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Segun Arinze: Nollywood Singer and Actor "30 Days" & "Heart Beats"

aisha Published On Mon Jul 20 2020   Modified On Mon Jul 20 2020
Segun Arinze: Nollywood Singer and Actor "30 Days" & "Heart Beats"

Segun Arinze is a famous actor and a singer well recognized by his role in movies like 30 Days as Inspector Shobowale, The Island as Major Gata, A Place in The Star as Diokpa Okonkwo, and Heart Beats as Uncle Chucks.

Arinze born on September 24, 1965, in Onitsha, Nigeria has the star sign of Libra. Arinze was born to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother and is of Badagry decent. Here are some more interesting facts about Arinze:

Net Worth: $5.1 million

'Oloture' actor Segun Arinze has an approximate net worth of $5.1 million from his career as an actor where he has acted in various movies and also as a singer. 

A picture of Segun Arinze.
Segun Arinze who is worth $5.1 million.
Image Source: The Guardian Nigeria

Education & Alma Mater

Principal Oni from 'Funke!' attended Victory College of Commerce in Llorin. Then he joined Taba Commercial College in Kaduna state from where he completed his secondary education. 

He studied Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University as he had a keen fondness for acting. He was also given a name and is popularly known as Black Arrow which he gained from a role he played.

Ex-Wife: Anne Njemanze

Arinze was married to Anne Njemanze, an actress well-recognized by her works in Hope as Ireti, The Lost Café as Ose's Mother, Colourless as Mrs. Okai, Tinsel as Sankey, and so on. 

The former pair were married for some years and has a child together. However, their marriage didn't last as long as they got divorced in 2010. 

Picture of Segun Arinze ex-wife Anne Njemanze.
Picture of Segun Arinze ex-wife Anne Njemanze.
Image Source: Linda Ikeji's Blog

Wife: Julie Arinze

After getting divorced with Njemanze, Arinze got married to Julie Arinze. Many sources claim that the pair got married in 2008, while the former pair Segun and Anne got divorced in 2010. It is mysterious that whether he was in two married life at the same time or not. 

However, the pair has neither confirmed nor denied the news. As for now the duo is happily living their married life and gave birth to four children.

Segun Arinze his wife Julie Arinze.
Segun Arinze his wife Julie Arinze.
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Blessed With Six Children

Arinze has six children from different mothers with whom he was married and was in a relationship. From his first marriage with Njemanze, he gave birth to a son named Morenike Arinze. 

Then with his second wife Julie, he gave birth to four children named Ayo, Femi, Victoria Ejiamatu, Renny and with his relationship, Arinze gave birth to Ebunoluwa Arinze.

Segun Arinze with his wife and three children.
Segun Arinze with his wife and three children.
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Is An Actor and A Singer

Major Gata from 'the Island' started his career as an actor in Llorin. Beside Acting he has also invested his time in jobs such as Actor coach and presently is working on African international film festivals and passes his knowledge to the next generation of actors. Segun has been classified as one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with immense success in his career.

Segun Arinze in the movie 'Me & My Husband'.
Segun Arinze in the movie 'Me & My Husband'.
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He is also an actor who has sung songs like Moonlighting, Moonlite Dancing, etc. Before becoming a renowned actor he once had a flourishing music career with his 1992 debut album named 'Dreams' which was a huge success.

Awards and Nominations

The actor from Heartbeats has been chosen for multiple awards and nominations. He has been nominated as the Best New Actor for African Movie Academy Awards. He was also a part of the Most Promising Act to watch for Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards. And was also a nominee for special Recognition Awards at the City Peoples Entertainment Awards.

Social media presence

Arinze is very popular in social media as well and is up to date with his fans and is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has gained around 72.5k followers on Instagram with the username 'the.segunarinze' and 10.3k followers on twitter with the username 'segunarinzeaina'.

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