On December 14, 2015, the Nigerian entertainment industry lost one of its brightest talents, Dede One Day. Born as Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam, Dede One Day will always be remembered for his exceptional acting skills, rib-cracking humour and the joy he brought into the lives of Nigerians.
Early Life and Education
Dede One Day was born on March 23, 1970, in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Growing up, he had a deep passion for the performing arts and would later pursue a career in acting. He attended Santa Maria Primary School, Aba, and St. Patrick’s College, Amaimo, Imo State for his primary and secondary education, respectively.
Dede One Day’s foray into the entertainment industry started in 1995 when he joined the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood. He was a member of the Aba Art Club and was part of the group that helped promote the Igbo culture through stage plays and performances.
Over the course of his career, Dede One Day starred in numerous Nollywood movies and TV series. He was widely recognized for his ability to bring humor to any role he played, and this endeared him to fans across the country. Some of his popular movies include:
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Dede One Day was also a popular comedian and MC, and he made appearances at numerous events across the country.
Dede One Day was married to his wife, Ogechi, and they had three children together. The couple was known to have had a happy and loving marriage.
Aside from his career, Dede One Day was known to be a philanthropist who gave generously to those in need. He was also a devout Christian and an active member of his church.
Dede One Day’s net worth was estimated to be around $1 million at the time of his passing. In Nigerian Naira, this is equivalent to over 360 million Naira. In Canadian Dollars, his net worth was approximately CAD 1.3 million, in Ghana Cedis it was approximately GHS 6 million, in Kenya Shillings it was KES 85 million, in South African Rand it was ZAR 13 million, in Uganda Shillings it was UGX 3.2 billion, and in Indian Rupees it was INR 70 million.
It is important to note that these figures are only estimates, and the actual value of Dede One Day’s net worth may vary.
Awards and Nominations
Dede One Day’s contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry did not go unnoticed, as he was nominated for several awards throughout his career. He won the Best Comic Actor award at the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards, and was also nominated for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Dede One Day will forever be remembered as one of Nigeria’s most talented actors and comedians. He brought joy to the lives of many and left an indelible mark on the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Rest in peace Dede One Day, you will always be remembered.