Nigerian Celebrities Who Are Delta State University Abraka Notable Alumni

Delta State University has, in recent times, been churning out a good number of graduates who end up becoming notable people in different walks of life and at the same time making the institution proud. From actors and actresses, models, entrepreneurs to sportspeople, the school has them in abundance. Below is a list of some notable Delta State University alumni and some important facts you should know about the school.

Notable Delta State University Alumni

Delta State University has produced several celebrities and influential individuals in society, and some may not be mentioned here. Below is a list of notable Delta State University alumni from different works of life who graduated from DELSU. The list is in no particular order.

1. Bovi Ugboma

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  • Full name: Abovi Ugboma
  • Date of birth: 25th of September 1979
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: 1998 to 2002
  • Course Studied: Theatre Arts
  • Career Hat: Comedian, Actor
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

Well-known Nigerian comedian, Bovi, was born on the 25th of September 1979 in Edo State, but he comes from Delta State. In addition to being a comedian, Bovi is a producer, writer, director, and actor. He studied Theatre Arts at DELSU, after which he started his career in 2007. His knowledge from Theatre Arts has paid off over the years as he has grown to become one of the top-ranking Nigerian comedians.

2. Lizzy Gold

  • Full name: Lizzy Gold Onuwaje
  • Date of birth: 16th of October 1989
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: Information Science
  • Career Hat: Actress, model
  • Other Schools Attended: Emem Isong School of Acting

Another popular Delta State University alumni is Lizzy Gold Onuwaje, a popular Nigerian actress and model born in Warri, Delta State, on the 16th of October 1989. Aside from acting, Lizzy is also a beauty queen. She won the Delta State beauty pageant in 2006. She was also a runner-up in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant. The actress attended Delta State University, where she studied Information Science, after which she went on to Emem Isong School of Acting to acquire the training she needed for the entertainment industry.

3. Joseph Momodu

  • Full name: Joseph Momodu
  • Year of birth: NA
  • Age: NA
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: Mass Communication
  • Career Hat: Actor, Model
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

The very tall Nigerian model, brand influencer, and actor is from Edo State and was born on the 25th of November. Joseph is from the family of the renowned Oba Momodu II of Etsako West, Edo State. Aside from being tall, he is equally well built, which gives him the perfect physique he needs as a model. After his primary and secondary education, he attended Delta State University, where he graduated with a second-class upper in Mass Communication. Apparently, the award-winning actor now earns more from acting and modeling than from his course of study.

4. Onos Ariyo

  • Full name: Onoriode Ebiere Ariyo
  • Date of birth: NA
  • Age: NA
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: French
  • Career Hat: Musician
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

Onoriode Ebiere Ariyo, professionally known as Onis Ariyo, is a Nigerian-based Gospel artist best known for her hit song “Alagbara.” She started singing as a child in Delta State, where she was born. However, her love for music did not drive her to study it as a course in the university. Instead, she studied French, after which she moved to Lagos and fully started her musical career. She has since attended several Gospel concerts, including The Experience, held in Lagos.

5. Kendra Etufunwa

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  • Full name: Kendra Oluchi Etufunwa
  • Date of birth: 28th of June 1987
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: Physical and Health Education
  • Career Hat: Modelling
  • Other Schools Attended: London School of Business, Johannesburg, South Africa.

One of the most sought-after Nigerian models, Kandra Etufunwa, was born on the 28th of June 1987. She grew up in Lagos and attended the 2006 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) audition, where an agent saw her, and she started her modeling career. Before traveling to South Africa to study Human Resources, Kendra held a degree in Physical and Health Education from Delta State University. Regardless of her various degrees, modeling has been her number one income source, and she is doing well at it.

6. Uche Mac-auley

  • Full name: Uchechukwu Nwaneamaka
  • Date of birth: NA
  • Age: NA
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: English
  • Career Hat: Actress, Writer
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

Uche Mac-auley, who was formerly known as Uche Osotule, is a popular Nigerian actress. Her name change is due to a divorce from her first husband, after which she married her current husband. Aside from acting, Uche is a producer, scriptwriter, and children’s storybook writer. Her professional knowledge of English has helped her to write great children’s stories. The Nollywood star graduated from DELSU with a degree in English.

7. Mabel Makun

  • Full name: Mabel Makun
  • Date of birth: 30th of March 1986
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: She graduated in 2007
  • Course Studied: Business Administration
  • Career Hat: Director Corporate World Entertainment Limited, CEO Midas Interiors Limited
  • Other Schools Attended: University of Arts, London.

Mabel is a popular Nigerian interior designer, serial entrepreneur, and wife to famous Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun (AY). She is the CEO, Midas Interiors Limited. The Delta State lady was born on the 30th of March 1986. She attended Delta State University and graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Her job as the director of Corporate World Entertainment Limited and her interior decoration company, which she started in 2011, attest to her course of study.

8. Matse Uwatse

  • Full name: Matse Uwatse
  • Date of birth: 10th of May 1981
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: French and Literature
  • Career Hat: Former OAP, Food Blogger
  • Other Schools Attended: Village du Benin, Togo

Matse Uwatse is an award-winning media personality born on the 10th of May 1981 in Warri, Delta State. She attended Delta State University, where she got a Bachelor of Arts in French and Literature. Later on, she went abroad to take a course in French Studies. She started her career with WAZOBIA FM in 2008. By 2011, she quit and began to work with Nigeria Info. She also quit working there in 2013. This time, she stopped being an on-air personality and went to start a food blog, Matse Cooks, and she still runs it to date

9. Ayo Makun

  • Full name: Ayo Makun
  • Date of birth: 19th of August 1971
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: He graduated in 2003
  • Course Studied: Theatre Arts
  • Career Hat: Comedian, Actor, Entrepreneur
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

Although he proudly identifies himself as a Warri boy, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, is from Ondo State, but he was born in Delta on the 19th 0f August 1971 and raised there. AY is a comedian, actor, writer, movie producer, and entrepreneur. The multi-talented celebrity graduated from DELSU in 2003 with a degree in Theater Arts after spending nine years in school.

