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What You Didn’t Know About Late Zulu Adigwe

Zulu Adigwe was a renowned actor and one of the oldest actors in the Nollywood industry who died on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Adigwe’s roles mostly portrayed him as an elder, a crowned chief, a father, a father-in-law, or a traditional ruler.

He acted alongside other renowned actors such as Pete Edochie, Chinwe Ntaluagu, Ngozi Ezeonu, Patience Ozokwor, and Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Notably, he was known as Mr B in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s soap opera, Basi and Company (1987).

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Also known as Mazi Udemba, the Late Actor was born and raised in Enugu, in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

Although most of his childhood was spent in Enugu, he completed his basic education in Austria, where he obtained his primary, secondary, and tertiary education.

He began his acting career in Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry in 1999 after returning from Europe, where he studied medicine before switching to Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan.

Apart from acting, he also loved to sing and write. He was a lecturer at the University of Abuja.

He was married to Mrs Blessing and had three grown-up children. He wedded Blessing in 1982.

The Late Actor was one of the most influential and wealthiest actors in Nigeria although his net worth was not officially disclosed.

He rose to prominence after featuring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “Blood of the Orphan,” which earned him a spot in the Nollywood Hall of Fame. He was also nominated for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for his role in the same movie.

The Late Father of Three bagged nominations for several awards such as Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON Awards).

He featured in over 200 Nollywood movies, including Blood of the Orphan, Blood Diamonds, Face of a Liar, Unforgettable, Issakaba, Forbidden land, “45 Minutes,” Chameleon, Feast of Love, My Drum of Love, King of Kings, Origin of Wickedness, Love Gone Sour, The King Maker, My Only Love, Forbidden Land, and Clash of Native Doctors.

 

 

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