Williams Uchemba is one of the most hilarious, famous, and interesting Nollywood actors/producers. He started as a child actor in the Nigerian movie industry, but he rose to fame as time passed, thanks to his talents. Most people know him as a comedian, but he is an actor and wants to be identified as that. He is an illustrious actor from Nigeria and combines a rare blend of talent, passion, and philanthropy that has carved a distinctive niche for him in the world of entertainment and beyond.
Williams Uchemba, a comedian, is also the African Youth Representative to the United Nations. As a child actor in 2000, the movie that brought him to the limelight was “The Journey of the Dead,” a 2001 movie.
|Date of birth||October 22, 1989|
|Children||(1) Chikamara Isabella Uchembah|
|State of origin||Enugu State|
Williams Uchemba Biography
Williams Uchemba was born on 22nd October 1989, and he is 34 years old He was born in Enugu state and had his primary and secondary school education in Enugu state.
Williams, however, forwarded his education to the university level at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State, where he read International Relations. Williams Uchemba is a talented and versatile entertainer, doubling as a comedian and actor.
Williams Uchemba Marriage
Williams Uchemba was engaged to Brunella Oscar as of 1st November 2020. On 21st November 2020, he walked down the aisle with his wife, Brunella Oscar. The couple gave birth to their first child, Chikamara Isabella Uchemba, in February 2022.
Uchemba’s wife, Brunella, is a UK-based Physician, and they have been together for more than four years until they decided to tie the knot on 21st November 2020.
Williams Uchemba Career
Becoming a famous actor is not an easy journey. Williams Uchemba started acting as a child actor in 1999 at the age of 8. The movie that made him famous was “The Journey of the Dead,” a 1999 Nollywood movie that featured stars such as; Pete Edochie, Olu Jacobs, Hilda Dokubo, and Ramsey Noah.
In 2003, he starred in another Nollywood movie, “Beyond Belief,” a movie directed by Kalu Anya and featuring other top actors and actresses such as; Emeka Enyiocha, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Tuvi James, Sam Loco Efe, Chris Moon, and Emeka Rollas.
In 2006, Williams was also featured in a movie titled “The World of Riches.” The film which Williams Uchemba has featured include;
- The Journey of the Dead
- The World of Riches
- Beyond Belief
- Oh My Son
- Sorrows of Becky
- The African Rideshare
- Dorathy my Love
- I Love What I Hate
- Dear Affy
- Merry Men 2
- Mamba’s Diamond
Williams is set to feature in his first international movie by Netflix, titled “Slay” alongside South African renowned actress Shaleen Sortie-Richards.
The actor/comedian announced on his Instagram page. Williams Uchemba is also featured in “Merry Men 2”, a 2019 movie by Ayo Makun (AY), and “Dear Affy” directed by Samuel Olatunji. As a child actor, he won the award for Best Kid Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2002 for his role in the movie “Oh My Son.”
Williams Uchemba’s movie production company, Prothesis Entertainment Limited, recently produced a movie titled “Hands Full of Blood.” Aside from acting and film directing, Williams Uchemba is also a comedian, a part-time model, a philanthropist, and a motivational speaker.
He is currently a United Nations Ambassador and African Youth Representative to the United Nations. Williams Uchemba runs a non-governmental organization (NGO) – Williams Uchemba Foundation, where he runs outreach programs for the poor and less privileged. Williams Uchemba is also the CEO of Prosthesis Entertainment Limited.
Williams Uchemba Philanthropy
In a spirited effort to inspire greater involvement in charitable deeds, Uchemba launched the Give Challenge Tour in 2017, inviting fellow celebrities to join the cause. In April 2020, his generosity extended to providing cash and food supplies for over 5,000 individuals residing in Lagos State’s slum communities.
In 2018, the Williams Uchemba Foundation was established, ambitiously aiming to uplift the lives of over 5 million people across more than 100,000 communities in Nigeria. The foundation’s inaugural program targeted the removal of 1,000 children from the streets, restoring their access to education. Additionally, the Williams Uchemba Foundation is dedicated to equipping parents with the necessary resources to prevent their children from returning to the streets.
In 2021, he changed the life of a widow living in an incomplete house by building her a new one that is properly furnished.
Williams Uchemba Net worth
Williams Uchemba has been nominated for several awards, of which he has also won some. The awards he has won include
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award
- Best Kid Actor – Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Most Promising Act to Watch – Best of Nollywood Awards
- Best Actor in a Comedy – City People Entertainment Awards.
Williams Uchemba is among Nigeria’s wealthiest and most influential actors and comedians. In 2018, his birthday was celebrated with a new Mercedes Benz car worth ₦16 million. Williams Uchemba’s net worth is an estimated $700,000. His sources of income include; movie roles, brand endorsement, commercials, and modeling.
With his exceptional acting prowess and unwavering dedication to philanthropy, Williams Uchemba is truly a beacon of inspiration, illuminating the path for future generations.