Chinedu Chiwetalu-Agu: All You Need To Know About Him


Chinedu Chiwetalu-Agu: All You Need To Know About Him

Full Name: Chiwetalu Agu
Date of Birth: March 1956.
Place of Birth: Enugu Nigeria.
Origin: Arochukwu, Abia State.
Nationality: Nigerian
Marriage status:
Spouse: Nkechi
Award: 2012 Nollywood award for ‘best actor in indigenous movie (non-English speaking language).
Languages: Igbo, English.
Occupation: Actor.

Chinedu Chiwetalu-Agu

Chiwetalu Agu who hails from Enugu State, Nigeria Born ‘March 1956’ is a veteran Nollywood Thespian, comedian and movie producer who won the 2012 Nollywood award for ‘best actor in indigenous movie (non-English speaking language).


Also the foremost popular actor in 2009 and in 2012, Chinwetalu Agu was given the Nollywood award for best actor in autochthonal movie (non-English speaking language).

Basically, Chinwetalu Agu have spent quite thirty one years during this profession with tutelage in NTA and also the then Anambra tv, ATV Channel 50 of previous Anambra State. Chinwetalu Agu schooled at St Lukes’Primary college, Ogui Nike, faculty of Immaculate Conception, CIC, each in Enugu, wisent faculty, west germany.

This same Popular Actor had Showed up on the Screen in more than two hundred Movies. According to Chinwetalu Agu, I joined this profession in 1981 after I came back to Nigeria. I had my very own theatre cluster called the ‘Inspirers’ in the past and that i acted in several NTA progammes, like ‘Ikoro’, produced by Joe Onyekwere.

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Last Ofalla 1-4
Taboo Ichie Ogwu
Things Fall Apart
Return of Justice By Fire
Traditional Marriage 1 & 2
Fire on the Mountain 1 & 2
Price of the Wicked
Dr. Thomas
The Priest Must Die
The Price of Sacrifice
The Catechist
Police Recruit
Sunrise 1 & 2
Old School 1-3
Honorable 1 & 2
Sounds of Love 1 & 2
Across the Niger
The Plain Truth 1 7 2
Sounds of Love 1 & 2
Church Man 1 & 2 Ukpabi
Holy Anger 1 & 2
Evil Twin
Beauty and the Beast 1-3
Royal Messengers 1 & 2
Royal Destiny 1 & 2
Burning kingdom 1 & 2
The Maidens
Battle of the Gods 1 & 2

Things You Might Not Know About Chiwetalu Agu


Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nollywood veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu:

  1. He is listed as one of the outstanding comedians who have contributed to the development of Nollywood comic genres by Prof. Femi Shaka of the University of Port Harcourt.
  2. He is married to Nkechi Agu and they are blessed with three sons and two daughters.
  3. He also featured in Nigerian Television Authority Channel 8 Enugu’s Ikoro, produced by Joe Onyekwere.
  4. He mentioned in a film that his ingenuity is unique as an actor because of his humor, wit and invention of specific clichés in every film that he stars in.
  5. He also mentioned in an interview that he finds it difficult to reconcile his lifestyle with the negative roles he plays and also admits to shedding some tears for the different characters that he plays.
  6. He was the winner in the first ever Nollywood Movie Awards 2012 for the Best Actor in an Indigenous Movie: non English speaking language for his role in Nkwocha.
  7. He was nominated for the 4th Annual African Movie Academy Awards for his role in the movie “Across the Niger” for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2008.
  8. He has starred in numerous blockbuster Nollywood films and has also worked with a prominent Nigerian stars like Patience Ozorkwor, Ireti Doyle and Pete Edochie to mention a few.
  9. Since he broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene 31 years ago, he has starred in over 150 films.