Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu (listen, born 3 August 1982) is a style icon, TV personality, actor and the co-host of the Nigerian show Jara. He is a native of Ndokwa, Aboh Kingdom, Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria.[1][2]

Uti Nwachukwu
Uti Nwachuckwu presenting at the 2020 AMVCA (Now Alone).jpeg
Born
Uti Nwachukwu Emeka

(1982-08-03) 3 August 1982 (age 40)
Alma materBenson Idahosa University
Known forWinner of Big Brother Africa 5

Early lifeEdit

Uti is the last of a family of six—there are four other kids. He was raised in Delta state's Ughelli on Uloho Avenue. From 1993 until 1999, he attended classes at the Igbenedion Education Center. His education in computer science includes a diploma from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka and a bachelor's degree from Benson Idahosa University in Benin City.[3]

CareerEdit

Uti is the 40-year-old representative from Nigeria in Big Brother Africa 3. He became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa 3 house on 5 October 2008 (Day 42). During his stay Uti was known for often teasing his fellow housemates (mostly Mimi and Thami). During Namibian housemate Lucille's eviction Uti had a violent out burst upon learning that she had been evicted.

In 2010 Uti competed as a contestant in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars in which he lasted 91 days and ultimately won by defeating Munya Chidzonga in a final vote of 8 to 7. He has spent a combined total of 133 days in the Big Brother house.

He has been a popular red carpet and TV program host. A few famous hosting gigs include the red carpet of the biggest awards event in Africa, The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, for seven years and counting, as well as the popular magazine show Jara, which lasted for 11 seasons on Africa Magic.[4] In 2022, he hosted the red carpet of the eighth edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA),[5] the reunion of Showmax hit reality TV show "The RealHousewives of Lagos"[6] and the launching event of Tecno Camon 19.[7]

Acting careerEdit

In 2011, Uti made the transition from singing to acting, appearing in a number of Nollywood films, including The Changer, Finding Mercy, Nnenda, In the Cupboard, Broken Silence, Weekend Getaway, and Deep Inside. He recorded and released his debut single, Once in my life, in the beginning of 2011. The song's music video was recorded in May 2011 and premiered in the summer of the same year to acclaim from music enthusiasts across the continent.[3]

FilmographyEdit

AwardsEdit

  • 2012 GIAMA "Best New Actor" held in the US.
  • 2012 Mode Men Awards "TV personality of the Year"[8]
  • Won the Best Soft Rock/ Alternative Video at the Nigerian Music Awards in November 2021
  • Nollywood movie Award for the best rising star(male)
  • African Movie academy awards for the best supporting role in 2016
  • Nigerian Broadcaster award for African broadcaster 2014 and 2016
  • Nollywood Movie Award for Best Rising Star (Male)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uti Nwachukwu". Africa Magic - Uti Nwachukwu. Retrieved 2022-03-18.
  2. ^ "Viral video: Actor Uti Nwachukwu faults father who cut son's dreadlocks". Punch Newspapers. 2022-04-24. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  3. ^ a b "Uti Nwachukwu biography, net worth, age, family, contact & picture". www.manpower.com.ng. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  4. ^ Usoboh, Edwin. "Showmax announces Uti Nwachukwu as host of The Real Housewives Of Lagos Reunion". New Telegraph. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
  5. ^ "Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, Sika Osei Return to Host 8th AMVCAs Red Carpet – THISDAYLIVE". www.thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
  6. ^ Usoboh, Edwin. "Showmax announces Uti Nwachukwu as host of The Real Housewives Of Lagos Reunion". New Telegraph. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
  7. ^ "Stars shut down Lagos for Camon 19". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-07-02. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
  8. ^ Olamide Jasanya (December 9, 2012). "Wizkid, Freeze, Mai Atafo, Chris Attoh win big at the 2012 MODE MEN awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved September 30, 2016.

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