Chet Anekwe

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Chet Anekwe is an actor and filmmaker who was born in Nigeria and raised in New York City. His work spans Hollywood, Nollywood and the New York Theater.[


  • 1997 Winner Best Support Actor African Globe Awards (NJ), for Medea
  • 2006 'VIV' AUDELCO (NYC) Award Winner Best Ensemble for Real Black Men Don't Sit Crossed Legged on the Floor (Collage in blues)
  • 2011 Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA): Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Diaspora, Paparazzi
  • 2012 Nollywood Film Critics Award (NAFCA): Best Actor – Diaspora, Unwanted Guest
  • 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA): Best Actor – Diaspora – Bianca


  • 1997 AUDELCO (NYC) award nominee, Best Performance in a Musical, Male for Chap Am So (The Amistad Story)
  • 2011 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD- NEA (NYC) award nominee, Best Actor in a short story or film (TOBI)
  • 2012 African Movie Academy Award – AMAA (Nigeria) award nominee, BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (Unwanted Guest)
  • 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards – BON (Nigeria) award nominee, Best Supporting Actor in an English film (On Bended Knees)
  • 2014 Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (NAFCA) award nominee, Best Actor in Supporting role Diaspora Film (When One Door Closes)

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