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Hakeem Kae-Kazim Biography, Wiki, Age, Net worth, Movies, other Fact


Welcome to the Profile page of Hakeem Kae-Kazim. Find out more about the thespian’s career, endorsements, Net worth, movies, nominations and awards, salaries and earnings, family background relationship and other facts about him.


Hakeem Kae-Kazim is prolific British-Nigerian actor popular for the role of Georges Rutaganda in Hotel Rwanda (2004) a film directed by Terry George, and The Fourth Kind (2009). He was born in Lagos Nigeria on 1st of  October 1962.

An account on his Wikipedia profile disclosed that he spent his childhood in Nigeria before he relocated to London with his family.

He has had an undying passion for acting since when he was young, and he has been taking on minor roles in drama since when he was in school.

He followed on his passion and got into Bristol Old Vic Theatre School,  to learn professional acting and filming business, at graduation in 1987 he got an opportunity to further his training with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

He started his professional acting career as far back as 1987 when he was featured in his debut movie Coming to America the same year. This landed him a lot of recognition and soon enough he was recognized as one of the biggest black actors in the world at that time.

He came into the spotlight after starring in the Starz television series Black Sails.  Another well-received performance from Hakeem is his portrayal as Colonel Ike Dubaku in the Fox TV series 24.

He met Donald Cheadle on the Set of Hotel Rwanda, He opened up his mind that he would love to be in America sone day and, generously,  Cheadle handed out his phone number tp Kae-Kazim and in 12 months he landed in  Los Angeles, and he was skeptical about putting the call through to him. He eventually decided to call him and asked that they meet for a Coffee.

The coffee invite was declined due to his hurting feet at that time, but he later got an invite to come to Cheadle’s house.

“It was lovely. I didn’t know him as a person, but he was gracious enough to invite me to his house to talk to me about what it was going to be for me as a black man coming into America. He even saw my showreel which must have been so painful. He was deeply gracious.”

It is quite possible that Cheadle can hardly remember this particular story, but for Hakeem, It is a memory that cannot fade away.  Working with A-list actors can be very terrifying but Cheadle was very welcoming and accommodating and he had a nice time working with him.

Sam Adegoke another Nigerian played son to him on ‘Dynasty’ as Jeff Colby, both were seen bringing some of the Nigerian roots into the scenes as allowed by the movie writer and it will interest you to see these two Nigerian actors bring Yoruba Live on National TV in America.

More things you didn’t know about Hakeem Kae-Kazim

  • His big break came about when he acted the movie Hotel Rwanda
  • He came back to Lagos, in 2018 to work on a DSTV comedy Series
  • He is looking it at returning to Nollywood to see how he can grow the Industry
  • He is 57 years old in 2019, he was born in October 1, 1962.
  • He has had associated acts with other prolific Hollywood movie stars such as Ryan Reynolds, Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman and Donald Cheadle.
  • .Hakeem likes to be original, he loved to play his Nigerian roots and let the world know where is from which is Nigeria, and trust me, anytime he does that, like speak Yoruba on the show, the scene usually went viral. He is one of the African actors who has to an extent, successfully introduced Yoruba culture into a wider frontal.
  • One of his passion is telling African Stories from typical African perspectives and you can see that written plainly all over him.
  • He thinks Nollywood needs more movies like that of  Akin Omotoso’s “Man on Ground” and “God is African,” saying they are s are perfect examples of African stories told in a brilliant way.
  • He is a huge fan of Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, Figurine, Phone Swap, The Bridge. He is not a stranger to Nollywood scenes, he has featured in a couple of Nigerian films such as “Last Flight to Abuja” and “Black November,”
  • He got an appointment as the global ambassador for Africa 2.0, a civil society organization helping established and emerging African leaders to further propagate the transformation of Africa.
  • If you have seen or played some of this most popular video games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Final Fantasy XIV, Halo 3 ODST, Halo: Reach, Guild Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, he is the Voice actor for such video games and a couple of others listed below the fold.
  • He starred in ”Inale”; Nigeria’s first musical film that went on to earn the Best Sound Track award at The African Academy Awards in Nigeria.
  • In an interview, when asked about his most embarrassing moments was as a celebrity; he disclosed that it was on a train when a lady saw him and started yelling excitedly his name and almost all movies he’s starred in.
  • He starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End as a Captain Jocard.
  • He became very popular both locally and internationally after his role as Georges Rutaganda in the hugely successful Oscar-nominated film, Hotel Rwanda.
  • He is a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1987
  • Hakeem Kae-kazim’s Net worth stands at $10, 000, 000 in 2019
  • Kae-Kazim currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.
  • His wife is Bronwyn Kae-Kazim, and they have had three children together.
  • His Instagram page has attracted close to 14,000 followers
  • He was a brand ambassador for Etisalat Nigeria

Social Media Contacts


Name  Hakeem Kae-Kazim
BirthPlace  Lagos, Nigeria
Birthday 1 October 1962
Age 56 Years
Profession British Nigeria Actor
Net Worth $10,000,000


Year 2006 Title The Librarian
1999 After the Rain
1999 The Secret Laughter of Women
2002 Global Effect
2003 God Is African
2004 Critical Assignment
2004 Coming to South Africa
2004 Hotel Rwanda
2005 Coming to South Africa 2
2005 Slipstream
2005 Out on a Limb
2005 Othello: A South African Tale
2006 The Front Line
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
2007 Big Fellas
2007 Othello
2007 The Jinn
2008 Tony 5
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2009 The One Last Time (short)
2009 Hurricane in the Rose Garden
2009 The Fourth Kind
2009 Darfur
2010 Inale
2010 Faith and Dreams (short)
2011 CIS: Las Gidi
2011 Black Gold
2011 Man on Ground
2011 Inside Story
2012 Black November
2012 Last Flight to Abuja
2012 The American Failure (short)
2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
2015 The Boy (short)
2015 Dias Santana (completed)
2015 Daylight’s End (post-production)
2015 Chasing the Rain (post-production)
2015 Yefon (pre-production)


Year Title
1987 The District Nurse
1988 The Bill
1989 Saracen
1991 Screen One
1992 Double Vision (TV Movie)
1993 Runaway Bay
1994 Love Hurts
1994 Grange Hill
1995 Hidden Empire: A Son of Africa (TV Movie)
1996 Ellington
1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation
1997 Trial & Retribution
1997 The Adventures of Sinbad
2000 Die Wüstenrose (TV Movie)
2000 Animated Epics: Moby Dick
2003 Canterbury Tales
2004 Human Cargo
2004 Mazinyo Dot Q
2004 King Solomon’s Mines
2005 The Triangle
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines
2006 Lost
2007 Cane
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2011 CIS: Las Gidi
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force
2008 24: Redemption
2009 24
2010 The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
2010 Human Target
2011 Criminal Minds
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles
2011 Generator Rex
2012 Covert Affairs
2012 Strike Back
2014 Gotham
2014 State of Affairs
2014–2015 Black Sails
2015 Dominion
2016 Vixen
2016 Roots (miniseries)
2017 Dragons: Race to the Edge
2017– Dynasty
2018 Troy: Fall of a City


Year Video Game Project
2006 Guild Wars: Nightfall 
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
2007 The Golden Compass
2009 The Bourne Conspiracy
2009 Halo 3: ODST
2009 The Saboteur
2010 Halo: Reach
2010 Final Fantasy XIV
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2011 Saints Row: The Third
2012 Unit 13


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