FULL NAME : Uti Nwachukwu
STAGE NAME : Uti Nwachukwu
NET WORTH : He has an estimated net worth of $1 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on 3 August 1982 [currently 36 years old]
PLACE OF BIRTH: Born in Delta State, Nigeria
OCCUPATION : Nigerian actor, TV presenter, model and MC
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
TOWN AND STATE OF ORIGIN:
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Not Married but dating Seun Oni popularly known as Saeon
EDUCATION : Attended Igbinedion Education Centre in 1993 to 1999, University of Nigeria and University of Benin.
Uti Nwachukwu is a popular Nigerian Nollywood actor, aspiring musician, TV presenter, model, MC and a philanthropist who rose to stardom after emerging the winner of Big Brother All Stars edition season 5, in 2010.
It is easily seen and understand that you don’t know much about the handsome winner of Big Brother Africa 5 which is the major reason we are providing for you the official biography of Uti Nwachukwu to expose his lesser known facts to the world.
Early Life And Background
Uti Nwachukwu was born on 3rd August 1982 in Ughelli and raised in Sapele, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. The TV personality and model originally hails from Ndokwa of Aboh Kingdom in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State Nigeria. According to his profile, he is the last child from a family of six children. He became know around African after he won the the Big Brother Africa All-Stars Edition season 5 in 2010 after competing with other housemates in the reality TV show.
According to Uti, who describes himself as a ‘Deltan to the core’, his formative years were spent in Ughelli and Sapele in Delta State. Back in the day, his father who died of prostrate cancer in 2010 while he was still in the Big Brother House was a staff of Delta Glass. So, as a child, Uti had all he wanted.
“growing up in Ughelli was really great. When I think of it now I get nostalgic. I had a very sweet childhood. My dad worked at Delta Glass and it was a quiet life. Most of the time, I was in-doors watching TV. It gives me this sense of humility because there was no big city life to make you live a fake life, so we were all real to each other.”
Uti also revealed how his growing up looked like, he exposed that he was a bad prankster who was always coming out with new ideas on how to prank people and make them feel confuse. As a child growing up, he was always come out with different mischievous ideas. See what he had to say about his charatcer as a child below;
“I was very mischievous and inquisitive. I was that kind of kid who could incite my peers. I could say ‘let’s dash across the road while a car is coming’ and I’ll convince my peers and they will join me. I liked breaking the rules at home and when my siblings said ‘mum and dad will not be happy’ I would retort ‘are they here right now?’ I was a renegade, very mischievous and I loved to prank people; I was a prankster. I played pranks on my aunties and uncles. There was a time I locked my aunty in the store and ran away with the key.”
Talking about his education, Uti Nwachukwu attended Igbinedion Education Centre between located in Edo state from 1993 to 1999. Thereafter, he proceeded to University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria to obtain a Diploma degree in Computer Science and Education. Uti also bagged a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Education from the University of Benin which is also abbrevaited as UNIBEN.
Uti Nwachukwu officially made his debut in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry while he was still in the University. He featured in several regularly in music videos, modeling in billboard adverts and finally contesting in “The Next Movie Stars” which was his first acting break as a contestant . “The Next Movie Star” is a reality TV contest in which he was the first runner up and which led him getting parts in a number of small screen productions.
Uti Nwachukwu rose to prominence after participating in the one of the most respected and regarded TV show, Big Brother Africa season 5. Prior to this season 5, he also took part in the season 3 of this reality TV show but became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa 3 house on 5 October 2008 (Day 42). During his stay in the Big Brother Africa eviction house, Uti Nwachukwu was known for often teasing his fellow housemates (Mostly Mimi and Thami).
During Namibian housemate Lucille’s eviction Uti had a violent out burst upon learning that she had been evicted. Fast forward to the year 2010, Uti competed as a contestant in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars in which he lasted 91 days and ultimately won by defeating Munya is a final vote of 8 to 7. The handsome young man all together has spent a combined total of 133 days in the Big Brother house. Uti ventured into different areas after winning the ultimate prize of BBA 2010, he has been involved in several projects majorly in the entertainment and fashion industry. Uti also focus on charity work to help the less fortunate , he holds an annual event for the less privileged tagged “Uti Lead the Stars”.
Uti Nwachukwu acting career official came live in year 2011 and he has since starred in several Nollywood movies including [Broken Silence, Weekend Getaway, The Changer, Finding Mercy, Nnenda, In the Cupboard, Deep Inside to name a few]. His life significantly took a new turn following his massive success in 2010. He started getting movie roles and doing music colabos. Uti has won several awards and many honors is pointing to his name. He won the award for Best New Actor at the GIAMA Awards held in the United States of America.
Uti ventured into music in the year 2011. He tried himself in the foray of music and recorded his second single titled “Once in my life” which was not massively heard due to poor promotion. He released the visual of the song on May 2011 which was shot in some beautiful locations in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. The video of the song “Once in my life” later won him an award for Best Soft Rock at the Nigeria Music Video Awards.
He landed on the role of controversial character “Marcus” on MNET’s Tinsel Season 3 in 2010. In the same year he also released his first single titled “Go Down”. Uti has hosted many reputable shows like, Exquisite Awards, Soundcity Music Video Awards, City Peoples Fashion Awards and Children of Haggai Charity Show to mention a few. Uti has also on the runway of the huge international Arise Fashion Week 2011 & 2012.
Other awards he has won include Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best New Actor at the GIAMA Awards in 2012 which held in USA and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. He is currently the face and TV presenter of MNET’s Africa Magic’s new popular magazine show called “Jara”.
Obviously, Uti Nwachukwu is not just one of the most talented Nigerian actor and musician, he is also one of the richest with an estimated net worth of $1 million. His net worth estimation was arrived at after a careful observation of his career and wealth as well as online reports.