10. Joseph Benjamin
Joseph Benjamin was given birth to on the 9th of November 1976 He is a Nigerian actor, model, singer, Voice-over Artist and television presenter mainly known for co-hosting MTN’s Project Fame, a talent reality show, and starring in the movies Tango With Me, Mr. and Mrs., and Murder at Prime Suites. He won the African Actor of the Year award at the 2012 African Film Awards. For his role in Married but Living Single, he won the best lead actor at the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards.
9. Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje
Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje who is popularly known as OC Ukeje was born on July 15th, 1981 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the second child of a family of three.
OC grew up in Lagos where he had his basic education. He also attended the Federal Government College Ijanikin Lagos. He then proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. He began his career in acting from his first year in the University of Lagos with a lead role in a stage play and drama.
After graduating from the university, OC went on to pursue a career in both music and acting. He is very handsome, creative and talented. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show. In 2008, he made his first professional screen appearance in a movie titled, White Waters, alongside actresss Joke Silva and Rita Dominic. The movie was directed by Izu Ojukwu.
In 2007, OC was cast as a lead character in the popular television series “Wetin Dey”. The film was produced by BBC World Service Trust and presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival. In 2012, he featured in the blockbuster movie “Black November” the movie was produced by Jeta Amata featuring Hollywood celebrities like Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne-Callies, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Vivica Fox. In 2013, OC was the lead character in the popular movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” alongside with top celebrities like Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton. The story of the movie was generated from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel with th same title. The movie was directed by Biyi Bandele. In 2016 he was invited with Somkele Iyamah to attend the Toronto International Film Festival as “rising stars”.
Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard is a Nigerian actor who won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a movie at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in 2014 and in 2016 won the City People Movie Award For Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Leonard was born in Anambra state in Nigeria which is a south eastern geographical area of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the igbo people of Nigeria. He is the first born child of his parents in a family of four consisting of two children, a mother and a father. He received primary education in St Peter’s Anglican Primary School, Alausa, Ikeja In Lagos State and attended Oregun High School in Oregun, Ikeja In Lagos State also for secondary education. In bid to obtain a B.Sc. degree he relocated to Kaduna State In Northern Nigeria and applied to Kaduna Polytechnic where he was accepted and eventually graduated with a B.Sc degree in Biochemistry.
7. Alex Ekubo
Ekubo is a native of Arochukwu, Abia State. He attended the Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State. He studied law at the University of Calabar and later got a diploma in Law from Calabar Polytechnic.
On 10th of May 2021, Alex Ekubo and his fiancee Fancy Acholonu have announced their wedding dates on Instagram. Their traditional wedding will hold on Saturday, November 20th in Imo State, while the white wedding will take place the next Saturday, November 27th in Lagos State. In August 2021 Alex’s fiancée called off their engagement with Fancy Acholonu releasing a statement that their relationship has ended.
Alexx Ekubo was given birth to on 10th April, 1986 He is a Nigerian actor and model. He was first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest. He won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway.
6. Yul Edochie
Yul Edochie was given birth to on 7th January, 1982 He is also a Nigerian actor, named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra State Nigeria, the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last of 6 children. He got married at the age of 22. He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.
Edochie Joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled “The Exquires” alongside the Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie titled “Wind Of Glory”
5. Ramsey Nouah Jnr
Ramsey Nouah started acting in the early 90s because he needed money for his General Certificate Education (GCE).
Nouah’s acting career kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes. He has since appeared in numerous films starring as the lead role, and has been called “Lover-Boy” for his numerous roles in romantic films.
Nouah is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria. In 2015, he protected the rights to Living in Bondage: Breaking Free from Kenneth Nnebue for a possible remake to be filmed in Europe, America, and Nigeria. The news was later confirmed on Instagram, but the film appeared to be in development hell for three years. In 2018, Nouah announced his remake had become a sequel titled Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, which was released on November 8, 2019. Nouah, who plays the new cult chief priest, makes his directorial debut, with original actors Okwonkwo, Udokwu, and Kanayo also reprising their roles. The story centres around Andy’s son Nnamdi and his quest for wealth. Rapper and MBGN winner Muna Abii also stars in the sequel. In 2020, the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free won 7 awards on the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Ramsey Nouah was given birth to on the 19th of December 1970. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010 for his performance in the movie “The Figurine“. He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019 and also went on to direct Nollywood classic Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story which is a remake of Rattlesnake (1995).
4. Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot was given birth to on the 4th of February 1974 He is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and was nominated for best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Much and Saints and Sinners. He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors, having appeared in over two hundred films including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire and Atlanta. In 2006, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Behind closed doors”. In 2008, Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, He was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Also in 2010, Elliot competed to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a “volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless”, in which he will work toward fixing “child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large” should he emerge. In 2014, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Finding Mercy”
3. Michael Godson
Mike Godson began acting in 2009 and has since become known for interpreting love roles in Nollywood. Godson has appeared in over 100 films. He has featured alongside actors such as Pete Edochie, Clem Ohameze, Kenneth Okonkwo, Van Vicker and John Dumelo. He got to the attention in 2015 after he did the movie titled 7 Books of Moses. In 2018 Godson signed a deal with a Bollywood production team linked to Zee World. Godson also runs an agro processing and commodity trading company. Although his acting career does provide him his basic needs, Godson has suggested that it might not be able to grant him financial security. He was appointed youth ambassador by the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2015.
2. Bryan Okwara
Michael Godson Ifeanyichukwu, better known as Mnike Godso (born October 10 1985) is a Nigerian actor and businessman. He was born in Kano State, Nigeria but hails from Imo State. He won the title of Mr. Nigeria in 2007 and reached the semi-finals in the Mister World 200745 competition.
1. Uti Nwachukwu
Uti is the 38-year-old representative from Nigeria in Big Brother Africa 3. He became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa 3 house on 5 October 2008 (Day 42). During his stay Uti was known for often teasing his fellow housemates (mostly Mimi and Thami). During Namibian housemate Lucille’s eviction Uti had a violent out burst upon learning that she had been evicted.
In 2010 Uti competed as a contestant in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars in which he lasted 91 days and ultimately won by defeating Munya is a final vote of 8 to 7. He has spent a combined total of 133 days in the Big Brother house. He is a native of Ndokwa from Aboh Kingdom in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State Nigeria.
Uti Nwachukwu was given birth to on 3rd August 1982 he is the winner of Big Brother Africa 5. He is also a style icon and TV personality, he was also the co-host of the Nigerian show Jara.