Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi is his real name, but widely and professionally known as Swanky JKA. He is a popularly known talented Nollywood actor and model.
He was born on October 17, 1991 in Enugu, but hails from Anambra state. His educational background is however not known.
Swanky began his career as a model. He later ventured into acting, playing supporting roles in Nollywood movies like Poka Messiah, Black Rose, Pretty Little Thing, Ofu Obi and A Lonely Lane.
He made his breakthrough in 2019 when he played the role of Nnamdi Okeke in the movie Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, which earned him Best Actor nomination and a Trailblazer Award respectively at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2020.
Swanky has so far featured in several Nollywood movies, including:
• The Spirits
• Pretty Little Thing
• Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards
• Living in Bondage among numerous others.
Swanky has also starred in good number of TV’s Campus drama series like Crazy, Lovely, Cool and others.
He has a fine look, very creative and talented Nollywood star, known for good delivery of roles in movies.
Swanky JKA has worked with top key players in the industry like Ernest Obi, Emelonye Obi, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and others.
Awards and Nominations
Swanky has in the course of his acting career been nominated for a good number of awards, notably as:
• 2018 Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo) at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
• 2020 Trailblazer Awards at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• 2018 Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo) at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
• 2018 Nominee for Best Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and others.
Swanky is not yet married, but he is believed to be looking strongly towards that direction soon.
Swanky JKA has made a big name in the Nigerian movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $350,000 dollars.