In this article, you are going to discover a lot of things you didn’t know about this popular great Nigerian actor, Mike Ezuruonye. We take you through his biography, age, family, wife, career, movies, awards, contacts and many more.
Mike Ezuruonye was born on 20th of September, 1982 and is currently 36 years old. The actor is from Uzoakoli, Abia State, in the eastern part of Nigeria. He was the eldest of four siblings in his family.
He grew up with his parents in the Papa Ajao area of Mushin, in Lagos State, Nigeria. His parents later moved to the Ilupeju area of Lagos. As a child, he lacked nothing as his family was never poor meanwhile the death of his father brought everything to zero and forced his family to survive. There were no more luxuries like personal drivers and cars. However, his mother took control of the situation and started working hard to ensure her children a needless life.
Mike went to the Federal Government College, Taraba and Archbishop Aggey Memorial School, Lagos. He then proceeded to Nnamdi Azikiwe University where he studied Accounting.
Mike Ezuruonye’s acting career happened by chance, his faith found him. He initially was a banker. He was spotted by nollywood popular producer, Ruke Amata while buying fuel at a filling station and recommended he goes into acting.
His professional debut was in the TV series called “Ultimate Hero”. He was given his first big role in 2003 by the movie producer Dickson Iroegbu, in the film “Broken Marriage” which brought him to limelight.
Mike usually plays the role of the handsome prince in several Nollywood movies. However, he became famous when he got a role in one of the most successful and bestselling movies in Nollywood, called “Critical Decision”. This role truly brought him into the limelight and made him one of the most influential Nollywood celebrities.
Mike has featured in over 100 nollywood movies and is known to play the character of a handsome prince or bad boy. Mike who also has drifted to comic roles recently released his own comic movie; “Divorce ? Not Allowed”
Some of the famous movies he featured in include;
- Endless Passion (2005)
- Broken Marriage
- Beyond Reason
- Critical Decision
- Unforeseen (2005)
- Occultic Kingdom
- Desire (2008)
- Ropes of Fate (2010)
- Keep Me Alive (2008)
- Unforgivable (2014)
- The Duplex (2015)
- Burning Desire
- Brother Jekwu
- Lagos Real Fake Life
Brother Jekwu and Lagos Real Fake Life was written and produced by the actor and the movie was shot in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and featured the likes of Odunlade Adekola, Mercy Aigbe, Ike Ogbonna and Nedu of Wazobia. Meanwhile, the actor who is also a movie director is into real estate and he owns a record label.
Apart from the impersonation scandal, Mike Ezuruonye is one of the actors who have stayed away from controversies and scandals, and many fans admire him for that. The actor said that he owes his family a responsible life, and is aware that there are always people who expect him to do something wrong, but he tries not to pay much attention to them.
Mike is married to Keke Nkechi Nnorom whom he met on a movie set in Abuja. The couple got married on the 13th of November, 2010, in the traditional wedding ceremony at one of the Lagos churches, Folawiyo Bankole Methodist Church.
His wife used to work as a medical psychologist in Canada before she moved to Nigeria not long before meeting Mike. They dated for a while before they got married.
Their first son, Reynold Nkembuchim Ezuruonye, born in Canada on the 1st of October, 2011 is now seven years old. The actor also has a daughter, born on September 16th, 2016.
Mike Ezuruonye in the course of his acting career has been nominated for awards.
He was nominated two consequent years for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009. He also had a nomination for Best Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
He also had a lot of other awards and recognitions by both African professional critics and the viewers. He has also bagged endorsements with Glo and Airtel.
Mike Ezuruonye is currently one of the richest & most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
Mike can be reached via his social media contacts. His Instagram account which has over 1 million followers is ‘@mikeezu.”