10 Real Facts About Jerry Amilo You Probably Didn’t Know

Jerry Amilo is one of the pioneer of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He joined the movie industry since 1993 and has been in the industry for over two decades. So therefore, in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Jerry Amilo that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Jerry Amilo is a famous Nollywood actor, director, producer, entrepreneur and a television personality. He always features in action thriller movies. He has been regarded as one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria, one of the best performing actors in Nigeria, one of the most influential actors in Nigeria and also one of the most talented actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing criminal, villain and hit man role in movies. His is therefore regarded as one of the most rugged actors in Nigeria.

  2. He always play the role of a terrorist, criminal, arm robber, warrior, presidential agent, assassin, wicked uncle and a leader of a campus confraternity in several Nollywood action thriller movies. He has been in the industry for over 2 decades and regarded as one of the pioneer of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. He has also contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world.

  3. He was born on 21st July, 1970 in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 49 years old. He is the last born in the family. He was formerly the manager of Christy Essien before moving to Nollywood. He is originally from Enugu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He grew up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, where he completed his basic educations. He has been regarded as one of the most rugged actor in Nollywood. He is known for playing criminal, villain, arm rubber, cultist and hit man roles in several Nollywood action thriller movies. He is currently married with a lovely kids.

  4. Jerry Amilo completed both his primary and secondary school education in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, he joined different dramatic clubs and started performing on stage play. He was an active member of his school dramatic club and joined the dramatic club in performing on several occasions, ceremony and events. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Jerry Amilo proceeded to University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  5. After completing his tertiary education, Jerry Amilo joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1993 and played the criminal role of Anini in the movie titled “Bruno and the Law” the movie gave him a major break and made him a household name in the early stage of Nollywood. The movie was about a criminal named “Anini” who terrorized the old Bendel State in Nigeria which is currently known as Edo State. His role in the movie earned him an award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  6. Jerry Amilo rose to prominence after featuring in the Nollywood blockbuster action thriller movie “Labista” where he played the role of a wicked uncle to Labista. His role in the movie “Labista” earned him a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Jerry Amilo in his early stage in Nollywood as an actor survived a fatal accident which almost took his life in his early stage in Nollywood as a professional actor. He was among the first people that started Nollywood and therefore regarded as one of the pioneer of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. While traveling to Lagos from Enugu for Reels Award he had a fatal accident that kept him in the hospital and off the screen for two solid years.

  7. According to him, he was traveling to Lagos from Enugu with his lawyer for Reels Award, unfortunately his car front tire got damaged and his car somersaulted many times. His lawyer died instantly but he survived the fatal accident. According to him he was in coma for three days but people thought he was dead and rushed him alongside with his lawyer to the mortuary. It was three days later that it was confirmed that he was still alive by mortuary attendants and professional doctors, but his lawyer is already dead.

  8. Jerry Amilo stayed in the hospital for two years until he fully regained and his wounds were healed before he made a come-back to Nollywood in early 2000 and starred in many action thriller movies. In 2001, Jerry Amilo became a global venture after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Desperadoes” a movie that won him the award for Best Actor in Action Films at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Jerry Amilo has also been hailed by fans and movie lovers as a Nollywood living legend. His movies are always in high demands.

  9. Jerry Amilo in the cause of his career as an actor has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Labista, Desperadoes, Mafians, King of the Town, Across the Border, Across the Bridge, Boys from Malaysia, Across the Desert, Across the Niger, and many more. He features mostly in action thriller movies. Jerry Amilo has won so many awards throughout his career as an actor. He has won Best Actor in Nigeria, Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria, Best Supporting Actor in Nigeria and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria. He has also been declared as a Nollywood legend for his contribution in the growth of Nollywood.

  10. Jerry Amilo currently has an estimated net worth of over $1.2 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with over half a million followers on his official Instagram account. In 2011, he 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 award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economy growth and development of the country through entertainment. Jerry Amilo is regarded as one of the most sought after actors in Nigeria. He is indeed a character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.

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