Brown Ifeanyi â€œBrownyâ€ Igboegwu (30 August 1976 in Onitsha, Anambra State) is an Igbo-Nigerian actor. His career in â€œNollywoodâ€ began in 2005.
Igboegwu had his secondary school education at the All Hallow Seminary Onitsha. He went on to graduate the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a degree in public administration and international relations.
In 2005, he visited his friend, director Oke Ozubeluoko, on the set of a film, and noticed that a particular actor was making several mistakes. Igboegwu commented that he â€œcould do better even when [he] had no experience as an actorâ€; Ozubeluoko gave him the role, and was impressed by his proficiency for acting.
As of 2015, Igboegwu has featured in over eighty movies, from his first film, Expensive Error with Hanks Anuku, where he played a cultist. Igboegwu is perhaps best known for his role in the 2005 film Marry Me, with Nonso Diobi and Oge Okoye, among others.
Igboegwu was named the twelfth chairman of the Anambra state chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria in late February 2015, and on 9 March, he was made the executive National Secretary, Conference of Chairmen, Actors Guild of Nigeria.Â As of early 2014, Igboegwu is married to his wife Becky.
He has received numerous awards within and outside the country from his alma mata to various organizations both small and big, within and outside the movie circle to celebrate his achievements and his strides towards the progress of the Nollywood movie industry in Nigeria.
- 2013: City People Award, Best Supporting Actor.
Igboegwu is the head of the board of trustees for Brownbourg Foundation of his Brownbourg Koncept media agency, some of his activities include visiting of various orphanages almost monthly and handing out relief materialsEmmanuel Ehumadu, Browny Igboegwu, and Tammy Opusunju, star in a naction-packed movie titled Iron Men. The movie was directed by Austin Nnaemeka