Ashley Nwosu Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Parents, Death, Siblings, Awards, Children, Wife, Movies, Wiki

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Ashley Chijioke Nwosu was a highly talented Nigerian actor who significantly impacted Nollywood.

 He showcased his exceptional acting skills in films such as A Better Place, Genevieve, A Man for Brenda, and Hidden Secrets. 


  • Full name: Ashley Chijioke Nwosu,
  • Stage Name: Nwosu, 
  • Born: November 21, 1954
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Birthplace: Umuahia-Oboro,
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: Unknown
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Nwosu
  • Siblings: Ifeanyi Nwosu
  • Spouse: Grace Nwosu,
  • Children: Sharon and Ashley Jr.
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $1 million

Early life and education

 Nwosu, a Nigerian actor, was born on November 21, 1954, in Umuahia-Oboro, Abia State. He was raised by his parents, whose names are unknown to the media, but you can refer to them as Mr. and Mrs. Nwosu.

He grew up with his siblings, named Ifeanyi Nwosu Umuigu Central, in the Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State.

Nwosu’s educational journey began at Umuigu Central Primary School in Ikwuano, Abia State, where he completed his studies and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. 


 Nwosu’s journey in the acting industry commenced in 1988 when he embarked on his professional career with the renowned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he showcased his talent in a captivating series called “Tele-Movies.”

 In 1990, he took a significant step forward by immersing himself in the vibrant world of Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. 

In this arena, he made his debut appearance in the highly anticipated movie “Glamour Girls (Part 1)” in 1992. With his exceptional skills and undeniable charisma, Nwosu swiftly ascended to great heights, earning him a reputation as one of the most coveted actors within Nollywood’s realm.

 Nwosu, an actor with immense versatility, effortlessly portrayed various characters such as husbands, fathers, pimps, and sugar daddies. His talent lay in his ability to infuse his roles with authenticity, breathing life into each character he played. Among his acclaimed films are “Glamour Girls,” “Keeping Close,” “Baby Guards,” and “Okoto the Messenger.”

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations for Ashley Nwosu (a Nigerian actor):

  •  African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
  •  Best of Nollywood Awards (BON)
  • Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA)
  •  Nollywood Movie Awards (NMA)
  •  City People Entertainment Awards
  •  Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA)
  •  Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA)

Social Media

 Unfortunately, Nwosu, a highly respected and experienced Nigerian actor, passed away in 2011. Due to his unfortunate demise, he is no longer active on social media platforms. 

Personal Life

Nwosu, known for his privacy, was married to Grace Nwosu, who hails from Rivers State in Nigeria. Together, they were blessed with two sons, Sharon and Ashley Jr., signifying their love and commitment as a family. 

Although Nwosu preferred to keep his personal life away from public attention, those who knew him recognized him as a dedicated and affectionate husband and father. His strong Christian faith also led him to actively participate in the Anglican Church community.


  • A Better Place 
  • A Better Place 2 
  • Agony of a Mother 
  • Bandit Girl 
  • Genevieve 
  • Light in the Tunnel 
  • No More Love 
  • Pains of Womanhood 
  • Power of Justice 
  • Save a Soul 
  • Silent Rage 
  • Stone Love 
  • Hidden Secrets 
  • Keeping Close 
  • Baby Guards 
  • Okoto the Messenger 
  • Nigerian Girls 
  • Nigerian Girls 2 
  • Bless My Soul 
  • Bless My Soul 2 
  • Tears in My Eyes 
  • Tears in My Eyes 2
  • Temple of Justice 
  • Temple of Justice 2 
  • Wrong Desire 
  • Wrong Desire 2 
  • Distance Between 

Net Worth

 Ashley Nwosu, a renowned figure in Nollywood, has amassed a net worth of approximately $1 million. Throughout his illustrious career, he garnered immense popularity and respect as an actor, appearing in over 200 films.

 Beyond acting, Nwosu showcased his entrepreneurial prowess by achieving success in various ventures. Moreover, he exemplified the spirit of giving back to society as a philanthropist.

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