Chidi Mokeme biography: birthday, wife, son, net worth, movies

Chidi Mokeme biography: birthday, wife, son, net worth, movies

Chidi Mokeme is a popular Nigerian actor and reality show host. He is famous for his role in the movies '76 (2016), Agony of a Mother (2002), and Abuja Connection (2003). He is also well known for hosting the reality show titled Gulder Ultimate Search Talent Hunt Show.

Chidi Mokeme
The actor at the '76' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Isabel Bader Theatre on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Photo: Juanito Aguil/WireImage
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To add to these career accomplishments, Chidi is a husband and a father. Here is all you need to know about Chidi Mokeme.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Chidi Mokeme
  • Date of birth: March 17, 1972
  • Chidi Mokeme age: 49 (as of 2021)
  • Career: Actor
  • Nationality: Nigerian

Chidi Mokeme biography

The famous actor was born in Southeast Nigeria in Anambra State. Chidi Mokeme birthday is on 17 March 1972.

Chidi did not wake up one day only to find himself in the acting scene. He had always desired to become a professional actor in his childhood. He started participating in drama and stage plays while still in secondary school.

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The actor began his primary school education at the Salvation Primary School in Surulere, Lagos. He attended the Federal Government College in Mina, Niger State, where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.

He then went on to get a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from the Institute of Management Technology in Enugu.


Chidi began his career as a model in 1998. His job entailed representing various brands in the market. He worked with multiple prominent brands, including the famous telecommunication company Vodafone.

Chidi loved his job as a model because it gave him money at the time, as he had noted that he might not have made enough in acting then. It was also a good opportunity for him to hone his acting skills because, as a model, one had to take on a character when modeling for different products. Still, it was not easy because his parents did not exactly like his chosen path at the time, but they eventually came to.

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Chidi Mokeme biography
Chidi looking sharp. Photo: @chidimokeme
Source: Instagram

The renowned actor joined the Nollywood acting scene in 2003. Since then, he has featured in over two-hundred Nigerian movies. The following are some of his movie credits:

  • Critical Condition
  • Abuja Connection
  • Agony of a Mother
  • Fire Dancer,
  • '76
  • Omotara Johnson
  • The Seed
  • Minority Tension
  • Ultimate Warrior
  • Who Will Tell the President
  • Boiling Point
  • Crime Planner
  • High Stake
  • Back Drop
  • Blood Battle
  • Never Too Far

Part of his success can be attributed to the fact that Chidi is very fluent in Yoruba, Hausa, and his native dialect of Igbo. This feature has made him such a versatile actor that he can be in different kinds of films. He has been featured in many Yoruba and Igbo movies.

Chidi Mokema has also been recognized for his exceptional talent and hard work. He has various awards such as the Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria in a Leading Role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and Best TV Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards.

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The remarkable actor also works as a reality show host. He came into the limelight after anchoring the first two editions of the Gulder Ultimate Search Talent Hunt Show.

Chidi is also the brand ambassador for MTN and GLO.

Chidi Mokeme wife

Chidi Mokeme married his wife, Dr. Jean Chinwe Olumba, on April 28, 2012. His wife is a pharmacist and a medical doctor. She is a Nigerian who works and lives in the United States of America.

Chidi Mokeme wedding was held at Our Saviour's Church, Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. It is such a beautiful thing when two people in love say their vows to each other and celebrate their union in the presence of their close family and friends.

Chidi Mokeme and wife welcomed their son Noah Mokeme in 2015. The bundle of joy was received with a lot of celebration as the parents even shared his photos in Ovation Magazine.

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The actor already had a grown-up son (age seventeen in 2015) at the time of his son Noah's birth. Chidi Mokeme son, Emem Daniel Mokeme, was born many years back to Chidi and his previous girlfriend, a journalist named Adia Ukoyen.

Many people have questioned whether Chidi Mokeme and family have a smooth relationship considering that his wife lives abroad while the actor is based in Nigeria. However, being people who keep their personal matters private, one cannot assume anything unless they specifically talk about it.

Chidi Mokeme age
Chidi Mokeme taking a selfie. Photo: @chidimokeme
Source: Instagram

Chidi Mokeme accident

In August 2015, there was a scare that the phenomenal actor had narrowly escaped death in a terrible car crash. Photos of him were seen online where he looked badly injured and helpless at the hospital.

However, it was soon reported that Chidi was not really involved in an accident. The pictures were from the set of a movie that was shot earlier the same year.

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Chidi Mokeme net worth

The talented actor and reality show host has been successful in his career and is one of Nigeria's most influential actors. He has an estimated net worth of $7 million.

Chidi Mokeme is a hardworking person whose grit and determination are to be admired. He has held on to his true passion and given it his best shot, which is why he is so successful.

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