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Enyinna Nwigwe
Born September 18, 1982
Ngor Okpala, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship Nigerian
Education Economics,University of Calabar
Alma mater University of Calabar
  • Actor
  • film producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active 2005 — present
Notable work
Games Men Play
The Wedding Party 2

Chief Enyinna Nwigwe (born September 18, 1982) is a Nigerian actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He is best known for playing Nonso in The Wedding Party 2, and playing Tamuno in Black November.

Early life and education

Nwigwe was born and raised in Ngor Okpala, in Imo State to Nigerian parents. He studied at the University of Calabar and holds a degree in Economics.


Nwigwe began his career as a print and runway model before transitioning to professional acting.

His first feature was in a 2004 film, Wheel of Change,

In 2012, he joined the cast of Black November opposite actors Kim Basinger, and Vivica A. Fox, Akon, and Wyclef Jean. In 2017, he played the lead role in the South African movie, All About Love which won the best film, Southern Africa, at the AMVCA. In 2019, Nwigwe played the role of Obinna Omego in the remake of the Nigerian film, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, and also played the role of Nura Yusuf in Nigeria's first military-based film, Eagle Wings. Nwigwe also played the lead in Badamasi, a biopic on the former military President of Nigeria. He got the Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, for his portrayal of President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in the film.

Nwigwe's portrait by Nigerian-American photographer Iké Udé was selected to permanently be on exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art.

Personal life

Nwigwe lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian Chief.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Wheel of Change Tony
Last Game Gubabi
2006 Games Men Play Attorney
The Amazing Grace Etukudo, Associate Producer
2011 Black Gold Tamuno, Co-producer
2012 Turning Point Steve
Black November Tamuno Alaibe, Associate Producer
2015 Silver Rain Bruce
Love Struck Actor TV movie
2016 Put a Ring on It Robert
Hell or High Water Actor Short Film
When Love Happens Again Enyinna
Dinner Adetunde George Jnr.
The Wedding Party Nonso Onwuka
2017 Hire A Man Jeff
Red Code Charles
Atlas Osas
The Wedding Party 2 Nonso
2018 Bound Elochukwu
2019 Living in Bondage: Breaking Free Obinna Omego
Cold Feet Tare
2020 Dear Affy Micheal
Badamasi Ibrahim Babangida
2021 Eagle Wings Nura Yusuf
2021 The Silent Baron


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mary Slessor Prince, Producer
2023 Pyramid Nigeria Host

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result Ref
2015 Nollywood and African Film Critics Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role Black November Nominated
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) Nominated
2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Badamasi Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead role – English Dear Affy Nominated
2021 Best of Nollywood Awards Badamasi Pending
2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor in A Drama Dear Affy Pending

See also

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