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O.C.Ukeje biography.The actor's full name is Okechukwu Ukeje but is popularly known as O.C Ukeje for short, and was born in Lagos state [Nigeria] on July 15, 1981 (age 32). He's a Nigerian Nollywood actor, model and musician.In 2008, O.C Ukeje won the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Upcoming Actor, and in 2010, won the City People's Award for Best New Act. This 2013 year, OC Ukeje won an award for Best Lead Actor at the Nollywood Movie Awards.
O.C Ukeje is one of the new and emerging faces in Nollywood to watch out for in 2014 and the coming years. Some of his movies include Two Brides And A Baby, Black Gold, Confusion Na War,Half of a Yellow Sun, Black November, just to name a few. See a more detailed bio of OC Ukeje below.
O.C. Ukeje was born in Lagos state, Nigeria. The second child of a family of 3 children nursed his interests at the end of secondary school, concentrating mainly on singing before beginning a career in acting from his first year at the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a lead role in a stage play. His father, a caterer and his mum, a staff of the Nigerian Civil Service were ever supportive and he went on to pursue both music and acting, focusing on the acting, on stage plays specifically for the first 4years of his career, before winning the 2006 Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show for actors. He began a full career with a merger of stage and screen. His first screen appearance, as directed by Izu Ojukwu was in White Waters (2008) with the acclaimed Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.
He went on to win the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor (2008) and the City People's Award for Best New Act (2010).
He was a member of cast of the TV series that was presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival, Wetin Dey (2007) produced by the BBC World Service Trust and played lead and supporting lead roles in films like Comrade, Confusion Na Wa and The Awakening.
He featured in acclaimed Nigerian director, Jeta Amata's Black November (2012), along with Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica Fox, Fred Amata and a host of others.
He also featured in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) with Chinwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Anika Noni-Rose as lead cast as directed by Biyi Bandele, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and screens at the London International film festival.
His most recently premiered movies in Nigeria were Alan Poza (2013) and Confusion Na War (2013) and he was on the repertory team that showcased 3 stage plays for the Nigeria House at the London Cultural Olympiad (2012).
In 2012, he played the second lead in the screen adaptation of Bola Agbaje's award winning play, Gone Too Far, sponsored by the British Film Institute and premieres at the 2013 London International Film Festival.
In his spare time he writes material for his music, works on radio jingles and collaborates with other musical artistes and producers.
He received the 2013 Best Actor in a Drama Award at the inaugural Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards ceremony; the 2013 Best Actor in a Lead Role Award at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and was nominated in the Best Actor category at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
He has been nominated in the Best Lead Actor category for the 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA); Best Lead Actor and Rising Star categories for the 2013 Nigerian Movie Awards (NMA); Best Lead Actor category for the Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON) as well as the 2013 Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment Category.
O.C.Ukeje married. O C is married toIbukun Togonu Bickerseth.The couple got marriedOn Saturday November 8, 2014.
According to the actor, he can't remember the exact day they met, but he has known her for 14 years.
"We met in 2001, at the University of Lagos." OC said. "Till date, both of us have tried to remember the one day that we met, and we cannot narrow it down," the actor added.