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Swanky JKA Biography, Net Worth, Real Name, Age, Movies

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Who is Swanky JKA?

Swanky JKA real name is Jidekene Achufusi. He is a fast-rising Nigerian actor and model. He is known for playing the role of ‘Nnamdi Okeke’ in the 2019 remake, “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”.

The actor is also known for his role as ‘Neo’ in Trace TV campus drama series, “Crazy, Lovely and Cool”. His role in ‘Living in Bondage’ earned him the Trailblazer Award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) NaijaNews247 Profile

Full nameJideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi
Stage nameSwanky JKA
Age29 years old (As of 2021)
GenderMale
BirthdayOctober 17, 1991
State of originEnugu state
ParentsN/A
Marital statusSingle
Height6″5 feet
TribeIgbo
CareerActor, Model

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Early Childhood & Education

Swanky JKA was born on 17 October 1991 in Enugu State, though he is originally from Anambra State. His full name is Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi.

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The 29-year-old actor has a degree in Geology and Geography from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Jidekene Achufusi started acting in Enugu State before he relocated to Lagos.

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Marriage

As of the time of writing and publishing this post, Swanky JKA is not married. The actor has also not publicized any woman to be his girlfriend, lover, wife, or baby mama.

The actor once did a wedding photo shoot that led to speculations that he is married. He later debunked the news and urged blogs to take it down.

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Children

Swanky JKA has no children as of the time of writing this report. There is also little information about his relationship and involvement with the opposite gender.

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Career

Before his breakthrough in 2019, Jidekene Achufusi has been in the movie industry for several years playing minor roles. He has featured in more than ten movies by Ernest Obi as an Enugu-based actor when he was not popularly known.

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He started his career as a model before he ventured into playing supporting roles in Nollywood movies like Poka Messiah, Black Rose, Pretty Litle Thing, Ofuobi, and A Lonely Lane.

He contested for Mr Ideal Nigeria in 2013 where he finished sixth position among the 40 finalists. Swanky JKA also had a role in the 2017 movie titled ‘The Spirit’. The movie was directed by Ernest Obi and produced by Eve Esin.

He also featured as a ‘press interviewer’ in Genevieve Nnaji’s 2018 movie, ‘Lionheart‘, which is Netflix’s first original film from Nigeria.

Jidekene Achufusi came into the spotlight after starring as ‘Nnamdi Okeke‘ in ‘Living In Bondage: Breaking Free‘. The movie was directed by Ramsey Nouah and produced by Charles Okpaleke.

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Movies List

  • Burning Bridges (2014)
  • Poka Messiah (2016)
  • A Lonely Lane (2017)
  • Pretty Little Thing (2017)
  • Black Rose (2018)
  • Crazy, Lovely, Cool (2018)
  • Lionheart (2018)
  • Ofuobi (2019)
  • Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (2019)
  • Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards (2020)
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Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Awards & Nominations

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Wikipedia
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Best of Nollywood Awards (Won) (2018)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Best of Nollywood Awards (Nominated) (2018)
  • Trailblazer Award – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Won) (2020)
  • Best Actor – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Nominated) (2020)
  • The Future Awards Africa Prize For Acting – (Won) (2020)

What is Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Social media handles?

Swanky JKA is active on Instagram as @iamjidekene. His Twitter handle is @iamjidekene.

Jidekene Achufusi (Swanky JKA) Net Worth

Based on currently available information about Swanky JKA’s jobs and earnings, his estimated net worth stands at around $150,000 dollars (N75 million naira).

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