Samuel Dedetoku is his real name but known and widely addressed as Sam Dede. He is a Nigerian celebrated actor, director, producer, politician, lecturer and a rare Philanthropist.
Sam Dede was born on the 17th of November, 1965 in Lagos to the family of Pa Dede and Elsie Iyenginabaibo Abel of Ogbodo in Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State, in South Southern Nigeria. He was however born and bred up in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Sam Dede had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State. After obtaining his first and secondary certificates respectively, he went to the University of Port Harcourt, where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. He later went back to the University of Port Harcourt for his masters degree in the same discipline (Theatre Arts) after the one year mandatory National Service.
He has remained a lecturer with the University of Port Harcourt, in the Department of Theatre Arts and a prolific Nollywood actor with over 200 movies to his credit. He is a strong pillar of Nollywood and founding father, and has nurtured many upcoming actors and actresses and a key player in Nigeria movie industry.
Some of his popular hit movies include Lion King, War Front, The Lost Number (2012), Foreigners, Kamsi (2018), The President Must Not Die, Igodo, Mission to Nowhere, Darkest Night, Isakaba and several others too numerous to mention here.
Sam Dede’s Awards
Sam Dede has won several awards in the Nigerian movie industry both within and outside the country including:
• Best actor in a Supporting role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Most prominent act in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards and other recognition.
He was appointed Director General of the Rivers State Tourism Development by the government of Rivers State, a position he held for years.
Sam Dede is highly creative, gifted and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He has demonstrated it that he is not only good in acting but teaches it, an indication of a super star.
Sam Dede’s Personal Life
Sam Dede is happily married to Tammy Sam Dede and the union is blessed with children. He has remained committed to his lecturing jobs with acting and he is doing extremely well.
Sam Dede’s Net Worth
Sam Dede is rated one of the richest, most skillful and most talented Nollywood actors in Nigeria with a net worth of about $3.5 million dollars.