Nkem Owoh Death News
Like a few celebrities, Nkem Owoh has also been involved in false and coarse death rumours. There was a great shock in the movie industry and Nigerian as a whole when rumours had it, that the nollywood icon Nkem Owoh was dead. This was even worsened by the bad story line the rumour had. It was said that Nkem Owoh died as a result of a fracture of some hard drugs he reportedly consumed in a bid to trafficking them while in some unknown country. It was said that even a radio station in Lagos state confirmed the news, and even went as far as announcing when his body would be flown back to the country.
There were different stories, but they all had drug trafficking as the major headline. This rumour went even wilder as Nkem Owoh didn’t come out public, to disprove it.
However, Owoh’s public relation consultant confirmed that he wasn’t ready to speak to the media about the false issue, but was very well and healthy, and did not even leave the country.
The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria “Mr. Ejike Asiegbu”, also helped in quenching the rumour as he told the public that he had spoken with Nkem Owoh, and he was okay.
He went further to tell them that Nkem Owoh is not dead, is not involved in drug trafficking, and will never be. He even said he had no doubts about the character of Nkem Owoh, as he was a good man whom he has know for a very long time. This rumour was said to have been connected to his case with the Netherland Police the previous year, which was about his song “I Go Chop Your Dollar”, that was wrongly believed to have been glorifying “419” otherwise known as advance fee fraud.
Nkem Owoh Brothers And Sisters (Siblings)
As you may know by now, Nkem Owoh is someone who doesn’t like his private life being out public. We do not know the names of his siblings. The only sibling of Nkem Owoh that is publicly known is Batholomew Owoh who was one of the three youths executed by General Buhari for a crime that reportedly did not carry a penalty of death.
Batholomew Owoh was just 26 then. The others were Lawal Ojuolape who was 30 then, and Benard Ogedengbe who was 29. They were openly killed by General Buhari’s order.
It was said that the rules of the country (Nigeria) at the time of the misdeed didn’t go with a death penalty. It just happened to be when Buhari took over as Head of State, and he insisted the young men be killed by firing squad. It was said that Batholomew and his friends were allegedly captured for trafficking cocaine, and was sentenced for that crime. Both Nkem and the whole Owoh family including friends were shocked by this, and it took time for them to recover from the lose. It is said that the Owoh family has not forgiven Buhari yet. Nkem also disclosed that he weeps whenever he sees Buhari on TV. He says it reminds him of the incident, and he still can not believe that Buhari has been re-elected as President.
With so many movies in his archive, so much popularity and businesses spread across, we usually ask how much Nkem Owoh (aka, Nkwa) is worth.
Nkem Owoh Net Worth
Nkem Owoh has been active in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) right from the 80s so it is natural, and not surprising that he is one of the richest actors today. Nkem Owoh is currently estimated to worth a whooping $3.9Million dollars. That amount is equivalent to about N1.4billion Naira using the current dollar to Naira exchange rate.
His net worth keeps growing as he has endorsement deals, businesses, and is still active in the industry.