Sylvester Madu is a Nigerian movie actor, director, filmmaker, and pastor, who is known for playing roles like Rambo, and James Bond, among others. He started acting at an early age and has been active in the movie industry even after he became a pastor. The alive and healthy actor is best known for movies such as Runaway bride and Wedding Pandemonium, which he featured in. He has no military background but, Madu perfectly plays the role of the tough guy in movies, he is either the heroic hitman or the savage militant.
Sylvester Madu Biography
11th of January 1975
Actor and Filmmaker
Early Life and Education
Sylvester Madu was born on the 11th of January 1975 in his home country, Nigeria. Born and raised in Anambra State (Anambra State is a state in the south-eastern part of Nigeria), Madu is the first child of his parents’ twelve children. Growing up in a family of eleven siblings, Sylvester indeed had a memorable childhood, as he almost always had someone to play with.
He had both his primary and secondary school education in Anambra State, Sylvester obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and his West African Examination Certificate certifications therein. Upon graduation from secondary school, Sylvester Madu proceeded to the prestigious University of Maiduguri, Borno State, where he studied and obtained his first degree. He joined the movie industry after he got his bachelor’s degree, a credential that didn’t matter much in the entertainment industry.
The Nigeria James Bond, as he is fondly called started acting in school drama from as little as 5 years old, he is famous for featuring in a handful of blockbuster movies where he plays characters like Rambo, and James Bond. He portrays a Gestapo hitman style with his level of expertise in handling weapons. He started his professional acting career after his first degree in Nollywood, notably in 1998.
Sylvester has directed and acted in over 250 Nollywood movies after being in the movie industry for over two decades, Sylvester has featured in movies with popular Nigerian actors and actresses like Van Vicker, Emma Ehumadu, Gentle Jack, Hanks Anuku, Jerry Amilo, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Tonto Dikeh, Zubby Michael, Ernest Asuzu, Jim Iyke, Alaso Wariboko, Olu Jacobs among others.
- The Shepherd
- The Generals
- The Cat
- Emotional Tears
- Power of Love
- Death of Shita Rambo
- The Family
- The Illiterate
- Days of My Wedding
- Wedding Pandemonium
- To Love An Angel
- Different World
- Tears of the Blind
Sylvester Madu is married to a Nollywood actress and producer named Ifeayinwa Ubah on the 14th of December 2019. Moreover, Sylvester is now a full-time pastor of a Christ Embassy Church located on Eric Moore Road in Surulere, Lagos State. Mainly, he decided to become a pastor after he came out unscathed in a lethal car crash in 2015.
Although he is now a full-time pastor, Sylvester combines his ministerial duties with acting, through his self-titled movie production company, “Sylvester Madu Creation.”
Awards And Nominations
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Most Creative Movie Director in Nigeria – Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- Best Actor of the Year – Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor in a Leading Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria – Best of Nollywood Awards.
Sylvester Madu, the Nigerian rainbow is reportedly worth over $800,000.
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