Osita Iheme, MFR (born 20 February 1982) is a Nigerian actor, Producer and author. He is widely known for playing the role of Pawpaw in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans. In 2007, Iheme received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors. In 2011, Osita Iheme was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan. He has an estimated net worth of 560 million naira.
Name: Osita Iheme
Born:20 February 1982 (age 40) Mbaitoli, Imo, Nigeria
Other names: Pawpaw
Alma mater: Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Comedian
Years active: 2002— present
Known for: Aki na Ukwa, Notable work, Baby Police, 2 Rats, Village Boys, Aki na ukwa, Welcome To Africa, Aki and Pawpaw (2022), Christmas in Miami (2021)
Parents: Mr Herbert Iheme (father), Mrs Augustina Iheme (mother)
Awards: African Movie Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Honours: Order of the Federal Republic
Osita Iheme was born into a family of five with his siblings and parents all being taller than him, his father being Mr Herbert Iheme and mother being Mrs Augustina Iheme. He was born on February 29th 1982, and is currently 40 years old as of 2022. Iheme hails from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. He grew up in Abia State and has an MBA degree from Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (IMT). After completing his studies at IMT, he initially wanted to become a lawyer, but pursued his career in film acting in 1998 and initially featured in small roles.
Aki and Paw Paw
In his career, Osita Iheme was often typecast in the role of a child, a pattern that followed him well into adulthood. In 2002, he rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of Pawpaw. In this role, Osita Iheme played a mischievous child.
He is the New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110 and the author of the book INSPIRED 101. Osita Iheme has starred in over a hundred movies. Like his on-screen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, Iheme has a small physique, making him different from other actors in the Nigerian movie industry.
He has evolved in his career from a comedic actor to a multifaceted established actor.
He revealed in 2018, however, that he had desires and hopes to become a politician in the near future.
Aki na Ukwa
Welcome To Africa
Aki and Pawpaw (2022)
Christmas in Miami (2021)