Chiwetalu Agu Net Worth

Net Worth:$800 Thousand
Date of Birth: March 5, 1956 (68 years old)
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession: Tv Personality ,movie producer and Actor

What is Chiwetalu Agu’s net worth? How does Chiwetalu Agu make his money? Below is the current net worth of Chiwetalu Agu and how Chiwetalu Agu makes his money.

What is Chiwetalu Agu Net Worth?

Chiwetalu Agu is a Nigerian Television personality, Actor, and Movie Producer who has a net worth of $800,000.

In 2012, he was made ‘best actor in an indigenous movie’ (non-English speaking language) by the Nollywood awards because of the phrases, clinches and slang he uses in his numerous films.

These idiomatic expressions have made Chiwetalu gain popularity among his fans in Nigerian Nollywood generally.

Early Life

Christian Ogbonna Chiwetalu Agu was birthed in 1956, he hails from Amokwe in the Udi local government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria.

Christain was schooled in Ogui Nike at St Luke’s Primary School before attending CIC the College of Immaculate Conception, in Enugu.

After his secondary education, Chiwetalu Agu moved to West Germany where he was schooled at Wisent College.

His skillfulness can be traced back to the evolution of Nigerian television soap operas to Nollywood movies.

31 years ago, when television soap opera was predominant in Nigeria, Chiwetalu Agu appeared in a Joe Onyekwelu production shown on the Nigerian Television Authority Channel 8 Enugu’s Ikoro.

He also was also spotlighted in soaps like Baby Come Now and Ripples (in Lagos), and ETV Channel 50, now called ESBS. Chiwetalu also portrayed the character of Chief Abunna in Zeb Chico Ejiro’s brother’s production.


According to the University of Port, Harcourt Chiwetalu was shortlisted by Prof. Femi Shaka as among the outstanding comedians who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nollywood comedy.

This came as a result of the affirmation that the most unique way to project Nigerian culture and establish the brand of Nollywood is by using comedy.


Chiwetalu Agu is married to Nkechi who hails from Mbaise in Imo state and has three sons and two daughters.


Christain Agu has raised numerous commentable disputes where he said he will only act for a favorable price and pointed out that offensive sexual advances are general issues crowding the Nollywood industry.

In addition to that, he said “Nollywood actresses are well endowed”.

In Onitsha at Iweka Bridge, Chiwetalu Agu was apprehended on 7 October 2021. Before he was set free by the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and secured his release from the Nigerian Army, he spent a whole night in the custody after a series of questions.

Issues surrounding his arrest was been spotted wearing an outfit that represented the Biafra flag by some soldiers.


In 2012 Chiwetalu won ‘the best actor in an indigenous movie: non-English speaking language’ for his role in Nkwocha. This award was the first Nollywood Movie Award.


Christain was nominated for the best supporting actor in the role he played in the movie The Maidens at Zulu African Film Academy Awards (ZAFAA London) 2011.

He portrayed a character in the movie ‘Across the Niger’ and was nominated for ‘best actor in a supporting role, in the annual African Movie Academy Awards in 2008.


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