Chinedu Ikedieze, the popular Nigerian actor and comedian, grew up in a village in Bende in Nigeria's Abia State. He is a graduate of mass communication from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Enugu.
He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na Ukwa. In 2007 Ikedieze received the lifetime achievement award at the African Movie Academy Awards, and was conferred with a national honours award in July 2010.
He talks to Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege about Nigeria's creative industry and Nigeria's independence, and explains why he is proud to be Nigerian.