Chigozie Atuanya

Zeal Chigozie Atuanya is a Nigerian actor, producer and entrepreneur.[1][2]

Zeal Chigozie Atuanya
Agu-Ukwu Nri in Anambra
Alma materEnugu State University of Science and Technology
Known forDirecting and production

Early life and educationEdit

Chigozie Atuanya was born in Aba, Abia State but hails from Agu-Ukwu Nri in Anambra State. He holds a B.Sc. in Public Administration from Enugu State University of Science and Technology.[3]


He made his screen debut in a 1998 film titled King Jaja of Opobo and has since gone on to produce and star in several films.[3] He was once a model for Delta Soap, appearing in one of their television commercials.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

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  • Rattle Snake 3
  • Evil Forest
  • Ladies Men
  • Ladies Gang
  • Heavy Thunder
  • Touch and Follow
  • Sweet Potato
  • Double Slap
  • Royal Palace
  • Chetanna
  • Brother's Keeper

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2011 2011 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor Won [5]
2015 2015 Zulu African Film Academy Awards Best Actor Indigenous (Male) Won [6]
2016 4th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Producer of Best Indigenous Language Film (Igbo) Nominated [7]


  1. ^ Ezeh/, Maryjane. "Chigozie Atunaya Leaving The Movies For The Field? -". Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Nigeria: I'll Preserve Igbo Culture With Movies - Atuanya". Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Happy birthday to Chigozie Atuanya, born September 13!". 13 September 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Birthday Mates: Chigozie Atuanya and Monalisa Chinda (Born September 13) - Nigeria Movie Network". Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  5. ^ stephen. ""With God, nothing is impossible," says Nollywood Actor Chigozie Atuanya". Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Photos: Queen Nwokoye & Chigozie Atuanya Win Best Igbo Actress & Actor Of 2015 Awards At Zafaa - Nollywood, Nigeria, News, Celebrity, Gists, Gossips, Entertainment". Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards 2016: The full winners' list". Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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