Osita iheme biography


Osita Iheme, born – 20 February 1982 (age – 39 years old), is a Nigerian actor best known for the role of Pawpaw in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze.

Biography Profile

Osita Iheme aka Dada on baby police
Image of Osita Iheme aka Dada on baby police

Full name: Osita Iheme
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 20 February 1982
Age: 39 years old
Place of birth: Mbatoli, Imo, Nigeria
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Producer
Known as: Dada Nigerian actor, Baby Police or Pawpaw on Aki na Ukwa
Parents: Herbert Iheme, Augustine Iheme
Spouse: Noma
Founded: Inspired Movement Africa

Early age of Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme is a 39 year-old Nigerian actor. He was born in Mbatoli in the local government state of Imo in Nigeria on 20 February 1982. His parents are Mr Herbert Iheme and Mrs Augustina Iheme. He comes from a family of five; four boys and a girl. Osita grew up in Abia State, Nigeria and he wanted to become a Lawyer but later changed as he grew.

Educational background of Osita

Osita attended College Primary School in Abia State. He studied Mass Communication at the Enugu State University. He also obtained an MBA degree from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

Acting career of Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme or Paw Paw
Image of Osita Iheme or Pawpaw in Aki na Ukwa

After finishing his studies he wanted to become a lawyer but later auditioned for acting in 1998 and feature in small roles. In most of the Nollywood films, Osita was casted as a child because of his height and looks. In 2003 he starred as Dada in Baby Police, a mischievously sadistic six-year old, constantly bothers his neighbors with stealing, pranks and pretending to be a policeman. The very same year of 2003, Osita starred in Aki na Ukwa and in 2 Rats. In Aki na Ukwa, Osita starred as Pawpaw alongside Chinedu Ikedieze as Aki and Oby Kechere as Gladys. This is the film that made Osita and Chinedu prominent in the Nollywood film industry.

In 2006 he was casted in Brain Box along side Chinedu Ikedieze, Benedict Johnson just to name a few. The film is about Dozie and Eke are two young boys full of ambition but their quest for wealth leads them into doing shady deals, to the extent of duping their father and elder brother. Their brother returns demanding answers. In 2013 he starred as Arusi in Double Mama alongside Chiwetalu Agu as Osimi and Ify Dollars as Bediana.

Musician and political ambitions

In 2005 he released his musical album. He released songs such as Ada, Paw Paw and No to Rape feature Osita Iheme. In 2018 he opened up about his political ambitions, he expressed that one day he would like to become a politician.

Osita Iheme’s arrest

Osita and Chinedu who became partners in acting after meeting for the first time during auditions at the popular hotel in Enugu. They were once arrested for defrauding producers in 2003. Of which the duo denied and said there was just a misunderstanding.

“What led to the whole problem was very simple. Producers would come to us with an offer and when we tell them that we already have jobs at hand, they would say that they wouldn’t mind to wait until we were free. So they made some advance payment as a kind of commitment fee. So they made some advance payment as a kind of commitment fee. It was not that we refused to do the jobs. No, but in between the jobs, we had a show that was to take place intermittently for about five days in Ghana and you know the Ghanaians to an extent are more organised than us, ” said Osita. ¹

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“We have been paid six months in advance before the show and we have signed all relevant contractual agreements. So, when some of them heard that we were travelling to Ghana, they teamed up to embarrass us. We pleaded with them that we are Nigerians; and that we were not running away. We were only going out for a few days. We also told them that when we return, we would do their jobs. These were the same people that begged us to take their deposit and that they would wait till it was their turn on our schedule.

Before we traveled, we lost count of days and even the months. It just dawned on us one day and we asked, ‘is this September?’ And they said yes and I exclaimed, ‘God, we have a show in Ghana!’ So we called them and told them that ‘please, we were going to Ghana for a few days; when we return, we shall finish your movies.’ To our shock, they gathered themselves and accused us of trying to run away. They took us to the Police Station and at the end of the day, we spent the entire night at the station, they made us part with N900,000 as compensation.” He added.

Awards for Osita

To reward his contribution towards comedy genere movies Nigerian Film Industry, in 2011 he was awarded the Nigerian National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Personal life of Osita

Osita Ihemee is a married man
Osita Ihemee is a married man

Osita might look like a 15 year old boy but in reality he is a 39 year old married to Noma. He also said though he and Chinedu are short, people dont make fun of them because they maintain good looks by wearing nice clothes and they are obviously good looking.


• Games men play 5: Computer Games is our Game (2018)
• The Self-Destruction of Little Mark (2017)
• Double Mama (2015)
• Mirror Boy (2010)
• Tom and Jerry (Nigerian film) (originally released in 2003, re-released in 2008)
• Markus D Millionaire (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)
• Colours of Emotion (2005)
• Final World Cup (2005)
• Holy Diamond (2005)
• I Think Twice (2005)
• My Business (2005)
• The Last Orphan
• 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)
• Baby Police 2 (2004)
• John and Johnny Just Come (2003)
• 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)
• Oke Belgium (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)