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Enyinna Nwigwe Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Imo State, Nigeria
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Award winning Nollywood actor and producer, Enyinna Nwigwe has worked alongside some of the most respected producers and directors in Africa and overseas. Originally from Imo State, Nigeria, Andy/Yina (as friends like to call him) is the son of retired public servants and the last of four children. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. It was in the university Enyinna began his career in the arts and entertainment as a runway model and transcended to the sought after print advertising model. He made his first acting debut in "Wheel of Change" (2004) directed by well-esteemed filmmaker Jeta Amata; who immediately noticed his budding acting abilities. While a rather shy person, Enyinna found little trouble engaging in more roles through his endearing demeanor and optimal physique. His career propelled after his initial role, then taking on a range of characters during the later part of the 2000's and 2010's, such as the lead in Amata's "Mary Slessor" (2004) TV (a film geared toward the preservation of our Nigerian culture and history), which he also produced. He then played a gay attorney in "Reloaded" (2007), the philandering bachelor in "Bachelors" (2006-2008) TV, Black Gold (2012), Turning Point (2012), Silver Rain (2015) and more. In 2014, Nwigwe starred in an explosive political thriller, "Black November" co-starring Oscar winner Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Vivica A. Fox, Akon, Wyclef and Anne Heche. A riveting American film by Amata which depicted the violence, corruption, and human injustice in the Niger Delta. It was this film that introduced Enyinna to the American audience and world stage. His most recent and record-breaking film "The Wedding Party" (2016) is the highest grossing West African film to date (400 million Naira). It has garnered attention from international film festivals including it's special 'Spotlight' at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). Enyinna is shooting American King (2017) co-starring Akon, Andrew Howard, Nick Moran, and Miguel Nunez in Los Angeles. Nwigwe is based in Abuja and travels between Lagos and Los Angeles. He enjoys keeping fit by playing tennis. Aside from showbiz, Enyinna is a savvy businessman and considers himself a creative entrepreneur. Enyinna continues to push the standards of Nigerian films; at the forefront of the industry he seeks to represent Nollywood on the world stage while bringing his experiences abroad to Nigeria.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: West of Ivy

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