"This is a man I have known for so long, a respected member of AGN and I make bold to say that Nkem Owoh is not dead, Nkem Owoh is not involved in drugs trafficking, will never be involved in drugs trafficking. The comic actor had his primary and post-primary education in Nsukka, in Enugu State before moving to the Univerisity of Illorin to study Electrical Engineering. However, most people know very little about Nkem Owoh apart from his acting prowess. The song went on to feature in The Master, a movie in which Owoh acted as a scam architect. By Justin Akpovi-Esade The nation's movie industry was thrown into momentary shock as the rumour that one of its notable stars, comedy actor Nkem Owoh is dead, made the round. Nkem Owoh was born in Amagu Village, Udi Town, Enugu State, Nigeria, on October 17th, 1960. Thanks to his natural talent complemented by a fluid comical personality. Bartholomew Owoh, one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for an offence that did not carry the death penalty is the elder brother of Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia, emerging facts indicate. “Nkem Owoh and his family are so distraught with Buhari for killing their brother at the young age of 26. Nkem Owoh at the African Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, 2008. The actor was however released. Owoh was also banned for fronting unattainable demands. Nkem Owoh disappeared from the public limelight for a while in December 2008. There are facts that you probably did not know about him. He is also known for performing the song "I Go Chop Your Dollar" about advance fee fraud. It could also be translated as someone you value due to his intelligence, smartness, and irresistibility to the other gender. In 2007, the actor found himself behind the bars after being arrested in Amsterdam when police stormed the venue of a musical performance in which he was taking part. Sometimes, what Nkem Owoh depicts in the movies sometimes follow him in real life. Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. A ransom of 15 million naira was placed on his head but his family only managed 1.4 million to secure his release. you are as biased as ur role model mohamade buhari. In the course of his studies, he began acting and landed several roles in both TV series and screen productions. Nkem Owoh Death Rumours Like a few celebrities, Nkem Owoh has also been involved in false and coarse death rumours. When Buhari took over power, he insisted the young men should be executed and they were killed publicly by firing squad. This was even worsened by the bad story line the rumour had. Nkem Owoh knows exactly what being kidnapped in Nigeria means. so friends make una help me confirm the story. He can’t even believe that Buhari has the nerve to seek re-election as President”, the source told BREAKING TIMES. The Association of Movie Makers and Producers banned him for making unreasonable demands in 2004. Nkem Owoh disappeared from the public limelight for a while in December 2008. Nigeria: Osuofia Resurrects Sam Loco Vanguard, 29 October 2011. All rights reserved. It later became an anthem for real life scammers who labelled themselves as 419ers. The nation's movie industry was thrown into momentary shock as the rumour that one of its notable stars, comedy actor Nkem Owoh is dead, made the round.  Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations. Owoh had his first major break in acting when he landed a role in the screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. There was a great shock in the movie industry and Nigerian as a whole when rumours had it, that the nollywood icon Nkem Owoh was dead. According to the source, Nkem Owoh and the rest of his family have not recovered from the trauma of the cold-blooded murder of the three young men, particularly their brother and son, Bartholomew Owoh. Most Nigerian producers prefer to have sequels to almost every other film thus benefitting actors like Owoh who have to feature in movies that they have played as lead acts or major supporting casts. , Nkem Owoh was born in Enugu State, Nigeria. , "AMAA 2008: List of Nominees and Winners", Breaking News Osuofia (Nkem Owoh) Kidnapped, "Jubilation in Nollywood as Osuofia is freed", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nkem_Owoh&oldid=978612023, Best Actor Africa Movie Academy Award winners, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2014 osuofia and the widow with Walter anga mayor ofoegbu chinyere wilfred, This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 23:14.  November 2009 perhaps remains to be his worst moment when he was taken hostage by kidnappers while travelling in eastern Nigeria. Born: Nkem Owoh February 7, 1958 (age 62) Amagu Village, Udi Town, Enugu State Nigeria. The actor fits naturally into most of his roles as he never struggles to find words in any situation. In Nigeria, the name Nkem means something that is dear and could be a reference to someone you love. Even when acting in a closed role, he manages to tickle the audience through witty utterances and reactions which leave movie goers in stitches. Another version had it that the actor had been convicted somewhere in the Arabian desert for drug trafficking while still others said that he was kidnapped and beheaded in Russia. However, Nigerian anti-graft watchdog known as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission banned the song following in the footsteps of Nigeria Broadcasting Commission.  Bartholomew Owoh, one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for an offence that did not carry the death penalty is the elder brother of Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia, emerging facts indicate.  His kidnappers demanded a 15 million naira ransom. My friends for naira land una don hear the latest news in town,say nkem owoh the famous osuofia is dead. A source close to the Nollywood actor revealed on Thursday on condition of anonymity. 32Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland. In November 2009 Owoh was kidnapped in eastern Nigeria. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song. In 2008, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the Nigerian movie "Stronger than Pain". dullard, Man Shot Dead In Ozoro, Delta As Youths Protest POS-Carrying Policemen (Graphic), Abdul Ganiyu Lawal Shot Dead While Hunting In Ekiti (Graphic Photo), Kidnapped British, Ian Squire Shot Dead In Nigeria After Singing “Amazing Grace", Girl Kills Herself In Delta After Her Fiancé Wedded Another Girl In Lagos, Pregnant Woman Slumps After Slap By An Officer In Lagos. After his primary and secondary school, he headed to the University of Ilorin and studied engineering. He is one of the most popular and accomplished names in Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry. Just like other stars that have been killed ‘on the internet,’ Owoh had to make a public appearance before the press to dispel the rumours.
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