FULL NAME: Francis Odega aka Gerrarra Here Mehn!!
NET WORTH : Estimated net worth of $1.6 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE: Born on 11th June 1970
OCCUPATION: Nollywood comic actor, television personality and a stand-up comedian
MARITAL STATUS: Married with kids
INSTAGRAM ACOUNT : francisodegaofficial
EDUCATION : Graduated from Ambrose Alli University
Francis Odega is a top Nigerian comic actor, television personality and a stand-up comedian who rose to stardom after using American slangs like gerrara here . Other Francis Odega slangs include yeah menh…shiit menh….fuςk menh . He become known all over the world after his Gerrarra Here Mehn!! Shiiii Mehn!! video clip went viral on social media . One of his notable movies is “House of Gold”, he starred as “John Bosco” in the block-buster movie. Francis Odega became a brand ambassador to the telecom giant Etisalat in 2015 after his funny video clip went viral .
Early Life And Background
The funny Nollywood star named Francis Odega, is a native of Aniocha in Delta State . He is mostly seen in Nigerian comedy movies , he is very creative, talented and funny. He was born on 11th June 1970 in Aniocha, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He completed both his primary and secondary school education in Delta State, Nigeria before proceeding to tertiary institution to obtain a degree . Francis graduated from Ambrose Alli University where he bagged a degree in Economics . Francis is one of the pioneering comedians of the popular “Night Of A Thousand Laughs” comedy show. In a recent chat with the hilarious man, he disclosed that acting has always been his passion from his childhood days. He is widely respected because he has the ability to translate whatever role is assigned to him.
Most people don’t know this, Francis was mentored by Late Sam Loco Efe who is one of the pioneers of comedy in Nollywood, though he is late. He launched his career in 1996 in a movie titled ‘Apama’ and he has since starred in over 200 movies including notable and unpopular firms.
Francis Odega has been in the Nigerian Movie Industry for donkey years , but he career got a boost after his Gerrarra Here Mehn!! Shiiii Mehn!! video clip went viral on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Undoubtedly, Francis has suddenly become one of the biggest social media sensations in recent times . After spending many years in Nollywood , Francis has finally started counting the gains of his lucrative career all thanks to his funny video clip and that person that shared the video online.
Francis Odega’s acting career officially kicked off far back in 1996 but he became known after Gerrarra Here Mehn!! Shiiii Mehn!! video clip started spreading like a deadly virus online. Funny enough, none of the past movies in Odega’s movie career since 1996 has brought him as more popularity as the video, perhaps this is God’s plan for his life all this time. The short video clip was so popular that it attracted some famous people from other countries, it got the attention of American rapper, 50 Cent who found it very funny enough to re-post on his Instagram page to his millions of fans. Tinie Tempah also stumbled on the video clip and he shared it on Instagram .
According to revelations, we found out that the funny video clip was shared by one of his old time friend. The video clip is from one of his old movie , in the firm, Francis stirred a little humour saying,“Gerrarra Hia Mehn Shiiiiiiiii” but never knew this little joke would take him to where he is today . Within the twinkle of an eye, this clip went viral on the net, Francis Odega has automatically turned a big celebrity . It gave him an official celebrity profile, recognition and he was signed by Nigeria giant Telecommunication network Etisalat Nigerian.
Looking closely at Nigerian Entertainment Industry today, Francis Odega is one of the most respected and bankable personality. He has won many awards and many nominations to his name. In 2013, Francis won “Best Actor” award alongside Hlomla Dandala in the “Best African Collaboration” category at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards.
- 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
Following the fame that the viral video clip got him, Francis signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications company Etisalat as its brand ambassador. He has done some couple of advert for the company .
Some of his awards include Most Prominent Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor at the Ghana Movie Academy Awards ,Best Outstanding Comedian in Nigeria at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 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 amongst others.
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