In this article I’ll be talking about Chinwetalu Agu’s wife and children, so if you’ve been wanting to know about Chinwetalu Agu’s family, then this post is for you.
Chinwetalu Agu’s wife and children – Meet the wife and five children of popular actor
Talking about Chinwetalu Agu, what comes into your mind? I’m sure you just thought about a funny and wicked man that always have a slang to say in his movies. Yes you are correct, but Chinwetalu Agu is not as wicked as he seems in movies.
Infact in reality he’s a very humble and generous man.
Before we dive into getting to know about Chinwetalu Agu’s children, let’s take a minute to know about this Nollywood superstar first.
About Chinwetalu Agu
Veteran Nollywood actor,
Chinwetalu Agu is an award winning actor, comedian and movie producer. He won the Nollywood award for ‘best actor in indigenous movie (non-English speaking language) in 2012. He is popular for his usage of Igbo language slangs and phrases in each of his movies, and this act has given him a sort of uniqueness among his peers.
Chinwetalu Agu has lots of fans both in Nigeria and abroad, he’s one of the most popular and eldest Nollywood actors in Nigeria. He is among one of the outstanding comedians who have contributed to the development of Nollywood comic genres by Prof. Femi Shaka of the University of Port Harcourt.
Before the inception of Nollywood, Agu has been acting in soap operas. About 31 years ago, before Nollywood came into existence, television soap opera was the order of the day and Agu featured in Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 8 Enugu’s Ikoro, produced by Joe Onyekwelu. Agu also played roles in other soap operas, including “Baby Come Now” and “Ripples” of ETV Channel 50 now ESBS.
One of the most amazing things about Agu is how he combines his well disciplined life with the wicked or devilish roles he plays in movies.
He has casted in over 150 movies and still counting.
Agu was born on the 5th of March 1956 in Enugu town in Enugu State, Nigeria. He hails from Amokwe in Udi local government Area of Enugu State.
Now that we’ve learnt more about Chinwetalu Agu, let’s get to know about his wife and Children.
The veteran actor is a husband and a proud father of five (5) children, three (3) sons and two (2) daughters.
Chinwetalu Agu’s Wife
Chinwetalu Agu is happily married to a beautiful woman, Nkechi Agu.
The veteran actor once said that he faced a lot of challenges but he is grateful to God for giving him the woman of his dreams.
How he met his wife
In an interview with Vanguard, Chinwetalu once shared his experience on how he met and married his wife, Nkechi.
“I met my wife, Nkechi in Lagos. She hails from Mbaise, Imo State.
My kinsman; Jeffrey Agu, a former police officer, then saw my wife in one of the Pentecostal churches in Olodi, Apapa, where he had gone to worship.
When he returned home, because he was living with me at that time, he told me that he had seen a wife for me. This was after I had rejected many women.
I remember how each time I went to a man of God with names of women to ascertain if anyone of them would be my wife, the answer had not always been favourable. But when I met my wife, I immediately fell in love with her.
I brought her to my house in Idumota and, within one month, I got her pregnant.
She was afraid that I would behave like some of the young men who would deny whenever they impregnate women. But the reverse was the case. When she told me that she was pregnant for me, I cuddled her, kissed her and put her on my laps.
I said to her, ‘So from you I would become a father. I would celebrate you.’ That was it. Today, God has blessed us with five children, three boys and two girls. My children too are very brilliant kids. So, I’m grateful to God.
There was nothing like courtship because I married late. I had no time for courtship.
I married late because I was busy taking my sick father around, looking for cure to his eye problem.
I had travelled home to find my father blind. It took me one year to use orthodoxy means to find solution to his ailment.
For six months, I booked him for prayer all to no avail. At a point, my age mates at home and abroad were advising me each time they returned home to leave my father to his fate.
They urged me to go out there and look for my own future. They said “my father has lived his own life and I should go out there and live mine”.
