Austin Faani Biography: Everything About Cha Cha Eke’s Husband


Some people have contributed to the growth of the Nollywood industry. Austin Faani Ikechukwu is a Nigerian-born director, movie editor, actor, and producer who has done much for the industry.

He has directed many blockbusters and popular movies in the entertainment scene. Before he tried directing and movie production, Faani had been producing hit movies for years.

Austin Faani Ikechukwu is married to the multifaceted actress Chacha Eke.

With the time and talent he spent in the industry, Austin Faani has earned a place in Nollywood. For his work as a film editor, director, and producer, he has bagged awards and recognitions.

Austin Faani Ikechukwu
Austin Faani Ikechukwu biography
Austin Faani Ikechukwu is a film editor, producer, director, and entrepreneur.
Quick Facts
Name:Austin Faani Ikechukwu
Born:March 18
Place of Birth:Asaba, Delta
Occupation:Movie editor, actor, producer, editor
Years active:2000 – date
Wife • Spouse:Chacha Eke
Net Worth:US$700,000

Early Life

Austin Faani Ikechukwu is originally from Anambra State, an administrative division in southeastern Nigeria. He was born and grew up in Asaba in Delta State.

Faani had most of his childhood experience and studies in the oil and agricultural producing state.


Ikechukwu attended nursery, primary, and secondary schools in Asaba, Delta State. 

He sat for First School Leaving Certificate after primary school. He wrote the Senior School Certificate Examination after secondary school.


Austin ventured into the Nigerian movie industry in the early 2000s. Doing movie editing laid the foundation for him in the Nollywood industry.

After working on many films with notable producers and directors, he gained the expertise and experience. He went on to try movie production and directing.

The multifaceted film personality is very creative and has many movie productions. To his credit are hit movies like The Bank Job, a Nollywood action thriller. Peter Okonkwo handled the production of the 2010 movie. 

The film cast many celebrated actors like Chacha Eke. The film gained him global recognition.

No doubt, his decades in the movie industry are profitable and successful. We cannot overemphasize his contribution to the Nollywood industry.

Austin was the director and writer of the 2022 movie Money and Blood. The film features star actors like Kanayo O Kanayo and Cha Cha Eke.

In 2011, he was the editor of the Nollywood film End of Mirror of Life part 2. Other films he edited in 2011 include Mirror of Life 1 and 2. In 2009, he worked on the film Darkest Day, and Forgive Me Father.

As an editor, he worked on the movies Royal War, Testimonies of Pain, Give it Up, Broken Tears, Kiss My Pain, and Perfect Temptation. 


Austin Faani has spent over two decades in the Nollywood industry. He has gained recognition and received awards for his works:

  • The African Magic Viewers Choice awarded him the Best Creative Director award.
  • Faani is a recipient of the best producer award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
  • The City People Entertainment Awards gave him the Best editor award.

Personal Life

Austin Faani Ikechukwu family
Austin Faani Ikechukwu standing with his lovely family.

Austin Faani Ikechukwu is a lovely husband and father. He met his wife, Chacha Eke, on the set of the movie When Kings Decide. After dating for a while, he engaged Chacha.

They had their white wedding at Asaba, the capital city of Delta State, on June 1, 2013. The duo fulfilled the traditional wedding rites at Chacha Eke’s hometown in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. 

A few months later, the couple welcomed their first child. Although their union has encountered several challenges, the couple has found a way out.

The union is fruitful and blessed with four children, three girls, and a boy. Austin Faani lives in Delta State, Nigeria with his wife and children.

Social Media

Ikechukwu has profiles across several social media accounts. He shares his audition posters, personal life, and work progress on his account. 

His creativity is visible in the content he produces.


Austin is also a talented actor who has appeared in many movies. Here are the movies he featured in and the roles he played.

Always MineMazi Ekwueme
Danger Signal1st Lady Police
Sacred TraditionMazi Odidi
Rag TagNigerian Chauffeur
Speak the WordLazarus
Sound of LoveAni
Simple BabyEjiofor
Pastor’s Blood 2Ukoha
Forces of NatureNwude
Women at LargeSusan’s Steward
Stronger Than PainOkolo
African SoldierOgu
A Better PlaceMr. Hope
Royal CovenantUzaka

Net Worth

Austin Faani is a veteran actor with many active years in Nollywood. He is reportedly one of the most influential local movie directors. He has a net worth of US$700,000 as of June 2022.

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