Nkem Owoh - Nollywood

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Nkem Owoh - Nollywood

Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian comedian and movie actor. His name, Nkem, means "My own". He starred in the 2003 film Osuofia in London. The Nigerian Daily Sun has described him as a "king of comedy". In 2004 Owoh was one of several actors who was temporarily banned from appearing in movies by Nigeria's Association of Movie Marketers and Producer...

Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian comedian and movie actor. His name, Nkem, means "My own". He starred in the 2003 film Osuofia in London. The Nigerian Daily Sun has described him as a "king of comedy". In 2004 Owoh was one of several actors who was temporarily banned from appearing in movies by Nigeria's Association of Movie Marketers and Producers, who argued that the actors demanded excessive fees and unreasonable contract demands.

There have been rumors of Nkem Owoh being paid 1.75 million Naira (~$14000 US Dollars) for this film, although in reality he may have earned substantially more than that, considering his popularity and that the movie was filmed across two continents.

He is also known for performing the song "I Go Chop Your Dollar" about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song

Arrest in Amsterdam
On June 16, 2007 Owoh was arrested in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bijlmermeer neighborhood in the Amsterdam Zuidoost borough) as the result of a 7-month investigation by the Dutch police dubbed "Operation Apollo". Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations Owoh was later released.

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