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Meet 7 Nigerian Celebrities That Studied Political Science (Photos)

1. Bob Manuel Udokwu

Bob Manuel Udokwu is a veteran Nollywood actor, director, producer, politician, entrepreneur and a television personality.

Bob Manuel Udokwu was born on 18th April, 1970 in Enugu State.

He is currently married to Cassandra and the couples are currently blessed with two lovely kids.

Bob Manuel Udokwu completed his primary education at St. Peters Primary School and Hillside Primary School in Enugu State. After completing his primary school education, he proceeded to Oraukwu Grammar School and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.

Bob Manuel Udokwu got admission into the prestigious University of Port Harcourt in River State in the south southern part of Nigeria to study Theatre Arts. He bagged a master's degree in Political Science with specialisation in International Relations from the University of Lagos, Lagos State.

Bob Manuel Udokwu joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1992. Briefly after joining the industry, he had the opportunity to star in his first movie, Living in Bondage. His role in the movie immediately established him as a household name in the Nollywood industry and paved the path for him to star in more movies.

Bob Manuel Udokwu in the cause of his acting career has won several movie awards and recognitions in the entertainment industry. Some of the awards he has won include Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Nollywood Movies Awards.

2. Lilian Esoro

Lilian Esoro is a Nigerian actress. She was nominated for the best actress in a comedy at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Esoro is the youngest child in a family of seven children. She completed both her primary and secondary school education in Lagos. Esoro began acting at a very tender age, participating in several drama and stage play during her secondary school days. She proceeded to the University of Abuja where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

On November 1st, 2015, Lilian got married to Ubi Franklin, the Chief Executive Officer of TripleMG. The marriage, which produced a son, Jayden, unfortunately, ended just a few months into it. The Reporting pointed to infidelity and physical abuse as reasons their wedding packed. According to Lilian, she always complained about how distanced her husband he was.

Esoro in the cause of her acting career has been nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Esoro started her acting career in 2006. She featured in the soap opera, Extended Family. However, she became more notable when she featured in a soap opera titled Clinic Matters, a popular family sitcom where she plays the role of Nurse Abigail. She has also featured in others such as a stage play titled Ayetu, I voted now, and Strive.

3. Chukwudi Okoro

Chukwudi Okoro, popularly known as Ikenta is a Nigerian actor born on April 25. He rose to prominence as a child actor in 1999.

Chukwudi Okoro was born on April 25 in Nigeria. He is from the south east region of Nigeria.

He obtained a degree in Political Science from Enugu State University.

He started his acting career as a child actor in 1999.

Chukwudi has starred in numerous movies, including Master planner and Heart of Stone.

4. Ruggedman

Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known by his stage name Ruggedman, is a popular Nigerian hip-hop icon who began exploring the music industry in the year 1999.

He was born on September 20 in Ohafia, Abia State, Nigeria. He is a graduate of Lagos State University, where he studied political science.

Over the course of Ruggedman’s musical career which got into full swing in 1999, as mentioned earlier, he has banded together with a good number of local and international artists.

The singer boasts of four successful albums and one hit single which was released in 2016. Ruggedman’s albums include Thy Album Come, Ruggedy Baba, Untouchable, and Money Making Music.

5. Victoria Kolawole

Victoria Kolawole is an award-winning Nigerian actress, producer, MC, show host, writer and entrepreneur.

She is popular in the Yoruba movie industry, having appeared in a number of movies, including Owuro Mi, Omo Alhaja, and Cha Cha.

Victoria Kolawole was born on the 1st of February, 1990 in Oke Aro, Akure, Ondo State. She had her early nursery and primary education in her home town before enrolling at the Unity Secondary School, Owo, Ondo State for her secondary education.

After obtaining her Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, she proceeded to the University of Benin, Benin, Edo State where she secured admission to study Political Science, graduating in 2011.

Victoria Kolawole's first step into the Nigerian entertainment industry was in 2011 when she joined the Mr Latin group. In 2013, he debuted in a movie, Owuro Mi.

In September 2018, Victoria Kolawole got engaged to her lover in Dubai.

6. Chinwe Isaac

Chinwe Isaac is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker and entrepreneur.

He was born on September 5 in Owerri, Imo state in the eastern part of Nigeria.

Chinwe who obtained a National Diploma in Music from the prestigious University Of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is also a graduate of Political Science from Lagos State University.

Her career has spanned over years after landing her first movie role in One Last Feeling released in 2008, thereby kicking off her career in the Nollywood film industry.

Chinwe has since starred in numerous movies, including Painted Lies, Sweet 16, and has also gained the opportunity to work with many other notable icons in her line of work.

7. Obi Cubana

Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, is a Nigerian Based businessman, entertainer, entrepreneur, philanthropist. He is the chairman and the owner of the popular Cabana groups, Obi Cubana.

The eminent businessman and philanthropist arrived into the world on April 12th, 1975, and is currently 46 years old. He grew up in Oba, where he attended Central Primary School. He then moved to Onitsha, and there, he acquired his West Africa Senior School Certificate from Dennis Memorial Grammar School. Following his high school graduation, Obi Cubana gained admission into one of the prestigious federal universities in Nigeria, the University of Nigeria Nsukka, in 1998.

He graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Afterward, he kickstarted his business career in the hospitality and entertainment industries as he feels the need to get people entertained daily. According to Cubana, entertainment is life and a way of relieving people from day-to-day stress.

In 2006, Obi Cubana launched his first nightclub known as Ibiza Club in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He then cemented his status as the king of the nightclub by establishing the Cubana Group three years later. Today, the hospitality brand is known for providing all-around entertainment to nightlife lovers and fun-seekers. The group opened its first branch called Opium by Cubana in Owerri, Imo State capital, before spreading across other states in Nigeria, including Lagos, Enugu, and Abuja, where the conglomerate currently has restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

He is currently working on Cubana Dubai and Cubana Real Estate. Trusted hands have managed the group’s establishments in Nigeria.

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