I O.C. Ukeje was born in Lagos state, Nigeria. The second child of a family of 3 children concentrated mainly on singing before beginning a career in acting from my first year at the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a lead role in a stage play. After winning the 2006 Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show for actors, i began a full career with a merger of stage and screen. His first screen appearance, as directed by Izu Ojukwu was in White Waters (2008) with the acclaimed Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.