Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is Nigerian actor, model and musician. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show.
OC Ukeje Background
Okechukwu Ukeje popularly known as OC Ukeje was born on the 15th of July 1981, in Lagos State to Mr and Mrs Ukeje as the second child of three children. OC hails from Umuahia in Abia State, Nigeria.
OC Ukeje had his secondary education at Federal Government College Ijanikin, Lagos. After he obtained his West African School Leaving Certificate (WASSCE), he proceeded to the University of Lagos, Yaba (Unilag), where he obtained a BSc. in Marine Sciences. He is married to Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth.
OC Ukeje Career
OC Ukeje commenced his acting career with a stage play during his first year in the university. His dream was to be a musician and not an actor, but fate always has a way of finding us. He has also collaborated with few Nigerian musicians and producers, and also did radio jingles for corporate organizations.
OC rose to limelight in Nollywood in 2006, after he won the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO). Same time, he featured in the movie – White Waters directed by Izu Ojukwu alongside Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.
Meanwhile, OC had spent four years doing stage plays. Also, he was part of the cast of the TV series – Wetin Dey, which was produced by the BBC World Service Trust. The Tv series was presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival in 2007.
OC Ukeje was one of the actors on the set of Black November, a movie produced by Jeta Amata. Prominent actors onset of the movie were: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica Fox, and a host of others. In 2012, OC joined the repertory team that showcased 3 stage plays for the Nigeria House at the London Cultural Olympiad.
OC was in the Cast of Gidi Up – a NdaniTv series alongside Titilope Sonuga, Deyemi Okanlawon, Somkele Iyamah and Ikechukwu Onunaku. In January 2015, The Nigerian Cinema Exhibition Coalition listed him as one of the highest box office grosser of 2014. Also, the Toronto International Film Festival invited him alongside Somkele Iyamah, as a rising star.
OC Ukeje’s Songs
Gospel According 2 Rap – Is It Your Love – 2011
Potato Potahto featuring Vector – 2017
OC Ukeje’s Movies
2007 – 2013
White Waters – 2007
Comrade – 2008
Black Gold – 2011
Two Brides and a Baby – 2011
Black November – 2012
Hoodrush – 2012
Till Death Do Us Part (Short) – 2012
Confusion Na Wa – 2013
Awakening – 2013
Alan Poza – 2013
Half of a Yellow Sun – 2013
Gone Too Far – 2013
The Rubicon – 2013
Secret Room – 2013
2014 – 2019
When Love Happens – 2014
Gidi Up (TV Series) – 2014
A Temple Made of Clay (Short play) – 2014
Love or Something like that – 2014
The Department – 2015
Heaven’s Hell – 2015
Before 30 – 2015
Ayanda – 2015
The Arbitration – 2016
Remember Me – 2016
North East – 2016
Catch.er – 2017
Shades of Attraction – 2018
In Sickness and Health – 2018
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – 2018
Hunter’s Game – 2019
Ashen – 2019
Awards And Nominations Of OC Ukeje
4th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Most Promising Actor in White Waters – 2008
African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor – 2008
City People Award for Best New Act – 2010
Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Film in Alan Poza – 2013
Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Lead Actor in an English Movie Alan Poza – 2013
Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Hoodrush – 2013
Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for Best Actor in a Drama in Two Brides and a Baby – 2013
Nominated at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role – 2013
Nominee at the City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year (English) – 2015
City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year (English) – 2016
Best International Actor – 2017
Nominee for Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/Tv series) at the AMVCA – 2018
OC Ukeje is worth about $3.7 million.