Cheng Fuller: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies
Cheng Okon Efiong-Fuller (born 15 April 1980) professionally credited as Cheng Fuller is a Nigerian actor, model, Filmmaker and marketing professional who gained prominence as the inaugural Vice President of Marketing of Nigerian indigenous retail chain, Hubmart stores. He is also known for his recurring role as Barrister Taylor on DSTV’s long-running telenovela, Tinsel, as well as his role in the movie Celebrity Marriage, co-starring alongside Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Kanayo O Kanayo, Odunlade Adekola, Felix Ugo Omokhodion and Roselyn Ngissah. He is the co-founder of Pandemonium Pictures.
Fuller was born on April 15, 1980, in Calabar, Cross River State, southern Nigeria. He was born to the family of Emmanuel Okon Efiong-Fuller and Josephine Okon Efiong-Fuller. His father Emmanuel was a celebrated academician, and his mother Josephine who passed on in 1994 was a lawyer. While in secondary school, Fuller represented his school severally at debates and science competitions as well as in musical competitions as a member of the school choir, “Hope Waddell Glorious Voices”. He went on to study Soil Science in the University, graduating in 2003.
Fuller began his professional career in 2004, taking up employment with the advisory firm KPMG, where he led teams and worked in teams that delivered advisory services to leading companies in the telecommunications, oil and gas, financial services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), aviation, and Infrastructure, Government and Housing (IGH) sectors.
In 2010, Fuller began working at DDB Lagos, serving as Director, Strategy & Business, where he managed the MTN account and later moved to Insight Publicis, serving as the Associate Client Services Director. In 2012, he set up a Marketing Advisory services firm, Re’d’Fyne Business Solutions, which he later abandoned during the Nigerian economic recession of 2014.
In 2015, began working with Hubmart stores, as the pioneer Vice President of Marketing. He achieved a number of notable milestones including the set up and roll out of three additional stores. In the same year, Fuller began appearing as Barrister Taylor on the long-running DSTV series, Tinsel. He has gone on to feature in several notable television series, including playing the role of the titular character in Frank’s Teens, and other roles in Hotel Majestic, Eve and the Basketmouth produced My Flatmates. Fuller has starred in full-length Nollywood productions as well, including Forlorn, Badamosi: Portrait of a General and he co-starred with Kenneth Okolie in Drifted.
In early 2014, Fuller registered in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ward 11, Calabar South Constituency 2, and campaigned for a seat in the Cross River State House of Assembly representing the constituency. He however lost his nomination at the party primaries.
Pandemonium Pictures and Film making
In June 2019, Fuller co-founded an audio-visual production company, Pandemonium pictures with his friend and business partner. The company commenced pre-production on some movie and television projects and is involved in the set up of an independent content broadcast platform for Nigerian film content.
|2014||The Johnsons||Greedy Neighbour||Solomon Mcauley, Charles Inoje||TV Series|
|2014 – 2016||Hotel Majestic||Doctor||Various||TV Series featuring Oge Okoye, David Jones, Sadiq Daba, Ivie Okujaye, Akin Lewis, Patricia Young, Timi Richards|
|2015 – 2016; 2019 –||Tinsel||Barrister Taylor||Various||TV Series (series regular)|
|2016||Forlon||Sub-lead||Aniedi Noba||Feature Film|
|2016||The American King||Supporting role||Jeta Amata||Feature Film|
|2017||Home Coming||Sub-lead||Ubong bassey Nya||Feature Film|
|2017||Celebrity Marriage||Obsessed fan||Pascal Amanfo||Feature Film featuring Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Kanayo O Kanayo, Odunlade Adekola, Felix Omokhodion and Roselyn Ngissah|
|2017||Secrets||Lead||Film Lord||Feature Film|
|2018||Drifted||Sub-lead||Ubong bassey Nya||Feature film featuring Kenneth Okolie|
|2018||My Flatmates||Kanu||John Njamah||TV Series produced by Basketmouth|
|2018||Frank’s Teens: Diary of a Single Father||Frank||Nonso Emekaekue||Lead Role/Series produced by Gordon Irole|
|2018||Going the Distance||Sub-Lead||Emma Anyaka||Feature Film|
|2018||Far From Perfect||Sub-Lead||Emma Anyaka||Feature Film|
|2018||Badamosi: Portrait of a General||Brigadier General Nimyel Dogonyaro||Obi Emelonye||Feature Film|
|2019||Sting||Jayden||Khing Bassey||Feature Film|
|2019||Dreaming the Impossible||Okon||Obi Emelonye||Feature Film|