Top 6 Famous “Male” Igbo Nollywood Actors And Their Families In Nigeria (Photos)

In this article i will be sharing with you top 6 Famous male Igbo Legendary Nollywood actors in Nigeria. Their Biography, Age and their families. Check out the list:

Pete Edochie:
Pete Edochie is a Nigerian actor who began his career in a broadcasting corporation at age 20 before moving into the movie industry. However, Edochie came to limelight in the 1980s after playing a lead role, Okonkwo in a screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

Since then, Pete has featured in hundreds of movies and has been awarded both locally and internationally. He is even regarded as one of Africa’s greatest actors and was honored as Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003 by Olusegun Obasanjo.

Pete Edochie’s Biography, Age:
Pete Edochie was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria. He hails from Anambra State, but was raised in Zaria, Kaduna.

Pete Edochie had his primary and secondary Education in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria. After his formal education, he worked with the Nigerian Railway Cooperation. Later, he went further to study a course in Journalism and Television in the School of Journalism and television in England.

Pete Edochie’s Family, Wife and Children:
Pete Edochie got married at 22 to his lovely wife Josephine Edochie and is blessed with six children among who are Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie, both Nollywood actors. Very little is known about his other four children. Pete also has several grandchildren from his six children.

Pete Edochie & His Lovely Family

Nkem Owoh:
He is one of the most popular and accomplished names in Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry. Thanks to his natural talent complemented by a fluid comical personality. The actor fits naturally into most of his roles as he never struggles to find words in any situation. Even when acting in a closed role, he manages to tickle the audience through witty utterances and reactions which leave movie goers in stitches. However, most people know very little about Nkem Owoh apart from his acting prowess. There are facts that you probably did not know about him.

Nkem Owoh Biography, Age:
Nkem Owoh was born in Amagu Village, Udi Town, Enugu State, Nigeria, on October 17th, 1960. The comic actor had his primary and post-primary education in Nsukka, in Enugu State before moving to the Univerisity of Illorin to study Electrical Engineering.

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NKem Owoh & His Beautiful Daughters

Nkem Owoh Family Wife, Children:
He is currently married to Ngozi Nkem Owoh. The couple got married in 1998 and they are blessed with two daughters.

Bob-Manuel Udokwu:
Bob-Manuel Udokwu is one of the famous Nigerian actor, director, producer and politician. He came into limelight after starring in the Nigerian TV series, Checkmate from 1991-1994.

Bob-Manuel Udokwu Biography, Age:
Bob-Manuel Obidimma Udokwu was born in the 1960s on 18th April, in Enugu State. He is the second son and fourth child of six children. He was born to Late Geoffery Nwafor (civil servant) and mother Ezelegbo (a petty trader). Udokwu is from Nkwelle-Ogidi, Idemmili North LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Bob-Manuel began his education at St. Peters Primary School, Ogbete Enugu (now Hillside). Later on, he moved to Oraukwu Grammar School, Anambra and subsequently, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State in 1986.

Bob-Manuel Udokwu Family Wife, Children:
In March 1999, while Bob was doing his Masters at the University of Lagos, he met Cassandra Chibubem. Few months after they met, they got married. Today, their union is blessed with two children, a daughter and a son.

Bob Manuel & Family

He is the only Nigerian actor that always spices up his movie roles with hilarious slangs created by him to throw fans off balance with laughter. Example is “Parish Priest ewelu ego bazaar mee MMM”.

Chinwetalu Agu is known for his wicked roles in movies, but this man has a heart of gold. He has been acting non stop since 1981 and has won over 50 awards in his 38 years of being in the movie industry.

Chinwetalu Agu Biography, Age:
Chinwetalu Agu was born on the 5th of March 1956 in Enugu town in Enugu State. He hails from Amokwe in Udi local government Area of Enugu State. The actor attended St Luke’s Primary School in Ogui Nike before proceeding to the College of Immaculate Conception, CIC in Enugu. After his secondary education, Agu travelled to West Germany where he studied at the Wisent College.

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Chinwetalu Agu & His Lovely Wife

Chinwetalu Agu’s Family Wife,Children:
Actor Chinwetalu Agu is happily married to his wife Nkechi Agu and together, they have 5 children – 3 sons and 2 daughters.
John OKafor (Mr Ibu):
John Okafor professionally known as Mr Ibu is a Nigerian actor, writer and comedian. He is one of the most talented comic characters in the industry. Mr Ibu is known to have written Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us (2003), Ibu in London (2004), Honeymoon Guys (2015) and some other comedy films.

John Okafor is a talented actor, who left martial arts to follow his passion. He rose to prominence after starring as Ibu in Mr Ibu and Mr Ibu in London in 2004.

Mr Ibu Biography, Age:
He was born on 17 October 1961 and is one of a family of eight. He comes from Umunekwu Village in Eziokwe, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. It was in the village that he had his primary school education and went to Delta State for his secondary school education. He then went to the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu, where he studied Mass

Mr Ibu & Family

Family, Wife & Children:
As alluded to earlier, Mr Ibu has not had the easiest of family lives. In the early days of his life, six members of his family were killed with poison. Mr Ibu had a divorce and then got married to his current wife, Stella Marris, in 2015. He and Stella Maris have three children but he, unfortunately, lost his first son Emmanuel Okafor in the saddest of circumstances.

Yul Edochie:
Yul Edochie is one of the top actors in Nigeria who took the movie industry by storm with his perfect blend of good looks and top-notch acting. He is also the son of veteran actor Pete Edochie who ruled the 80s down to the 90s. Yul has managed to make a name for himself, proving that he is not famous just because of his father but also of his own right. Here are some interesting facts about him.

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Yul Edochie Biography, Age:
Popularly known simply as Yul Edochie, Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie is the son of a well-known Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie. He was born on 7 January 1982 and is also a successful actor in his own right in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. Yul Edochie, the last of six children, was raised both in Lagos and Enugu.

He began the journey of his education at Lillian’s Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu between 1984 and 1992. His secondary education began from 1992 to 1998 within which he attended Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu; University Secondary School, Enugu; Ecumenical Community Secondary School, Enugu and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu Respectively. After that, Yul Edochie proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt, where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.

Family, Wife & Children:
Yul Edochie happened to break many hearts especially that of the young ladies when he announced that he was engaged and getting married to the love of his life “May Aligwe” who he dated for six years.

This was around the time he gained admission to the University of Port Harcourt and although he had nothing to offer at the time, she agreed to settle down with him. They thus tied the knot in 2004 when Yul was just 22 years old just like his Father did. Today, the couple is blessed with three children- two boys and a girl- and they all live a comfortable life.

Yul & His Beautiful Kids

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