Ngor Okpala, Nigeria
|Occupation||Actor, Film Producer, Entrepreneur|
|Years active||2005 –present|
Early life and education
Nwigwe began his career as a print and runway model before transitioning to professional acting.
In 2012, he joined the cast of Black November opposite actors Kim Basinger, Vivica A. Fox, Akon, and Wyclef Jean. In 2017, he played the lead role in South African movie, All About Love which won best film Southern Africa at the AMVCA. In 2019, Nwigwe played the role of “Obinna Omego” in the remake of 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 (IBB) 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, situated at the National Mall of the United States capital, Washington DC.
Nwigwe lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He is passionate about cooking, fitness and enjoys playing tennis.
|2005||Wheel of Change||Tony|
|2006||Games Men Play||Attorney|
|The Amazing Grace||Etukudo, Associate Producer|
|2011||Black Gold||Tamuno, Co-Producer|
|Black November||Tamuno Alaibe, Associate Producer|
|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|
|The Wedding Party 2||Nonso|
|2019||Living in Bondage: Breaking Free||Obinna Omego|
|2021||Eagle Wings||Nura Yusuf|
|2008||Mary Slessor||Prince, Producer|
Awards and nominations
|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|||
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- "This Nollywood Star Is On a Mission to Become a Master Actor—and He's Well On His Way". Okay Africa.
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- "Enyinna Nwigwe: Here"s everything you need to know about actor"s "unusual" character in "Suru L" ere"". Pulse Nigeria.
- "'Living in Bondage: Breaking Free' Premiers on Netflix". Thisday Nigeria.
- "Nigeria's first-ever military movie 'Eagle Wings' premieres in Lagos". Premium Times Nigeria.
- "Filmmaker tells IBB's story in biopic film 'Badamasi: Portrait of a General'". Premium Times Nigeria.
- "Film on IBB gets AMAA 2020 nominations". News Express Nigeria.
- "Moving Nigerian filmmaking beyond Nollywood". CNN.com.
- "Nollywood actor Enyinna's portrait selected for American museum". The Nation Online.
- "Enyinna Nwigwe talks acting in Borno, not leaving Nigeria for Hollywood". The Cable Lifestyle.
- "Oprah Winfrey, Vivica Fox, RMD, AY & Others make Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (NAFCA) Nominees List". Nollywood Observer.
- "City People Entertainment Awards 2016: "Suru L"ere," "Tinsel," Adeniyi Johnson, Mide Martins among nominees". Pulse Nigeria.
- "Behold hot steppers and winners at BON awards 2020". Vanguard News. 2020-12-12. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
- Edeme, Victoria (2021-09-11). "BBNaija Pere bags 'Best Actor' nomination in 2021 BON Awards". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2021-09-17.