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