10 Real Facts About Bob Manuel Udokwu You Probably Didn’t Know

Bob Manuel Udokwu is one of the most popular actors in Nigeria. He is very talented and also an interesting character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. So therefore, in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Bob Manuel Udokwu that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Bob Manuel Udokwu is a veteran Nollywood actor, director, producer, politician, entrepreneur and a television personality. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. He acts mostly in epic movie, contemporary movie, glamour movie, cinematic movies and always plays the role of a good husband, good boyfriend, royal prince and lovely father in several Nollywood movies. He is currently married with lovely children.

  2. Bob Manuel Udokwu was born on 18th April, 1970 in Enugu coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 49 years old. He is originally from Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is from the same town with literary legend Chinua Achebe. He is currently married to Cassandra and the couples are currently blessed with two lovely kids.

  3. Bob Manuel Udokwu completed his primary education at St. Peters Primary School and Hill Side Primary School in Enugu coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, Bob Manuel Udokwu proceeded to Oraukwu Grammar School in Enugu coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. During his secondary school days, Bob Manuel Udokwu was actively involved in school drama, theatre and performing arts. He was an active member of his Dramatic Club and acted in several stage plays.

  4. After his primary and secondary school education, Bob Manuel Udokwu got admission into the prestigious University of Port Harcourt in River State in the south southern part of Nigeria to study Theatre Arts. He is considered as one of Nigerian most talented and prolific actor. Bob Manuel Udokwu is also regarded as one of the richest actors in Nigeria and also one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing the role of a gentleman in several Nollywood movies. And because of his handsome looks he is referred to as every lady’s crush.

  5. In 1990 Bob Manuel Udokwu graduated from the University of Port Harcourt in River State in the south southern part of Nigeria with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts. While still in the University of Port Harcourt, he was the National President of the Nigerian University Theatre Arts Association in 1989 and the coordinator of NYSC drama club during his service year in Oyo State, Nigeria in 1991. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Bob Manuel Udokwu proceeded to University of Lagos in the south western part of Nigeria and graduated with a Masters Degree in International Relation.

  6. In 1992 Bob Manuel Udokwu joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and acted in his first movie titled “Living in Bondage” a movie that made Nollywood a household name. His role in the movie “Living in Bondage” brought him to limelight and made him a global figure. In 1995, Bob Manuel Udokwu acted in his second movie, a romantic thriller movie titled “When the Sun Set”. The movie earned him an award for Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  7. Bob Manuel Udokwu has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Living in Bondage, The Key for Happiness, Black Maria, Heaven After Hell, A Time to Love, Cover Up, Endless Tears, Naked Sin, My Time, Evil Genius, Blood Brothers, Risky Affair, One Dollar, Apology, Beyond the Alter, When the Sun Set and many more. In 2004, his role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Checkmate” won him the award for Best Actor in Nigeria and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the THEMA Awards and REEL Awards.

  8. Bob Manuel Udokwu is currently the host of the Gulder Ultimate Reality Show. In 2013, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Nollywood Movies Awards for his role in Adesuwa. In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards as Best Male Actor in Nigeria and Best Lead Actor in Nigeria. He is considered as one of the best box office grossing actor. Bob Manuel Udokwu is also considered as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actors in Nigeria.

  9. Bob Manuel Udokwu in the cause of his acting career has won several movie awards and recognitions in the entertainment industry. Some of the awards he has won include Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Nollywood Movies Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria and at the THEMA Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the REEL Awards. Bob Manuel Udokwu is indeed a character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.

  10. Bob Manuel Udokwu currently has an estimated net worth of over $3.5 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram account. In 2011, Bob Manuel Udokwu was honored by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) which happens to be the highest honor and an award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.

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