Nonso Diobi is a veteran Nollywood actor, producer, entrepreneur and television personality. 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 was born on 17th July 1976 in Enugu, Nigeria. He is a native of Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 46 years old.
He has starred in over 200 films. While studying Theatre Art at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, he made his debut on-screen appearance in a 2001 film titled Border Line followed by an outstanding performance in the movie titled “Hatred”. He went on to give a sterling performance in the movie ‘Across the bridge’ which gave him his major breakthrough and after which he became a house hold name across Nigeria and Africa in general.
Nonso Diobi is the founder and chairman of Goldentape media, a leading Film/TV production company in Nigeria. He is a UN peace ambassador as well as teachers without Borders ambassador. He has starred in over 200 films and still counting. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for more than two decades. He always plays the role of a lover boy and play boy in several Nollywood romantic movies.
Nonso Diobi is currently single and has never being married. He is one of the eligible bachelor’s in Nollywood. He has also managed to avoid media scandal because he has kept his personal life secret and away from the media and public view. Nonso Diobi grew up in Enugu in a family of five children comprising of two girls and three boys. He is the last born in the family.
Nonso Diobi joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally in 2001 and made his debut on-screen appearance in a film titled Border Line. The movie “Border Line” paves way for him and brought him to limelight. Nonso Diobi gained more popularity and became more famous after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Hatred” a film directed by Adim William. The movie earned him a nomination for Most Promising Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Nonso Diobi completed both his primary and secondary school education in Enugu and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school he began his own mini business at a very young age, marketing garments to his fellow students during his secondary school days. He started acting at the age of 15 years old, performing in drama in his local church in Enugu. He was the best actor in his church drama club at that time.
After completing his primary and secondary school education in Enugu, Nonso Diobi proceeded to University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. While still in the university he started attending movie audition and performing as a minor character in movies. His passion for acting was so great that he had to leave his lectures to the point of travelling all the way from Nsukka to Lagos for movie auditions.
Nonso Diobi has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies which include The Last 3 Digits, Overseas, Makers of Justice, Palace Slave, Across the Bridge, and many more.
In 2008, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2009, he won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy awards. In 2014, he won the Best Actor of the Year at the Golden Icons Movie Academy Awards.
Nonso Diobi has also been described as one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He currently has an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram account and Facebook page.
Nonso Diobi has been rumored to be a gay and has been linked to so many dating rumors which he publicly declined and refer to them as just rumour. He stated that he is not ready to get married and when the right time approach and he finds the chosen one then he will definitely get married. In 2014, Nonso Diobi built a mansion for his mother worth millions of naira. In 2015, he won the Best Actor in a Comedy at the 3rd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Aside featuring in Nollywood movies, Nonso Diobi has also acted in few Hollywood movies such as “Caught in the act” and “Palace Slave” which where both shot in the United States of America. He is currently single but hopes to get married and start a family very soon. He confessed that he doesn’t even have a girlfriend but hope to have a wife soon.
Nonso Diobi has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Most Accomplished Actor in Nigeria. He has often been regarded as one of the best actors of his generation and also one of Nigeria’s most prominent actors known for his romantic roles in movies. Nonso Diobi has also been regarded as one of the most handsome actors in Nigeria by several ranking media.
He has become irresistible among the female folks and for the fact that he is still single many single ladies are hunting after him and this has made him to become one of the eligible bachelors in Nollywood. Nonso Diobi has been described as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria. He is indeed an interesting character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.
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