Cyril Chukwuemeka Biography: Age, Education, Career, Wife, Movies

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Cyril Chukwuemeka Pharaoh (born 4 November 1983) known by the nickname King Pharaoh is a leading Nollywood actor and screenwriter.

The talented actor is an Igbo man and he originated hails from Ifite-Ukpo, Anambra State, in the southeastern part of Nigeria.



Facts About Cyril Chukuemeka Pharaoh

  • Full Name: Cyril Chukwuemeka
  • Stage Name: King Pharaoh
  • Born: 4 November 1983
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Birth Place: Onitsha
  • State Of Origin: Anambra State
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Spouse: Married
  • Occupation: Actor • Screenwriter
  • Net Worth: N/A


Early Life 

Cyril Chukwuemeka was born on 4 November, 1983 to Chief Cyril Ikemefuna Nweke and Mrs Ifeoma Georgina Nweke.

He hails from Ifite-Ukpo, Anambra State. He is an Igbo man.

He comes from a royal household as his father was the Eze Ndi Igbo Nnanyelugo in Kaltungo city, Gombe State.

He is the first son of the family and has seven siblings. He and his siblings were raised in both the South East and Northern parts of the country.

His father is now a pastor of the church, Christ Liberation Ministry. His mum is an entrepreneur who runs a small and medium-scale enterprise.


Cyril attended Obi Okosun Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Onitsha, and St. Mary’s Nursery and Primary School, Suleja, Niger State.

While he later obtained his West African School Certificate from Government Secondary School, Gwagwalada, Abuja. He left high school in 1995.

Thereafter, he enrolled at the University of Jos, Plateau State where he finished with a diploma in Law and a degree in Political Science and Public Administration. This was in 2009.



Having developed a love for acting from childhood, Cyril joined the industry as a professional actor in 2011. He made his debut in the movie, Snake Covenant.

He got his first lead role in a movie produced by ace actor, Kenneth Okonkwo. The movie titled The Last Day shot Cyril into the national limelight.

The handsome actor has been featured in several movies such as Born Again Billionaires, Covenant Of Money, Princess Ifeoma, Royal Twin Brothers, The Initiation, The Cross Carpet, and The Penalty, amongst others.

Top actors he has worked with include; Yul Edochie, Kenneth Okonkwo, Onyinye Okafor, Clement Ohamaeze, Elvis Obi, Funke Akindele, Regina Daniels, Jerry Amilo, Zubby Michael, Onny Michael, Ngozi Ezeonu, Luchy Donalds, Ify Eze, Stanley Ebuka, Evans Ogonna, Jessica Lydia Owan, Junior Pope, Paulo Ibu, Gentle Jack, and many others.


  • Blood In Blood Out
  • Young King
  • Princess Choice
  • The Queens
  • The Kings
  • River Marriage
  • Youngest Don
  • Village Don
  • Pot Of Doom
  • Street Money
  • Living Christ



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