Model and actor Uti Nwachukwu needs little or no introduction in the entertainment world.
The entertainer made news a few months ago when he tweeted his opinion about pastors in Nigeria using fear to manipulate their congregation.
In his words;
I HATE that some African pastors/ministers often use FEAR as a tool to convince people to worship GOD! Fear of Poverty Fear of Failure Fear of Attack & ultimately Fear of Hell! This is EXTREMELY WRONG! God has not Given us the spirit of Fear! WE HAVE TO BE WISE IN THESE TIMES O!
Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Uti.
1. He was born on 3 August 1982 in Delta State, Nigeria. Uti is the last born in a family of six.
2. Uti was a student of the Igbinedion Education Centre from 1993 to 1999
3. The model has a Diploma in Computer Science and Education from the University of Nigeria. Uti also bagged a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Education from the University of Benin.
4. Uti had his first acting break as a contestant in “The Next Movie Star”, a reality TV contest. He emerged as the first runner up which in turn gave him a ride into the movie world.
5. Uti hit the limelight in 2008 after he was selected as one of the housemates in Big Brother Africa
6. Uri featured in two blockbuster movies “Fear Not” and “Bursting Out”.
6. He snagged the role of “Marcus” on MNET’s Tinsel Season 3 in 2010, the same year he released his first single titled “Go Down”.
7. In 2011,Uti dropped his second single titled “Once In My Life.” The song went on to win The the Best Soft Rock/ Alternative Video at the Nigerian Music Awards in November 2011.
8. Uti is also a great host having hosted big events like, Exquisite Awards, Soundcity Music Video Awards, City Peoples Fashion Awards and Children of Haggai Charity Show to mention a few.
9. He walked the runway at the 2011 and 2012 international Arise Fashion Week.
10. Uti won the Best New Actor award at the 2012 GIAMA held in USA and is the co-host of MNET’s Africa Magic’ show “Jara”.