Charles Okocha

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Charles Okocha Basic Information

Stage Name: Igwe 2Pac
Real Name: Charles Okocha Nwayalani
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Brand Influencer, and Entrepreneur
Date Of Birth/Age: 5 July 1976 (47 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Anambra
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Single
Height: 5Ft 8In
Net Worth: $700,000

Charles Okocha Biography

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In Anambra State, in the southern region of Nigeria, Charles Okocha was born on July 5, 1976. According to reports, he is a native of Okpanam, Delta State. Charles Okocha’s family moved to Surulere in the southwestern Nigerian state of Lagos when he was a small boy. After completing his high school education in Lagos State, he moved to the US to continue his education.


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Charles Okocha was born into a family of six and is one of three boys. They have a lone sister. They hail from Okpanam Delta State.


His father is Dr. Paul Okolie Nwayalani, a Reporter and Community leader. Unfortunately, most of his videos and photos have only his mother in them and rarely both parents, so either Charles does a good job keeping and respecting his father’s privacy, or Mazi Paul isn’t available.


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His mother is a businesswoman named Mrs. Okolie Nwanyalani. Charles Okocha occasionally uploads videos and pictures of his mother to social media along with glowing compliments. The singer refers to her as “Mom,” “Mama,” or “Nne” in his videos, but no further specific details about her have been made public as Charles carefully walks the line between what he lets the world know and what he keeps private.


He is said to have three siblings.


His brothers are known as Kingsley and Tbaylee Nwayalani


She is known as Joy Nwayalani


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He does, however, have three kids—two daughters and a son—from other women. Sean Okocha, his son, was born on December 8, 2007. He allegedly gave birth to a daughter in 2021. The eldest child is Mercy. She was conceived on April 20, 2006.


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The actor is single. The Nigerian actor has never unveiled the name of his kids’ mothers to the media.


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It is hardly unexpected that Charles Okocha has maintained his fame, given the unique nature of his rise to prominence. In 2001, he was introduced to the acting world by Teco Benson, an accomplished promoter and film director. He entered the “big screens” just by coincidence; it is sometimes claimed. According to the tale, Teco Benson, a movie director, approached him as he was walking and on his way, asking if he would want to be cast in the film. As a result, Teco Benson’s film “Wasted Years” starred him was made.

He became famous because of his role in the film, earning the moniker Igwe 2Pac. He is renowned for performing with comically ambiguous language and American accent impersonation. His character in the movie earned him the nickname “Igwe 2Pac,” as an American returnee with foul speech patterns, comedic accents, and mannerisms.

He appeared in several more movies in the years to come, including “Three Thieves,” “The Queen’s Request,” and “My Fiancee.” Charles Okocha, an actor in Nollywood, is also funny. He has performed comedic skits alongside comics like Broda Shaggi. On his social media platforms, he frequently posts comedic videos.

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The actor is a performer as well. His rap tunes abound. He released “Amoshine,” his debut song, in 2016. Accolades (2020) and Police Brutality (2018) are some of his other tracks. In 2018, he released the tune “Shove It Up Your Ass,” which went viral thanks to a clever dance that quickly caught on online. Charles Okocha was one of the mentors for ‘The Idea Challenge.’. He won in the 2019 Vskit Voice Competition.

Along with singing and acting, the Nigerian actor owns the Nunu apparel line, which debuted on February 1st, 2020.

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The comedian has been a brand ambassador for Future Focus, Rixari Skincare, Shortlet Rentals Nigeria, and P-Gold Exchange. In addition, the Nigerian actor has won many accolades for his performances. The Africa Movie Academy Awards’ Best New Actor, the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ Most Promising Actor in Nigeria are just a few accolades and nominations.

In 2019, a police officer who was intoxicated was accused of shooting him in Asaba while attempting to “hail him” by firing into the air. The gun, set up to fire randomly, allegedly dropped off his hand. As a result, some bullets hit him, and he was taken to the hospital. In the United States, he also had urgent surgery. Five shots in his stomach and leg were extracted from his body. He spoke about the incident at his Thanksgiving service and said he had undergone three operations since then.

Indeed, Charles has also had his fair share of media controversy once; a video clip circulated online angered his fans and many netizens.

Charles Okocha was seen damaging a friend’s car after noticing his daughter sitting in the front seat, cruising with him in the car. The actor was allegedly accused of destroying his friend’s car while dragging his “daughter” to a vehicle. The scenes were so natural and tension-filled as many started attributing and speculating many reasons for his behavior. Some pointed at drugs; others said he was a protective dad, while others criticized his friend and admonished his “daughter.” Charles Okocha later cleared the air and confirmed the circulating clip was a scene in a movie and the lady in it wasn’t his daughter.

Net Worth

Charles Okocha is said to be worth an estimated $700,000


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Charles Okocha is said to have a nice collection of cars in his garage. Range Rovers, Highlander Jeeps, Mercedes Benz, and other automobiles are a few of the vehicles the superstar has been seen with.


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The Actor-cum-Comedian resides in Lagos Estate, Nigeria. He owns one of the biggest and most luxurious homes in the state.


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Charles is renowned for his unique talent for mimicking the American accent. He imitates a distinctive American artist while performing a variety of comedic performances. Charles began his career in 2001 and has acted in over 100 movies. His fans like him in gangster or playboy roles. The actor has made appearances in several films and TV programs, including:

  • African Messiah (2021),
  • Women & Lies (2021),
  • Silent Murder (2021),
  • Three Thieves (2019) as Customer 2
  • Mokalik (Mechanic) (2019) as Emeka
  • Knock Out (2019)
  • Salome (2018)
  • The Village (2018)
  • A Case of Free Will (2017)
  • Blood in the Lagoon (2015) as Tony ‘Mop Head’ (2)
  • My World 1,2 &3 (2012)
  • World of the Mind 1&2 (2012) Rhythm of Love 1&2 (2007)
  • Strong Men at Work 1&2 (2007) as Fregene
  • Sound of Love1&2 (2006) as Jay Boy
  • Ultimate Risk 1&2 (2006) Moment of Truth (2005) as Paul
  • Bumper to Bumper 1&2 (2004)
  • Mr. Ibu in London (2004),
  • Jealous Lovers (2003) as Ikenna
  • Born 2 Suffer (2002) as Court Clerk
  • Formidable Force (2002) as Bad Boy 1
  • Sharon Stone (2002) as Okey

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