milk teeth, a concert, manufacturing, sales, promotion.

Time is one thing you can’t take out of the equation…

No One Is Ever Satisfied With What They Have Achieved


Potato Potahto

The Arbitration

White Waters

When Love Happens

Two Brides And a Baby

Confusion Na Wa

Gone Too Far

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