Chet Anekwe

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Chet Anekwe
Chet Anekwe NAFCA.jpg
Chet Anekwe - 2012 NAFCA Awards
BornMay 3rd
Lagos, Nigeria
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active2001–present

Chet Anekwe is an actor[1][2][3][4] and filmmaker who was born in Nigeria and raised in New York City.[5] His work spans Hollywood,[6] Nollywood[7] and the New York Theater.[8][9]


Year Film / TV Role Notes
2001 Sheena (TV series) Karnivan
2004 Shpionskie igry: Nelegal
Dream Job (TV series) Himself
2006 Phat Girlz Flirty Nigerian Man with Mo'Nique
30 Days Kene Alumona (as C.B.A.) with Genevieve Nnaji
2008 Spy Games: A Private Visit FBI Agent
Mama's Great Love (short) Thompson Director, writer, Executive Producer
2011 Paparazzi: Eye in the Dark Davis with Van Vicker
2012 Unwanted Guest Ike
Bianca Attah with Van Vicker
2013 On Bended Knee Ebube with Chioma Chukwuka
2014 Unguarded Mr. Cool with Ramsey Nouah, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot
Busted Life Femi with Ramsey Nouah, Pascal Atuma
2016 New Girl Service Guy with Zooey Deschanel
Witch Hunt Baba
Castor Oil Pastor
2017 Scrimmage Coach Cassidy
2018 How To Get Away With Murder Marshal of the Court with Viola Davis
Scorpion (TV series) Sami
The Affair (TV series) Guard with Dominic West
Thriller Mr. Reynolds
Moving On Father Fred with Elvis Nolasco & Marianne Jean-Baptiste
2019 Heaven's Hell Jefferson Aliu with Nse Ikpe-Etim, Bimbo Akintola, OC Ukeje & Damilola Adegbite

Awards and nominations[edit]

Africa Movie Academy Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2012 Unwanted Guest Best Actor in a leading Role Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 Bended Knees Best Supporting Actor in an English film Nominated
Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2012 Bianca Best Actor – Diaspora Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2011 Tobi Best Actor In A Film/Short Story Nominated
2012 Unwanted Guest Best Actor in a Film Nominated}
Other Awards[edit]
  • 1997 AUDELCO award nominee, Best Performance in a Musical, Male for Chap Am So (The Amistad Story)[10]
  • 2006 'VIV' AUDELCO Award Winner Best Ensemble for Real Black Men Don't Sit Crossed Legged on the Floor (Collage in blues)[11]
  • 2011 Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Diaspora, Paparazzi
  • 2012 Nollywood Film Critics Award (NAFCA) Winner: Best Actor – Diaspora, Unwanted Guest[12]
  • 2014 Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (NAFCA) award nominee, Best Actor in Supporting role Diaspora Film (When One Door Closes)[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New York Times (9 February 2006). "40 Years of Black Male History in 2½ Hours". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Chet in Busted Life article". Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  3. ^ Nollywooduncut. "Workin with Chet in Nollywood".
  4. ^ "Chet in Paparazzi". Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  5. ^ Golden Icons. "Article on Chet Anekwe". Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  6. ^ IMDB. "Phat Girlz".
  7. ^ Paparazzi Eye in the Dark. "Chet in Nollywood USA film Paparazzi". Archived from the original on 14 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  8. ^ New York Times (21 May 1998). "THEATER REVIEW; Caesar's Fate, Played Out in Mali". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Chet Bio". Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  10. ^ IMDB. "Chet Bio". Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Chet Bio". Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Chet Bio". Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  13. ^ NAFCA. "NAFCA". Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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