FULL NAME : Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke
STAGE NAME : Alexx Ekubo ‘ Alex Ekubo
NET WORTH : $1 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on the 10 April 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: Born in Port Harcourt, Lived in Kano and Raised in Lagos
OCCUPATION : Nigerian actor and model.
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Dating Fancy Acholonu
EDUCATION : He attended the Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State. Studied Law at the University of Calabar . Got a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic. Bagged Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar.
Today we are going to be introducing you to a Nigerian actor and model named Alexx Ekubo , if you don’t know anything or much about the handsome man then this is your opportunity to know everything about him . This celebrity biography of Nollywood actor and model Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke who is widely recognised as Alexx Ekubo will oblige you with the lesser known facts about him. Continue reading Alexx Ekubo biography and profile after the jump.
Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke whose Nollywood stage name is Alexx Ekubo is a Nigerian actor and model. The good looking man who is from Nigeria is one of the most popular Nollywood actors today , he has starred in over 100 Nigerian movies and has won several awards as well. Alexx Ekubo was first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest. Some of the awards he has won inlcude Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway, Best Supporting Actor award at Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards in the movie Weekend Getaway and many others.
Early Life And Background And Education
Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke who is well known by his stage name Alexx Ekubo or Alex Ekubo was born on the 10 April 1986 in Port Harcourt and he is a native of Arochukwu, Abia State. He had his primary and secondary school education in Abia State/Katsina State and finally obtained his senior secondary school leaving certificate SSCE at Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State. After completing his secondary school education, the young man proceeded to study Law at the University of Calabar, bagged a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic . Last time we checked in year 2015, Alexx was in the University of Calabar where he is reading so hard to obtain a degree in Theatre Arts.
It is very obvious that alexx is in love with education, despite his busy schedules and his movement from one movie location to another , the actor still find time to study in the University. We are very sure that the talented actor is on his way to being one of the most educated Nigerian actor perhaps Nigerian celebrity.
In a recent interview this is what he revealed about his background;
I will describe myself as a level headed guy who is very family oriented, Pro Nigerian, Loves Jesus, likes to hang out with my family and friends etc
We all know you are Nigerian, but tell me a lil about yourself, What is your background, where you born and what state are you from?
Alexx Ekubo: I am from Abia state (Arochukwu), Born in Port Harcourt, Lived in Kano and Raised in Lagos. My dad’s job took us around quite a bit. I am the 2nd born of four. I have an older sister, a younger sister and a younger brother. I attended Federal Government College of Daura in Katsina State, gained a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic and studied Law at University of Calabar.
When you were a child do you remember taking part of any school plays?
Alexx Ekubo Yes, growing up, almost every kid in my neighborhood and/or church took part or participated in either school or church drama and play –so to me that was a normal activity. And in university my friend and I use to plan events for entertainment/award show and stuff. We use to get a lot of great compliments for our well organised & successful events, as well as my hosting skills. So that’s when the whole entertainment thing sparked a light in me somewhat.
Alexx Ekubo was officially introduced to acting in a minor role in Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s “Sinners in the House” (2005); he got his major role in “Ladies Men” after many years into his acting career. As a model, he won second place in the 2010 Mr. Nigeria contest. He eventually rose to stardom after starring in the movie Ladies Men. Alexx is a real life choice of many ladies and he has starred in several award winning movies and bagged for himself the award of which i have mentioned above.
Describe your first experience in ever acting? Do you remember?
Alexx Ekubo: Well, when I was younger I got an opportunity to play as an extra in a movie titled “Sinners In the House” by Lancelot Imaseun, who was (and still is a close family friend) and neighbour – so that was my first experience in movie. The experience was awesome and I learnt a lot. I later on got an opportunity to be featured in soap opera called Secrets & Scandals (Season 3) and was also was featured in TV promo ad and Billboard adverts for Chivita. I still currently have a role in Africa’s most popular TV Soap Opera Series by M-NET called “Tinsel”, where I play bartender by name of “Edet”. All these exposures have been great experience to being in front of a camera.
How do prepare for roles such as what you did for Ladies Men?
Alexx Ekubo: I always try and get in the zone. Acting is all in the mind and tuning your mind to the role at hand at that very moment. I am also a very emotional & passionate person. I love hard, play hard, and I work hard. I believe in never cutting corners. I always go in neck deep in my acting – and just act to the best of my ability leaving no stone unturned. Also I always pay very good attention to the director who is directing me.
According to what we gathered about Alexx Ekubo and his woman, Alexx and his American model girlfriend Fancy Acholonu were in Paris last year 2017 to celebrate her birthday . As a result of the photos that circulated on the internet, there was reasons to believe that it wasn’t just about birthday as people suspected that they secretly get married also.
It is very possible that Alexx Ekubo got married secretly to Fancy but we are not sure of anything at this time. Hopefully, we will bring your more juicy facts about Alexx Ekubo and his American model girlfriend.
Here are some selected movies of Alexx Ekubo
- A Man For The Weekend 2017 with Syndy Emade
- In the Cupboard
- True Citizens
- Undercover Lover
- Dream Walker
- Weekend Getaway
- Gold Diggin (with Yvonne Nelson & Rukky Sanda)
- Aina (2011)
- Keeping my Man
- Lagos Cougars
- All that Glitters
- Ifedolapo (2014)
- Single, Married and Complicated (2014)
- Champagne (2014)
- Death Toll (2015)
- Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
- Diary of a Lagos Girl
- The Other Side of the Coin (2016)
Awards and Nominations
- Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Actor In The Cupboard Won
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Weekend Getaway Won
- Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
- Screen Nation Awards Favourite Male Emerging Screen Talent (African)