He revealed that his prolonged stay in school was because of the challenges he faced after the death of his parents. As the first child, he had to look after his younger siblings, which was not an easy task to combine with his education. To his advantage, AY started to make his mark even while in school, which has greatly impacted his career.

10. Daniella Okeke

  • Full name: Daniella Okeke
  • Date of birth: 26th of March 1987
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: Fine and Applied Arts
  • Career Hat: Actress, Model, Entrepreneur
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

Daniella, who hails from Imo State, was raised in Delta State, where she acquired her primary, secondary and tertiary education. The Nigerian actress, entrepreneur, model, and philanthropist was born on the 26th of March 1987. Although she graduated from Delta State University with a degree in Fine and Applied Art, she is not a practicing fine artist. She is probably one of those born actors and has chosen to explore more of her natural talent.

11. Oritsefemi Ekele

  • Full name: Oritsefemi Ekele
  • Year of birth: 1st of January 1985
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: Law
  • Career Hat: Music
  • Other Schools Attended: Nil

Oritsefemi Ekele, known as OritseFemi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born in Ajegunle, Lagos, on the 1st of January 1985. Like in typical Nigerian homes, the singer’s parents preferred him to choose a career path other than music. He got admission into DELSU, where he started studying Law. However, the urge to start making music was irresistible, so he decided to drop out. Some of his friends pleaded with him to first complete his degree before making music, but he insisted he wanted to do otherwise and thus dropped out of school.

12. Genevieve Donald

  • Full name: Genevieve Donald
  • Date of birth: NA
  • Age: NA
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: NA
  • Career Hat: Acting
  • Other Schools Attended: NA

Genevieve Donald is another Nollywood actress who is a graduate of Delta State University Abraka. Although her years of matriculation and convocation are unknown, the celebrity is a notable Delta State University Alumni. As an actress in Nollywood, she has starred in A-list films like Power of One, Up North, and others.

13. Emmanuel Iwueke ‘Dr Craze’

Notable Delta State University Alumni
Emmanuel Iwueke

  • Full name: Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke
  • Date of birth: 24th of December 1991
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: NA
  • Career Hat: Comedian
  • Other Schools Attended: University of Ghana, Legon, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke, popularly known as Craze Clown, Papa Ade, or Dr. Craze, is an Instagram comedian and social media influencer based in Ukraine and is a known Delta State University alumni. He was born on the 24th of December 1991 as the third of five children. Crazy clown has had a long journey when it comes to education. He first got admitted to Delta State University to study a course he apparently did not like but has not revealed what course it was. Later, he was admitted into a University in Ghana, where he was offered medicine, his dream course. Sadly, he had to drop out due to continuous increments in school fees. After ten years of his journey through tertiary institutions, he graduated in 2017 as a medical doctor from a University in Ukraine.

14. Charity Adule

Notable Delta State University Alumni
Charity Adule

  • Full name: Charity Ogbenyealu Adule
  • Date of birth: 7 November 1993
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Year of Entry/Graduation: NA
  • Course Studied: NA
  • Career Hat: NA
  • Other Schools Attended: NA

Away from the long list of actors and actresses who are notable Delta State University alumni, Charity Adule is a professional football player and a known alumnus of the university. She currently plays as a forward for SD Eibar in the Spanish Primera Division. She also plays for the Nigerian Women’s national football team. She is one of the few women who graduated from the school and is pursuing a sporting career.

<strong>Recap of Notable Delta State University Alumni</strong>

  1. Bovi Ugboma
  2. Lizzy Gold
  3. Joseph Momodu
  4. Onos Ariyo
  5. Kendra Etufunwa
  6. Uche Mac-auley
  7. Mabel Makun
  8. Matse Uwatse
  9. Ayo Makun
  10. Daniella Okeke
  11. Oritsefemi Ekele
  12. Genevieve Donald
  13. Emmanuel Iwueke ‘Dr Craze’
  14. Charity Adule

Other Facts About Delta State University

Delta State University, abbreviated as DELSU, is one of the most popular state-owned universities in Nigeria. It is recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria. The school ranks as the 49th best university in the country and is located in the South-Southern part of Nigeria, precisely in Delta State. DELSU was founded in 1992 by the then governor of Delta State, Felix Ibru. He changed what used to be known as a College of Education into the now Delta State University main campus, Abraka. The school has another campus in Anwai, Asaba. By 1995, a third campus was built in Oleh.

Although it was known as one of the universities in Nigeria with the highest rate of cult activities, the Vice-Chancellor in 2019 claimed that was not the case anymore. Cultism exists in almost every tertiary institution in the country, but it is more common in some, and DELSU was regarded as one of them. However, Prof. Victor Peretomode said during a pre-convocation media briefing in 2019 that cultism was no longer rampant due to strict security measures put in place.

As a state-owned tertiary institution, the school has a fee structure different from what is obtainable in other states and schools in the country. For a start, every student offered admission into the school will pay an acceptance fee of N30,000 for Delta State indigenes or N40, 000 for non Deltans. The fee structure also varies in terms of the course a student is offered admission to study and the course duration.

However, all these fees are not fixed as they vary over time. Therefore prospective students are advised to check with the school’s admission office to know the particular amount due to be paid for any given session.

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