Blossom Chukwujekwu

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Blossom Chukwujekwu

Blossom Chukwujekwu is a Nigerian actor, who made his professional acting debut in 2009. In 2015[1] he won the Best Supporting Actor Award[2] at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born Chukwudi Echezona Chukwujekwu on November 4, 1983 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria to Dr I.E and Evangelist J.C Chukwujekwu, Blossom Chukwujekwu[4] is the first of two sons. He is a native of Otolo, Nnewi North in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria. He attended Greater Tomorrow Primary School and Greater Tomorrow Comprehensive College both in Benin City, Edo State. For his tertiary education, Blossom opted to study Mass Communications at the Anambra State University of Science and Technology.[5] where he spent a year. He completed his studies at the Benson Idahosa University,[6] Benin City, Edo State after a brief stint at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology. While in BIU, he was President of the Association of Mass Communication Students (AMCOS) in the 2007/2008 session. He was also an active member of the popular House of Theatre (H.O.T) where he played the lead in the stage drama, Godless: The path to dawn. Blossom maintains that playing Ukemu in Godless was his eureka moment. In July 2008 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from the Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State. He moved to Lagos, Nigeria a few months after graduating to perform his National Youth Service Corps obligations. Blossom stayed back in Lagos to pursue his acting ambitions.

Career[edit]

In 2009, after several auditions Chukwujekwu[7] landed the lead role in the yet to be released Nigeria soap opera; Portrait Of Passion. That same year he was cast in his first feature film, Vivian Ejike's Private Storm[8] alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Ramsey Nouah. Blossom was profiled on Africa Magic's Nollywood show, Jara,[9] as one of the top 5 actors to watch out for in 2013. He was number 4 on ace Nollywood director, Charles Novia's, list of the best actors of 2013,[10] In 2012 Chukwujekwu landed a role in Flower Girl[11] which was his breakout movie. Released in 2013,[12] it achieved critical and commercial success in Nigeria, Ghana, the United Kingdom and film festivals in the USA and Canada. Chukwujekwu’s next block buster feature film,[13] Finding Mercy,[14] was one of the most anticipated[15] and successful movies of 2013. It was the closing film at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2013).[16] In 2014 Knocking on Heaven's Door[17] opened in cinemas nationwide on April 18. Chukwujekwu's performance as the abusive and emotionally volatile "Moses" earned him the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice 2015 Best Supporting Actor award. Blossom's most notable film credits include Flower Girl (2013),[18] Finding Mercy (2013)[14] alongside Rita Dominic, Knocking on Heaven's Door (2014)[19] with Majid Michel, The Visit[20] (2015) with Nse Ikpe-Etim, A Place Called Happy (2015)[21] and Ghana Must Go[22] (2016) with Yvonne Okoro. He has featured in a handful of TV dramas & series, such as Tinsel on MNET, where he played Mr. Akinlolu Hart, MTVBASE's HIV themed Shuga,[23] CATWALQ by Emem Isong and Monalisa Chinda, Greg Odutayo's My Mum and I, About to Wed and Married. Chukwujekwu plays the lead role of Kelechi Pepple in Nigeria’s first indigenous telenovella; Taste of Love.[24] (2015)

Personal life[edit]

