Jidekene Achufusi, commonly known by his stage name Swanky JKA, is one of the most talented Nollywood actors. Swanky has starred in several notable Nollywood movies where he has played a lead role in some of them. He is known for films such as Lionheart, (2018), Pretty Little Thing (2017), and Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (2019) among others.
Through hard work, commitment, and determination, Jide has come a long way in achieving so much success in his career. His ability to seamlessly blend between the different roles of different characters is what makes him stand out.
Jide Kene Achufusi profile summary
- Full name: Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi
- Date of birth: 17th October 1991
- Place of birth: Enugu, Nigeria
- Jide Kene Achufusi age: 28 years (as of September 2020)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Height: 6 feet 4.5 inches
- Profession: Actor, model
Jidekene Achufusi biography
Jide Kene, popularly known as Swanky JKA, was born on 17th October 1991 in Enugu, Nigeria. His full name is Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi.
He went to Watchman Owned Secondary school in Imo State. Later on, he enrolled at Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He took a degree in Geology and Geography.
Jide has been in the entertainment industry for several years. During that period, he has featured in more than ten films for Ernest Obi and played a lead role in Poka Messiah.
His breakthrough in acting came in 2019 when Charles Okpaleke was in search of a fresh face in his movie. Swanky JKA was given the lead role in the sequel to the 1992/1993 classic Living in Bondage: Break Free.
Jide played as Nnamdi Okeke in the drama thriller directed by Ramsey Naouh and produced by Charles Okpaleke.
Before joining the acting world, Jide did some modeling. At some point in his life, he contested for Mr Ideal Nigeria, where he finished at position six among the 40 finalists.
Jide Kene Achufusi movies and TV shows
Swanky JKA has ten acting credits to his name. Here is the list of Jide Kene Achufusi movies and TV shows:
- 2014 - Burning Bridges playing the role of Manny
- 2016 - Poka Messiah starring as Xavier
- 2017 - A Lonely Lane starring as Kelly
- 2017 - Pretty Little Thing starring as Michael
- 2018 - BlackRose playing the role of Nelo
- 2018 - Crazy, Lovely, Cool starring as Neo
- 2018 - Lionheart playing the part of the reporter
- 2019 - Ofuobi starring as Jide
- 2019 - Living in Bondage: Breaking Free starring as Nnamdi Okeke
- 2020 - Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards starring as Chidi
Awards and nominations
Some of the films he has starred in have earned him various accolades. Here are his awards and nominations:
- 2018 - Best of Nollywood Awards under the Best Actor in Leading Role category for the film A lonely Lane (Winner)
- 2018 - Best of Nollywood Awards under the Best Actor in Leading Role category for the movie Ofu Obi (Nominee)
- 2020 - Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards under the Best Actor category for the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (Nominee)
- 2020 - Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards under the Trailblazer Award category for the movie Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (Winner)
Jide Kene Achufusi height
Jide Kene Achufusi is not only outstanding because of his talent but for his height as well. His height is 6 feet and 4.5 inches.
Jide Kene Achufusi net worth
Although Jide has been in the entertainment industry for quite a while, he has not declared how much he earns every month or year. Therefore, the actual figures for his net worth are not known by the public.
Jidekene Achufusi is a super-talented actor who successfully nails each role given to him. With such an outstanding performance on Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, it is evident that he is here to conquer. We can't wait to see what the future holds for him.
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