Movies Acted By Aki And Pawpaw.

Aki and Pawpaw has always been an household name when it comes to comedy movies in Nigeria. Aki and Pawpaw are the stage names of Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme, respectively, who are popular Nigerian actors. They are best known for their comedic roles in Nollywood movies, and are often referred to as the “Dynamic Duo” or the “Two Pioneers” of the Nigerian movie industry.

Aki and Pawpaw have acted in numerous movies together, and their on-screen chemistry and comedic timing have endeared them to many fans across Nigeria and beyond. Some of their popular movies include “Aki na Ukwa”, “Tom and Jerry”, “The Johnsons”, and “Election Day”.

In addition to their acting careers, Aki and Pawpaw are also successful businessmen, with investments in real estate, hospitality, and other industries. They have also received several awards and nominations for their contributions to the Nigerian movie industry, including the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Chinedu Ikedieze) and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (Osita Iheme).

The Biography Of Aki And Pawpaw

Chinedu Ikedieze (AKI)

He was born in the year 1977, 12th of April to be precise and hails from Uzuakoli in Abia State. Chined Ikedieze is popularly known as Aki became famous after a movie with Osita Iheme (Paw-Paw) in the year 2007, when he acted the role of a son in “AKI NA UKWA”
It was this movie that gave him a lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. Since then, the actor has featured in more than 150 movies since he joined Nollywood in 2002. Movies like Aki na Ukwa, World Apart, Jordons, The Heroes, Fifth are just a few popular movies where Aki has featured.

According to the actor, he had a dream of becoming a doctor but later revealed that he noticed his passion for acting when he joined the Drama society as a teenager in his secondary school days.
After his education at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, he began his film career by playing a minor role in a 1998 movie titled “Evil men”. It was until 2002 after he starred in the block-buster movie, “Aki na Ukwa”, that his name became popular.

He also attended the New-York Film Academy, where he learnt other acting techniques in a bid to improve his career and gain other opportunities.
He was the producer of a Hollywood-Nollywood movie “Take the Spotlight” which was shot in Dallas, USA and was a success. The likes of Hollywood stars Lynn Whitfield and Glenn Morshower futured in the movie.

All these movies he starred in has seen Chined Ikedieze win several awards and honors. Some of which include: Lifetime Achievement Award and even being conferred with the Member Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan. The actor wife, Neoma Ikedieze is a popular fashion designer who owns a fashion line, Nikiz Fashion. They are happily married together.

Osita heme (PAWPAW)

Osita heme popularly known as Pawpaw is a friend to Chined Ikedieze. He was born on the 20th of April, 1982, into a family of five children.
Although, Osita hails from Mbaitoli Imo State, he grew up in Abia state but had his education in Lagos where he received a B.Sc in Computer sicence in LASU.

He is blessed with talents such as acting, writing and even he is a motivational speaker and an author. Just as a coin cannot be without its better half, Osita’s passion for movie became a onetime bet that came to pass after the movie he shot with Chined (Akin) in the movie “AKI NA UKWA” became popular.

He is mostly known for acting the role of a child and a mischievous one at that which he portrays very well. His rare condition inspired him a lot and made him unique for the character. Osita is the author of the book titled “INSPIRED 101”. He is also a motivational speaker with many achievements such as, the Best Actor, African Magic Viewers Choice Award 2014 and Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Africa Movies Awards.

How Aki and Pawpaw Brand Became Popular

The popularity of the Aki and Pawpaw brand started when Kasvid, a producer though late, connected the two actors due to their small size.
According to Pawpaw, he met Kasvid in 2002 at Enugu while on a movie set. Aki on his part said he met Kasvid after his graduation from the University.

After the producer linked both actors in Enugu at a movie location. they impressed the crew with their performance and since then, the have built a popular brand in the Nollywood movie industry. Kasvid died from a ghastly autocrash in April, 2018 on his way to his hometown in Anambra State.

In a report, he didn’t die on the spot but was hit by another vehicle while trying to save himself. Before his death, Kasvid had taken the Aki and Pawpaw brand to a great level and also produced many popular Nollywood movies featuring Aki and Pawpaw including funny actor, Mr Ibu in London.

See the top 50 movies Aki and Pawpaw have acted together till date;

  • Blessed Son
  • Brain Matters
  • Big Daddies (2004)
  • Colours Of Emotions (2005)
  • Final World Cup (2005)
  • I Think Twice (2005)
  • Raggae Boys (2005)
  • Spoiler (2005)
  • Village Boys (2005)
  • Boys From Holland (2006)
  • Brain Box (2006)
  • Criminal Law (2006)
  • Jadon (2006)
  • Last Challenge (2006)
  • Cain and Abel
  • Escape to Destiny
  • Games Men Play
  • Kadura
  • Lagos Boys
  • Spirit Of a Prophet
  • The Tom And Jerry
  • Thunder Storm
  • U General
  • Village Boys
  • Young Masters
  • Aka Gum (2002)
  • Okwu na Uka (2002)
  • Back from America (2003)
  • Aki na Ukwa(2003)
  • 2 Rats(2003)
  • Charge and Bail(2003)
  • I’m In Love (2003)
  • Not By Height
  • One Good Turn
  • Seeds Of Bondage – Onunaeyi
  • Pipiro
  • Power As Of Old
  • Powerful Civilian
  • School Dropouts
  • Show Bobo: The American Boys
  • Johnny Just Come (2003)
  • Tell them (2003)
  • Twin Brothers (2003)
  • Royal Messenger (2006)
  • Winning Your Love (2006)
  • Young Masters (2006)
  • Stubborn flies (2007)
  • Tom And Jerry (2008)
  • John And Johnny Just Come (2015)
  • Games Men Play 5 Computer Game is our Game (2018)