Austin Faani Ikechukwu is his birth name. He is a popular Nollywood director, producer and movie editor.
He was born and raised in Asaba, Delta State. Austin hails from Anambra state in south eastern Nigeria.
Austin had his primary and secondary education in Asaba, Delta State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively. He has since remained very active and relevant as a movie director and producer in Nollywood.
Austin Faani made his entry into the Nigerian Movie Industry in the year 2000 as a movie editor. His long years as an editor paved the way for him to venture into movie producing and directing in the industry.
Austin is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood producer and director with several movie productions to his credit. He has also done a number of movie editing as an outstanding movie editor in Nigeria.
He has since produced and directed several hit movies, including the popular movie, ‘The Bank Job’, a Nollywood action thriller movie produced by Peter Okonkwo in 2010. It has the cast of top Nollywood actress like Chacha Eke and other key players in the industry.
Austin Faani has indeed made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of Nollywood as a producer, director and movie editor, a vacuum that would have rendered the industry redundant and ineffective.
Austin Faani has won a number of awards notably as:
• Best Creative Director at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Best producer at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Best editor at the City People Entertainment Awards.
His Personal Life
Austin got married to a popular Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke on September 19 2013, a relationship which started in 2009 during the shooting of Amaco’s movie, ‘When Kings Decide’.
The traditional wedding and the white wedding took place in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state in the hometown of Chacha and Asaba, Delta State respectively. As would expected, the ceremonies had in attendance top Nollywood celebrities and important figures across the country.
The union has so far received the blessing of three lovely children.
His Net Worth
Austin Faani is currently rated one of the richest and most influential movie directors in Nigeria with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.