Zeal Chigozie Atuanya Biography; Early Life, Career, Movies, Is He Married?

Zeal Chigozie Atuanya better known as Chigozie Atuanya is a well-known Nigerian Nollywood actor, investor, television personality, model, producer and an entrepreneur. 

In this article, I will share with you some of the things you probably do not know about your favorite Nollywood actor yet.

You may know him so well. Understandable. Still I bet you do not know everything about him yet. Interesting stuff right? Cool.

Take your time and read through. Yes, please. I will share with you Chigozie biography; his early life, career, movies, and awards.

Also, I will share his current marital status with you. Like, whether or not he is married. Keep reading.

Chigozie Atuanya Biography.
Chigozie Atuanya Biography.

Chigozie Atuanya Early Life 

Chigozie Atuanya was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Atuanya in the 90’s. Precisely, Chigozie was born on 13th September, 1980 in Aba, Abia State.

He is originally a native of Agu-Ukwu Nri, Anambra state, Nigeria. Anambra State is a state in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

Chigozie had his elementary and secondary education in Aba, Abia State. Abia State is also a state in the South eastern part of Nigeria.

Therein, he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

Later, Chigozie got admitted into the Prestigious Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Therein, he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.


After his university education, Chigozie Atuanya joined the Nigerian movie industry in 1998. Before then, Chigozie always went for movie auditions whenever and wherever.

Of a fact, building a career in the entertainment industry was and has never been easy. Notwithstanding, Chigozie persisted. He continued attending movie auditions until he was finally picked and given a role.

As expected, Chigozie has featured in minor roles at first before he finally rose to prominence in 1998.

Plainly, Chigozie was brought to limelight after he, alongside other Nollywood now-notable actors featured in the blockbuster movie “King Jaja of Opobo.”


Now, Chigozie Atuanya has featured and starred in many Nollywood movies. As a producer, he has also produced a couple of films.

Chigozie is not just handsome. He is very talented and goal oriented. In fact, his expertise in explaining movie role brought him to this stage.

Usually, he acts in romantic movies. He acts mostly with Ebube Nwagbo, Queen Nwokoye, Chacha Eke, Ken Erics, Chika Ike, Mercy Johnson alongside other now-famous Nollywood actors.

Now, Chigozie has featured in over 150 Nollywood movies. These are some of his movies among others;

° Chetanna

° Sweet Potato

° Royal Palace

° Ladies Men

° Brother’s Keeper

° Double Slap

° Rattle Snake

° Evil Forest

° The Missing God


Chigozie Atuanya has won many awards and hearts all to himself. This is certainly linked to his consistent work in the industry.

° Producer of Best Indigenous Language Film at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Nominated/Igbo, 2016)

° Best Actor Indigenous at the Zulu African Film Academy (Male, 2015)

° Best Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards (2011)

Chigozie once featured as a model for Delta Soap. Then, he appeared in one of their television commercials.

Chigozie Atuanya and his wife.
Chigozie Atuanya and his wife.

Is Chigozie Atuanya Married? 

Yes, please. It has been almost a decade since he got married. Plainly, he got married to his beautiful wife; his alleged long time girlfriend, Jennifer Obianuju Oranika on 3rd, August 2013.

Their marriage is filled with love and blessed with beautiful kids.

Chigozie Atuanya and his child.
Chigozie and his child.

Chigozie Atuanya Net Worth 

Chigozie’s net worth is estimated at $750,000. He is one of the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria movie industry.

What else do you want to know about Chigozie Atuanya? Do you love seeing his movie? Tell me about it in a comment box… 


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