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Uti Nwachukwu Biography, Wedding, Education and Movies

Uti Nwachukwu Biography

Uti Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actor, model, and  On-Air-Personality. He was born on 3 August 1982. He is a native of Ndokwa from Aboh Kingdom in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State Nigeria. He was the winner of Big Brother Africa 5.

Uti is a BSc holder in Computer Science and Education.

The one-time bank employee appeared on the Nigerian reality series “Next Movie Star, which he finished as the runner-up.

He was a representative from Nigeria in Big Brother Africa 3. He became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa 3 house on 5 October 2008 on Day 42. He became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa 3. During his stay, he was known for often teasing his fellow housemates (mostly Mimi and Thami). During Namibian housemate Lucille’s eviction Uti had a violent out burst upon learning that she had been evicted.

In 2010 Uti competed as a contestant in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars in which he lasted 91 days and ultimately won by defeating Munya is a final vote of 8 to 7. He has spent a combined total of 133 days in the Big Brother house.

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Uti Nwachukwu Movies

He has featured in a number of movies among others:-

  • Weekend Getaway
  • Finding Mercy
  • In the cupboard
  • Finding Mercy 2
  • Breathless
  • Bursting Out
  • Love is in the Hair
  • History Box
  • Red Hot
  • Cobweb

Uti Nwachukwu Wedding

At the Weddings by MAI launch, former beauty queen/rapper, Munachi Abii was the “bride” while Uti Nwachukwu was the surprise “groom”!

Social networks including Twitter and Facebook have been buzzing with the news that “Muna & Uti are married”. Well, as you know it was not a real wedding though it definitely had all the fun and fab moments we enjoy at weddings.

Uti Nwachukwu interview with TheCable Lifestyle

What made you accept the role of GCGT host?

Uti Nwachukwu: It’s simple, their foundation is God and I am a huge part of City of David. I have been a member since 2006 and it was where I took my first altar call. Once God is attached to it and it is genuine, I can’t say no to God. Obviously, God wants me to do this.

The age grade is different, what are you looking forward to?

Uti Nwachukwu: I judged on this show last year so I know what to expect. It is humbling when you see young people exhibit so much talent. It is heartwarming when you see them do certain things, we usually get emotional but this time around, I have an idea of what to expect so the emotions won’t be as strong.

As a former Big Brother housemate, what do you think of this year’s competition?

Uti Nwachukwu: I have not really had time to watch but from what I hear from my friends, it has all the elements; drama, romance, emotions and all. I am guessing that a lot of Nigerians are watching and enjoying it. Africa Magic and all those involved has pulled another great show.

What movies are you working on?

Uti Nwachukwu: I have not been working on so many movies. I have done only one movie this year. I want to try and reduce it to three movies.

I don’t want to appear in every movie, I want the movies I feature in to count so I am really strict with my script selection.

It’s so stressful and we don’t get paid enough for the stress. So if I am doing a movie, it is because the script is really good or I am very passionate about the cause the movie is trying to push.

Also, I am not just in the show, I am in the business; it’s called showbiz. I have to make money from what I do as an entertainer.

Are you saying you are not paid enough for movies?

Uti Nwachukwu: I have been paid okay but not what actors deserve. I earn a lot better as a TV presenter and event host. Lot, lot better, as much as times three of what I earn from a movie.

At the end of the day, if you are not passionate about the cause the movie is pushing, you have just wasted your time. That’s why I have said if the script is not really good or if the cause the movie is pushing is not dear to me, what’s the point?

Uti Nwachukwu: Is there a chance of leaving acting?

I can never leave acting, I love acting. It’s the first thing my friends pointed out when I was growing.

My first love has always been music, TV presenting was something that I found that I could do naturally. By God’s grace, I can never leave acting.

Outside showbiz, where would you go?

Uti Nwachukwu: Maybe telecommunications, the marketing area. I’d like to be in the fun section of any company. As long as I am in the fun section of any company where I get to meet people and engage in social activities.

Uti Nwachukwu – Video


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