Nedu Wazobia (born August 5, 1982) is a Nigerian broadcast journalist, TV host, actor, comedian, and content creator. He is well-known for reading the news in pidgin on the popular Lagos radio station Wazobia FM 94.1. Chinedu Ani Emmanuel is his given name.
Early Life & Education
Nedu Wazobia was born on August 5, 1982, in Kaduna, Nigeria, in the North-Central geopolitical zone. He completed his secondary education at Madonna University in Elele Okija, Anambra State, where he earned a B.Sc in Accountancy.
Nedu Wazobia began his career as an On-Air Personality (OAP) in a Jigawa State radio station while serving in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He returned to Abuja to work as a site manager, a position he later described as unsatisfying. After two years as a site manager, he moved to Lagos to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a broadcaster and entertainer.
Nedu married Uzoamaka Ohiri in 2013, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2018. The divorcing parents have three children in total. Nedu claimed that his marriage had ended, but his estranged wife disagreed and demanded that he produce the divorce papers.
On Friday, September 3, 2021, Ohiri accused Nedu of domestic abuse. A few weeks after having their child via C-section delivery, she accused Nedu of hitting her. Nedu reacted to his wife’s accusations on September 4, 2021, and said he had never physically abused her. Later, Nedu would refute her statements, claiming that their union had many problems. “Our marriage was beset with a lot of troubles,” he stated. One of them was her ongoing infidelity, which prompted me to run a paternity test on our children and discover that, despite the fact that our first son was born during the time we were married, he is not my biological son.
He also provided a copy of the DNA test results from a forensic lab in Toronto, Canada called Viaguard Accu-metrics, to back up his claims. While Uzoamaka had claimed that she had not betrayed Nedu during their short union, she did add that she had not given birth to her ex-child husband on purpose. Even though she was unaware of it, Uzoamaka said that she was already carrying her ex’s child before she married Nedu.
After her previous relationship ended, Uzoamaka allegedly wanted to get to know Nedu. They later got married while she was pregnant, unaware that he wasn’t the cause of the pregnancy. Everybody could see that she was pregnant at the wedding. She claimed that their marriage’s breakdown was primarily due to a lack of effective communication. She claimed that domestic abuse had been a problem in their marriage and that their final divorce had nothing to do with the results of the DNA test.
- Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke
- 2018: Flatmates
- 2018: Chief Daddy
- 2018: Boss of All Bosses
- 2018: King of Boys
- 2017: Who Cheats More
- 2017: Meet the In-Laws
- 2017: Isoken
Nedu is a brand ambassador to many popular multinational brands such as MTN, Fidelity Bank, Quickteller, Sun Lottery, and so on.
Nedu Wazobia is rated as one of the most influential comedians in Nigeria. He is also a renowned and well-known on-air personality and broadcast journalist, which has made him gather wealth. According to the analysis made from sources online, Nedu Wazobia’s net worth is estimated at $1 million.