Abia State is one of the largest State in Eastern part the country.
Here are 7 celebrities you probably don't know are from Abia State.
1. Johnson Aguyi Ironsi.
General Johnson Umunakwe Aguyi Ironsi MVO, MBE was a Nigerian Army general, who was the first military Head Of State in Nigeria. He sized power amist the chaos following the 15 January 1966 , millitary coup which decapitated the Nigeria leadership.
He was born on 3 March 1924, in Umuahia and assassinated on 29 July 1966 in Lagelu.
2. Kanu Nwankwo
Kanu Nwankwo OON is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as forward. He was a member of Nigeria national team , thereby playing for many club like: Iwuanyawu Nationale, Duck side Ajax , Inter Malian of Italy , English club and others.
She born on 1August 1976 in Owerri , but originated from Abia State.
He currently 42years old.
3. Bright Okpocha
Popularly known as Basket mouth is Nigerian , comedian and actor. He has organized multiple concert to his name , basket mouth across the globe .
He was born on 14 September 1978in Lagos State , but from Umuahia , Abia State.
He's married with two kids.
He's currently 41 years old.
4. Chinedu Ikedieze.
Popularly known as Aki is a Nigerian Nollywood actor, entrepreneur , serial investor. He's best known for playing/ acting alongside Osita Iheme , in popular movie , like: Aki na pawpaw, Aki na Uwka , and many others.
He was born in Abia State on 14 December 1977 .
He's married to Nneoma Ikedieze, in 2011.
He's currently 42 years old.
5. Ekubo Alex
Alex Ekubo , is a Nigerian actor , movie Producer and model. He was the 3rd runner up at Mr Nigeria contest of 2010.
He has won many Awards, like best supporting role at the 2013, best of Nollywood Awards for his role in weekend Getaway.
He was born on 10 April 1986 in Port Harcourt, but originated from Umuahia, Abia State.
He's currently 34years old.
6.Uche Jombo Rodriguez
Is a Nigerian Nollywood actress, Producer and Director. Born on 28 December 1979 in Abiriba, originated from Umuahia Abia State.
She's married to Kenny Rodriguez in 2012 , and they are blessed with a son , named Matthew Rodriguez.
She's currently 40 years old.
7. Ikechukwu Mitchel Ogbonna.
Popularly known as Ik Ogbonna is a Nigerian Nollywood actor, model, Producer, Director ,and media personality. Born on 11 January , 1984 , originated from Umuahia Abia State.
He was married to Sonia Morales in 2015 and had a son, named Makayla Ogbonna.
He's currently 36 years old.
Alex, Ik and Yomi.
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