Who is Charles Okocha?
Charles Okocha is a popular Nollywood actor, comedian, rapper, and recording artiste, who also goes by the nickname “Igwe 2Pac”.
Charles Okocha got the nickname “Igwe 2Pac” because of his mannerisms and style of dressing in many of his movies.
Charles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac is known for playing the role of a badly behaved American returnee in his movies. He does a signature bastardized American accent that most of his fans find hilarious.
Charles Okocha made his acting debut in the 2001 movie, “Wasted Years” which also starred late veteran actor Justus Esiri, Sola Fosudo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Susan Patrick, and many others.
Though Charles Okocha had a minor role in the movie, his performance stood out and paved the way for more acting gigs for him.
Full data profile of Charles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac
|Full Name||Charles Okocha|
|Age||45 years old|
|Birthday||July 5, 1976|
|State of Origin||Anambra State|
|Children||Mercy Okocha, Sean Okocha|
|Career||Actor, Rapper, Comedian, Entrepreneur|
Charles Okocha’s childhood and education
Nollywood actor Charles Okocha was born on July 5, 1976, and he is currently 45 years old. He is a native of Anambra State, but was raised in Lagos, Nigeria.
Charles Okocha completed both his primary and secondary education in Lagos state. Details of Charles Okocha’s university education are not currently available.
Did Charles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac live in America?
There are reports that Charles Okocha relocated to America after his secondary education but these reports are largely unverified.
According to the reports, Okocha did not stay long in the United States. He moved back to Nigeria after some months, according to reports, to pursue his acting career.
Charles Okocha’s career
Charles Okocha officially began his career as an actor in 2001. He revealed that he ventured into the acting industry by chance and coincidence.
According to him, he was walking on the streets of Surulere, Lagos, when he met Teco Benson, an award-winning film director and producer. Teco Benson approached him and asked if he was interested in becoming an actor.
Just as expected, Charles consented, and he was given a role in the movie, “Wasted Years”, which was directed by Teco Benson.
The movie was a hit upon its release, and it brought Charles Okocha to the limelight.
Charles Okocha a.k.a. Igwe 2Pac is famous for his unique style of mimicking the American accent and using funny ambiguous words in his acting.
He is known for playing the role of a gangster or playboy in his movies.
Charles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac has featured in over 100 movies and counting.
In addition to acting, Igwe 2Pac is also a comedian. He has appeared in comedy skits with other popular comedians, including the likes of Broda Shaggi.
Charles Okocha is also a businessman. In 2020, he launched a clothing brand called “Nunu Clothing Line”.
Charles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac as a singer
Asides from acting, Charles Okocha is also into music. He has a couple of songs to his credit. His debut song “Amo Shine” was released in 2016.
List of Charles Okocha’s songs:
- Amoshine (2016)
- Police Brutality (2018)
- Shove It Up Your Ass (2018)
- Accolades (2020)
Charles Okocha’s movies
- Rhythm Of Love (2005)
- The Queen’s Request (2017)
- Money Shrine (2018)
- Pot of Cash (2018)
- Three Thieves (2019)
- Mokalik (2019)
- The Notorious Royal Billionaire (2019)
- Pound of Flesh (2020)
- The Oracle of God (2020)
- My Fiancée (2020)
Charles Okocha’s wife and marriage
Charles Okocha is currently single and not married, but he has three children – two girls and a boy – from different women.
Charles Okocha confirmed he is not married when one of his alleged baby mamas tried to use his name for clout. She had reportedly lashed out at a female friend of Charles Okocha and warned her to steer clear of her ‘husband’.
Charles, in response to this, openly stated that he was not married, and would let everyone know when he gets married.
Charles Okocha’s children
Nollywood actor Charles Okocha a.k.a Igwe 2Pac is a father to three kids – two girls and a boy. His first daughter is Mercy Okocha and she is already a teenager.
His son’s name is Sean Okocha.
Charles Okocha’s last child and daughter was born in July 2021. Her mother is reportedly 18 years old and the name of the child is not yet known.
Charles Okocha gunshot injury
Charles Okocha was hit by a stray bullet in 2016. The incident almost took his life. He revealed that he was lucky enough to be saved by a passerby who rushed him to the hospital.
Three years after, in 2019, Charles Okocha underwent a successful emergency surgery in the United States of America.
Charles Okocha’s net worth
Based on current information about Charles Okocha’s earnings and income, his net worth is estimated at $500,000 (about N250 million naira).
Charles Okocha on social media
Charles Okocha is active on social media. His Instagram handle is @charles_okocha.
Other facts about Charles Okocha aka Igwe 2Pac
Charles Okocha announced that he received a surprise birthday gift of N10 million naira on his 45th birthday this year (2021).