Born December 12, 1977 (age 44) Iluoma Uzuakoli, Bende, Abia State, Nigeria.
Other names Aki
Years of activity 2000-present
Spouse(s) Nneoma Ikedieze (d. 2011)
Chinedu Ikedieze, MFR (born on December 12, 1977) is a Nigerian actor, entrepreneur, and serial investor. He is nicely remembered for starring opposite Osita Iheme in most films, following his discovery as a duet in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa. He has appeared in over 150 films over a 20-year career. He played the role of a child in most of his films early in his career due to his stature and physical appearance. He is famous as Aki for his feat in the film Aki na Ukwa. In 2011, he wedded fashion designer Nneoma Nwaijah and the couple had their first child in 2012.
Chinedu continued his primary and secondary education in Aba, Abia state. After graduating from high school, he earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Theater Arts and a Diploma in Mass Communication from the Enugu Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).
After completing his studies at IMT, he wanted to become a lawyer, but continued his film career in 1998 and initially played small roles. He played a minor role in the 1998 film Evil Men. He enrolled at the prestigious New York Film Academy in 2004. He entered the Nollywood industry in 2000 and rose to prominence in 2002 in the film Aki na Ukwa, where he played the revolutionary role of Aki alongside another small actor Osita Iheme.
The duo has been popularly called “Aki Paw Paw” since the film’s release and they have appeared together in several films in lead roles. Chinedu and Osita maintained chemistry on and off-screen that is widely praised by Nollywood fraternity awards.
earned a lifetime achievement award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He was also honored with the Order of the Federal Republic, awarded by then-Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for his contributions to Nollywood and the country’s economic growth. In 2018 he was honored in Miami, Florida, the United States of America as Distinguished Visitor to the City of Miami, Florida.
He is an entrepreneur and has spent a lot of time in the sector, it is estimated that he has a net worth of around 1.3 billion yen, making him one of the richest players in Nigeria