Cheng Fuller: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

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Cheng Fuller: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Cheng Fuller

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.

Early Life

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.

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Career

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.

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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 MajesticEve and the Basketmouth produced My Flatmates. Fuller has starred in full-length Nollywood productions as well, including ForlornBadamosi: Portrait of a General and he co-starred with Kenneth Okolie in Drifted.

Politics

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. 

Filmography

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Year Title Role Director Notes
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 Eve Chef Various TV Series
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
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