FULL NAME : Charles Awurum
NET WORTH : $700,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian actor and comedian
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Married and blessed with 4 kids
EDUCATION : Graduated from the prestigious University of Calabar
We want to check out the biography and profile of another comic actor who many people doesn’t take very seriously as a result of his funny life style and character, his name is Charles Awurum and you can call him Charles Inojie movie twin . Obviously all the Nollywood firm lovers will known this funny man but they may not know much about him, that is the major reason behind the creation of this profile.
Charles Awurum is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He is mostly seen in comedy firms and he has starred alongside numerous big guns in the Nigeria Movie world the like Victor Osuagu, Charles Inojie, John Okafor, Chiwetalu Agu, Chinedu Ikedieze and his movie brother Osita Iheme and Late Sam Loco Efe.
Early Life And Education
Charles Awurum was born and raised in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. The Veteran movie star hails from Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but he was raised in Lagos state which makes many believes he is from Lagos State. His childhood ambition was to become a professional actor and he wasn’t thinking of something else becoming his ambition. His first move to act in a movie happened when he wrote to the producers of Village Headmaster (discontinued Nigerian soap opera) that He aspired to be part of the soap opera cast. Surprisingly , he was invited by the producer but unfortunately he could not feature on the show due to his young age and minimal support from the people and his local community.
Charles Awurum had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos Nigeria. After graduating from the college he proceeded to University of Calabar for his University education before he ventured into acting full time. Before he made it to lime light, he was stuck to acting drama in church as well as his school he attended.
Career And Stardom
Charles Awurum is widely labelled as one of the most sought after Nollywood actor today who is mostly seen in comedy drama. His acting career started in the church just like many other Nigerian actors and actresses. As of the time of graduation from college, he was already a good and versatile actor. he started his Nollywood career taking up serious movie roles, he later switched from the norm by taking up only comedy roles and as time went on , he decided to stick to that role.
According to the funny actor, he decided to do only comedy roles due to his “mean looks” and it was the conception of the idea of his comedy career. Charles rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie “Apama” alongside with Sam Loco Efe. He is always busy with movi acting, moving from one movie location to another and he has featured in more than 150 movies which include Apama, Game Fools Play, The King & the Crown, Johnbull & Rosekate to name a few.
Personal Life: Wife And Children
Charles Awurum the comic movie star has been married for 11 years and has 3 children .
Here is Charles Awurum’s words in a chat with TS Weekender
Are you single or married?
I am married and has three boys. Once I’m not onset, I go back to my house. If I finish a production now, say at night, the next day I’m going back to my house. Once I’m not working I make sure that I’m with them. I think I have a happy family. I have a good wife. And one thing you have to know is that a wife makes the home.
How long have you been married?
It’s getting up to 11 years.
What’s the secret of being married for almost a decade?
First, is that I love my wife. Second, I took her away from the public eye. Most people don’t even know her unless I show her to them. And the third is that I have control over my family and also make them feel happy. Another thing is that I have told my God I don’t want to have a broken home. And I don’t think anything can make me break up with my wife. I don’t like breakups because it is the children that suffer.
Hosting Award Shows
The 2016 ‘Award of Excellence’ organised by Magic Lens Africa Film Academy Awards, MAFAA. was hosted by Charles Awurum.
In 2014, The funny looking actor became a brand ambassador for multinational telecommunications company Globacom owned by Nigerian businessman Mike Adenuga. The award is said to worth millions of nara but the exact worth wasn’t revealed.