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OC Ukeje: "Black November" & "The Awakening" Star From Nigeria

aisha Published On Mon Jul 20 2020   Modified On Mon Jul 20 2020
OC Ukeje: "Black November" & "The Awakening" Star From Nigeria

OC Ukeje is an actor, model, and musician well-recognized by his work in Black November as Peter, The Awakening as Nicholas, The Department as Segun, and Heaven's Hell as Ahmed Sule.

Ukeje was born on July 15, 1981, in Lagos, Nigeria, and has a star sign of Cancer. Here are some more interesting facts about Ukeje:

Net Worth: $3.7 million

'Potato Potahto' star OC Ukeje has accumulated a whopping net worth of $3.7 million from his career as an actor, model, and musician. 

A picture of OC Ukeje.
A picture of OC Ukeje who is worth $3.7 million.
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Education & Alma Mater

Ukeje first attended Federal Government College, at Ojo, Lagos from where he completed his secondary education. Then he got enrolled at the University of Lagos, where he focused mainly on acting in stage plays for all four years of his career. 

Wife: Senami Ibukun Oluwa Togonu-Bickersteth

Ukeje got married to Senami Ibukun Oluwa Togonu-Bickersteth on November 8, 2014, while they got engaged traditionally but did a white wedding. 

Bickersteth is the daughter of an ex-principal of Queens College, Mrs. Wunmi Togonu-Bickersteth. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park while has got a Master's Degree fin Public Policy and is also a registered respiratory therapist.

OC Ukeje with his wife Senami Ibukun Oluwa Togonu-Bickersteth.
OC Ukeje with his wife Senami Ibukun Oluwa Togonu-Bickersteth.
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However, the pair lives apart from each other as Ukeje is currently living in Nigeria while Bickersteth lives in Canada. The reason behind their separate living is because of their word choices and their current position about making a career. 

In an interview, Ukeje said long-distance doesn't affect them because of their communication. Even before marriage, they were in a long-distance relationship which worked greatly between them.

Started His Career Since Childhood

Gbenga from 'The Arbitration' was into acting since his childhood and used to act in a stage play with a lead role. Then he persuades both music and acting as his career while focused mainly on acting. 

OC Ukeje in the movie 'Mother Knows Best'.
OC Ukeje in the movie 'Mother Knows Best'.
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Ukeje also took part in a reality TV show, Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) where he won the show which brought a lot of attention towards him. In 2008, he got his first screen in a drama film 'White Waters' with Joke Silva and Rita Dominic which was directed by Izu Ojukwu. 

Got Aroused While Kissing

Being an actor you get to play several different characters in each movie with different co-actors. Likewise, you sometimes get an intimate role with your co-stars. Meanwhile, Ukeje had a weird incident on set while shooting a kissing scene with his co-star. 

On August 13, 2016, with an interview with Punch News, Ukeje confessed that he became aroused while kissing the actress on the set.

A picture of OC Ukeje.
OC Ukeje who got aroused on set. 
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He added when you find a girl super attractive and then you start kissing blood starts flowing southward. Then Ukeje said he just remember that he is here to do the job and do what he had to and leave the place. 

Has Won Various Awards

The 'When Love Happens' actor has won various awards throughout his career. He has won Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards for best lead actor in movies like 'Alan Poza' and 'Hoodrush'. 

Likewise, he has won African Movie Academy Awards, City People Award, City People Movie Award, Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, and many more.

YouTube Channel

Ukeje also runs a YouTube channel named OCUkejeVEVO that has accumulated around 1.18k subscribers. He joined YouTube on September 12, 2017, where he has posted one video of a music video titled 'OC Ukeje - Potato Potahto ft. Vector'. The video has gained 125,834 views with 2.9k likes that was posted on October 13, 2017. 

Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Ukeje is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has gained around 163k followers on Instagram with the username 'octhegreatukeje'. Likewise, he has gathered 50.5k followers on Twitter with the username 'OCtheGreatUkeje' and 13,237 followers on Facebook with the username 'octhegreatukeje'.

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