Uzor Arukwe (born August 6, 1983) is a Nigerian actor from Imo State in the southeastern region of Nigeria. He is known for his works on screen and stage.[1]

Uzor Arukwe
Born (1983-08-06) August 6, 1983 (age 40)
Years active2014  – present
Known forHis role as Inspector Sam in Sergeant Tutu
Notable workA Tribe Called Judah

He attended the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.[2] He has a Bachelor of Science Economics, and another Bachelor of Arts in Economics, he also has a master's degree in Business Administrations.[3] He was nominated in the 2020 African Magic Viewers' Choice Award (AMVCA) and in the 2021 Best of Nollywood Awards.[4][5]

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Arukwe made his Nollywood debut in 2014 in the movie Unspoken Truth but however gained recognition for his role in Sergeant Tutu.[6][7] His role as a private investigator in the 2019 movie, Code Wilo also earned him more recognition.[8][9] He received 2 nominations for ‘Best Actor in Comedy or Movie’ in the 2020 African Magic Viewers' Choice Award for his roles in Smash and Size 12 respectively and a nomination for 'Best Actor' in the 2021 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in Yours Regardless.[7][5][4]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Unspoken Truth Debut role
2017 Sergeant Tutu Inspector Sam
In Line Debo Devi
2018 Smash
2019 Sugar Rush Knight Alongside Bimbo Ademoye and Bisola Aiyeola
The Set Up Pastor Dimeji Alongside Dakore Akande and Adesua Etomi
Hire a Woman Jide Alongside Nancy Isime and Alexx Ekubo
Kpali Alongside Nkem Owoh and Ini-Dima Okojie
Size 12
Code Wilo
2019 She is Pastor Chike
2020 Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards Bankole Alongside Nancy Isime and Elvina Ibru
Dear Affy
Tanwa Savage
2021 Prophetess Eze-Ego Alongside Toyin Abraham and Kehinde Bankole
Dwindle Alongside Swanky JKA and Broda Shaggi
Progressive Tailors Club
2021 The Blood Covenant
2022 Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke
2023 A Tribe Called Judah Chigozie Onuaha

TV shows edit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Oga! Pastor Deoye Gesinde Webseries by Ndani TV
Unbroken Nafike

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
2020 African Magic Viewers' Choice Award Best Actor in a Comedy or Movie Uzor Arukwe - Smash Nominated [7]
Uzor Arukwe - Size 12 Nominated
2021 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor Uzor Arukwe - Yours Regardless Nominated [4]

References edit

  1. ^ Ajose, Kehinde (2023-10-07). "Actors deserve better pay — Uzor Arukwe". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2023-12-03.
  2. ^ "Uzor Arukwe Biography, Family, Education, Career, and Net Worth". Platinum Post Ng. 8 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Actors Deserve Better Pay — Uzor Arukwe". Punch Ng. 8 October 2023.
  4. ^ a b c Edeme, Victoria (2021-09-11). "BBNaija Pere bags 'Best Actor' nomination in 2021 BON Awards". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2021-09-17.
  5. ^ a b Ige, Rotimi (2020-03-06). "7th AMVCA: Bimbo Ademoye, Daniel Etim Effiong, Reminisce and other promising stars to watch out for". Tribune Online. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  6. ^ Adeyemo, Ifeoluwa (2020-01-21). "10 Actors to Watch Out for in 2020". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  7. ^ a b c Mofijesusewa, Samuel (2020-03-06). "Toyin Abraham, Uzor Arukwe, and Zainab Balogun - The Talented Trio Nominated Twice In An AMVCA Category". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  8. ^ Bada, Gbenga (2019-12-18). "Pulse List 2019: The top 10 male Nollywood actors of the year". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  9. ^ Samuel, Mofijesusewa (2021-01-11). "Top 15 Nollywood Actors to Watch Out For in 2021". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2021-06-02.

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