Whenever I feel like talking or writing about Williams Uchemba’s biography and how his net worth has grown from his days of being a child actor, the he role played in the movie titled the “The journey of the dead” replays in my memory. In this post, we will be divulging information about his personal life, age, movies he starred in, and some important facts you most probably never knew or heard about him.
Williams Uchemba’s, a popular Nollywood, child actor, movie producer, philanthropist, comedian, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker and currently the African Youth Representative (Ambassador) to the United Nation (UN), born in the Southeastern part of Nigeria, Abia state. Williams Uchemba’s date of birth (Age) was not revealed by him to the public, making it difficult for his fans to predict his current age as he celebrate his birthday recently, but credible sources have it he is in his late/early 30s
Uchemba is without doubt a multi-talented, handsome and humorous young man currently carving a niche for himself and brand name in not just Nollywood but the Nigerian Entertainment industry as a whole.
According to reports, the Nigerian Entertainment industry is worth 4billion US Dollars, an amount that Wlliams Uchemba has contributed his quota owing from his multiple talents as seen from his online comedy skits, acting career where he fits seamlessly into any character he stars and above all, being recognized by a world body, the United Nations.
His Educational Background
He started his academic pursuit in his hometown (Abia state) where he finished both his primary and secondary school education. Upon completion, he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and O’Level certificate.
Williams Uchemba though already a child actor did not allow his popularity and fame override his sense of reasoning, took a step further in a bid to secure a university degree, gained admission into (UNN) University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State where he studied International relation.
Williams Uchemba never underestimated the need for a degree in spite of his fame and career unlike many artistes that upon hitting stardom, threw education aside, though this is not to conclude that education is key to success, but you would agree with me that it is an important recipe to achieving greatness in your field.
His Acting Career
He joined Nollywood as a child actor in 2000 and became the most popular child actor after featuring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie titled “The Journey of the Dead” where he starred alongside Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie. The movie gave his the platform to feature in other movies drawing from his prolific acting skills, and being a child for that matter, caught the attention of many movie producers and directors and BOOM! that was how his acting career kicked off in full.
Further into his acting career, in 2003 he featured in another Nigerian blockbuster movie titled Beyond Belief, a movie that sold in hundreds of thousands, it was rated 4.5 out of 5 in the box office. In 2006, he plays a role as a smart kid in the movie titled The World of Riches, another successful movie.
As stated earlier, being multi-talented he makes good use of his skills diligently and this is raking in millions of Naira monthly thereby increasing his stock value in the Industry.
The inventor of the saying “the world is a global village” isn’t far from the truth. Williams Uchemba currently resides in the United States of America, yet makes his money from Nigeria, His fans are 90% Nigerians, the distance between both countries is enough to shut doors of opportunity from Nigeria, but thanks to the internet, Instagram and the social media-sphere as a whole where distance has become history.
Williams Uchemba shoots his comedy skits and post them online via his Instagram handle @williamsuchemba, you can follow him and view all his funny skits.
He also publishes his funny comedy skits via his youtube channel which has so far attracted millions of YouTube views thereby increasing William’s Uchemba’s net worth because he now gets paid for do funny skits for advert products and services for both individuals and corporate entities.
Taking a cursory look into his career, Williams Uchemba has featured in over 90 (ninety) Nollywood movies till date, in 2002, he won the best kid actor of the year for the spectacular role he plays in the movie “Oh my Son”. Without doubt, he is one of the most handsome Nollywood actors, the ladies can attest to this.
William Uchember as a Philanthropist
Williams Uchemba likes to make people smile not only in his acting but also in his impacts in people lives. He has a way of lifting off burdens from the less privilege by assisting them with money, paying school fees of orphans, caring for widows and other philanthropic gestures.
Recently he berated Nigerian celebrities for showing off online and not giving back to the people (fans) that helped them achieve greatness, he went on to charge other influential people in Nigeria to come out and emulate the act of helping the less privileged as this should not be left in the hands of the government alone.
In one of his statement captured on his Instagram page, he explains why he needs to be a philanthropist. In his word “why do I need to spend 2m on drinks just to enjoy with friends in 2 hours”? This money can equally set three people up for the rest of their lives, and it can pay the school fees for some kids.
There is no betterment in spending N1.5m on Gucci product or Fendi shoe that worth N800,000 but prefer to use the money to help people without any hope. He believes that helping others is when someone lives a fulfilled life”. He owns a non-governmental organization known as Williams Uchemba Foundation with the goal of helping the poor.
Williams Uchemba’s Awards
This is also one of the important thing we need to talk about in Williams Uchemba’s biography. He won awards which include: best kid actor, Most promising actor in Nigeria at the africa magic and most promising act to watch at the best of Nollywood awards and best actor in a comedy.
Williams Uchemba is still single, though yet to reveal his relationship status on any of his social media platforms. When asked, he said it was his personal life which he does not want to bring to the public.
Williams Uchemba’s Net Worth 2020
When talking about Williams Uchemba’s net worth, you cannot do so without talking about his properties, cars, houses, worth of his businesses and most importantly, his Brand. The name Williams Uchemba is a brand on its own. So whatever affects his name affects his entire business and total net worth.
Williams Uchemba spent $44,000 which is equivalent to N15,839,243.18 on a brand new Mercedes Benz(2016 C300) just for his birthday. This popular actor known for his role in the movie titled ‘Beyond Belief’ captioned his post on his Instagram page as ‘My New Baby i.e his newest car, I have decided to get myself a gift, it’s my birthday today and it has been an amazing year. God has been faithful. When a man spends $44,000 on four wheels you should know he means business and this is to add to the list of exotic cars parked in his garage.
The one time child actor recently parked into his new mansion in Los Angeles, estate surveyors estimated the Mansion to be worth over 150,000USD, you might want to wonder how he gets his money, but the truth remains he is a hardworking talented chap working round the clock and getting both endorsement deals and ambassadorial positions.
Though there were rumours concerning the source of his income, some critics said he is into online credit card fraud, while others are of the opinion he is a ritualist, but the start actor gave less credence to public opinion rather he responded to haters saying they should keep investigating the source of his wealth while he keeps making more money.
And as for Williams Uchemba’s net worth in 2020, this is a very controversial aspect where fans argue about what he is actually truly worth. I believe many people will be anticipating to know his net worth for 2020 after all the news concerning his multi million naira mansion and his expensive brand new car, endorsement deals, ambassadorial position in the UN and his other businesses.
Williams Uchemba currently ranks among the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria as at 2020, his multi-talented skills both in movies and comedy, aside his other lines of businesses has brought him thus far and making him one of the most influential comedian and actor in Nigeria film industry.
According to Forbes magazine, Williams Uchemba’s networth in 2020 is 750,000USD and that translates to about 736million Niara.
Is the above not a powerful feat for a guy in his age to have already achieved? You cannot keep hating on something good, whether you like it or not, from the holistic point of view, Williams Uchemba is a force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment industry.