Blossom Chukwujekwu is a Nigerian actor, who made his professional acting debut in 2009. In 2015, he won the Best Supporting Actor Award[1] at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.[2][3]

Blossom Chukwujekwu
Born (1983-11-04) November 4, 1983 (age 40)
Alma materBenson Idahosa University
Years active2009-present
Known for
Spouse Ehinome (nee Akhuemokhan) Chukwujekwu
AwardsSee below

Early life and education edit

Born Chukwudi Echezona Chukwujekwu on November 4, 1983, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria to Dr I.E and Evangelist J.C Chukwujekwu, Blossom Chukwujekwu[4] is the first of two sons. He is a native of Otolo, Nnewi North in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria. He attended Greater Tomorrow Primary School and Greater Tomorrow Comprehensive College both in Benin City, Edo State. For his tertiary education, Blossom opted to study Mass Communications at Anambra State University of Science and Technology.[5] where he spent a year. He completed his studies at the Benson Idahosa University,[6] Benin City, Edo State after a brief stint at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology. While in BIU, he was President of the Association of Mass Communication Students (AMCOS) in the 2007/2008 session. He was also an active member of the popular House of Theatre (H.O.T) where he played the lead in the stage drama, Godless: The path to dawn. Blossom maintains that playing Ukemu in Godless was his eureka moment. In July 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from the Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State. He moved to Lagos, Nigeria a few months after graduating to perform his National Youth Service Corps obligations. Blossom stayed back in Lagos to pursue his acting ambitions.

Career edit

Blossom Chukwujekwu in the movie Gbomo Gbomo Express

In 2009, after several auditions Chukwujekwu[7] landed the lead role in the yet to be released Nigeria soap opera; Portrait Of Passion. That same year he was cast in his first feature film, Vivian Ejike's Private Storm[8] alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Ramsey Nouah. Blossom was profiled on Africa Magic's Nollywood show, Jara,[9] as one of the top 5 actors to watch out for in 2013. He was number 4 on ace Nollywood director, Charles Novia's, list of the best actors of 2013,[10] In 2012 Chukwujekwu landed a role in Flower Girl[11] which was his breakout movie. Released in 2013,[12] it achieved critical and commercial success in Nigeria, Ghana, the United Kingdom and film festivals in the United States and Canada. Chukwujekwu's next block buster feature film,[13] Finding Mercy,[14] was one of the most anticipated[15] and successful movies of 2013. It was the closing film at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2013).[16] In 2014 Knocking on Heaven's Door[17] opened in cinemas nationwide on April 18. Chukwujekwu's performance as the abusive and emotionally volatile "Moses" earned him the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice 2015 Best Supporting Actor award. Blossom's most notable film credits include Flower Girl (2013),[18] Finding Mercy (2013)[14] alongside Rita Dominic, Knocking on Heaven's Door (2014)[19] with Majid Michel, The Visit[20] (2015) with Nse Ikpe-Etim, A Place Called Happy (2015)[21] and Ghana Must Go[22] (2016) with Yvonne Okoro. He has featured in a handful of TV dramas & series, such as Tinsel on MNET, where he played Mr. Akinlolu Hart, MTVBASE's HIV themed Shuga,[23] CATWALQ by Emem Isong and Monalisa Chinda, Greg Odutayo's My Mum and I, About to Wed and Married. Chukwujekwu plays the lead role of Kelechi Pepple in Nigeria's first indigenous telenovela; Taste of Love.[24] (2015)

