Osita Iheme Biography – Wife, Movies, Family, Height, Age, Wedding, IMBD, Date of birth
Osita Iheme full name is Osita George Iheme and was born on August 24, 1982. And his birth sign is VIRGO… Osita Iheme was born to Augustine and Herbert Iheme and has four siblings. He is a Nigeria Nollywood Actor, Motivational writer and a comedian is popularly known as “PawPaw” in the movie titled ”Aki na Ukwa” played alongside Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki. Osita Iheme was born in Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. He was born into the family of five children. He completed his Primary and Secondary school in Abia State and later Enrolled in ESUT (Enugu State University of Science and Technology) where he studied Mass Communication.
In the year 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from African Movie Academy Awards. He won the Best Actor in a comedy of a movie titled “The Hero” at 2014 AMVCAs (African Magic Viewers Choice Awards). Osita Iheme is recognized as one among the famous actors in Nigeria Nollywood Industry.
Osita Iheme physique and look gave him the advantage to be unique and different from all the other actors in Nollywood. In 2003 Osita Iheme came to limelight as he played alongside Chinedu Ikedieze in a movie titled “Aki na Ukwa” which he played as “PawPaw” in the movie he played as a mischievous child and most of his movies he normally plays as a child.
“Aki na Ukwa” is a 2002 Nigerian family comedy film directed by Amayo Uzo Philips and starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. The film launched the acting careers of the two actors but at a later stage, he started playing the role of a mature man which equally thrilled his fans and enlarged his fan base.
In 2014 Osita Iheme released a book titled “Inspired 101”, the book was designed to help the young ones and the youth, in particular, to help them carry on with what they are doing despite the challenges of life they constantly face in life. Osita Iheme has no children And he is not yet married, he is still single. And the young man was honored as a member of the order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
He is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans. The actor’s works include Double Mama, Mirror Boy, Markus D Millionaire, Stubborn Flies, Boys from Holland, Brain Box, Criminal Law, Jadon, Last Challenge, Remote Control, Royal Messengers, Winning Your Love, Young Masters, etc.
Osita Iheme quoted “I just found myself like this and I can’t question God but I keep working hard to become somebody in life”. He is the founder of this great movement called “Inspired Movement Africa” which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans.
Osita Iheme owns a mansion in Owerri and also owns a million naira hotel in Owerri called “the Resident” Address: 55 Osita Iheme Crescent, Off Port Harcourt Road, Area R.New Owerri, Owerri
Some fans do ask questions about this young talented young man called Osita Iheme below is the questions asked by his lovely fans…
Osita Iheme wife? The iconic is not married, he is single.
Osita Iheme death? He is not dead unless in the movies.
OsitaI Iheme movies? scroll below and glance through his filmography.
Osita Iheme family? He was born in the family of Augustine and Herbert Iheme
Osita Iheme height? probably he should be around 3ft 8”. it is guesswork…
Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze? The duo is friends and acts together in many movies, they look like twins either.
Osita Iheme age? He is 36 years now in 2018.
Osita Iheme wedding? He is still single and not married or had any wedding maybe in movies.
Games men play
Computer Games is our Game
The Self-Destruction of Little Mark
Markus D Millionaire
Boys from Holland
Winning Your Love
Colors of Emotion
Final World Cup
I Think Twice
Daddy Must Obey
Aki na ukwa
I’m in Love
Back from America 2
Charge & Bail
Johnny Just Come
Okwu na uka
Tom and Jerry
Popular actor, Osita Iheme, aka Pawpaw, speaks with TOFARATI IGE about his career, relationship with Chinedu Ikedieze and other related issues
What are some of the memories you have of your childhood?
Growing up was a bit rough for me. I used to dread the rainy season because our house used to be flooded with water. My parents would have gone to the market and I would be the only one at home. I used to think it was because we were poor, but whenever I see what the big men in Lekki go through, I realize that it was because of the area we lived in.
How did you get into the movie industry?
I used to live in Aba, Abia State, and my friend took me to a place where movie auditions were held. One day, I was chosen to feature in a movie and the rest is history. However, I have always loved to act. In those days, I used to feature in church dramas.
You recently opened a hotel. Why did you decide to go into that line of business?
It is an investment. I was motivated by the need to render services to humanity and create employment. We all know that the rate of unemployment in the country is high; so, I decided to look for a way to contribute my quota since I have the privilege to do that. Owerri is a tourism destination in the South-East. The hotel is another way to contribute to the growth of my state.
Is it true that the project cost you hundreds of millions?
It indeed cost a lot of money but I cannot give you a specific figure. Building a hotel is not an easy task.
You also established a record label, Young Boss Records. Is it still running?
Yes, it is still operational but things have been moving slowly because of the hotel project which I had to focus my attention on. It was one of the challenges I faced because I had to pay less attention to the record label while building the hotel. Now that I have finished building the hotel, I will devote more time to the label. We already have two artists signed to the label and they have released a song each.
Do you also have plans to sing?