I was the only child out of his eight children that was taking care of him.
There was a woman my father wanted me to marry.
She was the Chief Protocol Officer at the old Anambra State. But because she was older than me, I told my father that there was no way I would marry a woman who was older and richer than me.
It would mean enslaving myself forever. But my father insisted, believing that she would be of great help to me.
Reluctantly, I visited the woman one day. And while I was in her house, there was power interruption, and she asked a young man who was taller than me to go and change the power source to generator.
The young man happened to be a son she had out of wedlock. However, after I made my intention known to her, she promised to think about. While leaving her house, I made up my mind that I would never to go there again.
Today, God has compensated me and I am a father of five children.
My wife enjoys watching my comedy roles in movies more than anybody else across the world. She would laugh uncontrollably as if she has won a raffle draw. And she has vowed that in her next world, she will marry me.”
Chinwetalu Agu’s children
Like I earlier said, Chinwetalu Agu is a father of five (5) children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. You must be wondering if they are actors just like their father, maybe or maybe not. Let’s learn about them.
To be sincere with you, there is no article online that has information about Chinwetalu Agu’s children neither their pictures or names. All we all know is that he is a father of five (5) children. The Nollywood actor has purposely kept his children from the public.
Chinwetalu is just being overprotective of his family and doesn’t want to spread much information about his children. You’re surprised right?
Why would a famous man like Chinwetalu Agu hide his children from the media? Well I’m sure that for whatever reason he’s keeping his children from the spotlight, he’s wise enough. He must have good reasons.
Though he can’t hide them forever, we’ll definitely get to know them sooner or later.
Talking about celebrities keeping their kids away from the media, popular Nigerian award winning actress, Stella Damascus, has introduced her two daughters officially to the world.
She’s not hiding them anymore, she now feels they are old enough to be celebrities.
4 popular Nigerian celebrities you didn’t know were drug addicts
In this article I will be talking about 4 popular Nigerian celebrities yo probably didn’t know were drug addicts.
Drug addiction is one of the diseases that has eaten up the Nigerian entertainment industry, and it is one that is not easy to break free from.
Many Nigerian celebrities who were addicted to the substance started using it so as to boost their confidence, while some were were also pressured by their peers.
Breaking out of the addiction has never been an easy task, but those determined to make it out usually do and live a better life.
After a thorough study and research, here is a list of 4 Nigerian celebrities you probably didn’t know were drug addicts.
1. Tonto Dikeh:
Celebrated Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, in an interview with BBC Pidgin, made the revelation that she once battled with hard drugs. According to Tonto Dikeh, her addiction brought about some setbacks in her life.
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Tonto Dikeh also said that she wants to take “Say No To Drugs” to the streets, and use her foundation to help in the rehabilitation of drug addicts because it is something that has set her back a lot in life.
2. Hanks Anuku:
During his active days in the Nollywood industry, celebrated actor, Hanks Anuku used to be one of the most sought-after Nigerian actors.
According to reports, Hanks couldn’t even work effectively because he was into drugs and it really affected him.
Years later, Hanks Anuku revealed that he has received God’s healing while hooking up to a program of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) which is pastored by Prophet T.B. Joshua. Hanks talked about how he wasn’t mentally stable for about seven years, as he announced that he has stopped drinking and smoking.
3. Toyin Abraham:
Another Nigerian celebrity who was a drug addict is Toyin Abraham. Despite her success in the Nigerian movie industry, Toyin Abraham once told her story of how she overcame cocaine addiction during the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa which was held in Lagos.
According to Toyin, she smoked a lot and didn’t even know she was looking horrible until she decided that she deserved a better life and changed for good.
4. Majek Fashek:
Late Nigerian singer, Majek Fashek was one of the most famous musicians in Nigeria in the early 90s. His music was apreciated worldwide and he was indeed really talented.
News of Fashek’s bankruptcy broke out in 2015 and at the same period of time, it was reported that he was admitted into a drug rehab centre in Abuja.
