- Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, on June 9
- An alumnus of the University of Abuja
- Top five winner at the 2012 edition of ‘Spirited Actor Competition’
Who Is Bucci Franklin?
Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe, popularly known as Bucci Franklin, is a show host, Nollywood actor, On Air Personality, model, and TV personality.
He came to the limelight in the movie industry when he played ‘Dagogo’ in ‘Knockout Blessing’, before then he worked as an On Air Personality in Love FM 104.5 Abuja, a TV host for few shows and has featured in some TV series, short films and lengthy movies.
Bucci Franklin is estimated to be worth over $400,000, which he earns from his numerous ventures.
Personal Life (Early/recent)
Bucci Franklin is an indigene of Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, he was born June 9 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state where he spent the early years of his life.
For his Basic education, He attended Bereton Primary School and his secondary school was New Covenant Secondary School, Rivers.
In 2007, He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja.
Upon graduation, he got employed as a presenter at Multi-Mesh Broadcasting Company. At the company, he worked as an OAP for Love FM 104.5 Abuja.
He also hosted ‘Abuja on the Move’ show and co-hosted the ‘Morning Show’ at the company for 5 years.
His first appearance on television was as the anchor of ‘Rising Stars’, a TV show that aired on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
In 2012, he was part of the competitors at the 2012 edition of ‘Spirited Actor Competition’ and he came out as one of the five contestants to represent Nigeria in the United States of America.
His debut role in the movie industry was as ‘KC’ in the comedy TV series ‘AY’s Crib’.
In 2020, he was cast alongside Stan Nze, Chiwetalu Agu, Osas Ighodaro, and Omotola Jalade in one of the highest grossing Nigerian movie of 2020 titled ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’, which happens to be the official remake of the 1995 Nigerian action thriller film Rattlesnake.
His lastest role was as ‘Government’- the notorious kingpin in the 2022 Netflix Original young adult series ‘Far From Home’.
When Bucci is not acting, he is busy Charity work at African Rural Community Development Initiative (ARCDI), a charity organization in Abuja.
He is also a model and the brand ambassador for On’s & Tol’s Fashion line and House of Aquadi.
Awards and Recognition
- Won the Best Actor in Department of Theater Arts, University of Abuja in 2007
- Emerged top five at the ‘Spirited Actor Competition’ to represent Nigeria in the United States of America in 2012
- Won Best Upcoming Actor Actor at the Annual Africa Film/ Music Awards and Festival in 2015
- Won Best Lead Actor at the Annual Africa Film/ Music Awards and Festival in 2015
Related Post: Tobi Bakre – Personal Life, BBN, Acting Career and Awards.
Don’t hesitate to share this post with others and comment your thoughts below.
Read Next: Jimmy Odukoya – Early Life, Education and Career.