Definitely! I’m looking into that. Entertainment is vast and it encompasses music as well as acting. I think I have the singing talent in me. I don’t think it’s a bad idea for me to show another side of me. I have even recorded some songs in the past though they have yet to be released.
Some actors who delved into music were severely criticised in the past. Aren’t you worried that could also happen to you?
They were criticised because people did not like their music, not because of their decisions to sing. If I sing and people enjoy it, they wouldn’t have any reason to criticise me. People also criticise the known artists; so, there’s nothing unusual about criticisms.
What kind of music would you be doing?
I will like to keep that to myself until I release my songs.
You also have a transport business. Do you have any experience as a transporter?
There was a time one of my staff had an accident. That was what drove me to establish a transport company that would run from the South-East to Lagos.
You once wrote a motivational book. How did that come about?
The book is titled, Inspired 101. I read a lot and one day, I was inspired and I decided to write my own book. I dedicated the book to secondary school students and I took it to the Universal Basic Education Board and they bought some copies for schools. Copies of the book are in the National Library and in different schools across the country. The book contains a compilation of my original quotes and others that I got from other books.
You have your hands in a lot of pies. How do you manage all these businesses effectively?
Maybe you should ask Dangote how he is able to manage his numerous companies. I have managers that handle each arm of the business; I only play a supervisory role. The business does not affect my acting career and my personal activities.
Do these businesses bring you more money than acting?
I wouldn’t say they bring more money but they support my acting career. Acting is not an everyday thing; there is no guarantee that you would get jobs all the time. One cannot depend only on acting because there is no security in it. Aside acting, it is important for one to also have another source of income. Acting is something that is done out of passion, not necessarily because you want to make money from it. I also carry out contracts and that fetch me a lot of money, much more than acting.
How have you been able to remain relevant in Nollywood?
It is primarily by the grace of God. Secondly, I always follow new trends and I always keep abreast of new developments in the industry. It is also about knowing what to do at the right time.
What were your ambitions as a child?
While growing up, I didn’t have anything particular in mind that I wanted to do. I just grew up and found myself acting. Like I said earlier, I started my acting career in the church and from there, I picked up the interest to become an international actor.
Do you still have a political ambition?
By the special grace of God, I still have a political ambition. I have always wanted to be a leader so as to provide good things for my people. There is something that keeps pushing me to do that and I cannot seem to shrug it off. I know that when the time is right, the dream would become a reality.
What are some of the most memorable times of your career?
The days when I was at the peak of my career was a very memorable time for me. There were times that I couldn’t rest for five months at a stretch because I was busy shooting films everywhere. I used to sleep in hotels for months. There were times that we would finish shooting movies by 1am, only to begin shooting another one by 5am. Whenever I remember those days, I am amazed. I enjoyed it but it was fun and tough at the same time. As a young person, just coming into the industry at the time, the money was flowing in and it was really a nice period.
What are some of those personal qualities that helped you to get to this point?
Firstly, I respect my senior colleagues and I have good working relationship with my directors and producers. Even when there is no movie to shoot, I still communicate with them. While on set, I also respect my senior colleagues and I learn from them as well. It pays to be humble and have good relationship with people. I also watch my movies so that I can correct mistakes that I might have made.
If you were not an actor, what would you have become?
I think I would have become a footballer. Everybody in my family plays football and I used to play a lot. I knew that I could not really continue with football because of my nature. I could perform better as an actor; that is why I stuck with acting.
Do some of your fans treat you like a child because of the roles you play in movies?
They don’t relate with me like a child because they know that I an adult. I may act like a child in movies, but out there in the world, I am Osita. Sometimes though, fans can misbehave out of excitement and do certain things that would not go down well with you. For example, when I travelled to Benin Republic, a fan removed my cap and hit it on my head. It was embarrassing but I knew it was done out of excitement.
Is it true that you are no longer friends with Chinedu Ikedieze?
We have a perfect relationship. Meeting each other was a divine connection; it was God who brought us together. Don’t listen to whatever rumours that say we are not on good terms. What do you think can cause problems between two good friends?
Women, money or a host of other things.
Truly, those things can cause problems between friends but that is not our case. Whenever money comes, we share it together. We may have misunderstandings, like every other person, but we always reconcile and move on because we understand each other.
When are you going to get married and how do you handle female fans who may want to get intimate with you?
(Laughs). Don’t worry. When that happens, you would be the first to know. As for female fans, I let them know that I appreciate them as fans and would rather love to have them as friends.
What kind of woman do you like?
I like a woman who is God-fearing and intelligent. I am not really particular about physical qualities.
Do you sometimes wish you were taller?
Not everybody in the world is tall. Some are short, and others are of average height. We cannot all look the same. I happen to fall among the short people and I have no regrets about that.
Has your height ever affected your relationship with women?
No, it has never.
How do you relax?
I play football a lot. I also read books, especially the Holy Bible. I watch TV and I also engage in exercises.
How do you like to dress?
I love to look good. You know I am an Aba boy.