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Ernest Obi Biography: Inside The Life Of The Veteran Nigerian Actor

Ernest Obi is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, television personality, entrepreneur, entertainer, movie producer, and philanthropist.

Early Life

Ernest Obi, a well-known Nigerian film actor and producer, was born in Anambra State to Mr. and Mrs. Obi.

Ernest was born on June 21, 1970, into a royal family. His father is the Oba 1 of Ukpor, and his mother was a princess named Eugenia Uzoamaka Nwachimere Egwu.

Ernest was born into a family of nine and is a native of Anambra State, which is located in southern Nigeria.

Notably, Ernest did not grow up in Anambra; instead, he spent the majority of his childhood in Lagos.

Ernest Obi attended Onward Nursery and Primary School in Surulere Lagos for elementary school and Baptist Academy Secondary School for high school.

He attended Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife for his undergraduate studies. He studied there and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.

Later, he traveled to the United States of America, where he attended the New York Film Academy to study Movie Directing, Cinematography, and Editing.

 

Career

Ernest entered the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, after graduating in 1995.

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Ernest rose to fame quickly after joining the film industry. “Glamour Girls,” a film that went on to become a Nollywood blockbuster, catapulted him to fame.

 

Movies

Now, Ernest has been featured in over 100 movies since then. These are some of his movies;

° Blood Money

° Love Crime

° Daytime Lovers

° Deep Bondage

° My Angel

° All I Have

° Calabash

° Last True Sacrifice

° Diamond Girls

Personal Life

The superstar has been married for years. Married to his long time girlfriend Evi Oki – a renowned Nigerian movie actress.

The couple are blessed with beautiful children and are living happily ever after.

Awards

Since he rose to fame, Ernest Obi has won many notable awards and these are some of those;

° Best creative director at the African Viewers Choice Awards

° Most promising Act to watch at the City People Entertainment Awards

° Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards

° Best actor in a supporting role at the Best of Nollywood Awards

Net Worth

Ernest net worth is estimated at $2.5 million.

 

 

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