Columbus Irosanga is a famous Nollywood actor and a television personality. He is popularly known for playing the role of a powerful chief priest “Igbudu” in the 2003 Nollywood blockbuster movie “Issakkaba”. He was born and bred in River State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Columbus Irosanga is currently married with lovely kids.
He is very 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.
Columbus Irosanga is originally from Okirika, a small town in Rivers State in the south southern 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.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Columbus Irosanga proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. After which he obtained his Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts in the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Columbus Irosanga started his acting career in the early 80s when he featured in various Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) soap operas with other top actors such as Comish Ekiye in Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and also took part in several drama and stage play at the Rivers State Council for Arts and Culture. He is one of the showbiz personalities to contend with in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in the late 1990s and rose fame in 2003 after playing the role of Igbudu, a power chief priest in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Issakkaba” where he acted alongside with Sam Dede, Chinwe Ntaluagu, John Okafor, Fabian Adibe and a host of other top Nollywood celebrities.
He is currently one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actors in Nigeria. 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.
Columbus Irosanga has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Issakkaba, 7 Kilometre, Wickedness Uncovered, Elders at War, Royal Reward, Raped to Death, Ojadike, War of Evil, etc.
He acts mostly as a chief priest, traditional ruler, title chief, elder, father, uncle, father in-law and always play the role of a tyranny in several Nollywood movies alongside with Ini Edo, Tonto Dikeh, Sam Dede, Desmond Elliot, Nonso Diobi, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade, Stephanie Okereke, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah and a host of other top Nollywood celebrities.
Columbus Irosanga in the cause of his career as an actor has been nominated for several awards and has won few awards which include Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in Drama at the City People Entertainment Awards, Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Columbus Irosanga is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $400,000.
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