OC UkejeActor, Model, Musician
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OC Ukeje is an award-winning Nigerian actor, model and musician who rose to stardom after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria he concentrating on singing before branching out to acting in his first year at the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a lead role in a stage play. He made his first screen appearance in White Waters in 2008, directed by Izu Ojukwu and co-starring with the acclaimed Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.
He went on to win the African Movie Academy Award for the Best Upcoming Actor (2008) and the City People’s Award for Best New Act in 2010.
He was a cast member of the television series presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival, Wetin Dey in 2007, produced by the BBC World Service Trust and also starred in films like Confusion Na Wa and The Awakening.
He played lead in the South African film Ayanda and The Mechanic, 2015, by renowned director Sarah Blecher. The film screened at the Cannes film market, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, opened the Durban International Film Festival, and screened at the London International Film Festival.
- Best Actor in a Lead Role Award at the Nigerian Entertainment Award, 2013
- Two time recipient of the Best Actor in a Drama Award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award
- nominated in the Best Actor category at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
- Nigerian Movie Awards
- Best Of Nollywood Awards
- Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment Category