He was born on the 11th of June 1970 in Aniocha, Delta State. He is an indigene of Aniocha, Delta State in south southern Nigeria.
Odega had his primary and secondary in Delta state and later at the Ambrose Ali University where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Francis Odega began his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian. He has the cast of top Nigerian comedians like Basketmouth, I Go Dye, Okey Bakassi, AY among others.
Odega is talented actor, hilarious and indeed one of the pioneers of comedy show “Night of a Thousand Laugh” by Opa Williams.
He became more famous when a hilarious video circulated on the internet showing American hip-hop Rapper, 50 Cent who reportedly followed him on instagram comic video.
Odega Francis is creative, skillful and highly talented comic actor known for speaking American slangs otherwise known as Americana.
Odega joined Nollywood professionally in 1996 and acted his first movie “Apama”, a move he starred alongside top Nollywood celebrities like Sam Loco, Charles Awurum and others. The movie was very successful and shot him to fame and recognition in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
Odega has since featured in several movies, some of which include:
• Campus Cult
• My Last Wedding
• Romeo Without Juliet
• Baby Police
• How Far
• House of God
• Osuofia In London
• Back From South Africa etc.
Odega also features in Television Series “Clinic Matters”.
Odega Francis has become very famous and indeed a household name in Ghana after starring in a movie “Back From South Africa”, a movie he starred comically to the delight of Ghanaian fans and American Rapper 50 Cent and Tinie Tempah.
Francis Odega has won several awards in the world of entertainment. They include:
• Most prominent actor at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Best actor at the Ghana Movie Academy Awards.
• Best Outstanding Comedian in Nigeria at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
• Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Best Collaboration at the Ghana Movie Awards.
• Best actor at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Odega has an endorsement deals with Etisalat, now 9-Mobile, a telecommunication giant. The deal is believed to be in millions of Naira.
His Personal Life
Odega got married to love of his life, Chibuzor Odega, a woman he met in the course of his comedy business. The union is blessed with lovely children.
His Net Worth
Francis Odega is a renowned comic actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1.5 million dollars.