Sambasa was born and raised in Isolo area of Lagos state. He is one of five children in a family, a name that means ‘Surviving and Maintaining Balance against Societal Aggression’ owing to his tough up-bringing.
Sambasa had his primary and secondary education in Lagos state respectively.
He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos.
His Acting Career
Sambasa had a strong passion for acting while growing up, and was very active with the church choir and drama groups.
The multi-talented actor who made his debut in the Nollywood movie scene in 2013 is known for his intriguing roles in movies.
He has so far starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which include:
• A Mile from Home (2013)
• Out of Luck (2015)
• Just Not Married (2015)
• A Soldier’s Story (2015)
• Hotel Choco (2015)
• The Wedding Party (2016)
• The Island (2018)
• Slow Country (2018)
• Elevator Baby (2019)
• Kasala (2018)
• The Ghost and the Tout (2018)
• Four Crooks And A Rookie (2011)
Sambasa Nzeribe has so far in the movie industry won awards notably as:
• Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Ghetto in the movie, “A Soldier’s Story“ at the
• 2016 Best Actor in a Drama also at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
His Role models
Sambasa cites Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Ramsey Noah, Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Mercy Johnson as his role models for their outstanding performance in the movie industry.
His Personal Life
Sambasa Nzeribe revealed that he grew up under very difficult circumstances. He lost his father at a very young age leaving the mother to shoulder the responsibilities of raising five children.
The mother’s meager salary as a primary school teacher could not feed them and they had to do odd jobs and petty trading like hawking fufu, vegetables and puff-puff in the streets of Isolo to support the family.
But sadly, the mother died of fibroid at the close of rounding up his secondary education. The Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) then took up the responsibility to train him and his siblings via their Orphans’ Scholarship Scheme.
In his words for the youths and upcoming actors, Sambasa then advised them to first believe in God. “Commit your desire, passion and art to Him. Then study your art, train and then believe in yourself. And finally love yourself”.
His Net Worth
Sambasa Nzeribe is currently a force to reckon with in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.