CHARLES OKAFOR

Charles OkaforCharles Ezechukwu Okafor was born on the 23rd of July, 1960. He hails from Umuatuolu Village of Ivite Umueri, AnambraState. He was born the fourth Child in a family of six. He grew up in LagosState of Nigeria far from his ancestral home of Umueri. He was educated at Araromi Primary School One, Olodi Apapa, Lagos after which he proceeded to St.Gregory College, Ikoyi. He passed out there in flying colors and was enrolled into the famous University of Port-Harcourt to study Theatre Art. He graduated in 1993 with a Second Class Upper degree in 1993. Like Oliver Twist always want some more, the Promising Charles proceeded to the University of Lagos to pursue a masters degree in Political Science and International Relations.

He has worked briefly with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), following the completion of his National Youth Service. After spending six years in S.E.C., ,he resigned voluntarily and went into full time acting where he prominently carved a niche for himself as one of the famous and most successful celebrated Actors in Nollywood.

Though a trained actor by virtue of his educational qualification, Charles was destined for the art as can be testify from relatives and close friends. At a tender age, he was seen gathering children and telling them story. This led his Uncle to predict that he would end up a dramatist. Despite the fact that he read Theatre Art while in the University, Charles did not venture into the field deliberately as done by many actors who entered into the industry to salvage poverty. While working at Security & Exchange Commission, he featured in a Soap Opera tagged "
MemorialHospital" which he played a lead role. He has since then, featured in many popular Nollywood films amongst which includes but not limited to the followings: Lost Kingdom 1 & 2(1999),End of Wicked(1999),Conspiracy(1999),Mothering Sunday(2001),King of forest(2003),Blood Billionaire(2005),Executive Connection(2005).Across the River(2006),Forest of Promises(2008) etc.


Apart from featuring as actor, he has indeed contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria Movie Industry as Director and Producer of various movies through his Outfit called C&E Production. As a Producer, he has directed and produced these popular films: Ocean Deep 1&2, Sting 1&2 and many others.

The Professionalism and attitudes that he takes to the trade, has led many a fan nick named him as the "Gentleman of Nigeria Movie Industry". While his personalities attest to the fact "that natural actors are not necessarily made but born". He is indeed happily married family man

 

THE TOWN PROFILES

Name:
Umueri(Mispronounced Umuleri)

Location:
Anambra East LGA of Anambra State.

His Royal Highness
(Traditional Ruler)
 


H.R.H Igwe Sir Ben Emeka
Igwe Okebo II of Umueri

His Majesty
(Traditional Prime Minister)


HRM Mike ekweonu
Onowu Iyasele  of Umueri

P.G Umueri General
Assembly (UGA)


Hon. Pius Okonkwo
(President General, U.G.A)

Title(Male):
Amanwulu,Ivejioku,
Oba,Asammuo
Ogbuevi,Ogbuanyinya

Title(Female):
Ekwe, Iyom,Nne-
Mmanwu,Okomme

Population:
Est. 155,000.00

Occupation:
Farmers,Fishers,trading
business,Crafts & Arts etc