Artist Health

Nollywood — Actor Charles Okocha aka “Igwe 2Pac” Suffers Meltdown on Instagram (Video)

Nollywood actor Charles Okocha posted a video on his instagram page yesterday that has since gone viral. In the video, he begins with repeatedly saying, “I’m gonna shine when I’m gonna shine” and taking what seems like anxiety induced heavy breaths. At the later part of the video clip, he breaks down in tears.

Okocha’s profile on his Instagram page reads as follows, ” Igwe 2pac – Your favourite actor. #Jigga #PrinceUbaka #Igwe2pac bookings – 08176824910

It is unclear what the cause of his breakdown is i.e. acting, substance abuse, or other mental health distress. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that in December 2015, Okocha was allegedly shot in the head by a stray bullet from the gun of a Policeman in Anambra state in Nigeria.  Whatever the case, there is clearly a mental health issue here i.e. he is distressed. Therefore, I hope his family and friends see this video so they can ensure he gets the help and support he may need at this time, if any.

~Ms. Uduak

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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