Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi (born October 17, 1991) better known as Swanky KJA is a famous Nigerian award-winning actor, model, and businessman.
He rose to fame after his appearance in the role of Nnamdi Okeke in the movie titled “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”. He became more famous for his role as Chidi in Kambili: The whole 30 yards.
He has won several awards such as; Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting, and Revelation of the Year at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Facts About Jide Kene
- Full Name: Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi
- Stage Name: Swanky KJA
- Born: October 17, 1991
- Age: 31 years old
- Place of Birth: Enugu State
- State of Origin: Anambra State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: Actor, Model
- Net Worth: Not est.
Early Life & Education
Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi was born on October 17, 1991, in Enugu State, where he was bred although he originated hails from Anambra, South-east part of Nigeria.
He was born and raised in the Igbo-Christian family faith.
He had both his primary and secondary education in a reputable school in his hometown. He obtained a degree in Geology and Geography from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Esut).
Achefusi began his career as a model when he participated at the Mr. Ideal Nigeria in 2013 where he emerged in 6th position.
He delved into acting and came through with supporting roles in movies like Pretty Little Thing, Black Rose, Poka Messiah, and Ofu Obi
He came to the limelight in 2019 for his role as Nnamdi Okeke in the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.
Ever since he rose to fame, he has starred in other movies such as Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards, Money Miss Road, Lockdown, I am Nazzy, Luckily Unfortunate, Bad Boys and Bridesmaid, My Oyibo Queen, and the brotherhood. He also played the lead role in the film Dwindle alongside the Instagram comedian Broda Shaggi.
He has also worked with Nollywood stars like Ramsey Nouah, Eve Esin, Broda Shaggi, Tobi Bakre, Zubby Michael, Ernest Obi, and Genevieve Nnaji.
Awards & Nominations
- Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2018)- Won
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Trailblazer Award (2020)- Won
- Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Revelation of the Year (2018)- Won
- Net Honours for Most Popular Actor (2021)- Won
- Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2018) – Nominated
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role and Best Kiss in a Movie (2020)- Nominated