Blossom Chukwujekwu got married traditionally to his wife, Maureen, on 19 December 2015.[25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
2009 PRIVATE STORM TONY GOMEZ FEATURE FILM - THEATRICAL RELEASE
2010 DATING GAME DOCTOR JOE FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2010 CRAZY PLAYER DOCTOR JOE FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2010 THE SECRETARY DOCTOR JOE FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2010 ONE VOICE MAKES A MAJORITY GABU SHORT FILM
2010 PASSIONATE ENVY SAMMY FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2011 FATE RAY FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2011 SAMANTHA MORRIS FEATURE FILM - UNRELEASED
2011 SHOWGIRL EMEKA FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2011 KING SOLOMON AND QUEEN OF SHEBA DAYO FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2011 EVIL CULT SAM FEATURE FILM - UNRELEASED
2011 COBRA ACE FEATURE FILM - UNRELEASED
2011 COMMANDMENT 7 INSPECTOR EZE FEATURE FILM - UNRELEASED
2012 VALOUR REGINALD ORJI FEATURE FILM - UNRELEASED
2013 FLOWER GIRL TUNDE KULANI FEATURE FILM - THEATRICAL RELEASE
2013 THE MIRROR ZEUS FEATURE FILM - UNRELEASED
2013 THE TARZAN MONOLOGUES JAIRUS FEATURE FILM
2013 THE RETURN EMEKA FEATURE FILM
2013 FINDING MERCY JATO FEATURE FILM - THEATRICAL RELEASE
2013 THE UNDERTAKING LEAD TV MOVIE - AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL FILM
2013 MIRROR LEAD TV MOVIE - AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL FILMS
2013 STOLEN WATERS LEAD FEATURE FILM - INTERNET RELEASE
2013 RAGING PASSION LEAD FEATURE FILM - INTERNET RELEASE
2014 FORGETTING JUNE DR. GEORGE FEATURE FILM - STRAIGHT TO DVD
2014 PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS CHUKS TV MOVIE - AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL FILM
2014 INCORRUPTIBLE CHARLES TV MOVIE - AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL FILM
2014 GREEN EYED GBUBEMI FEATURE FILM - THEATRICAL RELEASE
2014 KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR MOSES FEATURE FILM - THEATRICAL RELEASE
2015 The Visit Lanre Shagaya with Nse Ikpe Etim & Femi Jacobs
2015 Gbomo Gbomo Express Rotimi with Ramsey Nouah
2015 MR&MRS ONOJA RAMSEY ONOJA FEATURE FILM - POST PRODUCTION
2015 GHANA MUST GO OLANREWAJU "EL-SHAGZ" SHAGAYA FEATURE FILM - EXPECTED RELEASE: JUNE 10, 2015
2015 A PLACE CALLED HAPPY DIMEJI FEATURE FILM - INTERNET & TV RELEASE
2015 Falling Dr Yemi with Desmond Elliot
 2016    Okafor's Law (film) Terminator with Omoni Oboli

Television[edit]

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
2009 PORTRAIT OF PASSION MICHAEL UMEH SOAP OPERA - UNRELEASED
2009 ABOUT TO WED SCORPION SITCOM
2009 TINSEL DOCTOR AKINLOLU HART SOAP OPERA
2010 BELLA'S PLACE MR. McCARTHY SITCOM
2010 MY MUM&I CONMAN/ANGEL SITCOM
2010 CATWALQ ALVIN SOAP OPERA
2010 MARRIED ALLEN SERIES
2013 FESTAC TOWN FRANKLIN WEB SERIES
2013 SHUGA COACH SERIES
2013 SURULERE HUSBAND MUSIC VIDEO
2015 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES AFRICA LEKAN SERIES
2015 TASTE OF LOVE KELECHI PEPPLE TELENOVELLA

Theatre[edit]

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
2008 GODLESS: THE PATH TO DAWN UKEMU UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION

Awards and nominations[edit]

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY RESULT
2013 BEST OF NOLLYWOOD AWARDS BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE NOMINATED
2013 GOLDEN ICONS ACADEMY MOVIE AWARDS BEST NEW ACTOR NOMINATED
2013 ABUJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MOST OUTSTANDING MALE ACTOR NOMINATED
2014 NOLLYWOOD MOVIE AWARDS BEST RISING STAR NOMINATED
2014 NOLLYWOOD MOVIE AWARDS BEST LEAD MALE NOMINATED
2014 GOLDEN ICONS ACADEMY AWARDS MOST PROMISING ACTOR NOMINATED
2014 BEST OF NOLLYWOOD AWARDS REVELATION OF THE YEAR NOMINATED
2015 AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR WON
2015 GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS GOLDEN ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE TBA

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