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Chris Okagbue Biography

Chris Okagbue born Okechukwu Christopher Ofala Okechukwu Okagbue is a Nigerian model, actor, movie producer, and reality television star. He was the winner of the Gulder Ultimate Search season 8 reality show. He is of the Igbo tribe and is the son of the former Obi of Onitsha.

Chris Okagbue Age

Chris was born on 23 June 1987, in Onitsha, Nigeria. He is 35 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday every 23 June every year.

Chris Okagbue Height and Weight

Chris stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches and he weighs 78 kilograms. He has black hair and brown eyes. His other body measurements are not available.

Chris Okagbue Parents, and Siblings

Okagbue is from Onitsha in Anambra state. Chris has a twin brother. He was born into the royal family of the former Obi of Onitsha, the late H.R.H. Obi Ofala Okechukwu Okagbue, and Ogechukwu Clara Okagbue, on 23 June 1987. He has an elder sister named Sandra Okagbue who is a former model and beauty queen, his twin brother is Christian, and three younger sisters, Jane, Christabel, and Bella.

Chris Okagbue Wife, and Children

Chris has managed to hide his personal life from the limelight and seems to be focusing more on his career. We will let you know when he gets into a relationship or when we discover helpful information about his love life.

Chris Okagbue Education

He has a degree in sociology from the University of Lagos.

Chris Okagbue Career

His first venture into show business was as a model in 2004 when he appeared in commercials for brands like Cadbury Plc, MTN, Nigerian Breweries, Coca-Cola, and Airtel at age 17. He moved into acting in 2007 when he was given a part after accompanying friends to an audition and decided to give it a try. He then appeared as Preye Pepple in the TV series The Station.

The series was directed by Achor Yusuf who also gave him his second acting role as Lucky Edeghor in the TV series The Maze. Okagbue took a break from acting for a while until he found a job he had taken a liking to, TV presenting.

He had a short spell with Koga Studios and at the time had covered the live red carpet of notable events such as the launch of Wizkid’s first album, Superstar, Yemi Sax’s Sax Appeal concert, and DJ Jimmy Jatt’s Jimmy’s Jumpoff concert. He returned to acting shortly after as Victor in the TV series Secrets and Scandals. His break came when he was given the role of Emil Haruna in the M-NET TV series Tinsel.

He made his first appearance in a cinema film with a small role in the movie A Wish, followed by the movie Playing Safe, both directed by Elvis Chuks. His biggest role is as the lead character in the critically acclaimed movie Lotanna. He played the role of Lotanna in the film which starred the Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese, Jide Kosoko, Bimbo Manuel, Victor Olaotan, and Liz Benson.

He made his debut on stage acting in a comedy play titled Election Fever which depicted the Nigerian government and its electoral system. The play was directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters and was sponsored by The Ford Foundation, British Council, and the Lagos Theatre Festival.

In 2012, Okagbue was made a brand ambassador for Passion Energy Drink, by Orange Drugs Limited. He appeared in both TV and print commercials for the brand. In 2018, Okagbue was announced as an official Festival Ambassador by the Nollywood Travel Film Festival for the 2018 edition of the festival.

Chris Okagbue Movies

  • Lotanma
  • Sham to Glam
  • The Washerman
  • Kada River
  • Sanitation Day
  • The Bling Lagosians
  • One Lagos Noght
  • About Time
  • In Pursuit of Pain

Chris Okagbue Award

Okagbue won season 8 of the reality show Gulder Ultimate Search in 2011. The show was held in the Kukuruku Hills in Egbetua quarters, Akoko-Edo of Edo State and was themed “The Contest of Champions”. The task was to find the second lost helmet of General Maximilian Of the initial 30 contenders, ten champions were picked to appear on the show. Okagbue emerged as the winner. His prizes as winner included seven million Nigerian nairas, an SUV, and a ₦500,000 wardrobe allowance for one year.

As a result of being voted one of the top three past winners of the show, he returned to the Gulder Ultimate Search season 9 themed “Gatekeepers’ Fortune” where he was charged with the special role of Gatekeeper.

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