BIRTH NAME : Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu
STAGE NAME : Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
NET WORTH : $
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born July 14, 1982 (age 35)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Benin City, Edo State
STATE OF ORIGIN : Anambra state
OCCUPATION : Nigerian lawyer and media personality
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Married to HR manager, Cynthia Obianodo
CHILDREN : They welcomed their first daughter on the 8th of November 2016
EDUCATION : University of Abuja and American University
INSTAGRAM : @ebuka
TWITTER : @Ebuka
Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu whose stage name is Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality. He was born on July 14 1982 in Benin City, Edo state originally hails from Okija in Anambra state. The handsome jovial man became known after he started hosting reality show Big Brother Naija, co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television and the long running Rubbin’ Minds talk show.
He is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated celebrity and he is also well known for his stylish life-style stealing shows as a result of his out fits. He has bagged numerous awards and won the award for Outstanding TV Presenter of the Year at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards for his exceptional display of talent on Rubbin’ Minds.
The happy man is always in the news for several reasons, not long ago he was rumored to be a gáy but his wife has strongly debunked the claim. Continue reading after the cut.
Early Life Background
Ebuka whose initial name in full is Chukwuebuka was born Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu on July 14, 1982 in Benin City, Edo State to a banker father and a mum who is a nurse. The media personality is the third child in a family of four children with an elder sister as well as one older and younger brother. He is a lawyer turned media personality as a result of twist of fate which is not something new in the entertainment industry.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu had his nursery and primary school education in the mid-western Nigerian city of Benin, and successfully passed his Common Entrance Examination into secondary school from Primary Four owing to the fact that is brilliant. After completing his basic education in the ancent city of Benin, he relocated to the capital city of Abuja alongside his family.
Getting to Abuja, he got admission into t Christ The King College Abuja for his high school education and finally graduated in 1997. After obtaining his Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate, he proceeded to the University of Abuja, and graduated in year 2004. After obtaining a degree from University of Abuja, he didn’t stop his education there — he also proceeded to the Nigerian Law School Bwari, Abuja finishing in 2005 and then returned to school after a five year working gap, and graduated from the prestigious Washington College of Law of the American University Washington DC in December 2010 . He bagged a degree of Master of Laws specializations in Intellectual Property as well as Communications law from the Law and Government program.
This man is one of the most enviable Nigerian celebrities , he is ladies choice take a good look at his educational certificates. There is no doubt about this, he is one of the most educated celebrities from this continent not just restricted to Nigeria alone.
Career (Big Brother and Rubbin Minds & EbonyLife TV)
Ebuka is one of the most versatile Nigerian celebrities who has gathered a lot of experience in many areas, from Big Brother to Rubbin Minds & EbonyLife TV and beyond. His journey to fame started in 2006 when he participated in the popular reality show Big Brother Nigeria. He finished the show in eighth position.
As one of the most visibly successful BBN 2006 cast members, he was picked as the host of the second season of Big Brother Naija and the third season which just concluded recently. After the reality show in 2006, he become one of the most famous person in Nigeria and got couple of endorsement deals with a major telecommunications brand including host of Friend or Foe, the GLO Show and Guinness’ Greatness TV.
The fashion lover also landed a weekly column called Contrast with a Nigerian national daily newspaper, Thisday and he has written for other publications including What’s New & Ace Magazines. He is also a contributor to several online publications like YNaija FrontPage on the youth oriented YNaija, Breaking Times, StyleVitae a fashion and style portal and general lifestyle inclined 360Nobs.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was announced by the producers of Rubbin’ Minds, as the new host of the popular TV talk-show which is targeted at young Nigerians . He expressed gratitude after joining the A-team at Rubbin’ Minds , he was really concerned about the show because it is the show that young people are talking and thinking about all the time.
Ebuka has gone on to interview some of the biggest names in the Nigerian youth circuit including Banky W, Gbenga Sesan, Seun Kuti, Japheth J. Omojuwa , Chika Unigwe, Oluchi Onweagba and top pop Nigerian musician Davido Adeleke . Ebuka became one of the co-hosts of The Spot in 2013 , a top show that integrate reality TV with talk show and sitcom showing on EbonyLife TV on DSTV channel 165 also featuring Lamide Akintobi and Zainab Balogun.
He also a co-host on the brand new chat show Naija Politics alongside Arit Okpo. In this show, experts and panelists discuss diverse issues as they affect politics in Nigeria and it is airs every week across Africa on EbonyLifeTV.
He is also the host of Men’s Corner, Nigeria’s first all male TV talk show. Ebuka is also labelled among the richest celebrities in Nigeria .
Awards And Recognition
- Ebuka was nominated in the On-Air Personality category of The Future Awards for 2007 and 2008 consecutively.
- He also received a nomination for Outstanding TV Presenter of the Year (Male) at the Nigerian Broadcaster’s Merit Awards in 2013, 2014 and later won the 2015 edition of the award.
- Ebuka was honored by the Federal Government as one of the Best 100 Young Nigerians in one of the events to mark Nigeria’s 100th anniversary as a union.
- Ebuka was also handpicked as a Global Shaper – an exclusive group of young emerging leaders across the world – with the World Economic Forum.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is married to HR manager, Cynthia Obianodo. They got engaged on April 15, 2015 and officially tied the knot on February 6, 2016 in Abuja. The union is already blessed a bouncing baby girl . They welcomed their bundle of joy on the 8th of November 2016.