Segun Arinze Biography

Segun Padonou Aina better-known as Segun Arinze is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor, director, singer, voice over artist, and a movie producer.

In today’s article, I will provide answers to your burning questions. Things you would want to know about your favorite Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze.

Segun Arinze
Segun Arinze

Like, his biography; early life, career, movies and awards. Don’t start yet. You feel it is too prying to want to know more about your favorite celebrity?

No. It is very relative. You are not prying a bit. Segun is your favorite. So? Wanting to know more about him is totally fine. Interesting stuff, right? I just exonerated you. Keep scrolling.

Segun Arinze Early Life 

Segun Arinze was born in the 60’s, precisely on 24th September, 1965. He was born in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Originally, Segun is a native of Lagos stateLagos State is a state in the South Western part of Nigeria. Notably, his father is of the Yoruba tribe, while his mother is of the Igbo tribe.

Segun is not really a “Lagos boy,” he is a native of Lagos state but grew up in Onitsha, Anambra State; his maternal home.

He had both his elementary education in Onitsha, Anambra State. Therein, he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.

For his secondary education, Segun attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, Kwara State and completed it at Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State; he got his West African Certificate Examination Results therein.

Later, Segun got admitted into the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University where he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.


Segun Arinze started as a musician. His career started in the entertainment industry – music – in 1992. Then, he produced his first album – which notably is his debut album. It was titled, “Dreams.”

Shortly after starting a career in the music industry, Segun got a feature in a movie. This feature gave him many things among which the nickname was inclusive. Notably, the name he answered in the movie “Black Arrow,” was his nickname as at then.

Segun rose to prominence after featuring in that movie.


Now, Segun Arinze has acted in over 150 movies since his debut movie. These among others are some of his movies;

  • Family on Fire
  • A Place in the Stars
  • Fragile Pain
  • Anini
  • An eye for an eye
  • Church Business
  • Silent Night
  • 30 Days
  • Darkest Night
  • Invasion 1897
  • Across the Niger
  • To Love a Thief
  • Women in Love
  • Extra Time


Segun Arinze has won many hearts, and awards all by and to himself. This, of course, could be linked to his expertise in explaining movie scripts beyond normal. These among others are some of his awards;

  • Former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)
  • Works as an actor coach with African international film festival
  • City People Movie Special Recognition Award for his remarkable contributions to the growth of the Movie Industry (Nollywood, 2016) in Nigeria
  • Works as an entertainment consultant and voice over artist

Is Segun Arinze Divorced? 

Segun was married to a Nollywood renowned actress, Ann Njemanze. Yes, he WAS; they had a daughter together before the marriage collapsed in 2010.

Now, Segun is married to Julie Arinze. They have been married for a long time now and are living happily ever after. They have three children together, two boys and a girl.

Segun Arinze Net Worth 

Segun’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 Million. This, of course, is because he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.

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