I couldn’t do manual labour because of my stunted growth – Chinedu Ikedieze

Nigerian actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki, has revealed that he is often profiled as ‘uneducated’ because of his movie roles.

The actor made this revelation during a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideownwo on the ‘With Chude’ podcast.

He said that due to the roles he plays in movies, people tend to mistake him for an uneducated man, but said that is not the case.

He went ahead to debunk those reports, stating that he is in deed educated.

The actor narrated the story of his upbringing, revealing that his mother made sure that he had a formal education.

His mother stressed that due to his stunted growth, he could not venture into other career paths requiring manual labour.

As a result of his stunted growth condition, he could not become a carpenter or bricklayer.

He said, “Due to the mischievous roles I play in movies, some people think I’m not educated.

“My mother told me that I have to go to school and study hard to become successful because I cannot become a carpenter or a bricklayer because of my stunted growth.”

Chinedu Ikedieze has a Higher National Diploma (HND) in theater arts, as well as a degree in Mass Communication from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.

He has also featured in over 150 films in a career spanning over 20 years.

He acted in the role of a kid in most of his films during his early career due to his stature and physical appearance.

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