Nkem Owoh Biography

Nkem Nwabuoku Owoh better-known as Nkem Owoh or Osuofia is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood comic actor, movie producer, television personality, comedian, singer, and a songwriter. 

Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh

In this post, I will share with you all you have been wanting to know about one of your favorite comic Nollywood actors, Osuofia.

Plainly, I will share with you his biography; early life, career, movies, awards and more. As expected, I will tell you more about his current marital status; whether or not he is married.

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Nkem Owoh Early Life 

Nkem Owoh was born in the late 50’s to the beautiful family of Mr. and Mrs. Owoh in Amagu Village, Udi Town, Enugu State, Nigeria. Enugu State is a state in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

Precisely, Nkem was born on 17th October, 1958. He had his elementary and secondary education in Nsukka, Enugu State. Therein, he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior Certificate results.

For his university education, Nkem proceeded to the prestigious University of Ilorin where he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.


Nkem Owoh didn’t just wait until he graduated from the university before joining the movie industry. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood while he was still in School.

Now, Osuofia has been able to make a name for himself; a name that’s become a brand and more.

Osuofia rose to prominence shortly after the release of the Nollywood blockbuster screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. It was a series with about fifty episodes; each episode spanned for about 50 minutes.

Similarly, Osuofia was highly recommended and recognized even more after he featured in yet another Nollywood blockbuster movie. In 1995, he featured in “Ukwa 1 and 2” alongside other now-famous Nollywood actors like Patience Ozokwor (Mama Gee), Sam Loco Efe and others.

 Nkem Owoh Movies

Nkem has featured in over 250 movies since he rose to fame. These among others are some of his movies;

1987Things Fall Apartwith Pete Edochie
2000Ukwawith Patience Ozokwor
1999Big Man…Big Trouble
Sawamwith Francis Agu
Conspiracywith Onyeka Onwenu
2002Fake DoctorDr. Zebedi
Ifeonye Metalu
Long John
Police Officer
Spannerwith Chinedu Ikedieze
2003Anunuebeejimfor 2011
King of the Forest
Lion Finger
Mr. Troublewith Patience Ozokwor
Osuofia in LondonOsuofia
Police Recruit
2004America Visa
My Driver
My Own Share
Osuofia in London 2Osuofia
Spanner Goes to Jailwith Chinedu Ikedieze
The Masterwith Kanayo O. Kanayo
Bus Driverwith Dakore Egbuson
The Prince
2006A Fool at 40Hygenius
Foreign Base
Made in Cambridge
My Kingdom Come
The BarristerAthanasius
The Dreamer
2007Battle of IndemnityEgbentu
Covenant Keeping GodSamuel
De prof
Johnbull & RosekateJohnbull
Stronger Than PainUlonnawith Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Owoh’s performance in this film earned him the Best Actor in a Leading Role award
at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008
2008His HolinessOnyabo
His Last Action
Wonderful Man
2012Military Zone
2014 osuofia and the widow with Walter anga mayor ofoegbu chinyere wilfred
2015Ghana Must Go [10]
2018LionheartChief Godswill


Nkem Owoh has won many hearts and awards all to himself over the years. This, of course, could be linked to his style of explaining movie roles.

These are some of his awards; 

  • African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2008


  • I Go Chop Your Dollar

Is Nkem Owoh Married? 

Yes, please. Nkem is married to his beautiful wife Ngozi Nkem-Owoh. Notably, the couple has been married since 1998 and are living happily ever after.

Osuofia’s family is blessed with two beautiful daughters.

Net Worth

Nkem Owoh net worth is estimated at $4 million. Undoubtedly, he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.

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