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Tchidi Chikere: Biography, Movies, And Songs Of An Ace Movie Director.

Tchidi Chikere

Tchidi Chikere is an award-winning Nigerian movie director, producer, scriptwriter, and Nollywood actor. He is also a music video director, singer, writer, and publisher.

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Tchidi Chikere Background

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Tchidi Chikere was born on the 10th of October 1975, in Mbaise, Imo State, as the last child of Mr and Mrs Chikere. His parents were strong Catholics. After his primary and secondary education, Tchidi went on to the University of Calabar (UNICAL), where he studied English Language and Literary Studies. The prolific scriptwriter also holds a Masters’s degree in Literature from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Tchidi started writing movie scripts while he was in the University. He was also part of a three-man music group while in school. Tchidi Chikere is married to Nuella Njubigbo, and they are blessed with two lovely children. He was once married to Sophia Tchidi Chikere, and the estranged marriage produced three lovely boys.

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Tchidi Chikere Career

While growing up, Tchidi Chikere was mostly alone in his room, accompanied by his make-believe thoughts and fantasies. With this childhood experience, Tchidi developed a passion for writing and arts generally.

He is from a strict catholic family, so he went to the seminary, with the hopes that he would become a priest. But as life would have it, the art part of him took the lead, and he found himself a significant part of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

His journey in Nollywood commenced fully after he graduated from the University in the year 1999. He began his career as a scriptwriter. Tchidi Chikere became Fred Amata’s assistant director in 2001. Since then, he has been doing exploits in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Tchidi has been in the industry for over 20 years. Thus far, he has produced and directed over 100 movies. He has also written and published a book.

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Tchidi Chikere’s Filmography

  • Throwing Stones – 2003
  • Touching Love – 2003
  • All My Life 1 and 2 – 2004
  • Love After Love – 2004
  • Standing Alone – 2004
  • Breath of Anger 1 and 2 – 2007
  • One Life 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Sand in My Shoes 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Show Me Heaven 1, 2 and 3 – 2007
  • Beautiful Soul – 2008
  • Forgive Me Father 2 – 2009
  • Street President 1 and 2 – 2010
  • Where Money Sleep 1 and 2 – 2011
  • Paparazzi Eye in the Dark – 2011

Films Produced By Tchidi Chikere

  • Nights of Riot – 2004
  • Paradise 1 and 2 – 2004
  • Standing Alone – 2004
  • Crime Planner 1 and 2 – 2006

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Tchidi Chikere’s Directed Movies

2001 – 2003

  • Fire Dancer 1 and 2 – 2001
  • Hatred 1, 2, and 3 – 2001
  • My Good Will 1 and 2 – 2001
  • Onye-Eze 1 and 2 – 2001
  • Evil Doers 1 and 2 – 2002
  • Blood Sister 1 and 2 – 2003
  • Market Sellers 1 and 2 – 2003
  • Never Say Goodbye – 2003
  • Passions – 2003
  • Pipiro – 2003
  • Show Bobo: The American Boys – 2003
  • Soul Provider – 2003
  • The Outsider – 2003
  • Throwing Stones – 2003
  • Touching Love – 2003
  • Under Fire – 2003
  • Working for Love – 2003

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2004 – 2005

  • All My Life 1 and 2 – 2004
  • Cry Like Rivers – 2004
  • Goodbye New York 1 and 2 – 2004
  • Love After Love – 2004
  • Nights of Riot – 2004
  • Paradise 1 and 2 – 2004
  • Standing Alone 1 and 2 – 2004
  • World Apart – 2004
  • Dorothy My Love 1 and 2 – 2005
  • Every Single Day 1 and 2 – 2005
  • Sins of the Flesh 1 and 2 – 2005
  • Stronghold 1 and 2 – 2005
  • The Scorpion 1 and 2 – 2005
  • Trouble Maker – 2005

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2006 – 2007

  • A Million Tears 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Blood on Ice 1 and 2 – 2006
  • City of Kings 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Crime Planner 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Cry Baby 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Dancing Heart 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Efficacy 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Forces of Nature 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Simple Baby 1 and 2 – 2006
  • Speak the Word 1 and 2 – 2006
  • A Better Place 1 and 2 – 2007
  • A Brighter Sun 1 and 2 – 2007
  • African Soldier 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Breath of Anger 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Caught-Up 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Immaterial 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Johnbull and Rosekate – 2007
  • One Life 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Sand in My Shoes 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Show Me Heaven 1, 2 and 3 – 2007
  • Sleek Ladies 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Stronger Than Pain 1 and 2 – 2007
  • Wind of Glory 1, 2, and 3 – 2007

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Tchidi Chikere

2008 – 2014

  • Bad Blood 1, 2, and 3 – 2008
  • Beautiful Soul 1 and 2 – 2008
  • Forest of Promises 1 and 2 – 2008
  • Live to Remember 1 and 2 – 2008
  • My Idol 1 and 2 – 2008
  • The Return of Ogidi 1 and 2 – 2008
  • Total Love 1 and 2 – 2008
  • Where Oceans Touch 1 and 2 – 2008
  • Wonderful Man 1 and 2 – 2008
  • Always Mine 1 and 2 – 2009
  • Forgive Me Father 1 and 2 – 2009
  • Native Son 1 and 2 – 2009
  • Street President 1 and 2 – 2010
  • Where Money Sleep 1 and 2 – 2011
  • Where Money Never Sleep 1 and 2 – 2011
  • Mad Couple 1 and 2 – 2014

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Tchidi Chikere’s Album

  • Slaps and Kisses – 2007

Tchidi Chikere’s Songs

  • Again and Again – 2007
  • Open Streets – 2007
  • Love Injection – 2007
  • Obelomo – 2007
  • Club Zone – 2007
  • A Million Tears – 2008
  • Make It – 2012
  • Jaye – 2012
  • Emotions – 2018

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Tchidi Chikere’s Quotes

“Everything has a price… But not everything is for sale…”

“The Sun shines on and for everyone… You just need to come out and get under it… Don’t live under the shade of your comfort zone, and just complain. DARE!!!”

“Find your essence. Keep your eyes on the things that will matter in the long run.”

“Not every real thing is clear to everyone.”

“Happiness is contagious, Happiness is a choice… Happiness is in the laughter of children.”

“Do not struggle to change the way you live, just change the way you think and you would have changed the way you live.”

“Choose the things you want, don’t settle for what’s available.”

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Awards And Nominations Of Tchidi Chikere

  • Best Comedy at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2008
  • Nominee for Best Screenplay at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2008
  • Beautiful Soul was nominated for Best Nigerian Film at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2009
  • Best Actor, Diaspora nominee at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) – 2012
  • Nominee for Best Male Act, Diaspora at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) – 2012
  • Best Original Screenplay nominee at the Nollywood Movies Awards – 2013
  • Nominee at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) for Best TV/Drama/Comedy series – 2018  

Net Worth Of Tchidi Chikere

According to austinemedia.com, Tchidi Chikere’s net worth was estimated at $6 million in 2017.

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Life Lessons From Tchidi Chikere

Pursue Your Passion

As an entrepreneur, never be afraid to pursue your passion; be it a childhood passion, or a newborn passion. It’s in the pursuit of actualizing your passion that you find success, relevance, and fulfillment.

Tchidi Chikere was expected to be a priest by family and friend but that wasn’t his passion. Against all odds, he went in pursuit of his passion. And see where he is today. He has been in the industry for over 20 years and still relevant because he is passionate about what he does.

We cannot over emphasise the importance of being passionate about what you want and working hard to achieve them for the entrepreneur.

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