Osita Iheme (PawPaw) Biography, Age, Wife, Personal Details, Net Worth etc. - IgbohoConnect

Osita Iheme is a Nigerian actor. He is widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. Osita Iheme (popularly known as Paw-Paw) has often been described as one of the best actors of his generation. He is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa.

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A movement created to inspire, motivate, and stimulate young Nigerians and Africans’ minds.
In less than a decade, he has risen to become one of Nollywood’s most in-demand actors.
Osita received the African Movie Academy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
He is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most well-known actors.
He was named a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2011. (MFR).



Nigerian actor Osita Iheme. He is best known for co-starring with Chinedu Ikedieze in the film Aki na Ukwa as ‘Pawpaw.’ Osita Iheme (also known as Paw-Paw) is widely regarded as one of the best actors of his generation.

A movement set aside to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans. In less than a decade he has gone on to become one of the most in-demand actors in Nollywood. In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors. In 2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).


Early life

Osita Iheme was born on February 20, 1982 into a family of five children. He hails from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. Born and bred in Abia State, Osita has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Lagos State University. .



Early in his career Osita was often typecast in the role of a child. In 2003 Iheme rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of ‘Pawpaw’. In this role, Osita played a mischievous child.

In many of his films, he has played the role of a child, but he has since taken on more mature roles.
Since then, he has demonstrated his versatility as an actor by taking on more mature and dramatic roles.



This audacious move earned him a number of honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Africa Movie Awards.
Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2014 Best Actor



He is the Rotary International District 9110 New Generation Ambassador and the author of the inspirational book INSPIRED 101.
With only a decade in the Nollywood film industry, Osita has wowed audiences and critics alike with his comedic timing, talent, and versatility in playing various roles, having appeared in over a hundred films.

Multi-talented Osita is today one of the most popular faces in Nollywood. Like his onscreen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita has a small physique and the two are sometimes referred to as the midget duo.

Because of his rare condition, Osita stands out from the rest of the actors in the Nigerian film industry.
He has progressed from a comedic actor to a multifaceted established actor in his career.
This has earned him the respect of the Nigerian film industry and its fans.



President Goodluck Jonathan bestowed the Nigerian National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) on him in 2011 to recognize his contributions to the growth of the Nigerian Film Industry.



Osita’s brand speaks to anyone who is dealing with adversity, be it physical or otherwise. His story is one of over coming setback; it is a story of triumph, which serves as an inspiration to countless people across the globe. His fan base is vast and diverse; from mothers to children and everyone in between. Osita Iheme’s personality is one that resonates with many.

Net Worth


Osita Iheme is currently one of the richest & most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

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