Sam Dede Biography; Early Life, Career, Is He Married?

Sam Dede Biography.
Sam Dede Biography.

Sam Dede is a renowned Nigerian award-winning movie actor, lecturer, movie director, entrepreneur, entertainer, and politician. 

Sam Dede Early Life

The renowned Nigerian award-winning movie actor and Director Sam Dede was born in the ’60s to the family of Pa Dede and Elsie Iyenginabaibo Abel Dede in Lagos, Nigeria.

Born on 17th November 1965, Sam is originally from Ogbodo in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State. Rivers State is a State in the Southern part of Nigeria.

Being a ‘Lagos Boy,’ the movie star had both his elementary and high school education there.

For his University education, Sam studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt (UniPort), Rivers State.

After his National Youth Service (NYSC), Dede returned to the University of Port Harcourt. This time, he studied and bagged a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts.


Dede started his career in acting as far back as when Nollywood was formed. Plainly, he is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood).

As it were, he has been in the movie industry for more than two decades. ‘Igodo,’ the movie which later became a blockbuster, brought him to the limelight.

As a lecturer, Sam Dede is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Port Harcourt. Also, he lectures in University of Lagos.


Since he started acting, Sam Dede has featured in over 150 movies. These are some of his movies among others;

° The President must Not Die

° Darkest Night

° Ebube

° Isakaba

° Mission to Nowhere

° Lion King

° War Front

Is Sam Dede Married?

Yes, kindly, Dede is married to Tammy Sam-Dede with whom he has four children. Three boys and a girl.


° The award for Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards

° African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2005

° Appointed by the River State Governor as the Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development, 2012

Net Worth

Altogether, Sam’s net worth is estimated at $5 million. Of course, this is linked to the fact that he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.

He earns his net worth from teaching in the University of Port Harcourt and University of Lagos as a lecturer.

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