October 3rd, 2015 – Chinedu Ikedieze Aki: I Was A Street Boy, I Grew Up With My Grandmother In Abia State
On how he became a comic star, popular Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze thanked his grandma for giving him the freedom to play freely as a child.
On how his character came to be, the comic star said:
“My background contributed a lot to who I am today and it is still contributing. I grew up with my grandmother in Abia State and I learnt a lot from her. She probably just gave me a free hand to operate as a little boy and that gave me the opportunity to know how to set traps, play pranks on people and to know other little things that children usually do. The experience really influenced what I do today because most of the films I do are children- friendly.
You will always see me playing one mischievous role or the other; I learnt these things while I was a little boy. Also, every child has a story; you know I was a street boy, so to speak. All those little things I gathered on the streets. Aki is the character that everybody knows me for, though Chinedu Ikedieze is not a mischievous person.”
Aki graduated from IMT Enugu with a degree in Mass Communication before joining Nollywood.
In 2004, he did a certificate course at New York film institute.
The Nollywood funny man is planning to do his Masters soon.