Zack Orji, the ace Nigerian actor, has revealed how he became a citizen of Gabon.


In a recent interview, the 64-year-old film star said he was born in Libreville, the capital of Gabon, making him a citizen of the Central African country.

He said his birth took place in Gabon due to his father’s frequent travels for work.

Orji further disclosed that he has been able to visit Gabon again for a movie production.


“There is a name that is not usually on the screen, my middle name. My middle name is Amefuna and my father gave me that name which means ‘let my heritage not be lost’,” he said.

“By reason of my work, I travel to different countries and by reason of my father’s work, he also traveled to different countries. He worked with John Holt, he had a knowledge of French and in one of his travels I was born in Gabon. As God will have it, I have gone back to Gabon to direct a film.”

Orji recently revealed he has regained his memory after undergoing successful brain surgeries.


On December 29, the actor slumped and was admitted to the intensive care unit of the national hospital in Abuja.

In January, Hannatu Musawa, the culture minister, revealed the actor underwent brain surgery.

Orji also underwent another successful brain surgery and required further evaluation abroad.

The actor grew up in Cameroon, Benin and Togo where he learnt how to speak both English and French fluently.


His first movie was ‘Unforgiven Sin’ (1991).

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