Chinedu Ikedieze, MFR is a Nigerian actor, entrepreneur, and successive investor. He is best recognized for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most of the movies after their success as a tandem in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa. He has starred in over 150 films in a career spanning over 20 years. He has performed in the role of a kid in most of his films during his early career due to his stature and physical character.
He is known as Aki for his achievement in the film Aki na Ukwa. In 2011, he married fashion designer Nneoma Nwaijah and the couple had their first child in 2012. He features in over 100 movies for the past 20 years of his career. He is worth over $4 million.
Aki’s Early Life
Chinedu spurred his primary and secondary education in Aba, Abia State. After completing his secondary education he pursued a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Theatre Arts and a degree in Mass communication from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (IMT).
After finalizing his studies at IMT, he originally wanted to become a lawyer but continued his career in film acting in 1998 and initially starred in small roles. He first acted in a minor role in the 1998 film Evil Men. He enrolled in the prestigious New York Film Academy in 2004.
He entered the Nollywood industry in 2000 and rose to prestige in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa where he took advantage of the breakthrough role of Aki alongside another little person actor Osita Iheme.
The team was popularly called “Aki Paw Paw” since the release of the film and they featured together in several films in the lead roles. Both Chinedu and Osita have been maintaining onscreen and offscreen chemistry which is widely praised by the Nollywood fraternity.
In 2007, Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He was also honored with the Order of the Federal Republic which was given by the then Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for his contributions to Nollywood and the economic growth of the country.
In 2018, he was honored in Miami, Florida in the United States of America as a distinguished visitor to the city of Miami, Florida. In appreciation, he said “From the bottom of my heart I say thank you to Miami-Dade, country office of the Mayor and the county commissioners for honoring me as a distinguished visitor to the city of Miami, Florida. You have just given me a key to more success in life. He, therefore, encouraged all to believe in themselves if the world believes in them.
House & Networth
It has been rumored that Chinedu Ikedieze and his wife are living in a mansion he owns in Omole Phase 1, Lagos State, the same estate of Emoney and Kcee. He also built another mansion in his home town Abia state.
Chinedu Ikedieze is one of the most successful actors in Nigeria. He is also considered one of the funniest actors in Nigeria, In 2007, Chinedu Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He was also honored with the Order of the Federal Republic. He is a businessman and has spent some time in the industry, he is estimated to have a net worth of about $4 million making him one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
Cars & wife
He is blessed with a fleet of cars in his garage, he has more expensive cars of different types and models.
He is married and blessed with children, his beautiful wife is a fashion designer a stylist, and a lover of her business. Moreso, Aki is an investor, a well-famous businessman.