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Personal Details

Born
18th September, 1982

(Age: 38 Yrs)

Ngor Okpala, Imo State, Nigeria
Hails from
Ngor Okpala, Imo State
Nationality
Nigeria

Trivia

  • Enyinna Nwigwe is a graduate of Economics from the University of Calabar.
  • He starred in both Nollywood and Hollywood movies, the starred in the political action thriller "Black November" in 2012.
  • Enyinna mentioned he won't like to take a movie role that would have him stack-naked, except the role, has a compelling message to the society

Biography

Enyinna Nwigwe was born on September 18th, 1982, an indigene of Ngor Okpala local government area of Imo state. The last child of four children (two sisters and a brother) of retired civil servants. He is an award-winning Nollywood actor, producer, model, and entrepreneur.

Enyinna Nwigwe Education

Enyinna is a graduate of Economics from the University of Calabar. 

Enyinna Nwigwe Career

Enyinna entrepreneurial career started while in the university, back then he would organize fashion shows and did some model grooming.

His acting career was accidental, he fortuitously met with accomplished filmmaker and movie director Jeta Amata, while he was shooting a movie in Calabar.

He made his acting debut in 2004, in a movie titled "Wheel of Change", taking on the role of a character named Tony. Enyinna Nwigwe co-starred with veteran Nollywood actors and stars likes Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Fred Amata, and Stella Damasus. This movie was his launch pad into the Nigerian Nollywood industry. He continued to have a good working relationship with movie director Jeta Amata and featured in a couple of movies he directed.

Enyinna Nwigwe was announced to the American audience and worldwide spotlight in 2012 when he took the role Tamuno in the political action thriller movie about the Nigerian oil-rich region "Niger-Delta" in the movie titled "Black November". He co-starred with oscar-winning Kim Basinger, popular American hip-pop star Akon, world-famous music star  Wyclef Jean, veteran actor Mickey Rourke, and renowned actress and producer Vivica A. Fox. The movie was written and directed by Jeta Amata, it depicts the human right violations, corruption, and violence in the Nigerian Niger-Delta.

In 2016, Enyinna Nwigwe featured in one of the biggest movies in Nollywood in history, when starred as Nonso Onwuka in the blockbuster rom-com "The Wedding Party". The movie got international attention and was premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on the 8th of September 2016. The movie is one of the highest-grossing movies in Nollywood box-office history, grossing over N36 million in its opening three days and over N66 million in its first week.

Enyinna Nwigwe took on his most controversial role to date when he featured as gay pastor in the movie titled "Hell or High Waters" in 2016. The movie was written by Noni Salma and directed by Oluseyi Asurf. LGBT is a topic not taking likely in Nigerian society, the Nigerian federal government in 2014 passed into law jail time for LGBT to the applaud of millions of Nigerians.

Aside from acting, Enyinna Nwigwe is an entrepreneur, he deals in a variety of businesses. He considers himself a creative businessman, owning to his ability to transform an ordinary business into the next big thing.