The name Ibrahim Chatta in the entertainment industry needs no introduction. Man is a force in this sector. But for some of us who might not be too familiar with the name, this article is definitely for you.
Ibrahim Chatta is a famous Nollywood actor, singer, songwriter, movie director, and producer. He is one of those actors whose grass-to-grace story is legit, as he toiled his way to stardom.
Ibrahim dropped out of school in primary 3 to go into acting before he stepped into the limelight when he featured in the award-winning Yoruba movie, “Aiyekoto,” which means “parrot” in English.
Let’s quickly dive into who Ibrahim Chatta is and how he has contributed immensely to the industry.
Ibrahim Chatta Biography
Abiodun Ibrahim Chatta, also known as Ibrahim Chatta, is a native of Kwara State. He was born on October 13, 1970. Ibrahim Chatta came from a very large family, he had 13 siblings.
His mother hails from Modakeke, a small town in Osun State.
Ibrahim Chatta never completed his primary level education; he dropped out in Primary 3 and started acting.
According to him, one of the reasons he dropped out was because he had a strong passion for acting. He was quoted saying:
” Everything happened because of the pressure of peers. I was young, I was attracted to everything new, and I could not put in my mind that education is so important. Since I was a child, I wanted to become an actor, but I had no it that it would take so much. As a result, I left school in the third grade”
Although Ibrahim Chatta never made it to any higher institution, most of the skills he has now were self-taught while on set. Now, he is a renowned actor in the Nigerian movie industry, winning various awards and many nominations.
Ibrahim Chatta’s Career
Before Ibrahim Chatta became a household name in the industry, he worked very hard for it. His fame didn’t come easy. While trying to sustain his acting career, Ibrahim Chatta worked as a bus conductor.
His breakthrough finally came when he featured in the award-winning movie “Aiyekoto.” After this, he starred in many other films, honed his skill, and became a director.
He directed movies like Odun Baku, 2006, and appeared alongside many Nollywood actors and actresses, such as
Femi Adebayo, Lola Idije, Dele Odunle, and Peju Ogun mola.
Some of the movies Ibrahim Chatta has featured in include:
Ibrahim Chatta has won many awards and nominations over the course of his career. Perhaps, the notable ones are:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role In 2012
Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the movie, Aiyekoto
He was also nominated for the Best Actor of the year during the City People Entertainment Awards 2016
Ibrahim Chatta Age
As of 2022, Ibrahim Chatta is currently 52 years old.
Ibrahim Chatta’s Net Worth
Chatta is one of Nigeria’s wealthiest movie producers.
He has gathered an impressive net worth estimated at $1.9 million.
It is incredible that an actor who didn’t finish his primary level of education could fight his way up the ladder and be among the biggest name in the Nollywood movie industry.
If there’s one exciting thing about Ibrahim Chatta is his personal life, Ibrahim Chatta has been linked to 3 women.
He has been married three times. His first wife was Olayinka
Solomon, his second Salamatu Mohammed Lafiaji, and his third and current wife, Lizzie Berry, also known as Olaide Aishat.
Ibrahim Chatta first got married to his first wife, Olayinka Solomon, soon after the couple broke up. He married Salamatu Mohammed Lafiaji, the daughter of the former Governor of Kwara State, Shaaba Lafiaji.
The couple met in 2007 and tied the knot in a traditional wedding on December 30, 2012. After some time, the couple were disagreeing.
According to the report, Salamatu’s mother visited the house in which the couple lived, she was disappointed and upset by the living condition of her daughter Salamatu because it did not show that she was living well as regards her environment as it did not represent the kind Salamatu grew up.
Salamatu and Ibrahim broke up after a scandal surrounding domestic violence. Salamatu was quoted saying:
“We met on the set of Kunle Afod’s movie titled Tiwonsikanga in 2007. We started living together in 2008 and he was my first love. I have never dated any other guy in my life; he deflowered me and that was why I submitted myself to him. He was a womanizer, a gold digger who collected all the money in my account before I realized what was going on. Upon sensing that I was broke, he began misbehaving and bringing women into our house.”
Salamatu also said that the constant beating and rough- handling resulted in a miscarriage. But Ibrahim Chatta has denied these allegations against him by his ex-wife.
He said that he cannot hit a woman and admitted that he had raised his hands on his ex-wife just once.
Ibrahim Chatta is currently married to Lizzie Berry, also known as Olaide Aishat, his third wife. The couple is blessed with a girl.
Quick Facts About Ibrahim Chatta
Name: Ibrahim Chatta
Date of birth: 13 October 1970
State of Origin: Kwara State
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director
Net Worth: $1.9million