Meet Stan Nze, Biography, Age, Wikipedia, Wife, Married? Sister, Birthday, Mother, Brothers, Family, Net Worth, Nollywood Actor

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Meet Stanley Ebuka Nzediegwu

Stan Nze whose full name is Stanley Ebuka Nzediegwu is good looking and muscular Nollywood actor, model and voice over artiste. Stan Nze is a first child in a family of five. Starting his acting career from a tender age while still in secondary school and participating in several dramas and stage plays, Stan Nze joined the Nigerian movie industry and played a minor role in the popular TV soap-opera ‘Private sector’ which brought him to the lame light.

Stan Nze likes to workout at the gym to look fit. Stan Nze was born on 15th May in 1989. Stan Nze is not yet married but marriage is on his mind now according to him. Stan Nze is from Anambra State.

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Stan Nze Born: 15 May 1989 Lagos
Awards: City People Movie Award for Best Upcoming Actor of the Year (English)
Nominations: City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actor of the Year (English)

All About Stan Nze Full Biography, Wikipedia

Stan Nze born Stanley Ebuka Nzediegwu on May 15, 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria, is the first of five children. His father, Sabastine, is a businessman, and his mother, Chika, a fashion designer. Stan studied computer science at the Nnamdi Azikiwe university, Awka, where he received a bachelor's degree

Best known for playing Ohakanu in the Africa Magic produced television series, Tinsel (2011), Stan trained at the Stella Damasus Arts Foundation and started his acting career in 2009 with a minor role in a television series titled Private Sector which was followed by guest appearances in some other TV series. He made his first film appearance in 2011's musical thriller Hoodrush alongside OC Ukeje, Bimbo Akintola and Gabriel Afolayan. In 2016 Stan got his first major nomination as a leading actor in a movie for Just Not Married opposite Judith Audu which bagged him two movie award nominations.

In addition to starring in movies and TV series, Stan has also worked as producer on some projects such as; the award winning Bad Drop (2015), Colourless (2016), Anita (2017), Mute (2017) and Within the Shadow (2017)

I used to collect N1000 daily from my mum to attend auditions – Stan Nze Punch 2019 Interview 

Actor, Stan Nze, speaks about how he started his career and the hurdles he has surmounted on his way to stardom with KORE OGIDAN

Tell us about your background.

I am the first kid from a family of five children. I have two brothers and two sisters. I shuffled around Nigeria a lot during my early days. I attended First Foundation Nursery and Primary School, Okota, Lagos, for my elementary education, and The Good Shepherd Anglican Seminary, Enugu, for my secondary education. That was also where I learnt to speak Igbo language. I have a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. As a child, I enjoyed playing many games with my siblings, cousins and friends.

How did you start acting?

In 2006, while I was in the university, I joined a theatre group in church, called Champions Theatre. It was there I discovered I could act and that was how I became an actor. However, getting into Nollywood wasn’t easy for me. I started gradually by doing stage plays in school. I had my struggles but I believed that with a vision and a goal, the universe would orchestrate things to favour me. I’ve realised that one of the things I needed to survive in this industry is information. A friend introduced me to his friend who is a director and that’s how I got into Nollywood. I came to Lagos and attended my first audition in 2006. That was where I got my first casting in a movie titled Holocaust but I couldn’t take up the role because I was in school at the time I got called back and I couldn’t shuttle between Anambra and Lagos. I missed that opportunity and didn’t get another role till 2009 during my internship. Then, I got cast for a role, howbeit, a small one, in a television series called Private Sector, which was my first screen appearance.

What has been your joy so far in the movie industry?

It has been an amazing journey. Passion has kept me in the industry because there were times I had to work for free, especially in the beginning. I can’t categorically point to a particular moment of breakthrough because at different times in my journey, I experienced a breakthrough of sorts all the way. In 2011, I enrolled in the Stella Damasus Art Foundation and she became my mentor. And she is still my mentor. In the same year, after several auditions for Tinsel, I finally got a call back, where I got the role of Ohakanu that I am known for. I was on the show for almost six years. In 2013, I got a big break when I played the lead in a television series called The Benjamins. In the same year, I shot my first movie titled Murder at Prime Suites. In 2015, I starred in Judith Audu’s Not Just Married, which I got many awards for. In 2016, I featured in a cinema movie called Colourless. That’s how I became a producer. I didn’t really want to be a producer but I found the opportunity and used it. I’ve been part of about six projects where I worked in the production unit.

What lessons have you learnt so far?

I’ve learnt to be patient. I’ve also realised that success is not a one-size-fits-all. People have different destinies and opportunities and you mustn’t judge yourself by someone else’s life. Some people hit stardom fast and it takes longer for some others. You must train yourself, hone your skills and work on yourself. It may be difficult at the beginning but with persistence and perseverance, you’ll get to where you are going.

Tell us about your experience acting your first movie.

