Osita Iheme, MFR (born 20th February 1982) is a Nigerian actor. He is widely known for playing the role of Pawpaw in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans. In 2007, Iheme received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors. In 2011, Osita Iheme was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Osita Iheme hails from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. Iheme grew up in Abia State and has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lagos State University.
Early in his career, Osita Iheme was often typecast in the role of a child. In 2003, he rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa, in which he played the role of Pawpaw. In this role, Osita Iheme played a mischievous child. He has played the role of a child in many of his films but later has adopted more mature roles. Subsequently, the duo became, what many consider, one of the funniest Nollywood comedian pairings of all time.
He is the New Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110 and the author of the book INSPIRED 101. Osita Iheme has starred in over a hundred movies and he is one of the most popular faces in Nollywood. Like his on-screen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, Iheme has a small physique. Iheme’s stature gave him the advantage of being different from other actors in the Nigerian movie industry.
He has evolved in his career from a comedic actor to a multifaceted established actor. This has gained him respect throughout the Nigerian movie industry and with its fans alike.
He revealed in 2018, however, that he hopes to become a politician in the near future.
Osita Iheme’s net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.