During this period, a picture of the popular musician made rounds in the media and one could easily tell looking at the picture that he needs immediate help. He however recovered and went back to music.
Eric Akhigbe biography – All you need to know about BBNaija Eric
In this article, I will be talking about Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem housemate, Eric Akhigbe, popularly known as Eric. I’ll be talking about Eric, his net worth, and other interesting things about him.
Who is Eric Akhigbe?
Eric Akhigbe, better known as Eric, is a Nigerian body builder and fitness trainer. Eric became famous participating in the 5th season of the Big Brother Naija reality show, which is tagged Big Brother Naija Lockdown since it was hosted during the COVID-19 lockdown.
About BBNaija Eric:
BBNaija housemate, Eric Akhigbe, best known as Eric was born in 1996, in Edo State, southern Nigeria. Eric was born into a family of six and happens to be one of the eldest of the family. He had his primary and secondary education in his hometown before he moved to Lagos State to complete his tertiary studies.
Right from the onset, Eric has always engaged in various sporting and athletic activities where he has as well chosen a career in bodybuilding.
Before the BBNaija housemate started bodybuilding, he was a basketball player. It was also rumoured that Eric dropped out from the Covenant University in his third year, so as to pursue a career in basketball playing.
As at the time of this article, Eric is a final year student of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State. However, the course he studies is yet to be revealed but there are chances it is related to sport and athletics, since the lad is a lover of sports and an athlete.
Eric Akhigbe was really driven by his passion for the basketball sport, unfortunately, he had a serious knee injury in an accident. This incident was what made Eric to quit basketball and pick up a career in bodybuilding. It was also after this incident that he decided to go back to school and complete his education.
Over the years, Eric has been able to pull up a lot of heights and muscles from his bodybuilding career. According to him, body building is one of his ultimate ways of staying healthy.
While in the University of Lagos, Eric started his career as a fitness coach and has been able to help over 100 people in building their dream bodies, which according is one of his greatest achievements.
Eric BBNaija Net Worth:
As at the time of this article, Eric’s net worth is estimated to be around $40,000 which he made from his career as a fitness coach and body builder.
This brings us to the end of this article on all you need to know about BBNaija Eric Akhigbe.
Seven Nollywood actors who died on set
Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood has lost some of it’s practitioners for the past few years and today I’ll be sharing with you a list of seven Nollywood actors that died while filming on several movie location sets in Nigeria.
These seven Nollywood actors have graced our screen with their wonderful talents before they were called to glory.
1. Okwy Chukwujekwu:
In September 2018, Nollywood lost one of it’s fastest rising star actor and comedian, Okwy Chukwujekwu also known as Main Bossman.
Okwy Chukwujekwu died after having an asthma attack while filming on a movie location, and was buried a few weeks after his sudden death.
Main Bossman was regarded as one of the most talented comic actors in Nollywood, his physical appearance and behavior in movies always make viewers laugh.
Okwy features in comedy movies mostly and knows how to interpret his roles pretty well.
2. Alkali Matt:
Celebrated Nollywood actor, Alkali Matt, who is also known as Dareng, died while filming on set on the 24th of March 2020.
Dimbo Atiya who broke the news of his death on Facebook, said that Matt passed on around 7pm while he was filming on a set for an epic movie in a village near Keffi.
It was also alleged by controversial Nigerian journalist, Dr Kemi Olunloyo, that the actor died because he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award.
3. Ezeora Nelson Oluchukwu:
Nollywood star actor, Ezeora Nelson Oluchukwu who is popularly referred to as Nelson Gold, died on a set filming a movie.
Nelson was not only a talented actor, but also a screen writer and a good story teller. His style and concept of interpreting movie roles is what drew a lot of fans to him.
It was reported that the actor slipped into a coma and died at the age of 26, while on a movie set. Nelson has featured in several blockbuster movies in Nollywood and he is known for playing the role of a royal prince.
