Mike Ezuruonye Profile and Life History
Mike Ezuruonye was born in Lagos state on September 20, 1982, but primarily from Uzoakoli in the state of Abia, Nigeria.
He is the first and eldest son out of four siblings and portrayed the background of his family as financially firm, competent and comfortable.
Chichi, his younger sister, is a medical doctor in the UK. Mike obtained his education in various states, beginning with the College of Federal Government, Taraba, and afterward Archbishop Aggey Memorial University, Lagos.
After high school, Ezuruonye was admitted to study accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
Mike Ezuruonye worked as a banker before becoming a movie star. He verified that during a Vanguard interview. A close friend and colleague, Dayo Amusa, introduced him to Nollywood for movie acting, according to Ezuruonye.
At first he said he was hesitant, but later he agreed to try it; it did turn out to be much more than he expected. In the movie Broken Marriage in December 2003, Mike Ezuruonye debuted his on-screen appearance.
He finally quit his banking job because the pay was way more than his banking salary and he began to get more roles. With his numerous acting skills, Mike Ezuruonye gained prominence in Nollywood. He is known as one of the finest actors, film directors and filmmakers in Nigeria.
Mike Ezunroye Award & Nomination
Mike Ezuruonye has earned numerous nominations for his solid and excellent performance in the Nollywood film industry, including those he got in 2008 and 2009 for Best Actor in a lead role and Best Actor in a support role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
He gained prominence after starring in one of Hollywood’s highest-selling movies, Critical Decision, alongside Stephanie Okereke Linus. It wasn’t hard before his name in Nigeria became a household.
Mike Ezunroye Movies
He has featured in numerous Nollywood romantic comedy movies which include Desire (2008), Endless Passion (2005), Ropes of Fate (2010), The Duplex (2015), Unforgivable (2014 and several others).
Ezuruonye made his directional debut to show his prowess in 2018 in Divorce Not Allowed a comedy movie.
Talking of why he tried to make the film, the renowned actor said that many relationships often fail because partners probably give up easily and simply stopped fighting for the relationship they initially believed in.
The film, he says, discussed marital issues among young couples and how their resolutions often attempt to shake their love base.
The famous actor has publicly confirmed his interest in politics, like most of his co-stars in the Nigerian film industry.
But then, given his rising future, he is not in a haste. With over 80 movies to his credit, Ezuruonye’s acting career in the movie industry has lasted over 15 years and counting.
Mike Ezuruonye Wife, Son, & Daughter
In November 2010, Ezuruonye married his wife Nkechi Nnorom in a white wedding ceremony at the Methodist Church of Folawiyo Bankole in Lagos.
During one of his 2009 film shooting, the couple met in Abuja. His wife lived and worked in Canada as a medical psychologist, but relocated to Nigeria where they met and began dating.
They have a lovely son together called Reynold Nkembuchim Ezuruonye; in October 2011 he was born. Reynold’s got a sister now.
While Mike Ezuruonye shares a lot of photos on social media with his son Reynold, his daughter’s has still not been shared.
It does seem like a careful move to protect from public scrutiny his family and private life. The couple has been together to date and lives in Ontario, Canada, notwithstanding some malevolent rumors and gossip of divorce fluttering across the media. He is still married to the love of his life at the moment.
Mike Ezuruonye’s net worth 2020
The net worth of Mike Ezuruonye has grown substantially in 2019. He is reportedly one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most successful stars, with an estimated $3.5 million net worth.
Mike Ezuruonye’s baby boy was born in Canada on October 1, 2011, and on October 1, 2012, he celebrated his first birthday.
He signed an internet services giant GLO multimillion-naira sponsorship deal in 2010 and his contract was repeatedly renewed. He also concluded another massive deal with telecom firm Airtel in 2014, said it was worth millions of naira.
He is reportedly one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most successful stars, with an estimated $3.5 million net worth in 2020.
Other Facts To Know about Mike Ezuruonye
1. His fame was brought by the many film roles Ezuruonye played, but he was also depicted as an actual-life playboy. He said, though, that such misunderstanding is far from the truth.
2. The actor speaks fluently two Nigerian languages apart from English, Igbo and Yoruba.
3. The wristwatch is his favorite fashion accessory.
4. Becoming an accountant at the University was not his choice of study, but the institution enforced on him.
5. He disclosed he never tried to be a musician just like other actors in Nollywood.
6. He is among Nigeria’s richest actors with an estimated net worth of over $3.5 million.
7. Mike Ezuruonye’s debut film as both a director and producer, reputedly called Brother Jekwu, made N20 million in Nigeria ten days after it had been released in 2018.
Mike Ezuruonye Awards
He was nominated at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2008.
He was nominated at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2009.
In 2014, he was nominated for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor.