For his philanthropic efforts as well as the business acumen that has made him a well-known entrepreneur, the talented actor is also famous. As a UN Youth Leader, he is also an internationally-known figure. We have summarized all the important information about Williams Uchemba in the next section.
11 important facts about Williams Uchemba
- On October 22nd, Williams Uchemba was born and appears to be in his 30s.
- He was born in Abia State and spent his childhood there.
- The actor is an International Relations professional and graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State with a Bachelor’s degree.
- In 2000, Williams Uchemba began appearing in films and made his first major role appearance in The Journey of the Dead, the 2001 film.
- He won the Best Kid Actor award for his role in the 2002 film, Oh My Baby, at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Williams Uchemba was the brain behind the social media movement #IDontLikeWhatIHate.
- In 2019, he was cast in both Merry Men 2 and Sugar Rush.
- In 2017, the actor created the Williams Uchemba Foundation, a non-profit designed to take 1000 children out of the streets and return them to school.
- He owns Prosthesis Entertainment Limited, a film production company, and has released a film entitled Hands Full of Blood.
- In 2018, Williams Uchemba worked at the United Nations as the Deputy Nigerian Youth Representative, Youth Assembly.
- He got married to Brunella Oscar in 2020
Williams Uchemba: age, education and early life
Williams Uchemba, the famous Nigerian actor, celebrates his birthday every year on 22 October. We could not, however, find a specific year he was born. Many websites, such as Thrill Ng, say that he is in his late 30s, which means that he was born in the 1980s.
Although we do not have the truth, Williams Uchemba was probably born in the late 1980s or early 1990s on 22nd October. This is because, in 2000, when he appeared in films, he was still a child. The knowledge about his date of birth is vague, but we have some other details.
Williams Uchemba, for one thing, was born in the southeastern region of Nigeria, Abia State. He grew up in that state with his family and he started his early education there. However, he moved to Enugu State for his higher education after Uchemba completed his primary and secondary school education in Abia State.
At the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State, he studied International Relations. Eventually, Williams Uchemba got a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. He had a career in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, prior to this period. For information, see the next section.
Williams Uchemba Career
In 2000, Williams Uchemba started appearing in several Nigerian movies in minor roles. But, in 2001, when he acted in the film The Path of the Dead, he had his first taste of success. Nollywood greats such as Pete Edochie, Olu Jacobs, and Ramsey Nouah starred alongside him.
Then, a year later, with his role in the 2002 film, Oh My Baby, Uchemba again enthralled viewers. Patience Ozokwor, Amaechi Muonagor, Clarion Chukwurah, Rita Edochie, Bruno Iwuoha, and more will also star in the film.
At the African Movie Academy Awards, Williams Uchemba won his first ever award, the Best Kid Actor Award, for his role in the film. In the early 2000s, he started acting in other Nigerian movies.
In 2003, he appeared in Beyond Belief, and he was also in the famous 2006 Nollywood film, The World of Riches. Williams Uchemba vanished from the Nollywood scene after his early stint in the movie industry. According to the star, to complete his education, he took a break from acting.
Williams Uchemba skits
Williams Uchemba returned to the Nollywood industry after finishing his studies. A lot of things changed during his break from the industry. There were new stars which, during his time as a child actor, were not recognized.
Also, the audience had changed and not many people instantly realized that the Williams Uchemba they saw was the same child actor in older Nollywood films who used to play the ‘smart kid’ character.
Thus, in the stereotyped role that he had played as a child, he did not have to continue. He had a clean slate and in comedic acting he wanted to try a new niche. He started out by making funny skits and posting them around 2017/2018 on Instagram and YouTube.
Williams Uchemba was the brain behind the trend of #IDontLikeWhatIHate that went viral after individuals started using the hashtag to even create their own humorous social media images.
In his comics, he has included many other celebrities such as Ayo Makun, Don Jazzy, Paul Okoye and many others.
His skits have earned millions of opinions and thousands of replies and commitments. At the Social Media Awards in Nigeria in November 2018, He received two awards. The accolades were in the categories of Individual Social Philanthropist and Best in Social Media. The awards also came along with a donation from an SUV vehicle.
At that time, many people began to speak about him. It wasn’t long before he returned to acting in Nollywood films.
Recent film career
He first starred in the 2018 film, Story Story: The African Rideshare, upon his return to the Nollywood film industry. It was a brief comedy film, but it marked the start of a comedy acting career.
In 2019, in the criminal action comedy film, Merry Men 2: Another Quest, Williams Uchemba was cast as Johnny. He had not starred in the film’s first installation, but his feedback was visible in the sequel. Directed by Moses Inwang, Merry Men 2 is currently the 7th-highest-grossing Nigerian movie in history.
Uchemba was cast in Sugar Rush the same year. He played a more important part this time and was one of the movie’s main characters. Exceptionally, he delivered on his satirical side. Sugar Rush is the 4th highest-grossing Nigerian film in history at the moment.
A film production company called Prosthesis Entertainment Limited is also owned by Williams Uchemba and has released a film called Hands Full of Blood.
About 2017, the actor founded his Foundation and the foundation seeks to help make the world a safer, happier place. It began with a program intended to take 1,000 children out of the streets and return them to school.
The Williams Uchemba Foundation also works, in the same way, to ensure that parents have the means in the future to keep their children out of the streets.
The actor writes in a Facebook post that was posted in September 2018:
“Two months ago, his Foundation began a project to send at least 1000 children to school in each state of Nigeria. We have successfully enrolled 272 children in school in the last few months only in Lagos so far, but we have a very long way to go as there are 10.5 million children in Nigeria out of school (primary school alone). Join me, therefore. Let’s see how many we can bring back into school with them”.
He also began a Give Challenge Tour in 2017 to inspire more individuals to get involved in charitable actions. He pushed other celebrities to do the same.
He donated cash and food supplies to feed over 5,000 people living in slum communities in Lagos State in April 2020. Celebrities such as Folarin Falana, commonly referred to as Falz, and Don Jazzy have donated to this cause.
Williams Uchemba also designed a house in May 2020 for a family who had been living in a slum. He also claimed that his US partners were providing scholarships to the two children in the family up to university level.
Many of his fans have stated that what endears him to them is his acts of philanthropy.
In addition, the actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June 2020 and revealed that he plans to sponsor his education until he graduates from college.
Williams Uchemba – Net worth
As of 2018, the net worth of Williams Uchemba is reported to be $500,000, according to Austine Meda. While this sounds reasonable, as it is old, it is difficult to trust the statistic and there is little information about how the precise value of the net worth was calculated.
We will include information about the income of the actor to help readers guess what his net worth is going to be like. Williams Uchemba has starred in two of Nigeria’s highest-grossing films, as described in the section about his film career. He’d probably earn a wholesome income from them.
Chiji14xchange, a cryptocurrency sales and purchasing site, signed Him as an ambassador in July 2020. These are some of the established sources of income for the actor.
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