Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme is a Nigerian actor. He is widely known for playing the role of 'Pawpaw' in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria's most famous actors. In 2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MF

Early life

Iheme was born in Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria into a family of five children. After completing his primary and secondary education in Abia State, Iheme enrolled into the Enugu State University and studied Mass Communication.


Like Khayelitsha his onscreen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita has a small physique and the two are sometimes referred to as the midget duo. Osita's rare condition gave him the advantage of being different and unique from all other actors in the Nigerian movie industry. In 2003 Iheme rose to fame when he starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of 'Pawpaw'. In this role, Osita played a mischievous child. He has played the role of a child in many of his films but later has adopted more mature roles. Osita has evolved in his career from just a comedic actor to a multifaceted established actor. This has gained him respect throughout the Nigerian movie industry and its fans alike.


Aki and Paw Paw

Double Mama (2015)

Mirror Boy (2010)

Markus D Millionare (2008)

Stubborn Flies (2007)

Boys from Holland (2006)

Brain Box (2006)

Criminal Law (2006)

Jadon (2006)

Last Challenge (2006)

Remote Control (2006)

Royal Messengers (2006)

Winning Your Love (2006)

Young Masters (2006)

Colours of Emotion (2005)

Final World Cup (2005)

Holy Diamond (2005)

I Think Twice (2005)

My Business (2005)

Reggae Boys (2005)

Secret Adventure (2005)

Spoiler (2005)

Village Boys (2005)

American Husband (2004)

Big Daddies (2004)

Columbia Connection (2004)

Daddy Must Obey (2004)

Mr.Ibu (2004)

Green Snake (2003)

2 Rats (2003)

Aki na ukwa (2003)

I'm in Love (2003)

Baby Police (2003)

Back from America 2 (2003)

Charge & Bail (2003)

Tell Them (2003)

Good Mother (2003)

Informant (2003)

Johnny Just Come (2003)

Nicodemus (2003)

Nwa Teacher (2003)

Twin Brothers (2003)

Aka Gum (2002)

Okwu na uka (2002)

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