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Biography of Segun Arinze & Net Worth

Segun Arinze (born, 1965, Segun Padonou Aina) is a Nigerian actor and singer.


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Early life and education

Segun was born in Onitsha, Anambra State to a Yoruba father Bamidele Padonu, and an Igbo mother Lydia Padonu. He is the eldest of seven children born to Lydia Padonu a fashion Designer. He is the descent from Badagry, Lagos State. He attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, then proceeded to Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State to complete his secondary education. He studied Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University. He is popularly known as Black Arrow which he gained from a role he played in the 1996 classic movie “Silent Killer” a film by the late filmmaker Chico Ejiro.

He was married to fellow Nollywood actress Anne Njemanze, which later became a short-lived marriage. The couple has one daughter, Renny Morenike, who was born on 10 May.



Segun started out professionally as a singer and an actor. It was singing that first shot him into prominence, and that was after the release of his debut album, Dream, which was not particularly a commercial success. He started his acting career in Ilorin. Outside acting, Segun also is an acting coach and currently works with a prestigious African international film festival passing his knowledge on to the next generation of actors.

Selected filmography

  • Women in Love
  • Anini
  • Darkest Night
  • Extra Time
  • Fragile Pain
  • Across the Niger
  • Church Business
  • To Love a Thief
  • Silent Night
  • Chronicles (with Onyeka Onwenu and Victor Osuagwu)
  • 30 Days
  • Family on Fire (2011)
  • A Place in the Stars (2014)
  • Invasion 1897 (2014)
  • An eye for an eye
  • Deepest Cut (2018) – with Majid Michel and Zach Orji
  • The Island Movie (2018)
  • Gold Statue (2019)
  • Òlòtūré (2019)
  • Who’s the boss (2020)