Blossom Chukwujekwu is now fondly referred to as Nollywood’s newest quintessential and bankable leading man. One of the Nigeria’s more recent acting discoveries, his break out movie FLOWER GIRL has premiered to critical and commercial success in Nigeria, Ghana, the United Kingdom and film festivals in the USA and Canada. Blossom’s next block buster feature film; FINDING MERCY was one of the most anticipated and successful movies of 2013. It was the closing film of the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2013).
Blossom’s latest effort; KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR opened in cinemas nationwide on April 18, 2014. Born 4th November, 1983 in Benin City, Edo State; Blossom holds a Bsc. in Mass Communication from the Benson Idahosa University (BIU). While in BIU, he was President of the Association of Mass Communication Students (AMCOS) in the 2007/2008 session. He was also an active member of the popular House of Theatre (H.O.T) where he played the lead in the stage drama, Godless: The path to dawn, which is the University’s most successful theatre presentation till date. Blossom maintains that playing Ukemu in Godless was his eureka moment. He earned his acting debut playing the lead in the 2009 soap opera; Portrait of Passion and has since been on a steady rise. His first feature movie was Vivian Ejike’s Private Storm starring Ramsey Noauh and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
Blossom was profiled on African Magic’s popular Nollywood show; Jara as one of the top 5 actors to watch out for in 2013. He was number 4 on ace Nollywood director; Charles Novia’s list of the best actors of 2013. Blossom’s film credits include FLOWER GIRL (2013), FINDING MERCY (2013) alongside Rita Dominic, KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR (2014) with Majid Michelle and Ini Edo. THE VISIT (2014) with Nse Ikpe-Etim. Others include FORGETING JUNE (2014), VALOR (2014), COMMANDMENT 7 (2014) starring Stephanie Okereke, COBRA (2014) and THE GREEN EYED (2014). He has featured in a handful of TV dramas & series, such as; TINSEL on MNET, where he played Mr. Akinlolu Hart, MTVBASE’s HIV themed SHUGA, CATWALQ by Emem Isong and Monalisa Chinda, Greg Odutayo’s MY MUM AND I, ABOUT TO WED, MARRIED. Blossom plays the lead role of Kelechi Pepple in Nigeria’s first indigenous Telenovella; TASTE OF LOVE (2015)
His award nominations so far include;
*Best Supporting Actor – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2015 www.africamagic.tv
*Revelation of the Year – Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON 2014) www.bonawards.com
*Most Promising Actor – Golden Icons Academy Awards (GIAMA 2014) www.goldenicons.com
*Best Lead Male for Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Nollywood Movie Awards (NMA 2014) www.nollywoodmovieawards.tv
*Best Rising Star (Male) – Nollywood Movie Awards (NMA 2014) www.nollywoodmovieawards.tv
*Most Outstanding Male Actor – Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF 2013) www.abujafilmfestival.org
*Best Actor in a lead role – Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON 2013) www.bonawards.com
*Best New Actor – Finding Mercy – Golden Icons Academy Awards (GIAMA 2013) www.goldenicons.com *Best Kiss (with Rita Dominic) – Finding Mercy – Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON 2013) www.bonawards.com