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Zubby Michael Biography: Career, Movies, and Awards

Zubby Azubuike Michael Egwu better known as Zubby Michael is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, entrepreneur, and movie producer.

Early Life

Zubby Azubuike, a well-known Nigerian film actor and producer, was born in the 1980s in Anambra State to Mr. and Mrs. Egwu.

Zubby was born on February 1, 1985, in Ozobulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria’s southernmost state.

Michael was born in Anambra State, but grew up in Yola, Adamawa, where he completed his primary and secondary education.

Zubby Michael was admitted to the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa after completing and obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate.

He studied Mass Communication at university and graduated with honors.

Early Career

Zubby Michael began acting at a young age, beginning in Yola, Adamawa.

Regardless, Zubby’s professional acting career began when he joined the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood.

‘Missing Rib,’ the film that catapulted him to fame, was a box office success upon its initial release.


Since he started acting, Zubby Michael has featured in over 150 movies. These among others include;

• Audio Money

• Identical Twins

• Dying of Thirst

• Hunchback Princess

• A Thousand War

• The Return of Dangote

• Flashback

• Seed of Deception

• Seed of Greatness

• Bad Omen

• Burial Battle

• Omo Ghetto: The Saga

• Egg of love

• Enemy of Progress

• Our Father’s Property

• G4 The Money Men

• Shameless Sisters


• Blood Feud

• Son of No Man

• Boy Makes Money

• The Return of Eze Ndi Ala

• Afraid to Fall

• Anayo China

• Youngest Wife

• Made in South

• Wasted Authority

• Mama

• Bastard Money

• War for love

• Mr Arrogant

• Ozoemena Ozubulu

• The Return

• Pains of the Orphan

• Yahoo King

• Family Matters (Akara Ayasago)

• Compound fools

• 1st Hit

• Okada 50

• Sound of Calamity

• Haunted Bride

• Omenka

• Lack of Money

• Yahoo Shrine

• Throne of Terror

• Adaure, My love

• The King of Vulture (Eze K’udene)

• Sword of Justice

• The Promise


Altogether, Zubby has achieved so much for himself. Many awards, nominations and recognitions has been added to his achievements, these are some of them;

• Male Actor of the Year at the 2019 South South Achievers Awards (SSA) (Nominated)

• Best Celebrity Politician of the Year (2020) by the South-East Beauty Pageant Organisation (Won)

• Most Promising Act (male) at the 2011 Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON) (Nominated)

• Best New Actor of the Year (English) at the 2014 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)

• Actor of the Year (Indigenous Films) at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Award (Nominated)

• Nollywood Personality of the Year at The 2018 Nigerian MSMEs & Achievers Awards (Won)

• Movie icon of the year at the 2018 South East Entertainment Award (Won)

• Best Lead Actor of the Year (English) at the 2019 Nigeria Achievers Awards (Nominated)

• Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the 2015 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)

• Best Actor Of The Year (English) at the 2018 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)

• Best Actor of the Year (Igbo) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)

• Best Igbo Film of the Year (Eze ndi Ala) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)

• Best Actor of the Year (English) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)


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