Segun Arinze Biography, Age, Career, Personal Life, Education, Filmography, Networth (2022)

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Segun Arinze

Segun Arinze (born Segun Padonou Aina in 1965) is a Nigerian actor and singer.

Early Life And Education

He is the eldest of seven children born to Lydia Padonu. He is descent of Badagry, Lagos State.

He attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, then proceeded to Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State to complete his secondary education.

He studied Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University.

He is popularly known as Black Arrow which he gained from a role he played in the 1996 classic movie "Silent Night" a film by the late filmmaker Chico Ejiro.

He was married to fellow Nollywood actress Anne Njemanze, which later became a short-lived marriage. The couple has one daughter, Renny Morenike, who was born on 10 May.


Segun Arinze started his career professionally as a singer and an actor.

It was singing that first shot him into prominence, and that was after the release of his debut album, Dream, which was not particularly a commercial success. He started his acting career in Ilorin.

Outside acting movies, Segun also is an acting coach and currently works with a prestigious African international film festival passing his knowledge on to the next generation of actors.


Women in Love


Darkest Night

Extra Time

Lovers Day

Fragile Pain

Across the Niger

Church Business

To Love a Thief

Silent Night

Chronicles (with Onyeka Onwenu and Victor Osuagwu)

30 Days

Family on Fire (2011)

A Place in the Stars (2014)

Invasion 1897 (2014)[17][18]

An eye for an eye

Deepest Cut (2018) - with Majid Michel and Zach Orji

The Island Movie (2018)[19]

Gold Statue (2019)

Òlòtūré (2019)

She is (2019)

Who's the boss (2020)

Blood Sisters (2022)

Blogger's Wife (2017)

TATU (2017)

Vuga (2000)

Tanwa Savage (2021)

Cold feet (2019)

Fine wine

Across the Niger

Who's the Boss

Merry men:The real Yoruba demons


As one of the veteran actors in Nollywood, there’s the certainty that his payroll is not on the same wavelength as upcoming actors.

Apart from that, he has also assumed several political appointments and offices, as such, all these have influenced his earnings and net worth which is estimated at around $5.1million. 

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