Personal life edit

Blossom Chukwujekwu got married traditionally [25] to Maureen, on 19 December 2015 and separated [26] from her in September 2019. 3 years later, Blossom married Winifred Ehimome (née Akhuemokhan) a niece of popular preacher and philanthropist, Chris Oyakhilome[27]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Private Storm Tony Gomez Feature Film - Theatrical Release
2010 Dating Game Doctor Joe Feature Film - Straight To DVD
Crazy Player Doctor Joe Feature Film - Straight To DVD
The Secretary Doctor Joe Feature Film - Straight To DVD
One Voice Makes A Majority Gabu Short Film
Passionate Envy Sammy Feature Film - Straight To DVD
2011 Fate Ray Feature Film - Straight To DVD
Samantha Morris Feature Film - Unreleased
Showgirl Emeka Feature Film - Straight To DVD
King Solomon And Queen Of Sheba Dayo Feature Film - Straight To DVD
Evil Cult Sam Feature Film - Unreleased
Cobra Ace Feature Film - Unreleased
Commandment 7 Inspector Eze Feature Film - Unreleased
2012 Valour Reginald Orji Feature Film - Unreleased
2013 Flower Girl Tunde Kulani Feature Film - Theatrical Release
The Mirror Zeus Feature Film - Unreleased
The Tarzan Monologues Jairus Feature Film
The Return Emeka Feature Film
Finding Mercy Jato Feature Film - Theatrical Release
The Undertaking Lead TV movie - Africa Magic Original Film
Mirror Lead TV movie - Africa Magic Original Films
Stolen Waters Lead Feature Film - Internet Release
Raging Passion Lead Feature Film - Internet Release
2014 Forgetting June Dr. George Feature Film - Straight To DVD
Perfect Imperfections Chuks TV movie - Africa Magic Original Film
Incorruptible Charles TV movie - Africa Magic Original Film
Green Eyed Gbubemi Feature Film - Theatrical Release
Knocking On Heaven's Door Moses Feature Film - Theatrical Release
2015 The Visit Lanre Shagaya With Nse Ikpe Etim & Femi Jacobs
Gbomo Gbomo Express Rotimi With Ramsey Nouah
Mr&Mrs Onoja Ramsey Onoja Feature Film - Post Production
Ghana Must Go Olanrewaju "El-Shagz" Shagaya Feature Film - Expected Release: June 10, 2015
A Place Called Happy Dimeji Feature Film - Internet & TV Release
Falling Dr Yemi with Desmond Elliot
2016 Okafor's Law (film) Chuks Okafor (a.k.a. Terminator) with Omoni Oboli
My Name is Kadi Kwem
2018 Black Rose Desmond Feature film directed by Okey Oku, also starring Nollywood actors Ebele Okaro, Lilian Echelon, Betty Bellor, and J.K.A Swanky
2019 The Big Fat Lie James with Rita Dominic, Tana Adelana[28]
The Millions (film) Jerome Feature film directed by Toka Mcbaror[29] starring Ramsey Nouah, Ayo Makun, Ali Nuhu
2020 Unroyal Supporting role Feature Film - Directed by Moses Inwang, also starring nollywood heavyweights like Pete Edochie, Shaffy Bello, Ik Ogbonna and Matilda Lambert
Who's the Boss Lekan Produced, written and directed by Chinaza Onuzo. Also in lead roles Sharon Ooja, Funke Akindele, and Ini Dima-Okojie.[30]
2021 Omo Ghetto: The Saga Gang Member with Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpotha, Nancy Isime
Sanitation Day Inspector Hassan with Nse Ikpe Etim, Belindah Effah,Oga Bello

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Portrait Of Passion Michael Umeh Soap Opera - Unreleased
About To Wed Scorpion Sitcom
Tinsel Doctor Akinlolu Hart Soap Opera
2010 Bella's Place Mr. Mccarthy Sitcom
My Mum&I Conman/Angel Sitcom
Catwalq Alvin Soap Opera
Married Allen Series
2013 Festac Town Franklin Web Series
Shuga Coach Series
Surulere Husband Music Video
2015 Desperate Housewives Africa Lekan Series
Taste of Love Kelechi Pepple Telenovella
2016 Shampaign Francis Peters Series
Castle & Castle

Theatre edit

2008 Godledd: The Path to Dawn Ukemu University production

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Result Ref
2013 Best Of Nollywood Awards Best Actor In A Lead Role Nominated
Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best New Actor Nominated
Abuja International Film Festival Most Outstanding Male Actor Nominated
2014 Nollywood Movie Awards Best Rising Star Nominated
Best Lead Male Nominated
Golden Icons Academy Awards Most Promising Actor Nominated
Best Of Nollywood Awards Revelation Of The Year Nominated
2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor Won [31]
Golden Movie Awards Golden Actor In A Lead Role Nominated
2019 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor Nominated [32]
2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor –English Nominated [33]
2021 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor Nominated [34]
2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series Nominated [35][36]

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