Nollywood veteran actor, producer, director, entrepreneur and a television personality, Charles Izuchukwu Okafor is celebrating his birthday today in grand style.
Charles Okafor who turned 50 today is chilling with his family in a fabulous location.
The veteran actor known for great accomplishments in the Nigerian and African Movie industries brandished his accolades and thanked God who he said has been and is still the source of his inspiration.
“I am thankful to the Almighty God for Life, Good Health, A lovely Family and, most importantly, the unmerited Grace of having a refreshing relationship with JESUS THE CHRIST,” Charles said in his closing remarks with 9News Nigeria.
The Nollywood super star now a Minister of Jesus Christ also reiterated that the media have been wrong about his middle name, and date of birth. He confirmed to 9News Nigeria that he was actually born in 1970 as against widely published 1960.
Charles OKAFOR was NOT born in 1960, as erroneously conveyed on the Internet. He was born in 1970, and also, his middle name is NOT EZECHUKWU, but, IZUCHUKWU. His full name is Charles IzuChukwu Okafor.
Charles Okafor had been one of the main boosters of the foremost movie industry in Africa, Nollywood that now generates about $1 billion yearly and concurrently creates over 1 million jobs in the continent annually.
He was the brain behind the Liberian movie industry known as “Cinema of Liberia” after collaborating with the Liberian president and minister of culture in series of projects that empowered many creative and artistic Liberian youths.
The dynamic Nollywood veteran celebrity has starred in more than 300 movies both in Nigerian and abroad. Some of the movies he stared in include: The Senator, End of the Wicked, The Last Quest For Wealth, Domitilla, Conspiracy, Blood Billionaires, Executive Connection, World of Riches, Tomorrow Lives Again, Super Hero, Abuja Boys, King of the Forest, Price of the Wicked, Forest of Promises, Billionaires Club, MISPLACED, to mention but just a few.
Charles Okafor has stared and featured in many blockbuster movies, and those has fetched him many industry awards home and abroad.
In 2005, Charles Okafor’s role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Billionaires Club” won him the award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and “Most Promising Actor in Nigeria” at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Charles Okafor has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards as the Best Male Actor in Nigeria and Best Lead Actor in Nigeria. He is considered as one of the best box office grossing actor. Charles Okafor is also considered as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actors in Nigeria.
In 2011, Charles Okafor was honoured by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) which happens to be the highest honour and an award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.