Is Pawpaw still alive? Is Osita Iheme still alive (Facts check)

Is Osita Iheme still alive? has been one of the many questions fans are asking on google. This curiosity could be that fans are missing him on their screens, or they might have heard some rumors about his death. I will tell you what you need to know about him.


So, Is Pawpaw still alive?

Is Pawpaw still alive

Evidently, there has been an online publication circulating round social media alleging that Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw, is dead. And despite the apparent death rumour, which has many of his fans worried and searching if he is late, I am confidently telling you that as per my last check, he is still alive.

As of the moment of writing this article, there has been no legit news anywhere on the web reporting his death. His social media handles have also not announced any of such news.

Therefore, we can confidently tell you that Osita Iheme is still alive! The actor is actually very much alive and even recently, celebrated his birthday.

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How old is Osita Iheme?

Osita Iheme was born on 20th February 1982, making him 41 years old in 2023. In fact, he celebrated his 41st birthday just a few days ago on February 20th 2023.

Osita Iheme Biography

Osita Iheme is a super talented Nolywood actor, producer and author. he is widely known as Pawpaw. This name emerged after his character in the ground breaking movie, Aki na Ukwa was released. Aki and Pawpaw is a 2021 Nigerian comedy film co-produced by Play Network Studios and Film One Entertainment. The comic movie was directed by Biodun Stephen, written by Steph Boyo and Ozioma Ogbaji was a remake of the Aki na Ukwa 2002 comedic movie produced by Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme.

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Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded with the sole aim of inspiring, motivating and stimulating the minds of young Nigerians and Africans at large. In 2007, Iheme was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.

Iheme was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Iheme was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.

He is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors. In 2011, Osita Iheme was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Osita Iheme receiving the award as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan


Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw, was born into a family of five with his siblings and parents all having more heights than him. His fathers name is Mr Herbert Iheme and his mother is Mrs Augustina Iheme. Pawpaw hails from Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. He grew up in Abia State and has an MBA degree from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.

He started to pursue his desired career as an actor after completing his studies at IMT, although he wanted becoming a lawyer. But pursued his career in the movie industry in 1998. That was how he started featuring in minor roles.

He became popular after acting alongside Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa in which he played the role of Pawpaw. In this role, Osita Iheme played a mischievous child.

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