Veteran Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh, popularly known as Osuofia is a year older and clocks 64.
The actor who is yet to post any pictures, however, reposted congratulatory posts made by his fans, colleagues, and followers on his Instagram stories.
Osuofia came into the limelight after he made a debut appearance in 2003 blockbuster film Osuofia in London. He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer.
In the late 80s, Owoh featured in the screen version of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, a classic TV drama alongside Pete Edochie. Owoh who has acted in over 100 movies got married in 1998 and is blessed with two children. Osuofia actor who is yet to post any pictures, however, reposted congratulatory posts made by his fans, colleagues, and followers on his Instagram stories.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song. In 2007 Owoh was arrested in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bijlmermeer neighborhood in the Amsterdam Zuidoost borough) as the result of a seven-month investigation by the Dutch police dubbed “Operation Apollo”. Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations. Owoh was later released. In November 2009 Owoh was kidnapped in eastern Nigeria. His kidnappers demanded a 15 million naira ransom. Owoh was released after his family members allegedly paid a ransom fee of 1.4 million naira.