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Segun Arinze Bio, Age, Career, Wife and Net Worth



Nollywood legend Segun Arinze originally known as Segun Padonou Aina (born September 24, 1965) is a renowned Nigerian actor, director, musician, voice artist, and movie producer.

He is a renowned performer who has significantly influenced the development of the Nollywood business.

Segun Arinze Profile Summary

  • Stage Name: Segun Arinze/ Black Arrow
  • Real Name: Segun Padonou Aina
  • Occupation: Actor, Producer, Philanthropist, and Businessman
  • Date Of Birth: 24 September, 1965
  • Place of Birth: Onitsha, Anambra State
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Education: Victory College of Commerce, Illorin
  • Net Worth: $4 Million
Segun Arinze. Photo Credit: @officialsegunarinze: Instagram

Segun Arinze Early Life

On September 24, 1965, Segun Arinze was born, putting him in the 1960s. He was created in the Anambra state of Nigeria. He’s still very much in good health and living.

The state of Lagos is where Segun Arinze was born. Lagos State is situated in southern Nigeria. His mother is an Igbo clan member, while his father is Yoruba.

Segun Arinze is not a “Lagos boy,” as he was born in Lagos but raised in Onitsha, Anambra State, his maternal birthplace. Segun Arinze received his primary and secondary school at Onitsha, Anambra State.

As a result, he was awarded his First School Leaving Certificate.

Segun Arinze attended Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State to complete his secondary education after starting it at Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, Kwara State, where he also earned his West African Certificate Examination results.

Later, Segun Arinze was accepted into the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts.

In Ilorin, Kwara state, Segun Arinze began acting while still a student in secondary school. He got started by acting in theatre productions.

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Segun Arinze Career

Segun briefly dabbled in music before moving on to acting, releasing his first album, Dreams, in 1992. Nonetheless, Segun entered the Nigerian film industry in the early 1990s.

He has since appeared in over 250 Nollywood films, with his most well-known roles being in the Nollywood blockbuster film Black Arrow and the soap opera Ripples.

Roles in Segun Arinze’s Acting Career Segun Arinze is most known for his roles as an armed robber, a bad guy, a kidnapper, an assassin, a terrorist, and a police officer.

He has also appeared in films alongside performers such as Stephanie Okereke, Ramsey Nouah, Regina Askia, Sam Dede, Saint Obi, and many others.

Segun Arinze has also served as the previous president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria during his Nollywood career.


Among the films in which he has appeared are:

  • Black Arrow
  • Women in Love
  • Anini
  • Darkest Night
  • Fragile Pain
  • Family on Fire
  • 30 Days
  • To Love a Thief
  • Extra Time
  • Church Business
  • Invasion 1897
  • A Place in the Stars
  • Across the Niger
  • Silent Night
  • Jaja The Great
  • Ripples
  • Blood Sisters


  • As a member of the most promising act to watch for the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards, Black Arrow’s Best New Actor nomination came from the African Film Academy Awards.
  • Nominee for the City People’s Entertainment Awards’ Special Recognition Awards
  • Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in an African Film
  • Nigeria’s most well-known actor at the Best Nollywood Awards
  • Nigeria’s most well-known actor at the Best of Nollywood Awards
  • Winner of the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • 2020 Nollywood Legend Award for One of the Best Nollywood Actors of All Time 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zuma Film Festival Abuja Best Supporting Actor in the Movie The Island at the Toronto Film Festival

Personal Life

In 2008, he married fellow Nollywood actor, Ann Njemanze. Morenike, the couple’s daughter, was also born.

However, the marriage was rocked by accusations and counter-allegations of infidelity between them.

They divorced two years later, in 2010, and made the news public.

Segun Arinze is currently married to Julie Arinze, a lawyer and employee of Schlumberger, a global corporation in Nigeria, who is from Oguta, Imo State, and the pair has three children (two boys and one girl).

Net Worth

One of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most powerful actors is Segun Arinze. His estimated net worth is $4 million.


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