Chizzy Alichi (Real Name: Chigozie Stephanie Alichi, born 23 December 1993) is a Nigerian actress best known for many of her roles in Nollywood films such as Cry of a Witch, Idemili, Scars of A Mother among others.
Chizzy started out in the highly competitive industry with minor roles and eventually groomed herself into a star capable of perfectly playing any character demanded of her in a movie. From all that has been seen, Chizzy still has a lot in store to offer to the industry and while she’s at this, her love life is also not being relegated as she is now a married woman.
Chizzy Achili is from Enugu, Nigeria, where She had all Her Schooling
Chigozie Stephanie Achili, popularly known as Chizzy Achili, a fast-rising and renowned actress in the Nollywood Industry, comes Ezza Nkwubor Nike Enugu East, Enugu, The Coal City State. She was born on the 23rd of December 1989 in her hometown Ezza Nkwubor Nike in Enugu. The young and vibrant star completed her primary and secondary schools in Enugu.
Chizzy Achili was born and raised in Enugu by her loving parents. She is an Igbo girl who is a reflection and offspring of her parents. However, she has managed to keep her family’s profile away from the public eye. Hence, not much is known about them except that her parents’ name is Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Alichi and that she has two older siblings.
She always knew that she had a flair for acting, and even while she was In her secondary school, she was well involved in stage plays, drama, and performing arts.
After acquiring her West African Senior School Certificate, she went to Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering in 2014. Well, as a citizen of Nigeria, she served the country as a National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) member and concluded in 2016.
She Chose Acting from an Early Age
Right from a very early stage, Chizzy discovered her talent and gave it no rest until she used it to turn her dream into a reality. “Not everyone has the luck she has,” some will say, but Chizzy Achili is one who worked her way up, dating back from her secondary education. The Now popular actress participated in drama, role-plays, and performing arts in her secondary school.
And a few years later, precisely 2010, she registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria, auditioned, and was not introduced by anyone at all. She rose to fame after she starred in the movie “The Drop of Blood” and ever since has refused to take the back seat in the Industry.
As mentioned earlier, Chizzy Achili didn’t wait to finish school before taking steps into acting. She registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) in 2010. Chizzy kept participating in auditions and also filled in at some points, the minor roles in movies that built her.
Despite taking courses that are totally not in line with her dream career, her participation in such activities is a stepping stone to her now-famous personality.
Her Unique Talent Earned Her Diverse Demanding Roles
As Chizzy Achili’s acting carrier started becoming a big deal, she had more opportunities to act with other popular Nollywood stars such as Mercy Johnson, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Olu Jacobs, Harry B. Anyanwu, Patience Ozokwor, Yul Edochie, amongst many others. She is so gifted that she fits into any role given to her non withstanding the role. She has played different roles from romantic to soldier, priestess, and even a widow.
However, her rise to fame is linked with her role in the blockbuster movie The Drop of Blood. In addition to giving her a major break in the movie industry, the 2015 movie which also featured actors like Ngozi Ezeonu, Mike Ezuruonye, Patience Ozokwor, and Camilla Mberekpe, earned her an award nomination for Best New Actress of the Year at the 2017 City People Entertainment Awards.
In the same year, she won her first award for “Next Rated Actress Of The Year” at the Nigeria Achievers Award. To gain more public attention as well as improve her career, Chizzy also made a cameo appearance in one of Flavor’s viral music videos, “Mmege.”
Some of the renowned movies she has acted in include;
- Blood on the Throne
- Eagles Sacrifice
- Priestess of War
- Blood Sister
- Untold Secret
- Sisters in Marriage
- Strange marriage
- Battle Soldiers
- The Royal Choice
- Mysterious Gest
- The Helpless Wife
Chizzy’s Career Awards
Since her debut in the entertainment industry in 2010, Chizzy has won a reputation in the industry. Her talent and dedication to her career have also seen her win a good number of awards. Her most noted awards so far include:
- Next Rated Actress of the Year Award at the 2017 Nigeria Achievers Award
- The Most Promising Actress Award at the African Magic Viewers Choice Award
- Best Actress In Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Award
How Chizzy met Her Husband, Chike
Chizzy may be quite popular on various media platforms, but she always prefers to keep it off the public eye when it comes to matters of her love life. This could also explain why she chose to keep her relationship with her now-husband on the low until they were about to settle down in marriage.
Chizzy Achili and Chike Ugochukwu got engaged in September 2019 and had their Traditional wedding in December 2019 at their Home in Enugu. Their white wedding took place in Lagos and was the talk of the town as many dignitaries were in attendance.
Judging by the lavish wedding ceremony, there is no doubt that Chigozie and her husband invested a lot for that particular day. From a beautiful gown and suit to designer clothes for the reception. After the wedding event, the couple went on a honeymoon which they seem to enjoy, but the location was not disclosed.
Before the news of her marriage surfaced, Chizzy has been involved in several controversies, including her alleged relationship with the highlife hip hop singer, Flavour.
News about the two went viral when a picture of her and the singer surfaced on the internet. The picture was taken from a scene of a video of Flavour’s song, where he featured her. Some fans suggested that she would soon be another of Flavour’s baby mamas.
What We Know About Chizzy’s Husband
To some, fame comes not from their initial achievements but from whom they eventually get married to. Chike Ugochukwu, popularly known as Chike or Chizzy Alichi’s husband, is a well-established businessman, producer, director, and philanthropist. He came into the limelight just before his marriage to Chizzy.
Chike Ugochukwu was born on the 25th of September 1976 in Imo State, Nigeria, to Mr. and Mrs. Ugochukwu. He had his primary and secondary school in Imo state and bagged His Bachelor’s degree in Imo State University. Chike went to Lagos afterward to find greener pastures. The whole process was never easy, but with consistency, he pulled through.
Chike runs an import and export business which is going well and booming. He has acquired wealth over time, and also part of which is the Mercedes Benz and mansion he gifted his lovely wife as a birthday package in October 2019.
Chike was not well known to the public except for his business associates and close friends. The businessman has been rated as one of the richest men amongst his counterparts. He has a whopping Net worth of $8.5 million compared to his wife, who has a net worth of over $600,000 million. The Couple, both having such wealth, live on their terms and seem to do a great job building a wonderful family together.