Williams Uchemba is a popular Nollywood ex child actor, producer, model, entrepreneur and comedian. Known for delivering sterling performances in movies, Williams Uchemba have graced our screens for years. He’s ranked among the actors who have remained relevant and influential not just in the industry; but have also expanded their reach beyond the movie industry.
Early life and background of Williams Uchemba
Williams Uchemba was born on the 22nd of October in Abia State, the south eastern part of Nigeria. After completing his primary and secondary school education, he proceeded to bag a degree in International relations from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State.
His Rise to Fame
Williams Uchemba made a foray into the Nigerian movie industry as a child actor in 2000. He rose to stardom after featuring in the movie “The Journey of the Dead”. He starred alongside prominent actors like Pete Edochie, Olu Jacobs, and Ramsey Noah. Since then, he has featured in several movies such as The World of Riches, Beyond Belief, Oh My Son, Sorrows of Becky, The African Rideshare, Dorathy my Love, I Love What I Hate, Dear Affy, Merry Men 2 amongst others. The Nollywood thespian has delved into movie production; he is set to hit the screen with his first movie “Slay”. He announced via his Instagram page that the production of his first international movie film of 2020 is for Netflix. According to the movie producer, he’ll be featuring alongside South African actress, Shaleen Surtie-Richards and others in the upcoming movie.
The former child actor has bagged a number of endorsement deals with brands. In January, 2019, he bagged an endorsement deal with Pennek, one of the leading company in Lagos. In May, 2019, the comedian was unveiled as an ambassador of Sapphire Group of Company. The company deals with the sale of perfumes and luxury watches.
His Humanitarian Works
Besides being an actor, Williams is also a philanthropist. He has a non-governmental organization (NGO) called Williams Uchemba Foundation which aims at catering for the needs of the poor, less privileged orphans and physically challenged people. He initiated the #Give Challenge which inspired lots of people around the world, including Nigerian popular celebrities to give arms to the poor and disable people. He is currently the United Nation Ambassador and African Youth Representative to the United Nations.
Williams Uchemba’s Relationship and Family Life
The hilarious actor is still very much single. There is no confirmed report about his girlfriend or relationship status.
Awards and Nominations
The comedian has clinched some awards in the course of his career. They include:
• Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award
• Best Kid Actor – Africa Movie Academy Awards
• Most Promising Act to Watch – Best of Nollywood Awards
• Best Actor in a Comedy – City People Entertainment Awards.
Williams Uchemba’s Net Worth
Williams Uchemba is rated amongst the richest and most influential celebrities in Nigeria. In 2018, he celebrated his birthday with a new Mercedes Benz car worth ₦16 million. His net worth is estimated to be worth $500,000.
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