Ikechukwu Onyeka

Director

Biography

Ikechukwu Onyeka, a prolific and consistent Nollywood filmmaker hails from Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. Undoubtedly, Mr. Onyeka, regarded as one of Nollywood’s most proficient movie directors, in a very uncanny manner rarely seen in an industry like Nollywood, rose through the ranks in the course of acquiring on-field training. He started out as a property manager, then a production manager, and then a producer. During this time of quiet understudy, he worked under almost all the big names in directing and before long he acquired enough experience to work under these big names as an assistant director. To his credit as a revered and respected producer/director are such blockbuster flicks like the Unforeseen, Eagle’s Bride, Slave To Lust, Warrior’s Heart, The Captain, Corporate Maid, Intimidation and many more. Mr. Onyeka also co-directed Reloaded and A Private Storm. MR & MRS, an award winning chart buster flick recently released on DVD nationwide was also directed by Mr. Onyeka. Not satisfied which the mileage he has gained in the Nollywood industry, Mr. Onyeka a few years ago pulled off a landmark achievement when he became the first and only Nollywood director to pursue a degree program at the prestigious Colorado Film School, USA On completion of the program, Mr. Onyeka is in serious discussion with the leadership of the Colorado Film School to set up an academy for film studies in Nigeria in the near future. Mr. Onyeka, an astute apostle of perfection believes strongly that his best is yet to come and that Nollywood is yet to tap from the wealth of experience garnered over the years both in his long years of understudy and academics. The movie Brother’s Keeper that he shot on his return from the Colorado Film School is having a fantastic run at the cinemas as one of the longest running movies in a Nigerian cinema. He is also the CEO of Iykon Pictures Ltd, a Lagos based motion picture production company which produced record-breaking movies like Intimidation and Just in Case.

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