Francis Odega is a famous Nollywood comic actor, television personality and a stand-up comedian. He is known for the use of American slangs like gerrar here….yeah menh…shiit menh….fuck u menh…. He is very creative, talented and funny. He act mostly in comedy movies where he exhibits his hilarious character and American slangs. He was born on 11th June 1970 in Aniocha, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 47 years old.
He became very popular when a hilarious video of him went viral and circulated on the internet. The comic video brought him to limelight as he secured endorsement deals and recognition from foreign celebrities. One of his foreign celebrity friends is United States of America popular Hip-pop rapper, 50 Cent who reportedly followed him on Instagram and shared his comic video.
Francis Odega is a native of Aniocha in Delta State, Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education. After completing his secondary school education in Delta State, Francis Odega proceeded to Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma in Edo State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
He is one of the pioneers of the popular comedy show “Night of a Thousand Laugh” by Opa Williams. Francis Odega started his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian alongside with Okey Bakassi, I Go Dye and Basketmouth.
He later moved on to acting by joining the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1996 and acted in his first movie “Apama” alongside with Charles Awurum and sam Loco Efe. The movie made him a household name in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and brought him to limelight.
In 2013, Francis Odega won the award for Best Actor and Best African Collaboration at the 2013 Ghana Movies Awards. He became highly famous after a scene from the movies “Back From South Africa” hit the internet with notable people like 50 Cent and Tinie Tempah sharing the video clip of the scene on Instagram. The scene captures him comically speaking in an American accent and slangs like gerrar here….yeah menh…shiit menh….fuck u menh….
Francis Odega has acted in over 150 Nollywood movies which include Back From South Africa, House of Gold, Baby Police, How Far, Romeo Without Juliet, Money For Hand, Osuofia in London, My Last Wedding, Campus Cult, etc.
Francis Odega has won several awards which include Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa movie Academy Awards. Best Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Collaboration at the Ghana Movie Awards, Most Prominent Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor at the Ghana Movie Academy Awards and Best Outstanding Comedian in Nigeria at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In 2006, Francis Odega got married to Chibuzor Ogega, a lady he met at one of his comedy shows and the couple is blessed with beautiful kids. In 2015, Francis Odega signed an endorsement deal with telecommunication network Etisalet worth millions of naira and automatically became an Etisalet brand ambassador.
Francis Odega is currently one of the richest and most influential comic actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.6 million.
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