Shawn Faqua is a popular multiple award-winning Nigerian actor, model and presenter. He is best known for playing the role of Vincent in Lagos Cougars.
He was born on June 6, the year and place of his birth not known. He is based in Lagos Nigeria.
Faqua holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Port-Harcourt.
Faqua also obtained a Certificate in Acting from the Nollywood Upgrade Training in affiliation with the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University in 2012.
His Acting Career
Shawn Faqua began his career as a model while in school and anchored several shows.
Faqua made his entry into full time acting professionally in 2014 and has since demonstrated remarkable skills on screen and stage acting, directing, modeling, choreography and singing.
He has starred in several movies, some of which are:
• The Last Rituals
• A Love Like Ours
• Lagos Cougars
• Gidi Up
• A New You
• Red Card
• August Visitor and many others.
Faqua is very creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actor known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He can as well fit into any character assigned him and he does this very well to the delight of his numerous fans.
He is also gifted in mimicking, using various accents to interpret roles in any given movie as may be required by producers and directors in the industry.
Faqua takes on roles that are dramatic, challenging, cheesy, intense and comical. Many of the movies he has featured in address salient issues that border on love, politics, culture, human rights, conflict, rape, betrayal, selfless service and sacrifice.
He is also blessed with melodious voice, singing and performing original sound tracks, notably a song ‘I Wan Blow’, showcased in the short film ‘The good Life’,
Faqua is a model and has modeled for big companies like Guaranty Trust Bank, First City Monument Bank, Lagos business school, fashion shows and many other organizations.
Faqua has been a celebrity supporter of the Nigeria Red Cross.
He also collaborated with the then First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Stella Obasanjo to create awareness on the danger of HIV and the need for the youths to refrain from indiscriminate sex and participate in voluntary counseling and Testing for HIV aids.
Shawn was also the president of the Youth Against Drug Abuse and Child Trafficking (YAWAT) in Abuja, Nigeria.
In 2016, he partnered with the Nigerian Army as he played lead role in the short film, ‘Separated’ in support of all fallen heroes and their loved ones.
Faqua has also made several appearances showing support for charities and disaster relief.
Faqua has remained passionate, engaging the youths and assisting the children on the streets with no positive role model in their lives by influencing them through entertainment.
Awards and Nominations
Shawn Faqua is a recipient of several awards and nominations, some of which are:
• 2014 Best Young actor at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Best Rising Star at Nollywood Movies Awards
• Best Supporting Actor in a film at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
• 2014 Most Promising Actor at the Golden Academy Movie Awards.
• 2015 Supporting Actor(Drama) at Golden Awards.
Faqua also got nominated for Best Promising Actor and best supporting actor in a movie, ‘3 Some’.
His Net Worth
Shawn Faqua still remains active and relevant in the Nigerian movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.