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Tchidi Chikere (born October 10, 1975), is an Nigerian movie director who is also a movie producer, scriptwriter, actor, music video director and singer. He has over 100 films and 2 music albums to his credit.
Background and early life
Chikere is from Mbaise in Imo State. He is the last child of his parents. He studied English Language at the University of Calabar. While in the University he began writing movie scripts and was also part of a three-man music group. On completion of his National Youth Service, he travelled to the UK, and published his first book while there. Chikere went fully into the film industry after graduating from the University.
Chikere has three sons with his first wife, actress Sophia Tchidi Chikere. The marriage ended in 2012. He is currently married to actress Nuella Njubigbo. The traditional wedding ceremony took place on March 29, 2014 in his wife's hometown in Anambra State and the white wedding at the Catholic Church of Transfiguration, VGC, Lagos State on June 9, 2018.
He directs the talkshow The Pink Room.
|2003||Throwing Stones||with Rita Dominic|
|2011||Paparazzi: Eye in the Dark||with Van Vicker, Chet Anekwe & JJ Bunny|
|2012||When Heaven Smiles||with Van Vicker (Directed by Tchidi Chikere & George Kalu)|
|2016||Slave Dancer||with Princess Brun Njua|
|2003||Blood Sisters||starring Oge Okoye, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde|
|2008||Stronger Than Pain||starring Nkem Owoh, Kate Henshaw|
|2011||Gold Not Silver||starring Ken Erics|
|2012||Paint My Life/Tempest||starring Daniel K Daniel|
|2013||Dumebi||starring Mercy Johnson|
|2017||Professor John Bull||starring Daniel K Daniel (TV series)|
|2018||Pink Room||hosts are Nuella Njubigbo, Uriel Oputa, Anita Joseph, Bidemi Kosoko, Nichole Banna, Ese Eriate & Vida Modelo (Talkshow)|
In 2007 Chikere launched his first music album, titled Slaps n Kisses. The album was produced by OJB Jezreel and Marvelous Benji and contained features from Rita Dominic, Pat Attah, Marvelous Benji, Jimmy B and OJB Jezreel. His second album was released in the UK.
- Show Me Heaven
- Love Injection
- Again and Again
- Club Zone
- Open Streets
Awards and nominations
Chikere has won awards for his directing including the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards. At the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 he won Best Comedy for Stronger Than Pain, and his film Beautiful Soul was nominated for Best Screenplay. He was nominated twice in the 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, for Best Actor – Diaspora for his role in When Heaven Smiles and for Best Male Act – Diaspora (Viewer’s Choice). He was also nominated for the Best Original Screenplay at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards for directing/producing Dumebi.
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