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Nkem Owoh

Date of Birth | February 7, 1958 (63 years)


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Nkem Owoh (born February 7, 1958) is a Nigerian Actor known for ''Ukwa'' (2000), ''Spanner'' (2002), ''Osuofia in London'' (2003), ''Stronger than Pain'' (2007), ''Military Zone'' (2012), and ''Ghana Must Go'' (2016). Owoh made is acting debut in the TV series, ''Things Fall Apart'', a screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s novel of the same name. In 2008, Owoh won the award for Best Actor in A Leading Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards; and in 2017, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Owoh, popularly known as Osuofia was born in Udi, Enugu State, Nigeria. He went to schools in Nsukka, Enugu State and Ilorin, Kwara State. Owoh holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Ilorin.

Considered as one of Africa’s best comedic Actor, Owoh rose to prominence in the comedy film, ''Ukwa'', and has starred in over 80 Nigerian films. His film credits include: ''Conspiracy'', ''Sawam'', ''One Dollar'', ''Spanner'', ''Spanner Goes to Jail'', ''Military Zone'', ''Big Man…Big Trouble'', ''Fake Doctor'', ''Long John'', ''Police Officer'', ''Anunebe'', ''Onye-Eze'', ''Osuofia in London'', ''Osuofia in Brazil'', ''Osuofia in South Africa'', ''American Visa'', ''Mr. Trouble'', ''Lion Finger'', ''Police Recruit'', ''My Driver'', ''My Own Share'', ''A Fool at 40'', ''The Master'', ''The Barrister'', ''The Captain'', ''Foreign Base'', ''Bus Driver'', ''The Prince'', ''Indemnity'', ''Made in Cambridge'', ''De Prof'', ''Johnbull and Rosekate'', ''Persecution'', ''Agaba'', ''Money Lender'', ''Slow Poison'', ''His Holiness'', ''Wonderful Man'', ''Stingy Man'', ''Good Citizen'', ''Stronger than Pain'', ''Ekwueme and His Investment'', and ''Ghana Must Go''.

In 2009, Owoh was kidnapped along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway. He was released on a discounted ransom of 1.4 million naira after an initial request of 15 million naira by his abductors.

Owoh is married to Ngozi Nkem Owoh. He has two daughters.