Segun Arinze Aina Popularly known as Black Arrow is a well-known Nollywood actor, director, producer, musician, television personality, and philanthropist. He was born on September 24, 1965, in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria’s south-eastern region. He is 56 years old right now. He is a brilliant, imaginative, skilled, and talented actor who can fit into any part provided to him by movie directors and producers.
His father is from the Yoruba tribe in Badagry, Lagos State, in the southwest of Nigeria, while his mother is from the Igbo tribe in Onitsha, Anambra State, in the south-east. He is from Badagry, a small town in Lagos State in Nigeria’s southwestern region.
Profile Summary of Segun Arinze
- Segun Arinze is a Nigerian actor and singer.
- Born: 24 September 1965 (age 56 years), Onitsha
- Education: Obafemi Awolowo University
- Spouse: Julie Arinze (m. 2008), Anne Njemanze (m. 2010)
- Children: Renny Njemanze
- TV shows: Oghenekome, Aso Ebi, Heaven’s Gate, Atlanta
- Awards: City People Movie Special Recognition Award
Segun Arinze Education
Segun Arinze Aina completed his elementary school education and received his First School Leaving Certificate in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria’s south-eastern region. Segun Arinze attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, Kwara State in the southwestern part of Nigeria after completing his primary school education, but he completed his secondary school education at Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State in the northwestern part of Nigeria, earning his West African Senior School Certificate.
Segun Arinze graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State in the southwestern portion of Nigeria, after finishing his secondary school education. He began performing throughout his high school years in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria’s southwestern region, where he took part in a number of theatre and stage plays.
Segun Arinze Career
Segun Arinze Aina began his career in the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) in the early 1990s, rising to prominence after starring in the blockbuster film “Black Arrow,” which launched his career, earned him a nickname in the industry, and earned him nominations for Best New Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Act to Watch at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards. Segun Arinze has also been nominated for the City Peoples Entertainment Awards’ Special Recognition Awards.
Silent Night, Women in Love, Anini, Darkest Night, Invasion 1897, Extra Time, Fragile Pain, Across the Niger, Church Business, To Love a Thief, 30 Days, Family on Fire, A Place in the Stars, and more Nollywood films have featured Segun Arinze.
He is known for playing criminals, arm robbers, kidnappers, villains, assassins, and terrorists in Nollywood films alongside Saint Obi, Sam Dede, Hanks Anuku, Gentle Jack, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Stephanie Okereke, Ramsey Noah, Regina Askia, Jim Iyke, and other notable Nollywood actors.
Segun Arinze had a successful music career before becoming a Nollywood actor, with his debut studio album “Dreams” released in 1992.
Segun Arinze Marriage
Segun Arinze married Nollywood actress Ann Njemanze in 2008, and they have a lovely daughter named Renny together. Segun Arinze and his wife Ann Njemanze separated two years after their marriage and went their own ways.
After the annulment of his marriage to Ann Njemanze in 2010, Segun Arinze married Julie Arinze, his lovely wife which at the moment remains his current wife. The couple was really fortunate to have three lovely children.
Segun Arinze, a veteran Nigerian actor, and his wife Julie have three children. There are two sons and one daughter in this family.
Julie works for Schlumberger, a multinational organization in Nigeria, as a lawyer. She is from the Imo State town of Oguta. Arinze attended the burial of his in-law, who died at the age of 63.
Segun Arinze is well-known for his appearances as evil guys in films. He was the previous president of the Nigerian Actors Guild (AGN).
Segun Arinze Net Worth
With a net worth of $1.5 million, Segun Arinze is now one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most powerful actors.
Segun Arinze Awards
Segun Arinze has won several awards in the course of his acting career, including Best New Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Special Recognition Awards at the City Peoples Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Awards, and Most Promising Act to Watch at the Golden Icon Movie Awards.
Segun Arinze Movies
- Women in Love
- Darkest Night
- Extra Time
- Fragile Pain
- Across the Niger
- Church Business
- To Love a Thief
- Silent Night
- Chronicles (with Onyeka Onwenu and Victor Osuagwu)
- 30 Days
- Family on Fire (2011)
- A Place in the Stars (2014)
- Invasion 1897 (2014)
- An eye for an eye
- Deepest Cut (2018) – with Majid Michel and Zach Orji
- The Island Movie (2018)
- Gold Statue (2019)
- Òlòtūré (2019)
- Who’s the boss (2020)