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Gideon Okeke

Date of Birth | July 23, 1983 (37 years)


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Gideon Okeke is a Nigerian film, TV, and stage actor. He came into public eye as an housemate in the first season of ''Big Brother'' Nigeria reality show, and rose to prominence as Philip Ade-Williams on MNET TV soap opera, Tinsel (2008-present)

Okeke was born on July 23, 1983, and was raised as an only child in Ajegunle, Lagos State. He holds a degree in Applied Biochemistry from the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State; and trained as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Institute, New York.

Okeke's transition from TV to film came as ''Obi'' in Andy Amadi Okoroafor's ''Relentless'' (2010). He is also know for his roles as "Kim Dakim'' in Steve Gukas's ''A Place in the Stars'' (2014), ''Tobena Okoronkwo'' in Seyi Babatope's ''When Love Happens'' (2014), ''Francis'' in Walter 'Waltbanger' Taylaur's ''Gbomo Gbomo Express'' (2015), ''Akin'' in Femi Odugbemi's ''Gidi Blues'' (2016), ''Dr Morris Ibeawuchi'' in Steve Gukas's ''93 Days'' (2016), and ''Emomotimi Jomoh'' in Seyi Siwoku's ''Crossroads'' (2018). He also appeared in Andrew Dosunmu's ''Mother of George'' (2013).

Okeke is known on stage for playing Afrobeat legend ''Fela Anikulapo Kuti'' in ''Fela...Arrest the Music'', a musical that celebrates the life and times of the late Nigerian music legend; ''Azeez'' in ''Saro: The Musical 2''. He also performed in Aboriginal Theater's ''Fractures'', an adaptation of Arthur Miller's play ''A View from the Bridge''.

In 2015, Okeke starred as Bernand in Ghanaian drama series, Poisoned Bait.

On April 22, 2018, Okeke married Chidera Uduezue, with whom he has a daughter (b.2015).