Who is Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA)?
Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) is a fast-rising Nigerian actor and model. He is known for playing the role of ‘Nnamdi Okeke’ in the 2019 remake, “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”.
The actor is also known for his role as ‘Neo’ in Trace TV campus drama series, “Crazy, Lovely and Cool”. His role in ‘Living in Bondage’ earned him the Trailblazer Award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
Full data profile of Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA)
|Full name||Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi|
|Stage name||Swanky JKA|
|Age||29 years old|
|Birthday||October 17, 1991|
|State of origin||Enugu state|
Jidekene Achufusi (SwankyJKA) childhood and education
Swanky JKA was born on 17 October 1991 in Enugu State, though he is originally from Anambra State. His full name is Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi.
The 29-year-old actor has a degree in Geology and Geography from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Jidekene Achufusi started acting in Enugu State before he relocated to Lagos.
Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) career
Before his breakthrough in 2019, Jidekene Achufusi has been in the movie industry for several years playing minor roles. He has featured in more than ten movies by Ernest Obi as an Enugu-based actor when he was not popularly known.
He started his career as a model before he ventured into playing supporting roles in Nollywood movies like Poka Messiah, Black Rose, Pretty Litle Thing, Ofuobi, and A Lonely Lane.
He contested for Mr Ideal Nigeria in 2013 where he finished sixth position among the 40 finalists. Swanky JKA also had a role in the 2017 movie titled ‘The Spirit’. The movie was directed by Ernest Obi and produced by Eve Esin.
He also featured as a ‘press interviewer’ in Genevieve Nnaji’s 2018 movie, ‘Lionheart‘, which is Netflix’s first original film from Nigeria.
Jidekene Achufusi came into the spotlight after starring as ‘Nnamdi Okeke‘ in ‘Living In Bondage: Breaking Free‘. The movie was directed by Ramsey Nouah and produced by Charles Okpaleke.
Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA)’s movies
- Burning Bridges (2014)
- Poka Messiah (2016)
- A Lonely Lane (2017)
- Pretty Little Thing (2017)
- Black Rose (2018)
- Crazy, Lovely, Cool (2018)
- Lionheart (2018)
- Ofuobi (2019)
- Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (2019)
- Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards (2020)
Jidekene Achufusi’s (Swanky JKA) awards and nominations
- Best Actor in a Leading Role – Best of Nollywood Awards (Won) (2018)
- Best Actor in a Leading Role – Best of Nollywood Awards (Nominated) (2018)
- Trailblazer Award – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Won) (2020)
- Best Actor – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Nominated) (2020)
- The Future Awards Africa Prize For Acting – (Won) (2020)
Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) marriage and relationship
As of the time of writing and publishing this post, Swanky JKA is not married. The actor has also not publicized any woman to be his girlfriend, lover, wife, or baby mama.
The actor once did a wedding photo shoot that led to speculations that he is married. He later debunked the news and urged blogs to take it down.
Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) children
Swanky JKA has no children as of the time of writing this report. There is also little information about his relationship and involvement with the opposite gender.
Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) net worth
Based on currently available information about Swanky JKA’s jobs and earnings, his estimated net worth stands at around $150,000 dollars (N75 million naira).
Jide Kene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) social media
Swanky JKA is active on Instagram as @iamjidekene. His Twitter handle is @iamjidekene.