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Bucci Franklin Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Actor

Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe, known better as Bucci Franklin, is a Nigerian movie actor, OAP, television personality, model, and social media influencer.

Early Life

The Nigerian film actor, OAP television personality, model, and social media influencer was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on June 9, in an unknown year.

Rivers State is located in Nigeria’s southernmost region. Bucci grew up in the South-Southern part of Nigeria and is a native of Nkwerre, Imo State in the South-East.


Bucci Franklin received his primary and secondary education at Bereton Primary School and New Covenant Secondary School, respectively.

Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe is a university graduate who received both his First School Leaving Certificate and his West African Examination Certificate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Franklin was very active in on-stage performances during his university years and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from the prestigious University of Abuja, Nigeria.

Early Career

Immediately after graduating from the prestigious University of Abuja, Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe got a job in the media space, where he worked as a presenter at Multi-Mesh Broadcasting Company.

What’s more, he rose to the limelight after his appearance in the 2018 Nollywood blockbuster movie titled “Knockout Blessing.”

Joining the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood, after working for quite some years in the media space as a presenter, Bucci Franklin is also known for featuring in other movies like “Kofa and 5:55 (2021).”

How Old is Bucci Franklin? Birthday, Age

Despite having the birth name Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe, Franklin’s exact year of birth and age are unknown. Furthermore, he is a native of Nkwerre in Imo State, Nigeria’s southernmost state.

Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe is a Southerner by region, a Nigerian by nationality, and a practicing Christian who speaks Igbo.

Movies of Bucci Franklin

Since he rose started his career in the entertainment industry, Franklin has featured in a couple of movies, including but not limited to these:

  • Being Mrs. Elliot
  • Breaking Ranks
  • Bambitious
  • Heroes
  • Living Arrangements
  • From Dark
  • Lunchtime
  • Tinsel
  • I said I do
  • Written in the stars


Franklin is on Instagram as @Buccifranklin with a huge number of people following him. Oh, and yes, you can join in following him on Instagram to stay in touch with him on a more personal basis.

Is He Married?

No, kindly. Nigeria’s movie actor and television show host, Bucci Franklin is not legally married to anyone. However, he is said to have been in a relationship with the popular Nigerian actress and filmmaker, Etinosa Idemudia.

Whilst this is what we gathered, it is more likely to be inauthentic as it was a rumor at the said time they dated.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Emerged as one of the top five contestants to represent Nigeria at the “Spirited Actor Competition” in the United States of America
  • Best Lead Actor and Best Upcoming Actor at the Annual Africa Film/Music Award & Festival (AAFMF) in 2015
  • Best Actor, Theatre Arts, the University of Abuja in 2017

Net Worth of Bucci Franklin

Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe’s net worth is estimated to be around $400,000 thousand and $600,000 thousand. Of course, this is linked to the fact that he is doing well for himself in the industry.


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