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Francis Duru Biography: Inside The Life Of The Veteran Nigerian Actor

Francis Duru is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, master of ceremony, model, comedian, movie director, television personality, investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. 

Early Life

Francis Duru, a well-known Nigerian film actor, was born in Cameroon in the late 1970s to Mr. and Mrs. Duru.

Francis, who was born on April 26, 1978, attended both elementary and secondary school in Cameroon.

In Cameroon, he earned his Primary School Leaving Certificate as well as his West African School Certificate.

Duru later attended the prestigious University of Port Harcourt (UniPort). He studied there and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts in 1996.



Francis Duru, a well-known Nigerian movie actor, entered the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, in 1996.

This was, of course, after his graduation. After graduation, he began attending movie auditions.

Later, in 1997, he landed a role in a film that went on to become a Nollywood blockbuster.

“RattleSnake,” a movie that brought Francis to limelight and a movie produced by Amaka Igwe. A movie rated as one of the most produced movies in Nigeria brought Francis to limelight.

Now, Francis has featured in over 150 movies. These are some of his features among others;

° RattleSnake

° Mama Sunday

° Rampage

° Total War

° Dust to Dust

° Odum Na Akwaeke

Is Francis Duru Married?

Duru and his wife Adokiye got married in 2003 and are living happily ever after. Notably, the couple have four children together.

They; Duru and Adokiye attended the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State


Awards And Recognitions

Since he first won his first award, Francis has won many other hearts, recognitions, and awards. These among others include but not limited to;

° Best New Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards

° Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

° Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards

° Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards

° Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

° GLO ambassador

Net Worth

Francis’ net worth is estimated at $1 million.



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