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Alex Ekubo (Alex Ekubo Okwaraeke)


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Introducing one of Nollywood’s finest and most eligible bachelor Alex Ekubo.

Welcome to Logbaby’s Biography of Alex Ekubo Okwaraeke.


SUMMARY

Name: Alex Ekubo Okwaraeke 

Stage or Nickname: Alex Ekubo

Date of Birth: April 10th 1986

Relationship Status: Single

Occupation: Actor and model


INTRODUCTION

Alex Ekubo is a Nigerian Actor and Comedian and was the first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria Contest. He is known for his roles as a playboy in movies. 

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

He was born on the 10th of April 1986 in Port Harcourt and has lived in Kano but was raised in Lagos. He is a native of Arochukwu in Abia State. He attended the Federal Government College  Daura, Katsina State and alex also has a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic, studied Law and is currently doing a second degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Calabar.

Alex is the 2nd child of 4, he has an elder sister, younger sister and a younger brother.

ACTING BEGINS

His first experience in acting was in the  2000 movie (Sinners in the House) but his major break came with the his role in the movie Ladies Men. In an interview he speaks on how he landed the role “it was the last day of shoot for a movie I was working on, and coincidentally one of the marketers for “Ladies Men” came on the set and had observed me. He later got my number somehow and called me out of the blue a week later asking me to fly to Abuja (all expense paid) for a movie shoot. He caught me off guard cos I didn’t know anything about the script – neither did he tell me on the phone, however I always feel whenever an opportunity rises – whether big or small you have to take chances, so without hesitation I flew to Abuja (with no script in hand ahead of time for me to prepare) and went on straight on set.

I was given the script the night before the shoot and that was the only time I had to familiarise myself with the role. When I read for the role, I was kinda shocked cos I was not expecting that at all, and I asked the producer why he had confidence in me that I could pull such an intense role off and especially without much preparation. He said he just knew I could do it and so I should just give it my best shot. And so I did. I didn’t ask more questions I just tuned my mind to do the best that I can to impress and let God do the rest. My first scene was the love scene with my co star Halima Abubakar’s role in the bedroom – and also my first time meeting Halima – so you can imagine how challenging that must have been to be put on the spot like that. But I got in the zone – and I nailed it. I hate to be stereotyped or pigeon holed and always like different challenging roles and that was why I took this role in Ladies Men. I felt it was different”.

After Ladies men  he got an opportunity to be featured in a soap opera ‘Secrets and Scandals (season 3) and was later featured in TV and Billboard adverts for Chivita further expanding his brand.

HIS CAREER

Alex play roles in many TV series like Secrets & Scandals, Hope Bay, Tinsel, Happy Family, AY's Crib, Married to the Game.

He has played both lead and supporting roles in movies like Akan, Jump and pass, In the cupboard, Gbomo Gbomo express and Stolen lives.

He is not only an actor but also a model, he models for Nigerian Fashion Brands like Yomi Casual

AWARDS

Year Award Title
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Actor - In the cupboard
2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor - Weekend Getaway
2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor - Weekend Getaway
2014 Screen Nation Awards Favourite Male Emerging Screen Talent (African)
2015  Cross River State Movie Awards Outstanding Performance in Nollywood
2015  Peace Achievers Award.  Actor of the Year

 

SOME OF HIS MOVIES

Weekend Getaway The First Lady Akan
Keeping My Man Lagos Cougars In the Cupboard 
True Citizens Undercover Lover Dream Walker

CONTACTS

Twitter: @alexxekubo
Instagram: @alexxekubo

Article Credit: Kenechukwu Edeh

Updated 8 Months ago
 

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