Meet Christopher Ofala Okechukwu Okagbue, popularly known as Chris Okagbue, a multi-talented personality from Nigeria. Born on June 23, 1987, in Onitsha, Anambra State, Chris has made a name for himself as a model, actor, film producer, and reality television star.
He gained fame after winning season 8 of the Gulder Ultimate Search, a highly regarded reality show in Nigeria. Let’s dive into Chris Okagbue’s journey and accomplishments in the entertainment industry.
Early Life and Education:
Chris Okagbue was born into the royal family of the late H.R.H. Obi Ofala Okechukwu Okagbue and Ogechukwu Clara Okagbue, the former Obi of Onitsha. He grew up alongside his twin brother Christian and three younger sisters: Sandra Okagbue, a former model and beauty queen, Jane, Christabel, and Bella. Chris pursued his higher education at the University of Lagos, where he obtained a degree in Sociology.
Chris Okagbue embarked on his journey in the entertainment industry at the age of 17 as a model. He appeared in commercials for renowned brands such as Cadbury Plc, MTN, Nigerian Breweries, Coca-Cola, and Airtel. In 2007, he ventured into acting, initially landing a role in the television series “The Station” as Preye Pepple. Subsequently, he played Lucky Edeghor in the TV series “The Maze.”
After a brief stint in TV presenting, Chris returned to acting and gained recognition for his role as Emil Haruna in the M-NET TV series “Tinsel.” He made his film debut with minor roles in “A Wish” and “Playing Safe,” both directed by Elvis Chuks. However, his breakthrough performance came as the lead character in the critically acclaimed film “Lotanna,” alongside notable actors such as Ama K. Abebrese, Jide Kosoko, Bimbo Manuel, Victor Olaotan, and Liz Benson.
In addition to his acting career, Chris made his stage debut in the comedy play “Election Fever,” which depicted Nigeria’s government and electoral system. He also served as a brand ambassador for Passion Energy Drink in 2012, appearing in TV and print advertisements for the brand. Moreover, he was appointed as the official Festival Ambassador for the 2018 edition of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival.
Winning Gulder Ultimate Search:
Chris Okagbue’s remarkable talent and determination led him to participate in season 8 of the Gulder Ultimate Search, a reality show known as “The Contest of Champions.” The show took place in the Kukuruku Hills in Egbetua quarters, Akoko-Edo, Edo State. Out of the initial 30 contenders, ten champions were selected, and Chris emerged as the winner. For his victory, he received seven million Nigerian naira, an SUV, and a 500,000 wardrobe allowance for a year.
As of now, Chris Okagbue is single and not yet married. There is no information available regarding his current dating status. Chris has shared that he isn’t particularly fond of Valentine’s Day, as he often finds himself in arguments with his fiancée on the eve of the holiday. He cherishes the memories of 2019, when he had a wonderful time with his then-girlfriend during a private dinner with a trumpeter serenading them.
With a successful career as an actor, film producer, and model, Chris Okagbue has accumulated an estimated net worth ranging from $1.5 million to $3 million.
Chris Okagbue has established himself as a prominent figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry. From his early beginnings as a model to winning the Gulder Ultimate Search and starring in critically acclaimed films, he continues to captivate audiences with his talent. Chris’s journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors and showcases the rewards of dedication and perseverance. You can follow Chris Okagbue on Instagram (@chris_okagbue) and Twitter (@chris_okagbue) to stay updated with his latest endeavors.