Osita Iheme (Paw Paw) Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth
Osita Iheme Biography
Osita Iheme, MFR (born 20 February 1982) 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 is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans. In 2007, Iheme 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, Osita Iheme was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Early Life and Education
Osita Iheme is a native of Mbaitoli in Imo State, Nigeria although born and raised in Abia State, where she also received her MBA from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT).
He originally intended to become a lawyer after finishing his studies at IMT, but in 1998 he decided to pursue his career in film acting instead, appearing in modest roles at first.
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. He has played the role of a child in many of his films but later has adopted more mature roles. He has since displayed his versatility as an actor, taking on more mature and dramatic roles. This bold move has garnered him a number of awards most notably the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Africa Movie Awards. Best Actor Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2014. He is the New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110 and the Author of an inspirational book titled INSPIRED 101. With just a decade in the Nollywood movie industry, Osita has wowed audiences and critics alike with his comedic timing, talent and versatility in playing different roles, starring in over a hundred movies. 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 rare condition gave him the advantage of being different and unique from all other actors in the Nigerian Movie industry. He has evolved in his career from just a comedic actor to a multifaceted established actor. This has gained him respect throughout the Nigerian movie industry and its fans alike.
Osita Iheme was born into a family of five with his siblings and parents all being taller than him, his father being Mr Herbert Iheme and mother being Mrs Augustina Iheme.
20th February, 1982 (40 Years Old
Osita Iheme’s net worth is estimated at $3.5 million.