CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: Today July 5th marks the bornday of popular Nollywood actor, hip pop rapper, song writer and a record artistCharles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac. Happy birthday to him!🎂🍰🎊🎉🎈
He is a native of Anambra state and he grew up in Surulere Lagos where he had both his primary and secondary education.
After his primary and secondary school education, he joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2001 and acted in his first movie “Wasted Years” alongside late Nollywood actor Justus Esiri. The movie was produced and directed by Teco Benson.
According to him, his movie career started in 2001, as he was walking down his street in Surulere, Lagos he met with multiple award winning movie director, Teco Benson.
Teco Benson approached him and asked him if he was interested in acting. And that was how he was given a role in the award winning movie “Wasted Years” a movie which brought him to fame and limelight.
He has acted in over 50 Nollywood movies which include Wasted Years, Strong Men at Work, Mr. Ibu in London, and many others.
The movie gave him a nomination for Best New Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards. He has also been nominated for Best Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Viewers Choice Awards.
The ‘Accolades’ singer took to his Instagram to share pictures of himself and wished
himself a happy birthday:
“Happy birthday to me, am so grateful Lord” – @charles_okocha
Charles Okocha was a victim of straight bullet some years ago but thank God he survived the bullet. It happened that some cultists group were battling themselves around his neighborhood and unfortunately a bullet released from nowhere hit him and he fell down.
Thank God for a Good Samaritan who saw him and rushed him to the hospital, he was operated upon immediately and the bullet was removed by a professional surgeon. Since then he has been healed and has acted in numerous Nollywood movies.
Nollywood Community wishes Charles Okocha a very happy birthday, long life and prosperity!
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