If you are a social media junkie or a meme lover like us, you are sure to know this face. Flooding our timelines for years, Osita Iheme’s memes took over the internet by storm most of you might not know who the child is. Widely known for his comedic stature and childish looks, Osita Iheme is a Nigerian born actor who is best known for his role in the film ‘Aki na Ukwa’ alongside Chinedu Ikedieze in the role of Pawpaw.
About Osita Iheme
Showcasing brilliantly the role of a naughty child he was hired in many films. Born in February 1982(38 y/o), suffers from a rare genetic disorder that attributes towards his childlike appearance. One of the most famous actors in the Nigerian film industry, Osita hails from Mbaitoli in Nigeria where he grew up. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Lagos State University.
Osita Iheme: Author of “INSPIRED 101”
Before he broke into prominence with his role in ‘Aki na Ukwa’ in 2003, Osita was mainly cast in the role of a child. After his breakthrough, he adopted himself with more mature and powerful roles. Starring in over a hundred films, Osita is one of the most recognised faces in Nigeria. The founder of Inspired Movement Africa, Osita is the author of a book called INSPIRED 101 and is the new Generation Ambassador for Rotary International District 9110.
Osita Iheme & Chinedu Ikedieze
His on-screen partner Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita is referred to as the midget duo and are widely praised for their onscreen chemistry by the film fraternity.
Evolving from a career of a simple comedian to an established actor, Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 African Movie Academy Awards making him one of the top actors of the country. In 2011, his contribution towards the growth of the African Film Industry was recognised by President Goodluck Jonathan and awarded him with the Nigerian National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic.
Few of the list of Osita Iheme’s film contributions include:
- Markus D Millionaire (2008)
- Stubborn Flies (2007)
- Boys from Holland (2006)
- Brain Box (2006)
- Criminal Law (2006)
- Jadon (2006)
- Last Challenge (2006)
- Remote Control (2006)
- Royal Messengers (2006)
- Winning Your Love (2006)
And many more.
With Osita Iheme ‘s brilliant performance over the years on the big screen along with his fellow actor Chinedu Ikedieze, the duo is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most recognised faces. They have been widely loved for their memes since 2019 on various social media platforms earning him a huge global fanbase.