Nollywood Actor Gideon Okeke and Wife Are Expecting Their First Child
Dashing Nollywood actor Gideon Okeke and his wife Chidera, are expecting their first child. Gideon took to Instagram where he shared a lovely photo of his wife to reveal the good news. The couple celebrated their white wedding in April 2019. The beautiful event was well attended by celebrities from all over the country. This came a year after the couple’s traditional wedding and introduction, in April 2018. Their traditional wedding took place in Awka, Anambra state.
The celebrity couple are expecting their first child together as Gideon has a child from a previous relationship. The obviously proud father-to-be shared a photo of his wife showing off her huge baby bump as he captioned it: “Some of us are angels...”
Check Out The Maternity Photo of Gideon Okeke's Wife Chidera
A Brief Bio of Gideon Okeke
Gideon Okeke gained fame by participating in the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria. Since then he has gone on to become an award winning model, actor and television presenter. He played Phillip Ade Williams in the award winning daytime series, Tinsel. He also played Bernard in the series, Poisoned Bait.
An only child, Gideon grew up in Ajegunle, one of the slums of Lagos, a place he speaks so fondly of. He attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University where he studied applied bio-chemistry. He later enrolled at the Lee Strasberg institute in New York where he obtained professional training in acting. Starring alongside Danny Glover, Gideon received an AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards) nomination. This was for his portrayal of Dr Morris Ibeawuchi, one of the surviving doctors of the Nigerian Ebola crisis.
More About Gideon
Gideon has appeared on several stage productions including Fractures, an adaptation of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge. He also played Fela Kuti in Fela.. Arrest The Music, a musical that celebrates the talent of the Nigerian Afrobeat legend. Gideon is also a cast member of Saro The Musical 2, currently touring London.
Late last year, Gideon claimed he was a victim of police brutality. In a video he posted on Instagram on Sunday, December 9, 2018, he revealed an injury to his chin. He submitted it as evidence of the assault he suffered alongside a female motorist whose vehicle collided with his. According to the actor, they were attacked after he sought help from policemen around the Lekki 1 Roundabout. He identifies four officers as the persons responsible for the assault.
The actor confirms that the nasty experience prevented him from attending the Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky (JJW), Live Music Concert at the GET Arena, Oniru at that time.
Celebrities serve as a model to many in the society as several fans look up to them and admire their actions. Well, handsome Nollywleood actor Gideon Okeke and his newly married wife, Chidera, have given fans an additional reason to celebrate.