Charles Okocha, known as Igwe 2Pac, is a Nollywood actor, rapper, comedian and entrepreneur.
He was born to Paul Okolie Nwayalani on 5 July 1976 in Anambra State.
Charles is popular in movies for his comic and funny American accent and hilarious mannerisms.
Charles started his acting career in 2001 under the tutelage of Teco Benson, who discovered his talent.
He featured in his debut movie, Wasted Years, in the same year which Teco directed.
His role in the movie earned him the moniker “Igwe 2Pac”. Charles’s role is an American returnee whose speech includes offensive words with funny accents and mannerisms.
His role in his debut film shot him to prominence.
Charles has had the opportunity to feature in several other movies like Three Thieves, The Queen’s Request and My Fiancee, to mention a few.
The movie star has been featured in more than a hundred movies.
Aside from acting, Okocha is a musician with several albums and hit tracks.
Charles is not married but has three children from different women.
Charles is one of the biggest names in Nollywood at the moment. He amasses most of his wealth from acting, music and comedy.
Igwe 2pac is also an ambassador for several top brands like P-Gold Exchange, Shortlist Rentals Nigeria, Rixari Skincare Laser and Spa and Future Focus, amongst others.
He also has his clothing line, Nunu Clothing Lines.
His net worth is reportedly estimated at $500,000. However, Wothappen cannot independently verify this at the moment.
Some of the awards and nominations include
- Best New Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards,
- Best Actor in Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- African Messiah
- Women & Lies
- Silent Murder
- Three Thieves
- Emeka Knock Out
- The Village
- A Case of Free Will
- Blood in the Lagoon
- My World
- World of the Mind
- Rhythm of Love
- Strong Men at Work
- Strong Men at Work
- Sound of Love
- Ultimate Risk
- Moment of Truth
- Bumper to Bumper
- Mr Ibu in London
- Jealous Lovers
- Born 2 Suffer
- Formidable Force
- Sharon Stone
- Police Brutality
- Shove It Up Your Ass
The actor was caught up in controversy when a video of him battering a car belonging to his friend went viral on the internet.
Charles Okocha was seen damaging a friend’s car after noticing his daughter sitting in the front seat cruising with him in the car.
In the video, the actor can be seen yelling and dragging a young girl out of the SUV and roughhousing her into his car.
Shortly after the young lady, whom many assumed was his daughter, was settled in the actor’s car, Okocha was seen wielding a spade, which he repeatedly hit the windscreen of his friend’s car, damaging it.
The video has elicited a range of reactions. While some thought the video snippet was from a movie or a comedy skit, others thought it happened in real life.
However, PM News reported that the actor cleared the air, stating that the video snippet was from an unreleased film.
“You should know me by now that I will never do a thing like that. I will want people to zoom into the video, look at the face of the lady and compare it with my daughter. That is not my daughter,” Okocha said.
“What people saw is a scene from a movie I am featured in but it is not yet released. I would have addressed this issue since but I am currently filming in the east and I am very busy at the moment,” He said