Akah Nnani Biography: Get To Know the Actor, TV Host and Content Creator

Akah Nnani (born January 31), is a Nigerian actor, YouTuber, television host, and producer. He is also a nominee for the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Award  for Best Supporting Actor.

Akah Nnani has appeared in over twenty Nollywood films and television series and has received plenty of accolades for his work so far, including a Future Award for acting. Although he doesn’t yet have the filmography of his more famous counterparts, Akah has proven to be an agile actor whose skills and impact rival those of any experienced actor. The actor is happily married already and is set to take steps to broaden his career impact. Here are facts to learn about the budding actor.

Akah Nnani’s Biography Summary

  • Full Name: Akah Nnani
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: January 31
  • Akah Nnani’s Age: Unknown
  • Ethnicity: Igbo
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Akah Nnani’s Wife: Claire Nnani
  • Akah Nnani’s Children: Chizaram Gabrielle Eriife Amaris Nnani (Daughter)
  • Akah Nnani’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Nnani
  • Akah Nnani’s Height in Inches: 5 Feet 2 Inches
  • Akah Nnani’s Height in Centimeters:  157 cm
  • Akah Nnani’s Net Worth: $230000
  • Famous for: Actor, producer & Vlogger
  • Akah Nnani’s Instagram: @akahnnani
  • Twitter: @akahnnani

Akah Nnani Was Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Akah Nnani is an Imo State native who was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital. He celebrates his birthday on January 31 every year but his year of birth remains unknown. Thus, his exact age is hidden from the public presently. Still, Akah looks to be in his thirties.

The actor was born to unnamed Christian parents. His father worked as an immigration officer while his mother is a small business owner. Akah had a fun-filled childhood that was heavily influenced by R&B music.

He is the youngest of his parents’ three children. When he got older, he and his family left Port Harcourt for Lagos, where he spent the rest of his teenage years. The actor received his primary education at Pampers Private School in Alaka, Surulere, Lagos State, and his secondary education at Topgrade Secondary School in the same city.

He completed his high school education at Faith Academy in Ota, Ogun State. After this, he proceeded to Covenant University, a private University in Nigeria located in Ota, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.

What Tribe is Akah Nnani?

Akah Nnani is from the Igbo tribe in Nigeria. The Igbo people are one of the three major ethnic tribes in Nigeria and are predominantly found in the Eastern part of the country. He speaks the Igbo language as well as English. Any further information about whether Akah speaks any other language is unavailable at the moment although it’s very likely that he’s also learned how to speak Yoruba since he grew up in Lagos State where the language is widely spoken. 

Akah Nnani’s Acting Career Began 10 Years Ago

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Akah Nnani began acting in 2014 and has appeared in a number of TV shows, web series, and feature films. He received his first major acting role in the 2015 mini-series ‘One Chance’, in which he played a character named Sly. The story followed a group of friends who boarded a late-night bus only to become victims of a late-night robbery expedition.

Following this film role, he went on to play Efosa in ‘On The Real’ in 2016, Sergeant in ‘Banana Island Ghost’ and Tobemin’s The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’ in 2017, and G Diddy in ‘Lara and the Beat’ in 2018, among many others.

The actor wasn’t always an actor though. In fact, before choosing to become one, the father-of-one worked in a telecommunications company. He also hosted TVC’s ‘Entertainment Splash’, where he interviewed many African celebrities from the music and film industries.

Akah has starred in several MNET films and the Ndani TV web series, ‘One Chance’, which premiered in July 2015. ‘Tinsel’, arguably Africa’s number one lifetime TV series, also featured him at some point.

Akah’s talent isn’t limited to television and media. He has appeared in a number of theatrical productions. He was a major character in ‘Heartbeat the Musical, which was voted the Best Nigerian Theatre Production of 2016. He also created the show, ‘Shade Corner’, for AccelerateTV, one of Nigeria’s largest online platforms. Akah Nnani is as active on Instagram as he is on Twitter.

Akah Nnani’s Most Notable Movie Performance was in ‘Ajoche’

Akah portrayed Alachenu in the Africa Magic TV series ‘Ajoche’, a survivor of the massacre that resulted in the annihilation of his people, earning him the nickname Ashes. Alachenu was a very resilient character who pushed forward despite discovering that those he’d known his entire life were the ones who’d swept his identity away.

He was witty, funny and oblivious to the many schemes and power plays that surrounded him. Akah stated that his work on the project was difficult because it was Africa Magic’s first epic show, which required a high level of professionalism.

List of Akah Nnani’s Movies

  • On the Real (2016), as Efosa
  • Isoken (2017), as Ifeayin
  • Banana Island Ghost (2017), as Sergeant
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017), as Tobem
  • Lara and the Beat (2018), as G Diddy
  • Makate Must Sell (2019)
  • Ajoche (2019), as Alachenu 
  • Ratnik (2020), as Sergeant 
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga Mario (2020), as Gangster
  • Ghana Jollof (2021), as Romanus
  • My Village People (2021), as Village Driver
  • Man of God (2022), as Samuel Obalolu

Akah Nnani’s TV Series

  • Entertainment Splash (2014-2015) as Host
  • Tinsel (2015) 
  • One Chance (2016), as Sly
  • On the Real (2016-2017)
  • Shade Corner (2017) as Host
  • Jenifa’s Diary (2019)

Akah is Happily Married to Claire Idera

Akah Nnani is married to Claire Idera, a longtime sweetheart and close friend. They got engaged on January 29, 2019, and got married three months later on April 8, 2019. The couple’s church wedding took place several hours after their traditional wedding. Claire is an accomplished and multi-talented Nigerian architect. She also has a Master’s degree in Fashion and works as a freelance fashion designer and illustrator.

Claire’s work is primarily composed of watercolors, acrylic paint, pencils, and ink. She has collaborated with brands like Hugo Boss, Maki Oh, Lisa Folawiyo, and others, and her work has even been displayed at Rele Gallery in Lagos.

Akah’s wife also runs a workshop called the Claire Idera Workshop (CIW), where she works with aspiring fashion designers and illustrators to explore the concepts of line, shape, and composition. She also teaches them the technical skills required to succeed in the design field.

The actor and his wife have one daughter currently. They welcomed their newborn on February 8, 2021. Her name is Chizaram Gabrielle Eriife Amaris Nnani, and she is 3 years old. Akah and his wife shared the news of their new baby in an Instagram post via their Instagram account with a very sweet caption.


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