Amaechi Muonagor was born in Obosi, a village in Idemili North, Anambra State. He attended St. Mary’s Primary School, Obosi, Oraifite Grammar School before he furthered his education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he studied economics and graduated in 1987.


In 1989 after his youth service, Amaechi started working for NAN (News Agency of Nigeria). He left his job a few years later for an acting role in his first movie as Akunatakasi in Taboo 1, a Nigerian movie. Amaechi, among other Nollywood stars like Chinyere Winifred, Ebere Okaro, joined Dr Chris Eke of Word and Spirit Assembly, Ijegun Lagos as he marked his 40th birthday back in 2015, celebrating it with kikiri maximum prison inmates as well as children at the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice orphanage home.

He was a Nigerian actor, producer and comedian. He was nominated for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best actor. In 2020, he said sexual harassment is not peculiar to Nollywood as it happens in every profession.


He is married to his wife mrs Hope Chikodi Muonagolum with four children-son,daughter

Illness and death

In 2016 it was reported that Amaechi was suffering from diabetes and had left the film industry. He died of kidney failure on March 24, 2024, at the age of 61


  • Taboo 1 (1989)
  • Karishika (1998)
  • Igodo(1999)
  • Aki na Ukwa (2002)
  • His Last Action(2008)
  • Sincerity(2009)
  • Without Goodbye(2009)
  • Most Wanted Kidnappers(2010)
  • Jack and Jill(2011)
  • Village Rascal(2012)
  • Evil World(2015)
  • Ugonma(2015)
  • Code of Silence(2015)
  • Spirits (2016)
  • Rosemary(2016)
  • My Village People(2021)
  • Aki and Pawpaw


March 25, 2024

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