This AMAA nominated, award winning transatlantic actor and filmmaker was born in Nigeria and raised in NYC.  His work spans Hollywood, Nollywood and New York theater.


Chet Anekwe was nominated for AMAA 2012 Best Actor in a Leading Role for “UNWANTED GUEST”.


Chet has given outstanding performances in  “Phat Girlz” with Monique, “On Bended Knee” with Chioma Chukwuka, “Busted Life” and “Exposure” with Ramsey Nouh, “Second Chances” with Patience Ozokwor, “Paparazzi” and “Bianca” with Van Vicker, “Nightshift” with Desmond Elliot.  And in “30 Days”, he and Nollywood superstar Genevieve Nnaji, lit up the screen.


He has also received many rave reviews for his theater performances.  He   He and the cast of “Real Black Men Don't Sit Crossed Legged On The Floor” won the 2006 Viv Award for Best Ensemble cast, where the New York Times said watching Anekwe was “exciting”! 


He also received rave reviews for roles such as Mark Antony in “Julius Caesar set in Africa” and Paul Bratter in “Barefoot In The Park”. Anekwe received a New York City Viv award nomination Best Actor for his portrayal of Joseph Cinque in “Chap Am So (The Amistad Victory)”.

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Acting is about discovery.  And just like life, there is no downside to discovery.


- Chet Bashari Anekwe

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