4. Clem Onyeka:
The death of popular Nollywood actor, Clem Onyeka is what touched many Nigerians as he was an actor loved by all.
Clem was on his way to stardom when he passed away. Though he didn’t die on set, he was on his way to a movie set when he was shot by a stray bullet on the 14th of October 2014 in a crossfire clash between the Nigerian police force and some armed robbers in Asaba, Delta State.
It was gathered that all banks operating in Asaba closed down operation during the cross-fire between security operatives and armed robbers who attempted to hijack a bullion van containing billions of naira.
Clem Onyeka who was just 37 years old at that time was shot by a stray bullet along Summit Express, Asaba, Delta State, while police and armed robbers engaged in a gun battle.
5. Harley Akpo:
Another Nollywood actor who died on a movie set is Harley Akpo. Harley was not just an actor, he was also a movie director and a prolific script writer.
The popular actor died in a swimming pool in Asaba, Delta State, while filming in a movie location.
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Harley’s death was reported by sun newspaper in 2019 and the report stated that he was in a movie location in Asaba, shooting a movie with other crew members when he fell into a swimming pool and drowned since he didn’t know how to swim.
6. J.T Tom West:
J.T Tom West is a popular Nollywood actor who died mysteriously in a car accident on the 28th of September 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria while filming an action thriller movie.
Tom West during his days in Nollywood was described as one of the most rugged actors in Nollywood, due to his role in action thriller movies.
He was buried and honored by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) as an Icon and a legend in the Nigerian movie industry. West died on his way back home from a movie location in a ghastly car accident, and his death was one that touched many Nigerians.
7. Dede One Day:
Celebrated Nollywood actor, Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam aka Dede One Day, is one of Nigeria’s best, most decorated and talent comic actor. Dede One Day is also a master of ceremony.
Dede One Day is originally from Umuagwuru Mbieri, a small village in Imo State. He died on the 14th of December 2015, after he slumped while performing at an event in Aba. Abia State.
It was reported that Dede One Day tragic death was caused by complications of hypertension and high blood pressure.
Erigga biography – All you need to know about him
In this article I’ll be talking about everything you need to know about one of Nigeria’s best rapper, Erigga.
Erhiga Agarivbie popularly known as Erigga, is an award winning Nigerian rapper, who has carved out a niche for himself in the Nigerian music industry. Erigga is a fluent rapper and he is known for telling stories and passing messages with his Pidgin English rap songs.
Infact, there’s no one that will listen to Erigga’s song that won’t enjoy it at some point. Despite the interesting messages he passes through his songs and the story he tells, the Warri born rapper has a way of blending funny parables into his songs.
Erigga is an artist loved by all and over the years he has kept on getting better and better. Warri is indeed proud to have someone like him.
Early Life and Education:
Erhiga Agarivbie was born on the 30th of March, 1987, in Warri City, Delta State, Nigeria. He is the first child in a family of five children. Erigga grew up living with his mother in Warri City.
He grew up with his sister in a single parent family that was headed by his mother. The rapper is well-educated as he had completed primary and secondary school.
Growing up as a child, Erigga never dreamt of becoming a rapper. Rather, he wanted to become a professional basketball player. Erigga started playing basketball at a very young age, while he was still a secondary school student. He once played in the Milo Basketball Championship and was a player on the Delta State Basketball Team amongst others. Erigga was a very good basketball player then that nobody imagined he would leave his profession as a basketball player for music.
Nevertheless, Erigga started doing music after his secondary school education. According to him, he was inspired by rappers such as Eminem, 50 cent, Jarule, Rakim, Nas, Canibus and others.
Erigga ventured into doing music professionally in 2010, after doing some time in jail. The Warri rapper admitted to selling drugs and committing some other notorious crimes which landed him to jail. It was when he left jail he decided to leave crime completely, and exchange the drugs for the microphone.
