BIRTH NAME : Amaechi Muonagor
NET WORTH : $850,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on 20th August 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH: Idemili Local Government Area
STATE OF ORIGIN : Anambra State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian Nollywood actor and producer
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : He is happily married and has 4 kids
CHILDREN : He has 4 kids
EDUCATION : He attended St. Mary’s Primary School, Obosi, Oraifite Grammar School and studied Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
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Amaechi Muonagor biography and profile is what this publication is all .You are going to be knowing everything about the veteran Nollywood actor from his early life, state of origin, educational background, personal life, illness, career, success to his filmography.
Amaechi Muonagor is a top Nollywood actor, producer, entrepreneur, investor and director. He is one of the biggest name in Nollywood today who ventured into the Nigeria movie industry accidentally. He is widely respected as one of the pillars that hold Nollywood , he have bagged couple of awards and earned several nominations as well. He was nominated for AMVCA 2017 Best Actor In A Comedy in year 2016 and many other honors.
Early Life And Background
He was born on 20th August 1962 in Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State. Amaechi is specifically from Obosi village in Idemili, Anambra State in Nigeria. He launched his acting career those yesteryear when people were only earning peanuts from acting although he said the money was still enough for him to sustain him self .
He had his primary school education at St. Mary’s Primary School, Obosi in Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He later attended Oraifite Grammar School in Anambra State, Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate before he proceeded to University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to study Economics . He graduated in 1987 and did his Youth Service in Kaduna
In his words
“I did my Youth Service in Kaduna with the Centre for Education Management, it was then located along Dawaki Road. After that, I picked up a job with NAN (News Agency of Nigeria). I was there till I got into acting”.
Amaechi Muonagor served his mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1989 and was able to secure a job at News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as a reporter. He later quit his reporting job to launch his acting career.
The gentleman actor, Amaechi Muonagor who is known as a man of few words joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in the year 1990 when he landed his debut role in the movie titled “Taboo” in which he played the role of Chief Akunatakasi.
He achieved massive fame the following year after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Igodo” , one of the most watch Nollywood movies according to revelations. “Igodo” earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, he have also earned a nomination at AMVCA 2017 Best Actor In A Comedy 2016 edition.
One of his best movies is a 2003 movie , a Nollywood blockbuster comedy movie “Aki na Ukwa” which he acted alongside Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. This movie of one of the most popular film ever produced in Nigeria and it earned him a nomination for Best Actor in Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
The Nollywood star has successfully appeared in over 200 Nollywood movies including Igodo, His Last Action, Ugonma, Aki na Ukwa, The Guilty, Woman Rapa to name a few. He is currently one of the most creative, most skillful actor in Nigeria who has the ability to fits in any role given to him.
He has acted alongside other big guns in the industry including Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozorkwor, Ini Edo, Ebube Uwangbo and more.
How exactly did you get into acting?
I would rather say it was accidental because I was just at a talkshow somewhere around the National Theatre. It happened that some of those involved in this production came around to drink in one of the bars. While doing that, I overheard them complaining about one of the characters not being able to carry his role. So, when eventually we got talking, they said it was my kind of voice that they needed for the role. There and then, they asked me to go through the script and that was how I got my first role as Akunatakasi in Taboo 1.
The actor is known as a faithful man who has been involved in only one marriage. He is married and his union is cemented with four beautiful and healthy kids.
Amaechi Muonagor’s Illness
We came across numerous publications on some online web portals and platforms that claimed Amaechi was very ill and suffering from Diabetes in year 2016. From that period until this moment the actor has been missing in action, he hasn’t appeared or featured in any movie.
This is a clear indication that the news might be real and there has been another rumours about him quitting the movie industry.
Keep your fingers crossed, we will keep you posted on any recent development as they unfold.
Here are some of his selected movies he has featured;
- Igodo- 1999
- His Last Action – 2008
- Sincerity – 2009
- Without Goodbye – 2009
- Ugonma – 2015
- Code of Silence – 2015
- Spirits – 2016
- Most Wanted Kidnappers – 2010
- Jack and Jill – 2011
- Village Rascal – 2012
- Evil World – 2015