Ernest Obi is a popular Nigerian actor, producer, entrepreneur, television personality and a rare philanthropist who rose to fame after starring in a popular movie “Glamour Girls”.
He was born on the 21st of June, 1970 in Anambra State in south eastern Nigeria, to a Royal Father, Oba 1 of Ukpor and the mother Princess Eugenia Uzoamaka Nwachinemere Egwuh. Ernest is one of family of 9 children.
Ernest is handsome, creative, skillful and talented Nollywood actor who knows how to act very well in a movie role and can fit into any character assigned him by movie producers and directors in the industry.
Ernest had his up-bringing in Lagos Nigeria, where he attended Onward Nursery and Primary School in Surulere Lagos. He later went to Baptist Academy Secondary school, also in Lagos for his secondary certificate. After obtaining his first and senior secondary certificates respectively, he proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State to have a degree in Dramatic Arts. Since graduation and joining Nollywood, he has remained relevant in the movie industry.
Ernest Acting Career
Ernest Obi joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1995 after his university education. He worked briefly as a manager in a Shipping Company but revealed that he quitted since he had no passion and motivation for the job.
He is a prolific actor having featured in over 200 movies since joining Nollywood. Some of the movies include Deep Bondage and My Angel, All I Have, Calabash, Blood Money, Love Crime, Daytime Lovers, Last True Sacrifice, Diamond Girls and several others too numerous to mention here.
In the course of his career, Ernest had a break and travelled to the United States of America to study Movie Directing, Cinematography and Editing at the New York Film Academy. The need for this academic achievement he claimed was borne out of the flaws he identified in the movie industry which he was bent on correcting.
Ernest Obi’s Awards
This veteran and resourceful Nollywood actor is a recipient of several prestigious awards including:
· Best creative director at the African Viewers Choice Awards.
· Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
· Best actor in a supporting role at Best of Nollywood Awards.
· Most promising Act to watch at the City People Entertainment Awards.
He was a one time Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos branch. His time as chairman brought the movie industry to an enviable heights in the history of Nollywood.
Ernest married his long time girl friend, he dated for about 8 years named Evi Oki, a Nollywood actress and the union is blessed with fine children.
Ernest Obi’s Net Worth
Ernest Obi is an accomplished Nollywood actor rated one of the richest, most influential and talented with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.