“God Knows That I Need A Wife” – Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)


With his screen twin brother, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) already married and expecting a first child with Nneoma, his darling wife, Osita Iheme famously known as Pawpaw is quietly crying and eagerly searching for a wife and soul mate this New Year.

And to prove how serious his search for a life partner is, the Nollywood phenomenon has taken his case to God in supplications.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with EE, the Imo State-born entertainer who was raised in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State, disclosed that he would like to settle down this year with his missing rib.

“But the challenge is that I do not know whom to marry. I’m not really searching per se, of course, I have many female friends and fans. Some of them intimate, but picking the person I will spend the rest of my life with is what is delaying my settling down. God will help me decide soon, because with Him all things are possible.”

On how soon he is expecting to hear from God on the choice of a life partner, Iheme, who still laments the death of his dear father, refused to give details.

“I know I will be getting married someday, it could even be tomorrow, this month or even next month, but what I cannot tell is the very day or date. I have told you everything is in God’s hands and He alone will help me make the right choice. Mind you, he who finds a wife, finds a good thing…”

Is the lucky lady an actress or a member of the Nollywood family? We asked, taking into cognizance the fact that Aki, his acting twin brother picked a wife from the industry.

“I do not know and would not want to disclose anything about my future wife or even give clues. But I have always told you that I can marry an actress. Of course, there are a couple of them in the picture, but I have somebody I confide in always. I do not know if I’m still searching or not because love has been kind to me. God knows that I need a wife and He will surely provide a good one for me.”

Meanwhile, close pals and associates of the wealthy actor who was decorated with the national honour of MFR, last year by President Goodluck Jonathan, are insinuating that he might spin a surprise by unveiling his sweet heart at his forthcoming birthday, which holds on February 20.

Iheme, the last in a family of five, four boys and a girl, rose to prominence with his wondrous role as Pawpaw in the monster hit movie-Aki na Ukwa, in 2002, courtesy of Amayo Uzo Philips. He is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Lagos.