I got to play a minor character in a movie called Hoodrush which turned out to be a blockbuster. I think it is the first musical in the Nigerian film industry. The stars in the movie were Chelsea Eze, Gabriel Afolayan, OC Ukeje, and Bimbo Akintola. It was an amazing experience. However, in 2009, I had appeared in a TV series called Private Sector.

What fears did you have going into acting?

My major fear was that people couldn’t make money from acting. I thought people just acted for the fun of it; I didn’t think it served as a business. I also attended auditions daily and didn’t have any money because I wasn’t working, post-graduation. To attend auditions, my mum gave me N1,000 every day back. My fear was in not making money, and wondering how long it would take me to succeed.

What challenges did you face in the beginning?

It was in getting recognised. I attended numerous auditions; some were even just time wasting, and sometimes, I never got a call back. There were lots of activities and no productivity.

How does stardom treat and affect you?

I always forget that I’m a star. It never dawns on me and I don’t realise that people recognise me. I want to walk around freely, go out to places I want to without people noticing me. I enjoy the love I get but honestly, I just wish I could have that freedom back. I know that fame comes with the job and there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s a sacrifice I have to make for my fans; to be polite and cordial to them at all times. Importantly, I try to ensure that it doesn’t get to my head.

Stan Nze Interview With Daily Independent (2019)

While growing up did you ever think you would come this far in the world of entertainment?

Growing up I never thought I would ever be an entertainer talkless of working in the entertainment industry. As a child I wanted to be so many things, first of all I wanted to be a pilot and then as I grew it changed. I wanted to be a medical doctor, even when I was in school I had medicine in mind to study; I didn’t reach the cut off mark for medicine so I went in for computer science. Entertainment was not in the plan at all. Moreso,  I didn’t think entertainment was something that someone can do and make money from. I thought it was just some bunch of people playing around. I never took it seriously until I got into year one at Nnamdi Azikwe University.

I went in through a science program, it was during my prescience days that I went to join a theatre group called the Champions Theatre. It was from there the vision started nurturing. After every ministration, I just noticed that people would come and say to me that I was fantastic. In short they encouraged me as they asked if I could perform professionally. That was how the vision and the nurturing started for me.

So how was the journey to stardom as an actor as well as a producer?

Acting for me started from school but there was no opportunity whatsoever so I wasn’t sure how to go about it but I met this friend in school. His name is Jumafor Ajiogu; he is a producer now but then he was just a writer back then in school. He introduced me to a director, Ikenna Aniekwe, who started telling me about auditions. I attended my first audition in 2006, I got a role but I couldn’t do it because I was still in school. I missed that opportunity, I didn’t do anything on screen until 2009  while doing my industrial training that was when I got the chance to shuffle work and acting. That was when I did my first film, it was a series actually and it is called private sector, I auditioned for it and it was from Nuban house at that time and I got a small role. That was how I started the acting.

As for producing in 2015, a friend of mine, who was based in Canada wanted to do a film, so he asked me to help him with the script. When I got the script, I didn’t like it but I told him I would get him a better material, something more interesting to the public and then my cousin, Nonso Ogochukwu, he doesn’t write but he has good film ideas in his head. He sold the ideas to me and then I developed it and sent it to a friend in Jos who wrote it. I later sent this script back to my friend, Charles Umeh, then he was in Scotland at the time, he loved it and agreed to it.

At that time I put in so much work creatively and I knew deep within me this was my project, I wanted to be a part of the production process and he said if we could but in finances together we could make it into a film. I raised some funds from my acting and I had supporting family and friends who helped me with funds and that was how I made my first film in 2015 in collaboration with my friend’s company and it is called ‘Backdrop’. This is how I started producing.

When you started, did you have any challenges?

I faced a couple of challenges, one of the major challenges was the fact that I have never done anything visible and in Nollywood the more jobs you have done the more jobs you would get, so it was a struggle because no one is ready to give the opportunity because they believe one can’t sell a film even though one is good in the job. This was a major part of my challenge; another thing when I entered the industry, I was practically a teenager and there weren’t so many roles for that age category, so it was hard to get on project because most of the times they were writing for married people or newly married people or people who were matured to be in a relationship. I was supposed to do a series with Amaka Igwe. That period I just turned 18; that was in 2009 and then she wanted to cast me for Moyo Lawal’s husband in her series and I was quite young and not wanting to make me feel bad, she said to me ‘Ebuka you are a fantastic actor but you are too young for this character right now. If I give it to you, I might destroy your acting career. For now, just go back to school, finish then come back, I will have something for you.”  Unfortunately, we were to work something bigger when she passed on.

What inspired you to join the entertainment industry?

At the time when I joined the industry, there was no inspiration. I just knew I had talent and people were saying that I can perform on a bigger scale but at the moment my drive to be in the industry is the fact that it gives me a voice. I want to be a voice for the people especially the less privilege, people who can’t speak out for themselves, not necessarily becoming a voice physically but through my movies, the stories I tell and through the kind of movies I embark on for my fans to watch. I believe I can affect change and help lives.

Stan Nze with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde 

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