One of the good things about actors emerging in the Nigerian entertainment industry in recent times is that these guys are no longer contented playing the traditional role of an actor. They have shown that their talent is far encompassing, thus taking up active roles in film production, master-compere, and even modeling, and Alexx Ekubo is not doing badly in that regard.
Alexx Ekubo has shown over the years that he isn’t just another handsome face, he is an award-winning actor and in 2010, he joined the Mr. Nigeria contest, where he emerged as 1st runner up. Ekubo has also served as a compere on various occasions, as well as working as a producer.
Summary of Alexx Ekubo’s Profile
- Full Name: Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke
- Nickname: Johnny
- Birth Date: April 10, 1986
- Age: 51 Years Old
- Birth Place: Rivers State
- State Of Origin: Abia State
- Profession: Actor and Model
- Film Debut: Sinners in the House (2005)
- Net Worth: $1.2 million
Alexx Ekubo’s Is A Native Of Abia State, Nigeria
Alexx grew up in a close-knit family. He is the second of his parents” 4 children and has 2 sisters and a brother. His mother – Jane Ekubo Ekubo-Okwaraeke is a fashion designer/businesswoman, and his father- Mazi Alex Ekubo Snr, is a petroleum marketer. On several occasions, he has gushed about his family on social media, acknowledging that they are the most important people in his life.
Although most people assume Alexx Ekubo is from Port Harcourt because he was born there and has lived there throughout his formative years, he is actually a native of Arochukwu in Abia State, Nigeria. The actor is one Nigerian who has had the opportunity to live in different parts of the country. His father’s job saw them traveling to various Nigerian cities, which is how Alexx came to be fluent in speaking Hausa and Igbo language.
As a child, he attended K.Kotun nursery & primary school, Lagos before proceeding to the Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State. Alexx then went to the University of Calabar, where he graduated with an L.L.B Law in 2008.
The Nollywood Actor Is Worth More Than A Million Dollars
From his career as a model and actor to becoming a compere and producer, Alexx has definitely done well for himself in terms of getting the money bag. His net worth has been estimated to be around $1.2 million. Even though this figure is yet to be confirmed, Alexx is undoubtedly one of the richest actors in Nollywood. Here is a look at how his endeavors made him a millionaire:
He Made a Large Chunk of His Wealth Through His Acting Career
Having a mum who was a fashion designer eventually influenced Ekubo’s career path, which led him into the entertainment industry. It is reported that his foray into acting was in 2005; at the time, he was still an undergraduate. He played a minor role in Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s film, Sinners in the House, and even though he did pretty well in the film, he didn’t get his major role until several years later in the movie titled, Ladies Men.
Since then, he has gone ahead to feature in more than 80 Nollywood movies, which have made him one of the popular faces on TV. Some of the notable Nollywood movies and television series which have contributed to establishing Alexx Ekubo as an actor include Secrets & Scandals, Happy Family, Tinsel, AY’s Crib, Married to the Game, Weekend Getaway, True Citizens, In the Cupboard (2012), Bling Lagosians, Your Excellency, and 72 hours(2019), just to mention a few.
Alexx Ekubo’s Modeling Career Is Equally A Successful As His Acting Career
Even though Alex has come to be known as an actor, he started his career in the modeling industry. After coming out as the first runner-up in the 2010 Mr. Nigeria contest, the platform allowed him to reach a far wider audience, which then helped to enhance his career. He is usually seen representing various fashion brands and doing what he knows best on the runway. This has been both fulfilling and adventurous as it takes a highly skilled person to adequately balance two demanding careers like acting and modeling.
In addition to the aforementioned, Ekubo is an eloquent speaker who has served as the Master of Ceremony at numerous events. He is also notable as a motivational speaker and producer. More so, he has gone out of his way to explore other areas, which includes being featured in the very popular Yemi Alade Song “Johnny” as “Johnny.” The music video, which has amassed over a hundred million views on YouTube, thereby making it one of the most-watched music videos out of Africa.
The Actor Is A Representative Of Numerous Brands
Alexx Ekubo’s prowess in the entertainment industry has attracted a lot of attention to him, which has landed him lots of endorsement deals. The topmost of this was when he was made an Aro Ambassador back in 2017. He took to his Facebook page to make this announcement and clear the notion about his heritage, stating that he was from Ujari Village, Arochukwu Kingdom, Abia State, Nigeria.
Over the years, the actor has gone on to endorse lots of products and services on his social media pages (casually and professionally) that it is difficult to decipher the ones he actually gets paid to do. However, from his page on Instagram, it has been gleaned that he is an ambassador for L’AVYANNA Skin Care, Yomi Casuals, and Khali Kulture, among several others.
The actor made his wealth through:
- Endorsements and other business endeavors
Alexx Ekubo Has Received A Handful of Awards
For someone so handsome and hardworking, Alexx has proven over time that he can definitely hold his own. In 2012, he won the award for Most Promising Actor in Nigeria, which was given to him by the Best of Nollywood Awards. The next year, he would go on to win the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards. That same year, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
The year 2014 was also a victorious year for the uprising star as he won the award for Favorite Male Emerging Screen Talent (African) at the Screen Nation Awards. In 2020, Alexx was conferred with a chieftaincy title. His title is ‘Ikuku Of Amumara Town, Mbaise, and he was coronated by Eze Umara 3 of Amumara Town, Mbaise kingdom, Imo State.