Mike Ezuruonye is a Nigerian actor. He hails from Uzoakoli in Abia State Nigeria. He was born in Lagos on September 20, 1982. Mike is the eldest of 4 children.
Early Life And Educational Background
He attended the Federal Government College, Taraba and Archbishop Aggey Memorial school, Lagos. He later went to have a degree in Accounting from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa. He worked as a banker before becoming a full time Nollywood actor and he has featured in several Nollywood movies.
His life history revealed that Mike had shown interest in acting right from his elementary school days. He was said to have passion in writing scripts and working behind the camera. He knew he was good and worked on his skills and his passion for the profession which later brought him to fame in the Nollywood industry.
Though Mike was coming from Accounting profession which was a complete different discipline, he had the inspiration and motivation to go into the movie industry through his good friend, a movie producer and director, Jetta Amata.
Mike later narrated how he was spotted by Ruke Amata of the Amata family one day he was buying fuel at the gas station in Lagos and this happy coincidence galvanized him on tracks to pursue his most cherished and wanted dream of becoming an actor.
From then, a producer named Dickson Iroegbu brought Mike first movie, “Break in“Broken marriage” to limelight.
CAREER AND LIFE
Mike’s sudden rise to fame in the movie industry was very fast and rapid, since he started his acting career in 2003. He has featured in a countless movies including: Endless passion, Critical decision, Unforeseen, Occultic Kingdom, and Beyond Reason and many others. He is today one of the most popular leading men in the industry.
The movie – “Critical Decision” was one of his bestselling in Nollywood which did not only bring him much fortune, but brought out his talents as most sought out in leading roles, home and abroad. In addition, Mike is known to be popular in playing princely roles in most Nollywood movies.
This young gifted and talented actor always show appreciation to those who stood behind him before and even now such men as Acquillas, Emem Isong, Gabriel Moses and Dickson iroegbu and many others.
Mike is also ever grateful to the fans home and abroad who
recognized and supported him and made him the fastest shining star in Nollywood. He would not have been what he is today without them.
He pledged to stay worthy of their following by remaining the hardest working leading man around, he concluded.
He equally appreciated his loving mother for standing by him all the way.
The popular actor has gained himself a lot of fame and credits in the entertainment industry. He has featured in many of the Nollywood movies making him a Star in the movie industry. A few of his movies listed below are:
Ropes of Fate (2010)
Keep Me Alive (2008)
The Duplex (2015)
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
Mike has won different awards, nominations and made ambassador to different brands as well as entered into many huge endorsement deals.
- Nollywood Movie Awards Best Lead Male—Mike Ezuruonye
- 2014 Yoruba Movie Awards 2014 Best Crossover Act – Mike Ezeronye
- Best Lead Role at the African Movie Academy
Awards in 2008 and 2009 and others.
Mike signed a Multi-million Naira endorsement deal with Telecom Giant GLO in 2010 and the contract has received several renewals.
The actor also signed another huge endorsement deal with Telecom giant Airtel in 2014 and the deal is said to be worth Millions of Naira.
Mike is married to Keke Nkechi Nnorom was one of the classiest in the history of Nollywood. The couple was said to have met during the shooting of a movie in Abuja and the
wedding took place on the 13th of November 2010.
Nkechi, Mike’s wife, we learnt is a medical psychologist in Canada before relocating to Nigeria in 2010 and the marriage is blessed with a son named Reynold.
His Net Worth
He is currently one of the richest, most popular and influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars.