Onny Michael is one of the prolific actors in Nigeria. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. He always features mostly as a Royal Prince in traditional epic movies. So therefore, in this article I will be sharing with you 8 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Onny Michael that you probably didn’t know.
- Onuchukwu Michael Okpokwu popularly known as Onny Michael is a famous Nollywood actor, model, script writer, filmmaker, dancer and a television personality. He is popularly known for playing action and romantic roles in movies. He always plays the role of a royal prince, palace guard, caring husband, romantic boyfriend and a Casanova in several Nollywood movies. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his role very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. He is popularly known for featuring in romantic movies, epic, comic and action thriller movies.
Onny Michael was born and raised in the coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He was born into a family of six children. He is known for his dedication and enthusiasm towards acting. He started acting right from a very tender age during his secondary school days in Enugu. 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 handsome actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing the role of a royal prince, palace guard, and royal servant in several Nollywood epic movies.
Onny Michael is originally from Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, he was actively involved in school drama club, theatre and performing act. He has also participated in several dramatic performance and stage play in his local church back then in Enugu as he was growing up. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Onny Michael proceeded to University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine and Applied Arts.
Onny Michael joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in the early 90s and rose to prominence after featuring in several Nollywood blockbuster movies. He started with minor roles in movie to supporting roles in movies. Right now Onny Michael is featuring as a lead character in movies. Onny Michael has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Tripe, Nurse Obollo Afor, How to Dance Achikolo, All For Love, You Are My Heart Don’t Live Me, Two Hearts, Lies Are Sweeter in Love, Prayer is the Master Key, The Sisterhood of the Blackbra, and many more. He stares mostly in romantic and traditional epic movies.
Onny Michael is very tall and stands at 6.5ft. He is dark in complexion and is very handsome. He has been described as one of the tallest actor in Nollywood. He is currently married and the marriage is blessed with a beautiful daughter. He acts mostly in action thriller movies, glamour movies, traditional epic movies, comedy movies, tragedy and romantic movies alongside with several Nollywood celebrities like Chioma Chukwuka Akpota, ken Erics, Ini Edo, Queen Nwokoye, Zubby Michael, Funke Akindele, Rachael Okonkwo, Yul Edochie, Mercy Johnson, amongst others. Apart from acting, Onny Michael is also an artist, a dancer and a model.
Onny Michael in the cause of his career as an actor has been nominated for few awards which include Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Leading at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Most Promising Act to Watch at the Best of Nollywood Awards and Best New Indigenous Actor (Igbo) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Onny Michael has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for almost 20 years and has been regarded as one of the most handsome actor, best performing actor and one of the best paid actors in Nigeria. He earns a minimum of #250,000 per movie and stars in more than four movies per month. He has also contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world.
Onny Michael currently has an estimated net worth of over $500,000 making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with over 500,000 followers on his official Instagram account. Onny Michael is indeed one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria and a great character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.
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