Ibrahim Chatta Biography, Career, Movies, Wife and Net Worth

Abiodun Ibrahim Chatta is a well-known Nollywood actor, singer, composer, director, and producer who was born on October 13, 1970.

In Nollywood films, he is known for his troublemaking and rebellious demeanour. Ibrahim Chatta did not finish his education since he had a strong desire to act.

Ibrahim is currently a well-known actor in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood, having won numerous competitive prizes and featured in nominations.

He did not attend college, but he mastered the majority of his skills on set and by self-teaching.

Ibrahim Chatta Profile Summary

  • Full Name: Ibrahim Abiodun Chatta
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1970
  • Age: 51 (2021)
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Education: Dende High School, Aggie Spouse(s): Olaide Aishat (aka Lizzy Berry)
  • Profession: Actor, singer
  • Religion: Islam
Ibrahim Chatta
Ibrahim Chatta. Photo Credit: @ibrahimchatta_lordthespis: Instagram

Ibrahim Chatta Early Life

Ibrahim Abiodun Chatta is a Nigerian actor, film director, producer, and musician who was born on October 13, 1970.

He was born into a large, polygamous Muslim family of fourteen children and is from Bachita in Edu Local Government in Kwara state.

Contrary to popular belief, Ibrahim Chatta is of Tapa descent rather than Yoruba. Ibrahim Abiodun Chatta was raised in a polygamist family with three wives.

His mother is from Osun state’s Modakeke.¬† He holds his mother in high regard and considers her to be one of his greatest influences in life, as she saw the best in him and continued to push and motivate him to strive for the best, even in the most difficult times of his life.

He has indicated that she is responsible for the majority of his success stories. Unfortunately, she passed away recently after battling diabetes for 25 years.

Ibrahim Chatta lost interest in schooling as a child due to his unruly and defiant demeanour, which caused him to drop out of secondary school.

He completed his basic education at Bachita’s St. Bridges Catholic Basic School. He successfully obtained his first school leaving certificate and enrolled in the Government Secondary School in Bachita, but he was later sent to another region in Niger state due to his difficult behaviour.

Ibrahim Chatta attended Dende Secondary School in Aggeia before dropping out.

There have been rumors that he is self-educating and taking online classes.

Despite her scant schooling, Chatta speaks English proficiently, much to the astonishment of many.

He also expressed his wish to return to the educational field in 2018, having previously expressed remorse over losing out on formal education as a child, despite his father’s efforts to ensure he was formally schooled.

Even though little is known about his efforts in imposing his choice, Chatta indicated in a 2020 interview that he was enrolled in an institution of education in Ikire, Osun State.

He has also joked about becoming a professor before he dies, and he has pushed individuals to gain an education before embarking on any chosen career in life.

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Ibrahim Chatta Career

Since he was a little child in Bachita, Ibrahim Chatta has had a passion for performing.

He got the chance to see some prominent people perform in public, including Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), the late Duro Ladipo, the late Iya Mero, and Ray Eyiwunmi (Baba Ray), the latter of whom he particularly admired and looked up to.

Ibrahim Chatta frequently carried out the roles played by these great actors during his playing with his friends, dressing in clothes borrowed from their mothers.

Chatta’s goal came true in 1995 when he was 15 years old, and he started to get cast in significant roles in the film business.

Over the years, Chatta gained notoriety for his dedication, persistence, and passion for his work, and his films won over viewers.

He finally gained notoriety in 2012 when he co-starred in the movie Aiyekooto, which was produced by Sharafadeen Olabode and directed by acclaimed film director Adebayo Tijani.

Other actors in the movie were Muyiwa Ademola, Femi Adebayo, Jide Kosoko, Wale Akorede, Dele Odule, Bisi Komolafe, and others.

Fans have paid a lot of attention to one of his most well-known movies, Olokiki Oru: The Midnight Sensation, which he produced in 2019. A lot of people have given the movie outstanding ratings.

Ibrahim Chatta is also gifted with a beautiful voice, which he has used to create over a hundred soundtracks and excerpts of popular Yoruba songs for commercial purposes.

He has also shared the stage with other prominent artists, including Alhaji Abdulkadir Alayande (Ere Asalatu). His most popular songs include My Money, Friday Night, Boom Boom Boom, and Area, among many others.

Filmography

  • Atini O’go (2006)
  • Mafi wonmi (2008)
  • Olo (2008)
  • Mafi sere (2009)
  • Orere laye (2009)
  • Ebere Adigun (2010)
  • Aiyekooto (2012)
  • Ifa Iwa (2013)
  • October 1 (2014)
  • Olokiki Oru: The Midnight Sensation (2019)
  • Omoyagba (2020)
  • King of Thieves (Ogundabede) (2021)

Awards and nominations

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards (BON).
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Yoruba Film (Ifa Iwa) at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards (BON).
  • City People Movies Awards, 2019. Best Actor of the Year (Yoruba).
  • For his contributions to the Nollywood business, he will be honoured at the 2020 Nigerian Canadian Celebrities Entertainment Awards.

Personal Life

Ibrahim Chatta is said to have been in and out of two marriages before his present one.

He was previously married to Olayinka Solomon, a Nigerian actress, but the marriage ended owing to his wife accusing him of physical abuse, which he adamantly disputed, stating that he and Olayinka Solomon never had a mutual relationship. The couple has a son named Malik, who was born in 2008.

Then, on December 30, 2012, he married Salamatu Mohammed Lafiaji, the daughter of former Kwara State Governor Senator Sheaba Lafiaji.

The marriage also encountered a snag, and the pair split after Salamatu disclosed that Ibrahim Chatta was a womanizer and a gold digger, saying that he was also a woman beater and that she miscarried as a result of the beatings she received from him.

Ibrahim Chatta refuted the charges, claiming that Salamatu had no feelings for him and had long since lost interest in the relationship.

He is currently married to Olaide Aishat, also known as Lizzy Berry, whom he married in 2016. A lovely daughter has been born into the couple.

Net Worth

Ibrahim Chatta is regarded as one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood, and his net worth reflects his success and excellence in his acting profession.

The seasoned actor has a net worth of $2 million, making him one of the most successful and well-known Yoruba actors.

His collected riches are mostly owing to his acting and singing careers, as well as certain sponsorship arrangements he has with other firms.

However, it is said that he lost some of his sponsorship arrangements as a result of the claims made against him in his previous marriages.

He is an ambassador of Hamtex Clothing – a fashion house, Nifawls Global Travel & Tours – a Travelling agency, and Convvy Estates – a housing agency.

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