Erigga, also known as Paper Boi and New Money, dropped his first singles ‘Jungle Party’ in 2002, long before he totally ventured into doing music professionally. In his first singles, Jungle Party, he rapped in English, but then realized that he can relate better with people when he raps in Pidgin English.
Growing up in the city of Warri has a huge influence in his music too. From rapping in Pidgin English, down to the message he passes through his music. If you are a fan of Erigga, you would have noticed that there’s no song you’ll hear Erigga’s voice that you won’t hear him make reference to Warri.
Despite the fact that Erigga started doing music professionally in 2010, music has been a part of him from the onset. He was involved in local rap battles in Warri, Benin and Port Harcourt and have won severally.
An interview with Recheal Ugochi Opara, aka Richygold
Recheal ugochi opara also known as Richygold is a talented gospel singer and songwriter, that has blessed souls with her spirit filled songs over the years.
In an exclusive interview with Nigeria’s number one entertainment news blog, Claridan TV, Miss Gold talked about her journey in the music industry, and how she has been able to soar through to the level she is now.
See interview below:
An interview with Recheal Ugochi Opara a.k.a Richygold
Q1. When were you born?
Ans: I was born on the 23rd of September, 1991
Q2. Where are you from?
Ans: Am from Ikeduru Local Government Area, Imo State.
Q3. How long have you been doing music?
Ans: Since I was little but not professionally. Professionally, I have been doing music, for about 5years now.
Q4. What kind of music do you do?
Ans: Am a gospel minister, I love western kind of worship songs.
Q5. How did you find yourself doing music?
Ans: My dad is a music lover, back then while growing up, I remember following my dad to rehearsals, before later joined the teenage choir in the East, and I started taking the lead vocal at that time.
Q6. As a gospel artiste, what are some of the challenges you face?
Ans: The first challenge is that people sometimes see you as if you don’t really know what u are doing. Maybe because you are upcoming, your songs are just few, or because you haven’t ministered in some big events or church before.
See, it’s really hard to get someone to sponsor your production or band. I think they feel a lot of people are there already doing gospel songs.
Thanks, you see people criticizing your songs like you need to add this and that, your voice is too low and all that. Trying to get people to love your work is really hard, unlike secular artists.
Q7. How do you manage these challenges?
Ans: The same way I manage my business challenges, I believe God is in charge of all things, so when ever I see any challenge I put God first, and I overcome it without adding much stress.
Q8. What is your stage name?
Q9. Why this name?
Ans: It’s a cut-out from my name, Recheal Ugo. My friends normally call me Richy Richy, so when I needed a stage name, my boss said to me “Richy you can just add gold to ur name”, I did and it worked.
Q10. What is your greatest achievement so far as a musician?
Ans: I used to be a shy person, but being on stage and ministering in church has given me that boldness. Secondly music has given me the opportunity to meet with some persons I think I can never meet one on one, on a normal grand.
Q11. What are your aspirations?
Ans: I aspire to reach out to the world through the gift God gave to me, I also aspire to win more souls to Christ, to put smile on the faces of people through my songs.
Q12. What are your inspirations?
Ans: I get inspired mostly whenever I read the word of God, when I see some event happening around me, when I listen to music I get inspired too.
Q13. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Ans: I wish to see myself at the top, and I believe It must surely come to pass. With God on my side I will be at the top.
Q14. Tell us about your recent project?
Ans: I had a dream and it came to reality, trust me I sang this very song in my dream, and I captured it and put it down on my record, I believe its actually a message from God, that’s why I tried my best to make it a reality.
Q15. What is the name of the song?
Ans: The Wind
Q16. If you were giving N10million today, what would you do?
Ans: Trust me I will push my dreams and affect the life of the needy.
Q17. What advise do you have for other musicians in your niche?
Ans: My advice is this, keep pushing, never let depression come in, people will always talk, just believe in your self and your dreams will come through.
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