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Zack Orji Biography; Early Life, Career, Is He Married?

Zachee Ama Orji better-known as Zack Orji is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor, television personality, movie producer, entrepreneur, movie director, filmmaker, writer, and a philanthropist.

In this post, I will share with you some of the things you need to know about one of your favorite Nigerian celebrities and actors, Zack Orji.

From his biography to his early life. Then, his career, movies and awards; all these and more will be disclosed in this article.

As always, you are at Essenceloaded today to know about your favorite celebrities and it’s totally okay. I am here for you, by the way. So, grab small popcorn and give yourself a romantic treat while I take you through…

Zack Orji Biography.
Zack Orji Biography.

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Zack Orji Early Life 

Zack Orji was born in the 60’s to the beautiful family of Mr. and Mrs. Orji in Libreville, Gabon.

Born in Gabon on 10th October, 1960, Zack is originally from Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Enugu State is a state in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

Notably, Zack grew up in different countries in West Africa – Togo, Cameroon, Benin Republic and not forgetting Gabon his place of birth.

Zack had his elementary and secondary education in Cameroon, Togo, and Gabon. Therein, he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior Certificate results.

For his university education, Zack returned to Nigeria where he studied and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Estate Management from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

It won’t be a bad idea to say that Zack Orji grew up in adventure. I mean, he’s traveled and had been to four countries even as a kid, young adult as it were. That’s adventurous, frankly.


On graduation, Zack Orji joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood). The same year he joined the industry, Zack bagged his first movie role “Unforgiven Sin,” a movie that became a Nollywood blockbuster movie. In fact, this movie brought him to the limelight.

Zack has since joined the movie industry and made a name for himself. He is, as it were, a living legend who’d sacrificed so much to see himself this far.


Zack Orji has featured in over 200 movies since he first played his first movie role. These among other includes;

° Zonal Leader

° Above Death

° Games Women Play

° Half a Yellow Sun

° All My Life

° Women’s Cot


Zack Orji has won many awards, recognitions, nominations, and hearts to himself. This, of course, is linked to his expertise in explaining movie movie roles. Not forgetting that he mostly plays good father, Catholic Reverend Father, pastor, good father in law, good husband roles in movies.

These are some of his awards;

° Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards

° Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

° City People Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Awards

° Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

° Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards

° Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

Zack Orji and son.
Zack Orji and son.

Is Zack Orji Married? 

Yes, please. Zack Orji is married to his beautiful wife Ngozi Orji. The couple has three children together and are living happily ever after.

Amazingly, one of Zack’s sons – Lionel Chukwuemeka Orji is a musician and songwriter. He is, in fact, doing the Orjis proud.

Net Worth

Zack Orji’s net worth is estimated at $3 million. He is one of the most influential and richest actors in Nigeria.

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