Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh has spoken about a very painful subject regarding the death of his younger brother Bartholomew Owoh. Bartholomew Owoh was one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for an offence that allegedly did not carry the death penalty. Bernard Ogedengbe (29), Bartholomew Owoh (26) and Lawal Ojuolape (30) were publicly executed by General Buhari.
According to a source close to the Nollywood actor who spoke with Breaking Times, Nkem Owoh and the rest of his family have not recovered from the trauma of the cold-blooded killing of the three young men, particularly their brother and son, Bartholomew Owoh. The laws of Nigeria at the time the offence was committed did not prescribe the death penalty. When Buhari took over power, he insisted the young men should be executed and they were killed publicly by the firing squad. According to the source, “Nkem Owoh and his family have not forgiven Buhari for killing their brother at the young age of 26.”
Every time Nkem Owoh sees Buhari on TV, he weeps bitterly over his brother. He can’t even believe that Buhari has the nerve to seek re-election as President”. Bartholomew Owoh and others were allegedly arrested for peddling cocaine and convicted for that crime. Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He is one of the most popular and accomplished people in Nollywood due to his comical personality. He received the African Mobie Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role in 2008.
The actor attended Nsukka for his Primary and Secondary Education after which he proceeded to the University of Ilorin for his tertiary education, and then completed, it at the Institute of Management Technolgy (IMT), Enugu where he bagged a degree in Electrical Engineering. After his youth service, Nkem worked with WACO Engineering but was unfortunately laid off after a year. This gave him room for radio and television productions.
His acting career began way back in his Primary and Secondary school days. That is when he discovered his talent in acting. He is a born natural when it comes to acting. Owoh featured in the 2003 film Osuofia, in London. He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer.The song was however banned by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.
Nkem was born on 7 February 1958 in Udi, Enugu state, Nigeria. He is 60 years old as of 2018.
His parents are from Udi as he was born there but nothing much is known about them. Nkem had an elder sibling by the name: Bartholomew Owoh. He is one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for the offence of drug trafficking. The three were publicly killed by firing squad.
Nkem got married to Ngozi Nkem Owoh in 1998. They are blessed with two daughters. She prefers to stay away from the public eye hence, not much is known about her apart from her name. There is a common misconception that Nkem Owoh and Chinwe Owoh are married. According to Nkem Owoh, they are in-laws and not husband and wife.
It is shocking to know that Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh’s brother was among those given a death sentence by General Buhari for peddling cocaine when Buhari was a military head of state. It’s really sad. What do you have to say concerning this story and the fact that Nkem Owoh and his family have refused to forgive Buhari? Please share your comments below.