Uzor Arukwe

Uzor Arukwe – Bio of a Nollywood Actor

This post details everything about Uzor Arukwe, his personal life, education, career in the corporate world and entertainment.

Highlights:

  • A native of Abia State, Nigeria, born in Lagos on August 6, 1983
  • An alumnus of Abia State University and University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • Founder of Uzorarukwetv on YouTube and Guguru Media

Who Is Uzor Arukwe?

Uzor Arukwe is a versatile Nollywood actor that performs well in interpreting the role he is given. He is one of the actors that has range and depth in his profession. He is able to act in Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance, etc.

Uzor is the founder of Uzorarukwetv on YouTube and Guguru media

He has 302K followers on Instagram and He is estimated to be worth $700,000 

Uzor Arukwe

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Uzor Arukwe is an indigene of Abia State, Nigeria. He was born August 6, 1983.

Uzor is from a very humble background, he had the early years of his life in Lawanson, Lagos with his parents and seven siblings.

He had his primary education in Lagos, then he moved to Rivers State where he attended Nigerian Navy School, Port Harcourt.

Upon completion of his secondary education he proceeded to Abia State University.

In 2007, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Economics in Abia State University.

After which, he went on to obtain a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Calabar.

Uzor is married to his colleague at Fitness and Sports Solutions Limited, Barbra Boyd who happens to be the Head of Human Resources at the organization.

He has a little daughter with his wife, Barbra.

Career

Uzor Arukwe began his career as a sales person in the corporate world. 

Between April 2008 and November 2012, he worked as a retail and sales executive at Etisalat Nigeria.

Uzor Arukwe

In December 2013, he got employed as the Digital communications Manager of Fitness & Sports Solutions.

Years later, he became the facility manager at Fitness and Sports Solutions Limited. 

His debut as an actor was in the 2014 movie ‘Unspoken Truth’. He had minor roles in about 9 movies before he came into the limelight in 2017.

After 10 years in the corporate world, he decided to switch wholly into the entertainment industry in 2018. 

Since then, he has featured in over 140 movies and tv series including Prophetess, Motives, Sugar Rush, Unbroken, Oga! Pastor.

He became popular when he portrayed Inspector Sam in the 2017 crime comedy film ‘Sergeant Tutu’.

That same year he featured alongside Bolanle Ninalowo, Bimbo Ademoye and Alex Ekubo in the movie ‘Hot Girl Next Door’. 

In 2021, he had a role as a Male saint in ‘Dwindle’. Starring Funke Akindele, Bisola Aiyeola, Jidekene Achufusi and Adedimeji Lateef.

The following year, he played Jidenna in the 2022 movie ‘Finding Me’. 

Later in the year, he starred with Beverly Naya, Bucci Franklin and Daniel Etim in ‘The One For Sarah’

In 2023, he took up both supporting and lead roles as Ayo in ‘An Unlikely Pair’, Kelvin in ‘The Landlord’, Emmanuel in ‘Helpmate’, e.t.c.

Uzor is a brand influencer for several business brands and he also volunteers at Faultless Finish as their social media consultant.

Awards

Uzor Arukwe is yet to win an award, but he has been nominated for three awards including

  • Best Actor in a Comedy or Movie for his role in ‘Smash’, nominated by Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2020
  • Best Actor in a Comedy or Movie for his role in ‘Size 12′, nominated by Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2020
  • Best Actor in 2021 for his role in ‘Yours Regardless’ nominated by Best of Nollywood Awards in 2021

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