OKAFOR, Charles Izuchukwu

Date of Birth: Thursday (Afo) 23"'July, 1970 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Anambra East Milage/Town: Umuatuolu Umuleri Email Address: [email protected] Mr. Charles Izuchukwu Okafor is an outstanding artist who has emerged as one of the famous icons in the film industry. He was born on 23"' July 1970 to the family of Okafor of Umuatuolu Umuleri in Anambra East Local Government Area. Education • St Gregory College Ikoyi. Lagos University of Port Harcourt B.A ( Hons) Theatre Arts 1994 • M.Sc. Political Science with special bias in International Relations 1996 Job Experience and Exposure • Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission- the apex regulatory institution of the Nigerian Capital Market 1993 2000 • Middle Management Staff in Corporate Affairs Division • Management Staff. Research and Market Development Division. • Delved into Film Industry as an Entrepreneur with specialty in Advocacy Film Production Involved in Events Packaging and Media Networking. • Chief Executive Officer of the C& E. Productions- a media outfit that has contributed greatly in creating job opportunities for young Nigerians as well as setting a standard for quality film productions and media enhancement. Other Contributions to Development and Progress • Extended help to the war torn Liberia by sending relief aids and donating a trophy to the Government of Liberia in 2004. This would enhance reconciliation and rehabilitation work and enhance peaceful integration of various groups of people. This was part of Conflict Resolution Initiative towards engendering peace in the war torn country. Awards and Honours • African Beads Award. Ghana 2003 • Nigerian Youth Distinguished Award 2005 • Cultural Ambassador Award 2005 Membership of Professional Associations • Member. Actors Guild of Nigeria • Member. Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria • Member. Apostles in the Market Place • Member. The Christopher's International- an International Christian advancement body poised at redirection the energies of the Christian Youth towards productive duty to God . self and nation and community. Charles looks up to Christ as his Role Model as Christ epitomises humility, truth, righteousness and salvation. He is good at Lawn Tennis games and Ping Pong. Advice to the Youths - "against the backdrop of current socio-political relegation of the Igho in the national scheme of things. 1 implore every Igbo son and daughter to close ranks and inculcate the discipline of harmony and oneness "To the LEADERS, he says, "imbibe sincerity of purpose and unalloyed commitment tour common course, devoid of conspirational loyalty for the sake of self-aggrandizement ". Charles is happily married to Ify.
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