Nkem Owoh

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Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh at the African Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, 2008
BornNkem Owoh
Enugu Nigeria
OccupationActor
 
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Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh at the African Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, 2008
BornNkem Owoh
Enugu Nigeria
OccupationActor

Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian. In 2008 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.[1]

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Early life

Owoh was born in Enugu, Nigeria. After his primary and secondary school he headed to the University of Ilorin and studied engineering. Already during his university studies, Owoh began acting in various television and film productions.[2]

Career

Owoh starred in the 2003 film Osuofia in London. He is also known for performing the song "I Go Chop Your Dollar" about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer.[3] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song.[4] In 2007 Owoh was arrested in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bijlmermeer neighborhood in the Amsterdam Zuidoost borough) as the result of a 7-month investigation by the Dutch police dubbed "Operation Apollo".[3] Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations. Owoh was later released.[4][5] In November 2009 Owoh was kidnapped in eastern Nigeria. His kidnappers demanded a 15 million naira ransom. Owoh was released after his family members allegedly paid a ransom fee of 1.4 million naira.[6][7]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
1987Things fall apartwith Pete Edochie
1995Ukwawith Patience Ozokwor
1999Big Man...Big Trouble
Conspiracywith Onyeka Onwenu
2001Onye-EzeOnye-Eze
2002Fake DoctorDr. Zebedi
Ifeonye metalu
Long John
Police Officer
Spannerwith Chinedu Ikedieze
2003Anunuebe
King of the Forest
Lion Finger
Mr. Troublewith Patience Ozokwor
Osuofia in London
Police Recruit
2004America Visa
My Driver
My Own Share
Osuofia in London 2
Spanner Goes to Jailwith Chinedu Ikedieze
2005Akanchawa
Bus Driverwith Dakore Egbuson
The Prince
2006A Fool at 40Hygenius
Captain
Foreign Base
IndemnityEgbentu
Made in Cambridge
My Kingdom Come
The BarristerAthanasius
The Dreamer
2007Battle of IndemnityEgbentu
Covenant Keeping GodSamuel
De prof
Johnbull & RosekateJohnbull
Persecution
Stronger Than PainUlonnawith Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Owoh's performance in this film earned him the Best Actor in a Leading Role award
at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008
2008His Holiness
His Last Action
Wonderful Man

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