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The Authority Icon: EJIKE ASIEGBU

The Authority Icon:  EJIKE ASIEGBU

For his disciplined professionalism and being one of the best movie role interpreters in Nollywood, a dimension that helped him hugely in the develop­ment of the industry; for being one of Nollywood’s early starters who provided the competitive, inspi­rational spark that lighted up moviedom in Nige­ria, Ejike Asiegbu is The AUTHORITY Icon.
He has paid his dues so far in the Nigerian entertain­ment industry, hugely impacting that unique sector both as actor and director. With a thriving career spanning over two decades, the University of Port-Harcourt, Theatre Arts graduate has traversed television and stage productions before berthing in Nollywood’s big screen. He Meet Ejike Asiegbu.
He was born in Makurdi, Benue State and hails from Umuahia North LGA of Abia State. He had his primary school education in Eastern Nigeria before the civil war. In his words: “I’m from a fam­ily of six; two boys and four girls; one of them is late. As the son of a civil servant, we kept moving round the federation on transfers. I’m a Theatre Arts graduate and I majored in directing and trained under the late Prof. Ola Rotimi. I also played football to the divi­sion level in Enugu before my dad stopped me. Also, most people did not know I featured in the televi­sion production of Things Fall Apart then.”
The veteran, hugely talented ac­tor was once National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). He was also one Personal Assis­tant to Chief Chukwuemeka Odu­megwu-Ojukwu, during the 1994 National Constitutional Confer­ence in Abuja. According to him, his motivation and drive come from God - “Yes, they come from God, I believe in Him so much.”
He has acted in Gossip Nation (2012),The Wrong Money (2008), Silent Whispers (2007), Be My Val, Last Kiss, Leap of Faith, Pow­er Must Change Hands (Director), Taking Chances, The Preacher, The Wolves (Director)(2006) and in about over thirty films.
He is married to his heart-throb lovely Ogechi, in a union blessed with three beautiful children - a daughter and twin boys.

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