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BIOGRAPHY Of Chiwetalu Agu

Chiwetalu Agu otherwise known as Okpantuecha full names are Christian Ogbonna Chiwetalu Agu.

He is a Nigerian actor, television personality and comedian who was born in Enugu State, Nigeria.

Agu was born on the 5th of March 1956 and is currently 67 years old. He is an iconic personality and legendary too.

Acting Career:
He commenced his acting career in 1981. According to him, there was no Nollywood at the time.

Chiwetalu Agu’s wife:
Chiwetalu Agu is a married man and he is married to Nkechi Agu. His wife is from Mbaise in Imo state.

How he met his wife
In an interview, Chiwetalu Agu narrated; “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. Above all, my wife is very hard-working.”

Chiwetalu Agu’s children:
Agu is married to Nkechi Agu and they are blessed with 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. The two boys are Christian Agu and Emeka Agu.

Chiwetalu Agu’s movies:
Okpantuecha has featured in many movies since 1986. The following are some of the movies that he has starred in:

  • Tabooo – 1986
  • Return of justice by fire – 2008
  • Price of the wicked – 2008
  • Evil twin
  • Royal messengers
  • Burning kingdom
  • The ghost and tout – 2018
  • The wedding party

Okpantuecha controversies:
Chiwetalu Agu first stirred a controversy when he commented that sexual harassment in Nollywood was no issue as it was a general phenomenon. So there should be no noise about it.

Chiwetalu Agu arrest by Nigerian Army and IPOB saga:
This was another controversy that was associated with Chiwetalu Agu as he was arrested by the soldiers on the 7th of October 2021.

The arrest happened at Iweka bridge in Onitsha and he spent a night in their custody until he was bailed by the president of the Actor Guild Of Nigeria. The arrest came after the soldiers saw him wearing the IPOB regalia which depics the Biafra flag.

Chiwetalu Agu quotes/slangs
Agu is famous for his catchphrases, clichés and sidespitting slangs.

They are:

  • Ekwensu eh romance mamiwater
  • Oteluba Otelose
  • Buru isi mu tinye n’ike nwanyi
  • Agwomu aju bunye ike nwanyi
  • Nkoli akolia n’elu kolia n’ala
  • Uwa kpuru ekpu kunuu n’acho ikpu ozo

Daddy, you’re such an amazing personality in the Nigerian movie industry. Your high level of professionalism is dynamic and magnanimous.

I’m celebratting you today as one of the greatest of all time in Nigeria film industry has a role model who has left his footprint on the soil that no one can erase. You’re an icon and a father to us.

Congratulations Sir for making our lists of Nigerian legends. I celebrate you.

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