Ibrahim Chatta Biography
In his early years, he was known for his troublemaking and unruly behavior.
Ibrahim Chatta whose full name is Abiodun Ibrahim Chatta didn’t complete his education because he had a strong passion for acting.
Ibrahim is now a renowned actor in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, winning various competitive awards and appearing in nominations. He didn’t make it to the higher institutions, but he learned most skills while on set and by self-teaching.
|Real Name:||Ibrahim Chatta|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1970|
|Place of Birth:||Bachita, Kwara State|
|Occupation:||Actor, Singer and Songwriter|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Early Life and Education
Ibrahim Abiodun Chatta popularly known as Ibrahim Chatte is of Tapa and Nupe ethnic descent, and his mother is from Modakeke, Osun State. He was born on October 13, 1970, in Bachita in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Also, He is from a large Muslim family of 14 children. Ibrahim’s father was a polygamist who married 3 wives during his lifetime and he had a mother who came from Modakeke in Osun State. She reportedly died after living 25 years of her life suffering from diabetes until she died in 2018.
Also, Ibrahim Chatta as a child was known for his troublemaking, unruly behavior, and fighting all around the neighborhood which adversely affected his education. He finished his primary education at Saint Bridges Catholic primary school, Bachita.
Young Ibrahim successfully obtained his first school leaving certificate and enrolled in the Government Secondary School in Bachita. Due to his obstinate behavior, he is forced to relocate to another Tapa region, Aggiea, Niger State.
As a result, he enrolled in another school, Dende Secondary School Aggiea, but he dropped out. He has since learned through online courses and programs.
Ibrahim Chatta is a professional actor known for his ability to act distinctively in any role he is given. He has been a fan of theatre plays since he was a teenager and has always attended such performances when there was a theatre group in his hometown.
Ibrahim had the opportunity to see some legendary actors perform, including Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), late Duro Ladipo, and Ray Eyiwunmi (Baba Ray).
Furthermore, Ibrahim began his professional career in 1985. Despite being of Tapa descent, his command of the Yoruba language is exceptional; his fluency and mastery of Yorùbá have paved the way for him today in his successful career as a Yoruba actor. “Aiyekooto” was the film that catapulted him to fame.
Ibrahim is a talented singer with incredible vocals in addition to being an excellent actor. He is said to have performed over 100 soundtracks and several commercial jingles in Yoruba. He has shared the stage with notable artists such as Alhaji Abdulkadir Alayande (Ere Asalatu) and others.
Ibrahim Chatta’s Songs
- My Money
- Friday Night.
- Boom Boom Boom.
Ibrahim Chatta has featured in over 200 movies alongside top Nigerian actors and actresses such as Odunlade Adekola, Adebayo Salami, Mide Funmi Martins, Femi Adebayo, and many more. Some of his hit movies are:
- Aye Dudu
- Olokiki Oru: The Midnight Sensation
- October 1
- Eberu Adigun
- Mafi Won
- Òréré layé
- Atini O’go
- Awure Eni
- On Baku
- Irawo Oke
- Leyin Igbeyawo
Ibrahim Chatta Awards and Nominations
Ibrahim Chatta is an award-winning actor who has won several awards. His awards include:
- Best Actor, in the 2021 Dallas International Yoruba Movie Awards (DIYMA)
- The 2020 Nigerian Canadian Celebrities Entertainment Awards for his contribution to the Nollywood industry.
- The Best Actor of the Year, in the 2012 City People movie award (Yoruba)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Yoruba film (Ifa Iwa) – In 2013 5th Best of Nollywood Awards
- Best of Nollywood Awards for the 2012 Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Ibrahim Chatta is said to have been married three times. He was previously married to Olayinka Solomon, with whom he had a son named Malik. However, the couple divorced, with the wife accusing him of wife battery, which he strongly denied.
Following that, Ibrahim Chatta married Salamatu Mohammed Lafiaji, a Senator’s daughter in Kwara State. The couple married in a traditional ceremony on December 30, 2012.
Salamatu allegedly dumped him after discovering he was a womanizer and a gold digger. She went on to say that he was a woman beater, and that his constant beatings caused her miscarriage. Ibrahim Chatta denied the allegations and stated that their divorce was caused by a lack of trust in their marriage.
Furthermore, being labeled a wife beater cost Ibrahim several endorsement deals. Ibrahim is currently legally married to Lizzie Berry. On October 1, 2016, the couple married. Lizzie gave birth to Ibrahim’s second child after their marriage.