Written by Millennium on August 2, 2019
Onechi is an international actor and writer based in Zambia.
His star has seen steady growth brighter from his television debut in a local community awareness TV commercial about HIV/AIDS in 1999.
He has gone on to appear in numerous prime time commercials for international corporates in the telecom and banking sectors. He has also given his talent toward national causes such by appearing in voter sensitization commercials in the country
His dramatic acting career has seen him performing roles in award winning series and feature films such as Love Games (2014 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards winner ‘Best Series/Comedy’) and Guilt (2014 Zambia Film Television and Radio Awards winner Best Movie/Best Cinematography/Best Editing).
Onechi is also an accomplished writer who has been Editor of multiple maga- zines servicing a diverse spectrum of readers.
He commenced features article writing in 2010 for Zambia’s then-flagship magazine, Nkhani Kulture. In 2013 he went on to become Deputy Editor for the in-flight magazine of international airline, Proflight.
He moved on to perform the role of Editor-in-Chief in industry specific publications that focused on the agricultural and mining sectors, such as ‘Agri-Pro’ ‘Agri-Plus’ and ‘Zambian Mining’ respectively, while also being honored with prestigious assignments such as authoring the official biography of the City of Lusaka for its ‘Lusaka 100’ centenary celebrations. He has also conducted high profile interviews with international luminaries such as Emeli Sande.
Onechi broke barriers by becoming one of the first Zambians to appear on US network television when he hosted an episode of documentary series ‘My Africa’ on The Africa Channel, entitled ‘My Lusaka’
He also played a role in the continentally acclaimed television series ‘Fever’, which currently boasts the highest viewership ratings ever for a Zambian production.
Onechi also manages to squeeze being a poet into his personal time and is currently preparing to publish his first anthology of compositions.
The ideal of service to the human family remains the driving force behind his personal and professional growth.