Henry James Ejike Asiegbu popularly known as Ejike Asiegbu is a famous Nollywood actor, film director, producer, television personality, politician, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born on 8th November 1959 in Umuahia, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 58 years old. He was a former National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Ejike Asiegbu is originally from Umuihi in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He was born in a family of six children. His father, Chief Sir J.U. Asiegbu was a retired electrical engineer who worked with Nigerian Electrical Power Authority (NEPA) while his mother, Mrs. Comfort Egobeke Asiegbu was a petty trader.
Ejike Asiegbu had his primary school education at Santa Maria (now known as) Constitution Crescent Primary School in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria, but completed his primary school education at St. Mary’s Primary School in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
After completing his primary school education, Ejike Asiegbu proceeded to Abdul Azeez Attah Memorial College, Okene in Kogi State, Nigeria, but completed his secondary school education at Christ the King College (CKC) in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate in 1980.
After completing his secondary school education, Ejike Asiegbu proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in Rivers States, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts in 1993. While in the University of Port Harcourt, Ejike Asiegbu was the President of the Student Union Government (SUG).
After graduating from the university, Ejike Asiegbu was appointed as the personal assistant to former Biafran leader, late Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu during the 1994 National Constitutional Conference in Abuja, Nigeria.
Ejike Asiegbu joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1996 and acted in his first movie “Silent Night” a movie that brought him to limelight. He acts mostly in action movies alongside with Pete Edochie, Clem Ohameze, Kanayo O Kanayo and Kenneth Okonkwo.
Ejike Asiegbu has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies which include Gossip Nation, The Wrong Money, Silent Whispers, Be My Val, Last Kiss, Silent Night, Executive Connection, Power Must Change Hands, The Wolves, Squad Twenty-Three, End of Money, The Barons, State of Emergency, Rituals, Oracle, Too Much Money, A Time to Die, Abuja Boys, Dirty Game, etc.
Ejike Asiegbu is very talented, skillful and gifted in acting. He can interpret his role very well and even make his character look real as if it were in real life situation. Ejike Asiegbu also love challenging roles and has featured in several tough roles in movie. Ejike Asiegbu is currently married to Ogechi, a Marketing graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Anambra State, Nigeria and the marriage is blessed with beautiful kids.
Ejike Asiegbu in the cause of his acting career has won several awards which include Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Ejike Asiegbu is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $700,000.