Obi Okoli bio

Obi Okoli Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Movies, Wife, Wikipedia, Children

Posted By Blessing Buchi May 5, 2023


Obi Okoli is a leading Nollywood Nigerian actor, producer, director, University Lecturer and former Broadcaster.

Obi Okoli alias Obi Idejimba was born over five decades ago in Ogboji, Anambra State. He is an Ibo man.

Obi Okoli
Obi Okoli: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Data
Birth Name: Obi Okoli
Born: Five Decades
Spouse: Ajie Okoli
Daughter: Uju Okoli
Birth Place: Ogboji
State Of Origin: Anambra State
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Actor • Lecturer
Net Worth: $60,000-$200,000


He attended Agulu Grammar School, Agulu for his secondary school education.

Thereafter he proceeded to study Theatre Arts at the prestigious University of Ibadan (UI). He graduated with honours in 1979.

He also trained at the Colorado Film School.

He completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps in 1980.


After his service, Obi secured employment as a broadcaster at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Aba division. During his time with the station, he wrote, directed and produced TV series and documentaries.

He also anchored news shows at NTA. He worked with the station for eighteen years from 1981-1999.

In a career spanning over three decades, Obi has featured in several Nollywood movies. He acted in the Nollywood adaptation of Chinua Achebe‘s book, Things Fall Apart in 1985.

Other movies he has acted in include, The Trip, King of Kings, Venom, Not Alone, Idejimba, My Father’s Love, Royal Deceit, amongst others.

He is the founder and CEO of the production company, Idejimba Films.

In 2019, he produced a movie, Like A Diamond.

He has over 5654 followers on Instagram and his official handle is @obiidejimba.

In 2011, he joined the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a lecturer. He has been teaching in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies for the past nine years now.

Personal Life

Obi Okoli is happily married. He has been married for the past 34 years. He and his wife, Ajie Okoli, had tied the knot on the 5th of December 1987. The wedding was held at St. Michael Cathedral, Aba.

Their union is blessed with children and grandchildren.

His first child, Adaobi Okoli was given birth in 1987. Obi Okoli is also the father of the renowned Nollywood actress, Uju Okoli.

He lives in Abuja.

Net Worth

The veteran Nollywood actor, Obi Okoli has an estimated net worth of $60,000-$200,000.


  • Ajo Ani (2020)
  • The Cold Heart (2020)
  • The Trip (2020)
  • Ojukwu (2019)
  • The Williams (2019)
  • Okagbue (2019)
  • Hate (2019)
  • Funeral Of Fire (2019)

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