Conphidance is a multi-talented entertainer of Nigerian descent and currently lives in the United States. Mostly known for his recurring role as “CJ” on USA Network’s “Complications”, created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Good Guys) and “The Sacrament” on Netflix. He has also landed television roles on Starz! “Survivor’s Remorse“, USA Network’s “Satisfaction“, TNT’s “Good Behavior“, CBS’s “The Inspectors“, and The History Channel’s “Six” which both premieres this spring. Additionally, he has worked as a musician in films and TV shows, including NBC’s “Constantine.” Over the years, he has also worked on commercials and industrials across the U.S and oversees. His most notable theatrical performance was playing Joseph Asagai in “A Raisin in the Sun.”
He graduated with a degree in Biological Engineering, receiving minors in Biomechanics and African Studies, with a specialization in Visual and Performing Arts. He wasn’t able to convince his parents about his love for the performing arts so he snuck into a few acting classes, and wrote plays and comedy sketches to hone his craft. After relocating to Atlanta, he began independent study, attending classes and workshops, including performing live comedy sketches and stand-up comedy to further his growth.
Since relocating to Atlanta in 2009, he has led and co-starred many independent films in the southeast, as well as in the thriving Nollywood industry. Under his entertainment company, Straight From Tha Mothaland Entertainment (SFTME), in collaboration with his brother Olisa slashWisDom, he has written, directed, and produced numerous comedy sketches, short films, including “Day Buy Day with Onye-Ala” and “Brotherly Love.” He recently produced his first feature, “Klippers” in Atlanta and currently working on his second. Conphidance has a passion for music and writes for aspiring artists while penning songs for his debut album.
After starting an African dance group with his siblings, he developed his own choreography, traveling around the U.S, drumming and dancing, fusing traditional and modern African elements with pop culture. He sets time out to work with youths by volunteering, mentoring, and uplifting their hearts through African dance and drumming, all under the vision of SFTME. Through the arts, he strives to inspire the world toward positivity by building self-confidence one person at a time. They say his courage is greater than his fear, which makes him Conphidance; “CON” stands for Conscious, “PH” for Philosophical, and “I-DANCE” represents Entertainer – basically he is a conscious, philosophical, entertainer.