Enyinna Nwigwe

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Enyinna Nwigwe
Born
Alma materUniversity of Calabar
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2005 - present

Enyinna Nwigwe is a Nigerian actor and producer. He is best known for The Wedding Party, Black November, and Black Gold.

Early life and education[edit]

Nwigwe was raised in Ngor Okpala in Imo State, along with two sisters and a brother, by retired public servants.[1] He graduated from the University of Calabar in Nigeria with a degree in Economics.[2] He speaks both Igbo and English.[3]

Career[edit]

While in university, Nwigwe began his career as a runway and print model before transitioning to acting.[4] He made his professional film debut in the 2004 film Wheel of Change (directed by Jeta Amata).[5] He now travels between Los Angeles and Nigeria to work.[6]

He appeared in multiple Nigerian films before being cast in Black November opposite Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Vivica A. Fox, Akon, Wyclef Jean, and Anne Heche in 2012.[7]

In 2015, he was cast in the lead role of a gay pastor in the short film Hell or High Water (directed by AMVCA winner Asurf Oluseyi), for which he openly expressed his commitment to working on "socially relevant film(s)".[8][9]

In 2017, News of Africa named him #1 in the 12 Sexiest Nollywood Actors of that year.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Wheel of Change Tony
Last Game Gubabi
2006 Games Men Play Attorney
The Amazing Grace Etukudo, Associate Producer
2011 Black Gold Tamuno, Co-Producer
2012 Turning Point Steve
Black November Tamuno Alaibe, Associate Producer
2015 Silver Rain Bruce
Love Struck Actor TV Movie
2016 Put a Ring on It Robert
Hell or High Water Actor Short Film
When Love Happens Again Enyinna
Dinner Adetunde George Jnr.
The Wedding Party Nonso Onwuka
2017 Hire A Man Jeff
Red Code Charles
Atlas Osas
The Wedding Party 2 Nonso

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mary Slessor Prince, Producer

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Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2015, Nwigwe was nominated for a Nollywood and African Film Critics Award, also known as the African Oscars, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Black November.[12]

In 2016, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards.[13]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Don't Want To Be Another Actor – Enyinna Nwigwe". Top Celebrities Magazine. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  2. ^ "Biography/Profile/History Of Nollywood actor Enyinna Nwigwe – Daily Media Nigeria". dailymedia.com.ng. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  3. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga. "Enyinna Nwigwe: 10 things you didn"t know about "Black November" actor". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  4. ^ "Enyinna Nwigwe – Runway model to award-winning actor". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  5. ^ AsuquoE (2014-12-23). "Meet Enyinna Nwigwe - The talented and good-looking Nigerian born Nollywood Actor and Producer on an impressive climb to stardom". TalkMedia Africa. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  6. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga. "Enyinna Nwigwe: Here"s everything you need to know about actor"s "unusual" character in "Suru L" ere"". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  7. ^ Offiong, Adie Vanessa (March 4, 2017). "I want to win an Oscar –Enyinna Nwigwe". Daily Trust. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Enyinna Nwigwe talks shooting gay scene with actor Daniel K Daniel - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. 2016-06-13. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  9. ^ "Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniel K. Daniel, and others give rousing performances in gay-themed movie, Hell or High Water » YNaija". YNaija. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  10. ^ "Meet The 12 Sexiest Nollywood Actors in 2017 (Photos)". News of Africa - Online Entertainment - Gossip - Celebrity Newspaper - Breaking News. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  11. ^ "Enyinna Nwigwe". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  12. ^ Editor, The (2015-07-02). "Oprah Winfrey, Vivica Fox, RMD, AY & Others make Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (NAFCA) Nominees List". Nollywood Observer. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  13. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga. "City People Entertainment Awards 2016: "Suru L"ere," "Tinsel," Adeniyi Johnson, Mide Martins among nominees". Retrieved 2017-07-04.