The Authority Icon: CHINEDU IKEDIEZE
For lighting up Nollywood with his unique acting talent and demonstrating with his life story that dreams can indeed come true when backed with focus, discipline and persistence; for challenging upcoming actors to step up their game because success and fame hinge on hard work, Chinedu Ikedieze, MFR, is The AUTHORITY on SATURDAY Icon
Widely acclaimed actor Chinedu Ikedieze, MFR, popularly known as Aki, was born on December 12, 1977 in Bende in Abia State. His unique talent has distinguished and endeared him to many in the Nigerian movie industry. His size for one, makes him to stand out amongst other actors.
He has featured in many Nigerian Movies, 95% of which he did alongside with Osita Iheme another Nigerian actor sharing the same unique stature with him. This was between 2002 and 2007, appearing in more than 49 films with Iheme. Ikedieze got a breakthrough in the movie industry when he did the film “Aki na Ukwa”.
Before fame proper, early in his career, he appeared with actor Nkem Owoh in a film titled ‘Spanner’. His 2004 film Across the Niger also starred Kanayo O. Kanayo, Pete Edochie, and Ramsey Nouah.
However, in 2007, Chinedu Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He was also given a National award by the Nigerian Government when he was made a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in 2011.
In December 2011, he married the love of his life, Miss Nneoma Nwaijah; a Fashion Designer and in 2012, the couple were blessed with a daughter.