Ernest Obi Biography; Early Life, Career, Is He Married?

Ernest Obi Biography.
Ernest Obi Biography.

Ernest Obi is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, television personality, entrepreneur, entertainer, movie producer, and philanthropist. 

In this post, I will share with you some of the things you have been wanting to know about one of your favorite Nigerian movie actors and producers.

Like, his biography; early life, Career, Movies, Awards and more. Also, I will share with you his current marital status. Whether or not he is married, in a serious relationship, single or divorced.

Ernest Obi Early Life

The renowned Nigerian movie actor and producer Ernest Obi was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Obi in Anambra State.

Born on 21st June 1970, Ernest was born into a royal family. His father is the Oba 1 of Ukpor while his mother is Eugenia Uzoamaka Nwachimere Egwu was a princess.

As it were, Ernest was born into a family of 9 and is a native of Anambra State; a State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Notably, Ernest didn’t grow up in Anambra, he grew up in Lagos where he had most of his early life.

For his elementary and high school, Ernest Obi attended Onward Nursery and Primary School, Surulere Lagos and Baptist Academy Secondary School respectively.

He had his University education at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Therein, he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.

Later, he traveled to the United States of America where he studied Movie Directing, Cinematography, and Editing at the New York Film Academy.


Upon graduation, Ernest joined the Nigerian movie industry better known as Nollywood in 1995.

Not long after joining the movie industry, Ernest rose to fame. “Glamour Girls,” a movie which later became a Nollywood blockbuster movie brought him to the spotlight.


Now, Ernest has featured in over 100 movies since then. These are some of his movies;

° Blood Money

° Love Crime

° Daytime Lovers

° Deep Bondage

° My Angel

° All I Have

° Calabash

° Last True Sacrifice

° Diamond Girls

Is Ernest Obi Married?

Yes, kindly, the superstar has been married for years. Married to his long time girlfriend Evi Oki – a renowned Nigerian movie actress.

The couple are blessed with beautiful children and are living happily ever after.


Since he rose to fame, Ernest Obi has won many notable awards and these are some of those;

° Best creative director at the African Viewers Choice Awards

° Most promising Act to watch at the City People Entertainment Awards

° Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards

° Best actor in a supporting role at the Best of Nollywood Awards

Net Worth

Altogether, Ernest net worth is estimated at $2.5 million. Of course, this is linked to the fact that he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.

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