Who’s Chika Okpala?
Chika Okpala is a veteran Nollywood actor and comic who is legendary for his function as Chief Zebrudaya within the NTA comedy collection of the 80s titled “New Masquerade” (1983-1993).
Chika Okpala earned the title of Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo alias 4.30 from the now-rested sitcom, “New Masquerade”.
Chika Okpala was born within the 12 months 1950, and he is without doubt one of the founding fathers of the Nigerian movie trade a.okay.a Nollywood. Asides from his performing expertise, Chika Okpala can be liked for his pure sense of humour.
Chika Okpala, with assistance from his associates, based a theatre group often called “Two Cities”. This theatre group was based proper after the Nigerian Biafran Struggle which occurred between 1967 to 1970. “Two Cities” was a travelling theatre group that carried out in varied cities in Anambra State.
Full knowledge profile of Chika Okpala a.okay.a. Chief Zebrudaya:
|Full Title||Chika Okpala|
|Nickname||Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo Alias 4.30|
|Date of Beginning||June 10, 1950|
|Age||71 years previous|
|State of Origin||Anambra State|
|Dad and mom||Unknown|
Chika Okpala’s childhood and training
Chika Okpala (Chief Zebrudaya) was born on the tenth of June, 1950, and he’s presently 71 years previous. Chika Okpala is a local of Nnobi city in Anambra State.
He was tutored by his father’s good friend in Ahoada, Rivers State, the place he served as a home assist. Chika Okpala (Chief Zebrudaya) attended Prince Memorial Excessive College, Onitsha for his secondary training, after which he proceeded to Enugu State College the place he studied Mass Communication. Chika Okpala bagged his BSc diploma from Enugu State College in 1996.
Chika Okpala’s profession
Chika Okpala is without doubt one of the founders of Nollywood. He made his official performing debut in 1983 when he starred within the in style NTA sitcom, “New Masquerade”. The collection aired from 1983 -1993 (10 years), and he earned the nickname “Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogo alias 4.30” from his character within the present.
His character was sometimes humorous and his vocabulary was laced with damaged and incorrect phrases. Different casts of “New Masquerade” are Lizzy Evoeme (Ovuleria), James Iroha (Giringory Akabogu), Claude Eke as Prince Jegede Sokoya, and many others.
Earlier than he debuted in 1983, Chika Okpala was in a travelling theatre group often called ‘Two Cities’. He based the theatre group with assistance from his associates, and collectively they carried out throughout varied cities in Anambra State
Chika Okpala has carried out throughout completely different states in Nigeria and past. He additionally participated within the “Cockcrow At Daybreak” present which aired within the ‘80s. In 1986, he was invited by the previous President of Sierra Leone, Siaka Stevens, to carry out on stage.
Asides from performing, Chika Okpala can be a author. He has written fairly a few applications, together with “Ogologo Ndu – Lengthy Life”, which he entered for the John Hopkins Awards, and “Goal Ike Di Mkpa”.
Chika Okpala (Chief Zebrudaya) is a recipient of a number of honorary awards and recognitions – first, he was made an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), after which he was awarded Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) for his function and contributions in the direction of the event of Nigerian theatre. He’s additionally a nationwide ambassador of POCACOV.
Along with that, Chika Okpala has gotten many promotional endorsements from company our bodies, main corporations, and authorities companies throughout Nigeria.
Chika Okpala’s spouse and youngsters
There’s presently no data relating to Chika Okpala’s spouse and household. It’s nevertheless identified that the veteran actor is married with children.
The place is Chika Okpala proper now?
Chika Okpala (Chief Zebrudaya) is presently residing in Nigeria together with his household. He, nevertheless, shuffles between Nigeria and america the place he writes scripts. He’s an energetic member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, however in an interview with the Vanguard, he lamented in regards to the lack of sponsors in Nollywood, which he believes has affected its development.
Chika Okpala additionally admits that though he has featured in lots of films, his largest mission stays the “New Masquerade”. He famous that the majority of his co-actors on the “New Masquerade” had been nonetheless alive and nicely, and wouldn’t hesitate to create one other collection if given sufficient sponsorship.
Chief Okpala’s internet price
Chika Okpala a.okay.a. Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogo alias 4.30 is kind of a profitable actor. His internet price is presently estimated at over $500,000 (round N250 million naira).
Chief Okpala on social media
Sadly, Chief Okpala shouldn’t be energetic on social media, neither does he have a private social media account. Chika Okpala (Chief Zebrudaya) shouldn’t be energetic on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and different in style social platforms.