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Ikechukwu Mitchel Ogbonna, professionally known as IK Ogbonna, is a Nigerian film and television actor, Model, Director and TV Personality. He originated from the area of Abia State, which is in the south-eastern part of Nigeria. He attended primary and secondary school in Lagos State. He proceeded to the University of Jos, where he studied Sociology. He is popularly known for his role in the movie ‘Playing Safe’ alongside Tonto Dikeh and Ini Edo.[1] He was also featured in Disguise (2018), The Washerman (2018) and Pebbles of Love (2017).

IK Ogbonna
Ikechukwu Mitchel Ogbonna

(1984-01-11) 11 January 1984 (age 35)
Alma materUniversity of Jos
OccupationActor, Model, & TV Personality
Years active2013–present


Early LifeEdit

Ikechukwu "IK" Ogbonna was born in Abia State, South-eastern Nigeria on 11 January 1984[2] and is the second in the family of four children consisting of two boys and two girls. He is of Igbo descent. He attended primary and secondary education in Lagos, Nigeria. While in Secondary School, he won the Milo Awards for Fine Arts. After completing his primary and secondary school education in Lagos, IK Obgonna proceeded to the University of Jos in Jos,Plateau State in Nigeria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After completing his tertiary education, IK Ogbonna joined the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, as an actor, and he rose through the ranks to become one of Nollywood's celebrated actors.[3]


Ogbonna began acting after completing his education in University of Jos. He has featured in over 100 Nollywood movies. His first movie was Lovelom produced by Rukky Sanda in 2013. Ogbonna has won several awards, he is known for his stunning appearances on red carpets and he is also an ambassador for Dorco Shaving Stick. Ogbonna took part in the audition of the Amstel Malta Box Office television show in 2005 and was picked. He has been a model for quite a long time.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Ogbonna was married to a Columbian model named Sonia Morales. Before his marriage to Sonia Morales, Ogbonna was in a relationship with Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim.


Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor 2016[citation needed]

City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year 2018[5]

City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year 2014


Milo Award for Fine Arts (secondary school)[6]

The Cynosure Awards[6]

Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards[6]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards[6][failed verification]

Best New Act to Watch at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards[6]


  1. ^ Nollywood, REinvented (11 May 2013). "Playing Safe 'Review'". Nollywood REinvented. Lagos, Nigeria.
  2. ^ Nenge, Katrine (November 2018). "Top facts from the biography of famous actor IK Ogbonna". legitng. Lagos, Nigeria.
  3. ^ Ikeru, Austine (8 February 2018). "IK Ogbonna Biography and Networth". Austine Media. Lagos, Nigeria.
  4. ^ "I used to be a chronic stammerer— IK Ogbonna". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  5. ^ "Nominees For 2018 City People Movie Awards [FULL LIST] | City People Magazine". City People Magazine. 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  6. ^ a b c d e Sholola, Damilola (May 2015). "I've always had female admirers all my life — Ik Ogbonna". Vanguard.