Chinedu Ikedieze did his primary and secondary education in Aba, Abia state Nigeria. Immediately after completing his secondary education, he pursued a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Theatre art and later acquired a degree in Mass Communication from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT). After he finished his studies at IMT, he initially wanted to become a lawyer but pursued his career in film acting in 1998 and initially featured in small roles. He first acted in a minor role in the 1998 film called Evil Men, then he enrolled in the prestigious New York Film Academy in 2004.
He came into the Nigerian movie industry in 2000 and rose to fame in the 2002 film Aki na Ukwa where he played the breakthrough role of Aki alongside another dwarf actor Osita Iheme. The duo was popularly called “Aki and Paw Paw” since the release of the film and they featured together in several films in the lead roles. Both Chinedu and Osita have been maintaining an onscreen and offscreen relationship which is widely praised by the Nollywood community.
In 2007, Chinedu Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
He was also honoured with the order of the Federal Republic which was given by the former Nigerian President the person of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his immense contributions to the progress of Nollywood and to the economic growth of the country.
Chinedu Ikedieze got married to a gorgeous lady, a Nigerian fashion designer called Nneoma Nwaijah.
Their wedding was held on the 26th of November 2011 in Nneoma’s hometown, Isala Mbano, Imo State and they’ve had their first fruit since then.
Chinedu Ikedieze is one of the most successful actors in Nigeria. He is also considered one of the funniest actors in Nigeria in 2007. Chinedu Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He was also honoured with the Order of the Federal Republic.
Chinedu Ikedieze and his wife are reportedly living in a mansion he owns in Omole Phase 1, Lagos State. He also built another mansion in his home town Abia state.
Osita Iheme was born into a family of five. His father’s name is Mr. Herbert Iheme whilst his mother’s name is Mrs. Augustina Iheme. He is originally from Imo State but grew up in Abia State.
Osita Iheme attended his primary and secondary school education where he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After his primary and secondary school education, Osita Iheme proceeded to Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State.
After his studies at IMT, he initially wanted to become a lawyer, but pursued his career in film acting in 1998. He, later on, enrolled at Lagos State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Osita Iheme joined the Nigerian movie Industry also known as Nollywood professionally in 1998 where he played minor roles.
Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans.
In 2002, he rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of Pawpaw. Like his on-screen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, he has a small physique, making him different from other actors in the Nigerian movie industry.
In 2007, he was given the lifetime Achievement award by AMAA (African movie Academy Awards). In 2011, he was awarded the Nigerian National Honor of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Osita Iheme in the course of his acting career has acted alongside top Nollywood actors and actresses like Kenneth Okonkwo, Chinedu Ikedieze, John Okafor, Sam Loco Efe, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Pete Edochie, Zack Orji, Georgina Onuoha, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Calista Okoronkwo, Yul Edochie, Zubby Michael, amongst others.
He has acted in movies like Aki and Pawpaw, Christmas in Miami, Baby Police, Ada My Love, Markus D Millionaire, Mirror Boy, Criminal Law, Stubborn Flies, Games Men Play, etc.