Charity Eke, popularly referred to as Chacha Eke Fani or simply Chacha Eke, is a Nigerian actress who hails from Ebonyi state.
She came into limelight in 2012 after starring in the popular Nollywood drama titled “the end is near”.
However, that wasn’t her first movie, as she has been part and parcel of the Nigerian movie industry since 2009.
Chacha Eke’s early life
The popular movie star was born on 1 May 1993, and spent her early days in Abakiliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
She obtained basic education at ESUT Nursery & Primary School, Ebonyi State, and completed her junior and senior secondary school education at Our Lord Shepherd International School in Enugu.
Chacha Eke, upon the completion of her secondary school education, was enrolled into Ebonyi State University (EBSU), where she eventually obtained a degree in accountancy.
In summary, her early days were spent in Abakiliki, Enugu, and Asaba.
Her father, Professor John Eke, was appointed Commissioner of Education by the administration of Gov. David Nweze Umahi — an indication that she most have had a rosy beginning. However, that wasn’t the case. Chacha grew up in a middle-class family.
Chacha Eke movie Career and Movies
Charity, before and during admission into the university, was already involved in acting. She was able to manage her acting career along with her studies.
The event that led to Chacha earning her first role in a movie was when she auditioned for a talent show that held in Abakiliki.
After the completion of the talent show, she started attending other movie auditions and as a result was able to earn her first role in 2009.
A list of some of her notable movies include:
- The End is Near
- Commander in Chief
- Clap of Thunder
- Two Hearts
- Beach 24
- Gift of Pain
- A Cry for Justice
- Jewels of the Sun
- Bloody Carnival
- Dance For The Prince
- Mirror of Life
- Innocent Pain
- Bridge of Contract
- Palace of Sorrow
- Secret Assassins
- Royal Assassins
- The Promise
- Valley of Tears
- Village Love
- Weeping Angel
- Rosa my Village Love
- My Rising Sun
- My Sweet Love
- Secret Palace Mission
- Stubborn Beans
- Bitter Heart
- Shame to Bad People
- Beauty of the gods
- Pure Heart
- Rope of Blood
- Hand of Destiny
- Sound of Ikoro
- Bread of Sorrow
- Basket of Sorrow
- Festival of Sorrow
- Kamsi the Freedom Fighter
- Pot of Riches
- Girls at War
- Crossing the Battle Line
- Money Works With Blood
- Happy Never After
- Who Took My Husband
- Roasted Alive
- Song of Love
- Royal First lady
- Beyond Beauty
- After the Altar
- Bloody Campus
- Princess’s Revenge
The TV Drama, The End is Near, which landed her into stardom was shot in 2012, featuring prominent actors and actresses, including Patience Ozokwor, Yul Ediochie, Chika Ike, among others.
The movie was written by Obi Catejan and produced by Obi Catejan and Obi Henrietta.
Chacha Eke’s Family (Husband & Children)
In 2013, a year after releasing her hit movie, Chacha Eke got married to Austin Faani Ikechukwu who is a movie director.
Their union has produced two daughters — namely Kamara Faani and Kaira Faani.
And it is as a result of her marriage to Austin Faani Ikechuckwu the movie star is now popularly referred to as Chacha Eke Fanni.
Chacha Eke Faani’s house
The movie star resides in Delta State, Nigeria. However, the exact location of her house is not known.
Chacha Eke’s net worth
Chaha Eke’s exact net worth is not known but we believe it to be north of $300,000.
The movie star rise to stardom has without doubt added to her overall net worth. However, she recently ventured into the fashion industry, and is the CEO of her personal brand, Print-Afrique Fashion Ltd.
Chacha Eke’s awards
Her exploit in the Nigerian movie industry has earned her the following awards:
- Most Promising Actress in Nigeria (City People Entertainment Awards)
- Best Actress of the Year (Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards)
- Best Actress in a Leading Role (Africa Movie Academy Awards), and
- Most Prominent Actress in Nigeria (Best of Nollywood Awards).
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Here’s a summary of Chacha Eke’s profile:
- Full name: Charity Eke Fanni
- Date of birth: 1 May 1993
- State of Origin: Ebonyi
- House location: Asaba, Delta State.
- Net worth: Unknown
- Husband: Austin Ikechukwu Faani
- Years active: 2009 till present
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Enterprise: Print-Afrique Fashion Ltd
Chacha Eke video
Chacha Eke shared a family video of herself together with her adorable family. The video was shot back when she was pregnant for her second daughter.