Who is Alex Usifo?
Alex Usifo is a legendary veteran actor in the movie industry. His field of acting goes beyond just Nollywood because he actually made a name for himself long before Nollywood came into existence.
He had participated in stage plays like ‘Awero’ written, produced, and directed by Larry Williams. This was staged at the National Theatre, Iganmu. He also took part in Ola Rotimi’s ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again!’ also staged at the National Theatre.
The Nigerian legendary talented actor Alex Usifo is among the most influential actors. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Since she came to the limelight, she has acted alongside other famous actors. Usifo is among the most influential and richest actors in Nigeria due to his good net worth.
|Full Name:||Alex Usifo Omiagbo|
|Date of Birth:||16 April 1953|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Career:||Actress and TV Host|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Alex Usifo is a Nigerian actor who was born in Lagos on 16 April 1953 to Mr. Barnabas and Mrs. Patricia Anobi Omiagbo. His father Mr. Barnabas worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria before his retirement.
Alex had his basic/primary education in the city of Ibadan before he proceeded with his secondary education. He completed his secondary education at St. John Bosco’s Grammar School, Ubiaja, Edo state.
He worked at NTA Benin but left five years of very active service at NTA Benin when he gained admission into SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija – Ibadan in 1978. However, he was to be trained for the Catholic priesthood.
In 1981, he left the seminary when he gained admission into the University of Lagos to study mass communication at a diploma level.
However, he later went for his degree in English at Ambrose-Ali University and came out with a 2nd-Class upper. Thereafter, he went for his Master’s degree at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology [LAUTECH].
The quest for more knowledge got him into Babcock University, Illishan Remo where he bagged his Ph.D. in Information Resources Management [IRM].
Alex Osifo with an estimated net worth of $5 million met his wife, Princess in 1990 ten years after he changed his mind and left the seminary. They got married three years after they met which is in 1993.
The 69-year-old Alex Usifo’s union with his wife Princess was blessed with four great children. The name of their children includes Sarah Alex Lexxie, Isaac, David, and Osedebame.
The veteran Nollywood actor Alex Usifo with an estimated net worth of $5 million kicked off his acting career in 1984 when he played a major role in the telemovie ‘The Return of the Native’. The telemovie was produced by Ray Yusuf for NTA, Illorin. After then, he moved on to take a lead role(s) in ‘Natas’ and ‘Two People’ on LTV 8 produced by Baba Babs Fashina.
From there he started going to NTA, Victoria Island to take part in the weekly series ‘At Your Service’. However, they were part of NTA productions: ‘Echoes of Life’, and ‘Turning Wheel’. All of these took place between 1984 and 1987.
His rise to fame came in 1988 when he starred in Zeb Ejiro’s Soap opera, an NTA Network program titled ‘Ripples’. His legendary and iconic character was Talaab Abass and this was his big break. People uncontrollably rushed home to watch the program.
It even broke ground in Television because there were very few soap operas then and no cable TV/channels also. The character he played, Talaab Abass was a villain – a character people loved to hate. Alex interpreted the character in ways that made viewers want more
He also featured in radio plays and photoplays. Moreover, he is known for acting as a king and handling critical roles in Nigerian movies.
Apart from acting as a king, Alex is also known to be good in acting as a good father, a godfather, and a wicked uncle belonging to an occultic group.
Since he came to the limelight, he has acted alongside other famous actors like Pete Edochie, Ebele Okaro, Ngozi Ezeonu, Yul Edochie, etc.
As one of the outstandingly talented and famous actors in Nigeria, Alex Usifo has gotten so many awards and recognition. Some of these awards include:
- 2009 – Excellent Achievement in the Movie Industry; Niger Delta Awards
- 2012 – Best Actor at the African Collaboration; RLG Ghana Movie Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nollywood Christian Fellowship
- Best Actor at the Ripples; Legends of Nollywood Awards
- AETV London and EHIGLAD Entertainment Presentation
- Outstanding Achievement in Nollywood; Bells University Awards
The talented Nigerian actor Alex Usifo who is currently one of the richest actors in Nigeria has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
His good net worth cannot be necessarily attributed to his acting career because he has worked in several other places before he came to the limelight.