Alexx Ekubo’s Career, Controversies, Movies And Biography
Alexx Ekubo born Alex Ekubo Okwaraeke, is a Nigerian actor and model. He was first runners up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest.
Early Life And Education
He was born on 10 April 1986. He is a native of Arochukwu, Abia State. While he was young, his father, Mazi Alex, joined the British Petroleum and retired as National Retail Manager of Africa Petroleum Plc in 2002.
He attended the Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State. He studied Law at the University of Calabar and later a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic.
He was first runners up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest. He won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway.
His film debut was a minor role in Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s Sinners in the House (2005). His first major role was in Ladies Men several years later.
The Institut Supérieur de Communication et de Geston University in Benin Republic conferred a doctorate degree on Nollywood actor Alexx Ekubo.
Ekubo was conferred with a doctorate degree in Arts and Culture.
The movie star took to his Instagram page on Sunday, August 29, 2021, where he shared photos from the ceremony.
“Introducing, Dr Alexx Ekubo. Thanks to the governing council of the Institut Supérieur de Communication et de Geston (ISCG UNIVERSITY) for conferring on me Doctorate (Honorary) Degree in Arts & Culture,” he wrote.
Alexx broke into the Nigerian entertainment industry in 2005 and since has been featured in many blockbuster films. He made his film debut by playing the role of Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen in the 2005 Nigerian drama series Sinners in the House. His first major role was in the movie titled “Ladies Men” several years ago.
He also starred as “Johnny the Lover boy” in Yemi Alade’s music video of her hit single titled “Johnny”. He has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Yvonne Nelson, Rukky Sanda, Yemi Alade, Monalisa Chinda and Uche jumbo to mention a few.
- Aina (2011)
- Weekend Getaway (2012)
- True Citizens (2012)
- In the Cupboard (2012)
- Dream Walker (2013)
- Keeping my Man (2013)
- Lagos Cougars (2013)
- Champagne (2014)
- Single, Married and Complicated (2014)
- Ifedolapo (2014)
- Gold Diggin (2014) (with Yvonne Nelson and Rukky Sanda)
- Undercover Lover (2015)
- All that Glitters (2015)
- The First Lady (2015) (with Omoni Oboli)
- Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
- Death Toll (2015)
- Entreat (2016)
- The Other Side of the Coin (2016)
- Diary of a Lagos Girl (2016)
- Wife Material (2017)
- A Man for the Weekend (2017) (with Syndy Emade)
- Catcher (2017)
- 3 is a Crowd (2017)
- Hot Girl Next Door (2018)
- Switch (2018)
- Power of 1 (2018)
- The American King: As told by an African Priestess (2019)
- Secrets & Scandals
- Hope Bay
- Happy Family
- AY’s Crib
- Married to the Game
- 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards – Most Promising Actor for ‘In The Cupboard’
- 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – Best Supporting Actor for ‘Weekend Getaway’
- 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards – Best Supporting Actor for ‘Weekend Getaway’
- 2014 Screen Nation Awards – Favourite Male Emerging Screen Talent (African)
The Nollywood actor had been accused of dating fellow actor, Uti Nwachukwu, an allegation they have both denied at several times.
Ekubo, in his New Year message, wrote, “Learn to live and let live. If a person wants to be gay, let them be gay in peace. Personally, I’m not, have never been and will never be.
“Let’s allow people to be free and comfortable with their sexual preference. Stop the name calling and shaming.”
Alexx Ekubo sparked controversy when he kissed legendary 2Face Idibia’s wife, Annie in a movie role. The actor said it was a difficult thing for him to do in an instagram post that read; “Kissing @annieidibia1 was the second hardest part of filming @powerof1movie, the first been asking @official2baba how he felt about it.”
On May 3, 2021 Alexx proposed to his longtime girlfriend his American model girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu in the United States of America.
The Nollywood actor and his fiancee went further to announce the date for their wedding. The date was posted on Alexx’s Instagram page, with a flier of the couple, and a description saying the traditional wedding will take place on November 20, 2021, in Imo state, and the white wedding is scheduled to take place in Lagos state on November 27, 2021.
Sharing the flier, he wrote:
Let the Countdown begin.
@falexxforever for updates.
However, their plans were called off breaking lots of hearts with both love birds unfollowing each other on Instagram and also deleting their joint IG page which was set up for the said purpose to keep fans updated.
No reason has been given so far for the split as at the time of this writing.