Nkem Owoh, popularly known as Osuofia was born in Udi, Enugu State. He had primary and secondary education in Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied both at the University of Ilorin and Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. He is a graduate of Electrical Engineering.
He started acting when he was in primary school.He was to the University of Nigeria Theatre Group for a performance while in secondary school. After his National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in Ogun State, he got a job with WACO Engineering. He got laid off a year later during the era of belt-tightening policy by the Federal Government. Osuofia, whose father wanted him to be a Medical Doctor got another job to as part of a television production. He worked with the National Television Authority (NTA), Enugu. Osuofia was part of the New Masquerade (a comedy TV series in the 80?s) crew. he was the production manager for Ken Saro-Wiwas soap -Bassey and Company. The show came to a halt in 1990 and Osuofia relocated to Lagos where he did a lot of script writing before joining Nollywood.
Besides acting, he has a production outfit, a film school. He also anchors occasions as the MC. Osuofia also has a musical album. He is married with kids.