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Get To Know Alex Usifo, A Renowned Nollywood Actor

Alex Usifo Biography

Alex Usifo is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, television personality, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist.

Early Life

Alex Usifo, a well-known Nigerian movie actor and entrepreneur, was born in Lagos in the 1950s to Mr. Barnabas and Mrs. Patricia Anobi Usifo.

Alex’s father worked for Central Bank when he was born on April 16, 1953. Usifo received his primary and secondary education in Ibadan and at St. Bosco’s Grammar School in Ubiaja, Edo State.

Alex began selling fried fish and fruits after finishing high school to supplement his parents’ meager earnings.

After five years, he became self-sufficient and began working for NTA Benin. In 1978, he applied to and was admitted to St. Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Bodiji, Ibadan.

In the midst of financial difficulties, he left the seminary school to pursue a Diploma Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.


Usifo joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1984. ‘The Return of the Native’ by Jimmy Atteh was the first movie he featured in.

Is Alex Usifo Married?

Yes, kindly, Alex Usifo has been married since 1993. He is married with four children Sarah, Isaac, David, and Osedebame and has been together with his wife Princess since.


Since he started acting, Alex has won many hearts, recognitions, and awards. These are some of his awards;

° Best Actor (African Collaboration) at the Ghana Movie Awards

° Best Actor at the Legends of Nollywood Awards

° Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nollywood Christian Fellowship Awards

° Award for Excellence in Artistic Creativity, Rotract Club of Sagamu Inspirational Award

° Nollywood Icons Award at the Nigerian Film Corporation

° Excellent Achievement in the Movie Industry at the Niger Delta Awards

° Outstanding Achievement in Nollywood at the Bells University Awards


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