Segun Padonou Aina (born 24 September 1965) is a Nollywood icon better addressed in his professional field as Segun Arinze.
He is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor, director, singer, voice-over artist, and movie producer.
He is one of the legendary actors who has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nollywood industry.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Segun Padonou Aina|
|Stage Name:||Segun Arinze|
|Born:||24 September 1965 (age 54 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Wife • Spouse:||Julie Arinze (m. 2008), Anne Njemanze (m. ?–2010)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actor • Businessman|
|Net Worth:||US$3.8 million|
Segun Arinze was born in the ’60s, precisely on 24th September 1965. He was born in Anambra State, Nigeria. He still very much alive and sound.
Originally, Segun Arinze was a native of Lagos state. Lagos State is a state in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Notably, his father is of the Yoruba tribe, while his mother is of the Igbo tribe.
Segun Arinze is not a “Lagos boy,” he is a native of Lagos state but grew up in Onitsha, Anambra State, his maternal home.
Segun Arinze had both his elementary education in Onitsha, Anambra State. Therein, he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
For his secondary education, he attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, Kwara State, and completed it at Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State; he got his West African Certificate Examination Results therein.
Later, Segun Arinze got admitted into the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, where he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.
Segun Arinze started as a musician. His career began in the entertainment industry – music – in 1992. Then, he produced his first album, which is his debut album. It was titled “Dreams.”
Shortly after starting a career in the music industry, Segun Arinze got a feature in a movie. This feature gave him many things, among which the nickname was inclusive. Notably, the name he answered in the film “Black Arrow” was his nickname.
Segun Arinze rose to prominence after featuring in that movie.
Awards & Recognitions
Segun Arinze has won many hearts and awards all by and to himself. This, of course, could be linked to his expertise in explaining movie scripts beyond normal. These, among others, are some of his awards;
- Former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)
- Works as an acting coach with African international film festival
- City People Movie Special Recognition Award for his remarkable contributions to the growth of the Movie Industry (Nollywood, 2016) in Nigeria
- Works as an entertainment consultant and voice over artist
Segun Arinze was married to a Nollywood renowned actress, Ann Njemanze. Yes, he WAS; they had a daughter together before the marriage collapsed in 2010.
Now, Segun is married to Julie Arinze. They have been married for a long time now and live happily ever after. They have three children together, two boys and a girl.
- Women in Love
- Darkest Night
- Extra Time
- Fragile Pain
- Across the Niger
- Church Business
- To Love a Thief
- Silent Night
- Chronicles (with Onyeka Onwenu and Victor Osuagwu)
- 30 Days
- Family on Fire (2011)
- A Place in the Stars (2014)
- Invasion 1897 (2014)
- An eye for an eye
- Deepest Cut (2018) – with Majid Michel and Zach Orji
- The Island Movie (2018)
- Gold Statue (2019)
- Òlòtūré (2019)
- Who’s the boss (2020)
Segun Arinze has been classified as one of Nigeria’s most affluent and influential actors. He has an estimated net worth of US$3.8 million.
- Instagram: @SegunArinze