BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actor, Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje (OC Ukeje) is a year older today and the actor has come a long way since he won the Amstel Malta Box Office Season Two in 2006.
He has starred in several movies since the win and here is a list of our top 5:
- White Waters : OC played a nearly retarded child in the movie that also starred Joke Silva and Rita Dominic. It was a story of bravery and determination and OC’s portrayal of the character was impressive. His acting bagged him the 2008 AMVCA Best Upcoming Actor and the City People Best New Act Awards.
- Alan Poza: Although the movie was judged an average scoring by critics, OC Ukeje’s acting still managed to stand out. In the movie, he played Alan, a cocky playboy with an eye for his female boss and he did quite well. He won the Best Lead Actor in a Film Award in the 2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards and 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Lead Actor in an English Movie for his role in the movie.
- When Love Happens: OC definitely polished his bad boy act for this movie. His portrayal of Dare, a cocky, romantic skirt-chaser was highly commendable, a welcome step up from playboy Alan.
- Two Brides and a Baby: He played the scandalized Kole in this movie and delivered nearly hundred percent. It came as no surprise when he won the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor in a Drama for this.
- Dowry: Yes, this is a series not a movie but we still enjoyed Ukeje’s acting in this one. It was really good.
He has also starred in several other movies and series including Prey, Ayanda, The Department, Gidi Up, The Rubicon, Half of a Yellow sun, Before 30, Confusion Na Wa, Black November among others.
Happy birthday, OC!