Born in Nigeria, West Africa and raised in Queens, New York City, Chet Anekwe has performed in numerous stage productions and received rave reviews for his performances. Anekwe's outstanding reviews and response for his portrayal of Joseph Cinque in Chap Am So (The Amistad Victory) lead to an NYC Audelco nomination for best actor in 1997
Chet can also be seen on the feature film Phat Girlz starring Monique Imes Jackson. Chet also wrote directed and starred in his short film "Mama's Great Love". Chet also can be seen in the Nigeria soap, "Tempest" an Amaka Igwe Production
Chet can be seen playing Joshua Hunter in "Know Thy Enemy" with the H.A.D.L.E.Y Players which has received rave reviews..