Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is a Nigerian actor, model and musician. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show. The University of Lagos graduate made his first screen appearance in Izu Ojukwu’s White Waters in 2008. He has since then featured in several award winning films some of which are; Half of a yellow sun, Black November and Awakening. At Yeyepikin, we present to you 5 Best of his movie roles.
5. SECRET ROOM
O C Ukeje played Kingsley Ojei in this 2013 Eneaji Chris Eneng’s movie. The suspense filled thriller tells the story of Kingsley (O c Ukeje) who embarked on a journey with his wife Edna (Lilian Esoro) to unearth a secret left by Edna’s father in his old house. OC is just perfect for this movie with his devious character which earned him a nomination at AMVCA 2015 for best actor in a drama. He however won the award for the movie “Confusion na wa”.
4. TWO BRIDES AND A BABY
Two Brides and a Baby is a romantic drama about Keche and Bankole (O C Ukeje) whose plan to walk down the aisle was jeopardised by emergence of another woman who brings up a basket full of drama. O C won Best Actor (Drama) for Two Brides and a Baby at AMVCA 2013.
Hoodrush is a 2012 Nigerian Musical thriller film written, produced and directed by Dimeji Ajibola. OC Ukeje played Shez Jabari along side Gabriel Afolayan as Tavier Jabari. It tells a story of the challenges encountered by the two brothers who strive to partake in musical talent shows. O C Ukeje won the award for Best Lead Actor in the 2013 Nollywood Movies Award for his role in this film.
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2. CONFUSION NA WA
Confusion na wa tells a story on how so many interconnected separate events come together to complicate the lives of people. OC Ukeje played the role of a City hustlers “Charlie” and he delivered. His role earned him a nomination as Best lead Male in 2014 Nollywood movies Award. He also won the award for best actor in a drama at AMVCA 2015 for this role.
1. ALAN POZA
Arguably O C’s best performance ever. O C Ukeje played the role of Alan Poza, a rich, young music label executive who is extremely narcissistic and boasts that he can get any lady he wants in approximately “3 seconds”. The romantic comedy was written, produced and directed by Charles Novia. For playing Alan Poza, OC Ukeje won Best Lead Actor in a film in the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Award. He was nominated as best actor in a leading role at 9th AMAA awards. He also won Best actor in a leading role at 2013 Bon Award.