Emma Ehumadu is one of the most prominent actors in Nigeria. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. He acts mostly in action thriller movies. Emma Ehumadu is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, director, 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.
He always play the role of a criminal, arm robber, warrior, palace guard, presidential agent, assassin, terrorist 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 and contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world.
He grew up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, where he completed his basic educations. He is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He has been regarded as one of the most rugged actor in Nollywood. He is known for playing criminal, villain and hit man roles in several Nollywood action thriller movies. He is popularly known for playing the role of Labista in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Labista”. He is also famously known as Totolos. He is currently married with a lovely kid.
Emma Ehumadu 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 club in performing on several occasions, ceremony and events. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Emma Ehumadu proceeded to Lagos State University (LASU) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.
Emma Ehumadu rose to fame after featuring in the Nollywood blockbuster action thriller movie “Labista” where he played the role of a hit man and criminal who is indestructible. The movie “Labista” won him an award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. On 3rd March 2012, Emma Ehumadu got married to his European based girlfriend Amaka Linsy Ikemefuna fondly called Dunno by close friends. The marriage took place in Obosi, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The marriage was attended by Nollywood celebrities and other top dignitaries in the entertainment industry. The marriage is currently blessed with a beautiful kid.
He is popularly known worldwide as Labista or Totolos because of his role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Labista”. While still in primary and secondary school, he was actively involved in school drama, stage play and performing art. He joined his school dramatic club and acted on stage in several occasions, ceremony and events. After his graduation from the university, Emma Ehumadu joined the Nigerian movie Industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2000 and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies.
Emma Ehumadu in the cause of his acting career as an actor has won several awards and recognitions. Some of the awards he has won include Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards. He has been described by many as Nollywood living legend. His movies are in high demand. Emma Ehumadu aside from acting is also a producer and a movie director. He has produced quite a number of films and also features as the lead character in most of his movies.
On 12th March 2014, Emma Ehumadu nearly lost his life in a car accident while filming an armed robbery scene in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria in which Jim Iyke was the driver and Zubby Michael was in the vehicle too. Luckily for him, he survived the accident but only sustain minor injuries. Emma Ehumadu has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Labista, Gangster Paradise, Four Sisters, Official Fracas, Erico, My Sweet Sister, GI2, The Cat, The Mafia, The Assassinator, Beach 24, Men in Action, and many more. He acts mostly in action thriller movies alongside with Jerry Amilo, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Zubby Michael, Sylvester Madu, Jim Iyke, Hanks Anuku, Ernest Asuzu and Alaso Wariboko.
Emma Ehumadu currently has an estimated net worth of over $800,000, making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with up to a million followers on his official Instagram account. In 2012, Emma Ehumadu won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2011, he was honored by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) been the highest honor and award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economy growth of the country through entertainment. Emma Ehumadu is indeed a character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.
Emma Ehumadu always plays the role of a bad guy in several Nollywood movies and has a good command of English and a good accent. Emma Ehumadu 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 very well in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. Due to his tough look and physical appearance, movie directors and producers choose to give him tough roles and characters in movies. Emma Ehumadu has also been regarded as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria because he has created a niche for himself in the entertainment industry.
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